Bugs Henderson

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Bugs Henderson
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Background information
Birth name Buddy Henderson
Born (1943-10-20)October 20, 1943
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Died March 9, 2012(2012-03-09) (aged 68)
Jefferson, Texas, US
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active 1960–2012
Labels
Associated acts

Buddy Henderson (October 20, 1943 – March 8, 2012), better known as "Bugs" Henderson, was a blues guitarist who 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] He 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[2] before forming the Shuffle Kings and later a band that was eponymously named.

Henderson played with blues legends such as B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughan, also with Rhythm and Blues saxophonist Don Wise and rock guitarist Ted Nugent.[3] He died from complications of liver cancer just four days after a benefit concert in his name.[4] The performers at the 11-hour “Benefit Bugs” event included Ray Wylie Hubbard, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Mouse & 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'

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

  • 1988 - American Music
  • 1992 - Gitarbazndrumz (Live)
  • 1995 - That's The Truth(Live)
  • 1996 - Four Tens Strike Again
  • 1998 - Have Blues...Must Rock
  • 2000 - Call Of The Wild (Live at the Meisenfrei)
  • 2001 - Adventures Of The Shuffle Kings
  • 2004 - Stormy Love
  • 2004 - Stormy Love
  • 2006 - Electric Snow
  • 2008 - Blue Music

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

  • 1997 - Legendary Jams 1976-1980

Compilations[edit]

  • Heartbroke Again, Blue Flame, BFBL001, 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philpot, Robert (10 March 2012). "Bugs Henderson, local blues guitar legend, dies at 68". Fort Worth Star Telegram. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ John Nitzinger
  3. ^ Claiborne, Casey (9 March 2012). "Local musician remembers East Texan and music legend Bugs Henderson". KETK. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Tarradell, Mario (9 March 2012). "Local blues legend Bugs Henderson, 68, dies four days after benefit concert". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Christensen, Thor (5 March 2012). "Concert review: Tears and laughter at Bugs Henderson benefit". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 16 March 2012.