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Sonny Phillips

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Organist Sonny Phillips was created in Portable, Alabama in 1936 to some musical family members, but didn’t start his jazz education before age group of 23, when he began monitoring with Ahmad Jamal. The music of Jimmy Smith influenced him to change to the body organ, and quickly he was carrying out with soul-jazz greats such as for example Lou Donaldson, Eddie Harris, Houston Person, and Gene Ammons. Phillips debuted like a innovator for the 1969 Prestige arranged Sure ‘Nuff, that was accompanied by the 1970 times Dark Magic and Dark on Dark. He came back to recording like a innovator for the Muse label in 1976 with My Dark Flower, however the following year’s I Focus on You became his final documenting like a innovator. After a sickness in 1980, Phillips shifted to LA, where he sometimes trained, performed, and documented like a sideman through the years to check out.

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Full Name Sonny Phillips
Music Songs Sure 'Nuff, Sure 'Nuff, My Black Flower, Me And Me Brudder, Mobile to Chicago, Goin' Home, Bean Pie, You Make Me Feel So Young, The Other Blues, Black on Black, The Doll House, Blues in Maude's Flat, Salaam Seven, Jalal, Be Yourself, Oleo, Proud Mary, Check It Out
Albums Black on Black!, My Black Flower, Sure 'Nuff, Legends of Acid Jazz


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Make Room for Daddy 1956-1963 TV Series Steve / Phil Phillip
The Lloyd Bridges Show 1963 TV Series Dixon
McKeever & the Colonel 1962-1963 TV Series Terhune
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1960 TV Series Henry
Tall Story 1960 Albert Solomon Sullivan (uncredited)
The Betty Hutton Show 1960 TV Series Tommy
The Loretta Young Show 1958-1960 TV Series Ronny / Jimmy Crawley / Bill Hays / ...
M Squad 1959 TV Series George Frankliln
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1958 TV Series Boy
The People's Choice 1958 TV Series Danny Hadley
Schlitz Playhouse 1957 TV Series Joseph age 6
The Tall Stranger 1957 Will
Dino 1957 Small Boy (uncredited)
Telephone Time 1957 TV Series Harold
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1957 TV Series Phil
The Jack Benny Program 1957 TV Series Jimmy Durante Impersonator
Hot Shots 1956 Joey Munroe (as Phil Phillips)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Make Room for Daddy 1956 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quite Contrary 1954 TV Series Himself
The Centre Show 1952 TV Series Himself

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