Maurice "Joe Guitar" Hughes

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  September 29, 1937    Houston, TX

Date of Death:  May 20, 2003    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Hudgins Cemetery

                          Hudgins Road

                          Bay City, TX 77414

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Private Property


Texas Guitar Master, Double Trouble Records (TX 3012)

Craftsman, Double Trouble Records (TX 3019)

If You Want To See The Blues, Black Top Records (BT 1050)

Live At Vredenburg, Double Trouble Records (DT 3033)

Down & Depressed: Dangerous, Munich Records (NETCD 0044)

Texas Guitar Slinger, Me & My Blues Records (MMBCD 1)

Stuff Like That, Blues Express (BEI-0002-1)

Gulf Coast Blues, Volume 1, Black Top Records (BT 1055)


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