Guitariste Country US né Philip Roland Baugh le 13 Décembre 1936 à Marysville (Californie). Phil Baugh est décédé le 4 Novembre 1990.

Phil Baugh was one of the best session guitarists in Nashville during the 1970s and '80s. Born and raised in Northern California, he began playing guitar and performing in churches as a child, which led to band and nightclub gigs. He got his first big break playing with Ray Price, who helped him get a recording contract with Longhorn Records in Dallas. In 1964 Baugh and Vern Stovall recorded the album Country Guitar, which contained two major hits, "Country Guitar" and "One Man Band." In 1965 he was named Best Guitarist by the ACM, Outstanding Instrumentalist of the Year by Billboard, and Instrumentalist of the Year by Cashbox. Baugh rejoined the Ray Price band as a lead guitarist in 1969. He moved to Dallas two years later and became a prominent studio musician for commercial jingles and album projects. Baugh moved to Nashville in 1975 and there became one of the hottest session players in town. His unique sound stemmed from his invention of the "Phil Baugh Pedal," comprised of six pedals that bent the strings of an electric guitar to produce sounds similar to that of a steel pedal guitar. Baugh formed the Superpickers in 1980, which included steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, drummer Buddy Harmon, bassist Henry Stryzlecki, pianist Willie Rainsford, and percussion/harmonica player Terry McMillian. During the early '80s, Baugh also embarked on a successful producing career. He suffered a coronary in 1985, but continued working on the Nashville Network's Church Street Station. However, he never fully regained his health and died in 1990 at age 53.

Talents : Guitar, Composer, Session Musician

Style musical : Contemporary Country



Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000



05/1956 SP BAKERSFIELD 500 (US) Bill WOODS & Phil BAUGH - Swanee River / Wildwood Special
05/1962 SP CREST 45-1105 (US) Bumble Twist (instr.) / Moon Magic
1965 SP LONGHORN 559 (US) Chattanooga / Country Guitar (Vocals : Vern STOVALL)
1965 SP LONGHORN 563 (US) Live Wire / One Man Band
1969 SP ERA 3202 (US) Girl Watcher / Jesse's Theme
1969 SP ERA 3208 (US) Dizzy / Those Were The Days


1969 LP 12" ERA ES-801 (US) CALIFORNIA GUITAR - Hey Jude / Gentle On My Mind / Little Green Apples / Those Were The Days / Exit Loneliness, Enter Love / Birds And The Bees / Harper Valley PTA / By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Jesse's Theme / Girl Watcher
11/2005 CD SUNDAZED 6222 (US) LIVE WIRE ! COUNTRY GUITAR - Country Guitar / Dry Camel / No Deposit, No Return / The Finger / Good Times / Live Wire / Lonesome Joe from KoKo Mo / I Know That Feeling / Brand New World / Take One / Don’t Tell Anyone (I Cried) / Chattanooga / One Man Band
09/2007 CD K-TEL ? (US) COUNTRY GREAT - Crying Time / Don't Think Twice, It's All Right / Flowers On The Wall / Folsom Prison Blues / Here We Go Again / Last Date / Oh Lonesome Me / Release Me / Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town / The Wild Side Of Life

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