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Gene Phillips (born Eugene Floyd Phillips, July 25, 1915, St. Louis, Missouri) was an American jump blues guitarist and singer.

He was influenced by, and a fan of, Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Big Joe Turner and Jimmy Rushing. Career

He joined the St Louis bands of Dewey Jackson and Jimmy Powell and was later taught lap steel guitar by Floyd Smith. He later went on to join Lorenzo Flennoy’s Trio.

In late 1945 he… read more

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