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4.5 out of 5
73 Ratings
73 Ratings

Absolutely EXCELLENT Album

Matt Holmes

Buddy Guy is an absolute blues and rock staple; a living legend. (Don't believe me? Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix all thought so!) This CD is one of the greatest full Blues albums I've ever owned. If you're just getting into Blues, this is a near-perfect blend of the best types of Blues. Any self-respecting Blues lover should have this album in their collection.

One of the best "greatest hits" albums ever!

Brando5150

Great blues by a blues legend! Buy and enjoy!

He's Great

Willy Loughran

Buddy's at his best.

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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