14 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

"I was born to play the guitar, people/ I got blues running through my veins," Buddy Guy wails on the title track of his 28th album. He never forgets his juke-joint roots, performing an affecting acoustic ode to Muddy Waters on “Come Back Muddy” and a moving tribute to B.B. King on the ballad “Flesh & Bone” (with Van Morrison). Whether dueting with Joss Stone and string section or trading electric licks with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Guy’s bluesy howl and urgent guitar endure.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

"I was born to play the guitar, people/ I got blues running through my veins," Buddy Guy wails on the title track of his 28th album. He never forgets his juke-joint roots, performing an affecting acoustic ode to Muddy Waters on “Come Back Muddy” and a moving tribute to B.B. King on the ballad “Flesh & Bone” (with Van Morrison). Whether dueting with Joss Stone and string section or trading electric licks with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Guy’s bluesy howl and urgent guitar endure.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Born to play guitar? Seriously?

calissims

I hope the rest of the songs are a little more imaginative.

Two Words: BUDDY GUY. Enough said

jackjackson8

Buddy Guy is pure blues. I listened to the first two tunes released when I pre-ordered this album. Great Blues with much more to come. Buddy is amazing as he continues to deliver the goods. Buy Buddy’s album to listen for a lifetime. Looking forward to his song dedicated to BB King with Van Morrison. God Bless Buddy.

The Great Buddy

Bells Town

Buddy has had a hell of a career. At his age to still be putting out records is tememdous. I always look forward to a new Buddy Guy record. Have seen him twice this year live. He still puts on a great show. Keep it going Buddy.

About Buddy Guy

Keith Richards called him the godfather. Eric Clapton likened his impact to Elvis’. And Hendrix reportedly said that heaven was lying at his feet while listening to him play. But Buddy Guy tends to weigh himself a little more modestly: “Music makes people happy,” he said. “And that’s why I go on doing it.” The Louisiana-born guitarist got his footing as a session man with Chicago’s Chess Records. In the years to follow, he synthesized the traditions of Delta blues with a fierce, theatrically modern style, embracing volume and distortion before they were vernacular, sometimes playing with his teeth and feet and using an extra-long cable to wander through the crowd and onto the street, soloing the whole way. As beloved as he is as a player, Guy also serves as an ambassadorial figure, bridging the gap between his generation of collaborators—which includes B.B. King and Junior Wells—and later ones, working first with British blues acolytes like Jeff Beck and The Rolling Stones, then with artists like John Mayer. A sharp wit, Guy sums up his trajectory: “When I went to Chicago, I'll put it like this: I was looking for a dime and I found a quarter.”

HOMETOWN
Lettsworth, LA
GENRE
Blues
BORN
July 30, 1936

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