Bleeding Gums learned his musical skills at the feet of Blind Willie Witherspoon. Willie wanted to give Bleeding Gums his saxophone, only to be finally told that it wasn't a saxophone and actually an umbrella, meaning that Willie had actually been playing an umbrella for some thirty years. Bleeding Gums explained to Willie that no one informed him of the mistake because "we all thought it was funny". Murphy Kenneth "Saxophone God" Hibbert recorded only one album, titled Sax on the Beach , which was extremely lucrative for him. He revealed that he had once made a guest appearance on The Cosby Show in as the Huxtable children's grandfather, as well as appearing on Steve Allen's Tonight Show.