Bugs Henderson

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Bugs Henderson
Henderson in 2006
Henderson in 2006
Background information
Birth nameHarry Fisher Henderson
Also known asBuddy Henderson
Born(1943-10-20)October 20, 1943
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 9, 2012(2012-03-09) (aged 68)
Jefferson, Texas, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1960–2012
Labels
Associated acts

Buddy Henderson ( Harry Fisher Henderson; 20 October 1943 – 8 March 2012), better known as "Bugs" Henderson, was an American blues guitarist. He was popular in Europe and from the 1970s, was based in Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, where he was known as a local blues guitar legend.[1]

Henderson was born in Palm Springs, California and spent his early life in Tyler, Texas, where he formed a band called the Sensores at age 16, and later joined Mouse and the Traps. In Dallas–Fort Worth during the early 1970s, he was lead guitarist for the blues/rock band Nitzinger before forming the Shuffle Kings and later a band that was eponymously named. Henderson played with blues musicians such as B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as with rhythm and blues saxophonist Don Wise and rock guitarist Ted Nugent.[2]

Henderson died just four days after a benefit concert in his name[3] from complications of liver cancer, aged 68, in March 2012.[4] The performers at the 11-hour "Benefit Bugs" event included Ray Wylie Hubbard, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Mouse and the Traps, the band from early in his career with the hit songs, "A Public Execution" and "Maid of Sugar – Maid of Spice" that featured his guitar solos.[5]

Discography[edit]

with Nitzinger

  • 1972 – One Foot in History

as The Bugs Henderson Group

  • 1978 – At Last-Live
  • 1981 – Still Flyin'
  • 1989 – Backbop

as Bugs Henderson

  • 1982 – Back Bop! The Unreleased '82 Sessions
  • 1993 – Years in the Jungle
  • 1995 – Daredevils of the Red Guitar

with The Stratoblasters

  • 1986 – Texan Eagles

as Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle Kings

  • 1992 – Gitarbazndrumz (Live)
  • 1993 – American Music
  • 1995 – That's the Truth (Live)
  • 1996 – Four Tens Strike Again
  • 1997 – Henderson & Jones (Live)
  • 1998 – Have Blues...Must Rock
  • 2000 – Call of the Wild (Live at the Meisenfrei)
  • 2001 – Adventures of the Shuffle Kings
  • 2003 – We're a Texas Band – Live in Germany
  • 2004 – Stormy Love
  • 2008 – Blue Music

with R. Buchanan, F. King, T. Nugent, J. Winter

  • 1997 – Legendary Jams 1976–1980

Compilations[edit]

  • 1998 – Heartbroke Again, Blue Flame, BFBL001
  • 2006 – Electric Snow "The Best Of"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philpot, Robert (10 March 2012). "Bugs Henderson, local blues guitar legend, dies at 68". Fort Worth Star Telegram. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Claiborne, Casey (9 March 2012). "Local musician remembers East Texan and music legend Bugs Henderson". KETK. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Tarradell, Mario (9 March 2012). "Local blues legend Bugs Henderson, 68, dies four days after benefit concert". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Texas blues guitar legend Bugs Henderson dies at 68". Dallasnews.com. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Christensen, Thor (5 March 2012). "Concert review: Tears and laughter at Bugs Henderson benefit". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)