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Electricity
Jimmy Murphy
Electricity
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Jimmy Murphy defies categorization, his music claimed equally by fans of traditional country, bluegrass, honky-tonk, and even, to some extent, rockabilly. This is a reissue of his 1978 album, a buried treasure even then, w...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jimmy Murphy
Title: Electricity
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sugarhill
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015891389028, 015891370217, 093382370212

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Jimmy Murphy defies categorization, his music claimed equally by fans of traditional country, bluegrass, honky-tonk, and even, to some extent, rockabilly. This is a reissue of his 1978 album, a buried treasure even then, with four new tracks added; his only other sides stem from 1951-56 Nashville sessions that don't touch this in ingenuity, energy, agility, and conviction. Murphy's acoustic fusion is so progressive and contemporary, yet so true to its roots, that he stands in a class by himself. There's no doubting the heartfelt metaphors of the title (gospel) song, but he's equally spellbinding on the rippling blues "Louise," the harsh country credo "Mother Where Is Your Daughter Tonight," or the honky-tonk torment of "I Get a Longing to Hear Hank Sing the Blues." Murphy's clear, versatile voice embraces the sorrows of mountain life and city life alike, with his religious songs offering transcendence. Don't miss him. --John Morthland

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Best country artist you've never heard of
turkeyneck | New Jersey | 06/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'd completely forgotten about Jimmy Murphy and this album when I stumbled across the reissue recently in a Sugar Hill catalog. I immediately ordered a copy and was pleased to find the company had even added some bonus tracks to the cd version. No one today knows Jimmy Murphy but he creates a kind of high-lonesome hard-country that integrates bluegrass, gospel & blues. Good guitar player too! Electricity is the perfect name for this dazzling record. You'll probably never hear it on the radio, so the only way you're going to find out about this music is to take the gamble and buy the cd. No one who likes Hank Snow, Doc Watson, Del McCoury, etc will be disappointed."