Dirty Linen - p.92
"Baugh gives Jimmy Bryant, Don Rich, and James Burton a run for their money as one of Nashville's best country pickers in the 1960s."
Personnel: Phil Baugh (guitar); Vern Stovall (vocals).
Recording information: 1964-1965.
Photographer: Deke Dickerson.
Phil Baugh was a crisp, phenomenally inventive guitar picker in the tradition of Roy Buchanan, James Burton, and Don Rich. Though he performed anonymously on thousands of country music sessions, his only hit was "Country Guitar," his 1964 instrumental tribute to fellow guitar wizards like Merle Travis. This collection of scorching three-minute showcases for Baugh's extraordinary talent includes ballads like "No Deposit, No Return," uptempo workouts like "The Finger," and slow blues numbers like "Brand New World," and should be required listening for aspiring guitarists and seasoned professionals alike.