the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's
and into the 90's
WHAT DO THEY...Whitney Houston, Julio Iglesias, George Benson, President Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Sheena Easton, Joe Fraizer, Quincy Jones, Wesley Snipes, Danny Glover, Dee Clark, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Dave Sanborn, Joe Williams, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Ben Sidran, Carmen McRae, Ray Brown, Stan Getz, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, The Staple Singers, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, B.B. King, Albert King, The Spaniels. Neil Sedaka, Smokey Robinson, Richard Pryor, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn, Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, Marvin Gaye, Natalie Cole, The Crusaders, John Lee Hooker, Leon Russell, Ray Charles, Al Hirt, Gene Ammons, Buddy Montgomery, Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Donny Hathaway, Ray Charles, Branford Marsalis, and Cat Stevens... HAVE IN COMMON ?
The answer is ..Phil Upchurch .....for he has performed with, recorded with, or in the case of President Clinton, the President elect performed Phil's hit of 1961-"You Can't Sit Down'' on national television at his inauguration. The fact is that for the past 43 years as of this writing, Phil has remained on the cutting edge of recorded music and as a performer.