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Tell the Truth!


Download links and information about Tell the Truth! by Phil Upchurch. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:15:55 minutes.

Artist: Phil Upchurch
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:15:55
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No. Title Length
1. Jive Samba 5:29
2. Jack of Speed 6:24
3. La Costa 7:51
4. Manhattan 6:14
5. Take Five 7:59
6. Home Again 5:10
7. Long Gone Bird 6:35
8. Tell the Truth 5:27
9. (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again 5:21
10. St. Louis Blues 4:34
11. Girl Talk 6:02
12. She's Alright 6:28
13. Misty 2:21



The world-renowned guitarist Phil Upchurch plays 13 great songs on Tell the Truth. This CD is a gem. Playing blues, soul, R&B, and jazz, Upchurch shows his remarkable versatility on such great songs as "Jive Samba," "La Costa," the title track, and "St. Louis Blues." He performs a flamenco version of "La Costa" with beauty and style, and flaunts his "stride guitar" technique on a solo rendition of "St. Louis Blues." His inimitably smooth and soulful phrasing shines on "Manhattan," and he doubles on harmonica on his original composition "She's Alright." However, the highlights of this great program are "Tell the Truth," a song Upchurch wrote with Ray Charles in mind, and his great arrangement of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five," which he plays much in the same way as he did on George Benson's smash hit "Breezin'." Joined by David Arnay on piano, Kevin Axt on bass, Vince Wilburn, Jr. on drums, and Mike Smith on percussion, this great CD comes 40 years after Upchurch's first recording as a leader, and it's priceless.