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Phil was a fiery guitarist whose technique was jaw dropping. He started off making singles for the Crest label who distributed through Longhorn records. His first big hit was a tune called "Country Guitar" in 1965. It was a great show piece that had Phil imitating a different guitar hero with every solo. This tune won him quite a few picker awards and kick started his career. He went on to play on quite a few sessions, including playing lead in Merle Haggard’s "Swinging Doors". Though he started as a country picker, his jazz chops grew more and more over the years. He also evolved in his guitar choices. Most people associate him with the Telecaster, but he also used a double neck Mosrite, and later in his career he used Peavey guitars for his MSA pedal guitar setup. This was an interesting experiment but never really caught on. Phil had MSA attach a system to his bridge that would allow him to bend any string with pedals like a steel player.
Let's look at this Phil Baugh lick from his tune "Live Wire". In this lick, Phil is using the Bb and F to create an altered sound on the I chord leading into the IV chord. The Bb sounds as a b9th and the F sounds as an augmented 5th.