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Buddy Guy

Rush's ex-Cobra labelmate Buddy Guy had a lot more time to build his Chess legacy. Like Otis, he joined the Chess roster through Dixon's auspices in 1960 but remained there into 1967. Guy's blistering barrages of bent notes and frenetic vocals epitomized the new B.B. King-inspired direction for electric Chicago blues. 

George 'Buddy' Guy was born July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He was inspired early on when a swamp blues pioneer rolled through Lettsworth. "Lightnin' Slim was the first electric guitarist I ever seen," says Guy. "He had this electric guitar, playing 'Boogie Chillen.' I had my allowance that weekend, which was 35 cents. He had the hat out, and I gave him my 35 cents." Other bluesmen influenced him as well. "Before Slim, there was Lightnin' Hopkins and T-Bone Walker," says Buddy, who was knocked out by the wild showmanship of Guitar Slim. "After seeing him play, I said, 'I want to do it!'" he says. "And then I walked up one night, and there was B.B. King. I said, 'If they can do it, I can do it!'"

Buddy made his initial professional inroads on the Baton Rouge circuit, playing his axe with John 'Big Poppa' Tilley's combo long enough to overcome his mic fright before joining harpist Raful Neal's band. Guy made a rough two-song demo tape at Baton Rouge's WXOK radio, and in September of '57 the young guitarist hopped on a bus headed for Chicago. "I heard that I could work day shifts, see Muddy Waters and them at night, and I could make more money working a common laborer job than I did anywhere in the south," says Buddy. "But that never happened. I couldn't find a job high or low when I got here."  Chess nixed his demo, and a hungry, disillusioned Guy was about to head back home when Muddy Waters interceded with sage advice and a welcome bologna sandwich.

"He talked to me like a dad," says Guy. "He said, 'Don't even think about going back to Louisiana. Just stay here and play the blues!'"

West Side guitarist Magic Sam recommended Guy to Eli Toscano, his boss at Cobra Records, who signed the newcomer to his Artistic subsidiary in 1958. "Sam told me to catch a bus and meet him over there," says Buddy. "I walked in, and he was standing there, him and the late Harold Burrage. And I started singing B.B. King's 'Sweet Little Angel.' They said, 'Man, you better sign him now! Listen to that!'" Guy's Artistic debut coupled Try To Quit You Baby and Sit And Cry (The Blues). With Ike Turner sharing guitar duties, he encored with a B.B.-style This Is the End and the Guitar Slim soundalike flip You Sure Can't Do before Eli folded his tent. Rush provided Guy's Chess entrée. "Otis came by my house and said Leonard Chess wanted to see me," says Guy. "I went by there, and they signed me up."

Guy's hair-raising Chess debut First Time I Met The Blues was waxed March 2, 1960 with saxists Jarrett Gibson, Little Bobby Neely, and Donald Hankins; bassist Jack Myers, drummer Fred Below, and pianist Eurreal 'Little Brother' Montgomery, who wrote the tune as The First Time I Met You and cut it for Bluebird in 1936. Perhaps swayed by having worked with Ike at Cobra, Buddy was into a momentary whammy bar phase; combined with his harrowing, high-pitched vocal, this explosive single signaled the arrival of another Chicago blues giant.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

Buddy Guy on wikipedia - http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Guy



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Buddy Guy: I Was Walking Through The Woods
Art-Nr.: CD579258
 

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1958-67 'Chess' 42:04/12. Japanese reissue of the original LP

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Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSNY512037
 

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(2015/Sony) 14 tracks. His 2015er album, feat. Van Morrison, Joss Stone und Kim Wilson.

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Buddy Guy: The Complete Chess Studio Recordings Vol.1
Art-Nr.: CD34283
 

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(1960-63 'Chess') (68:01/22)

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Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSNY717591
 

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LP on SONY RECORDS by Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2-LP)

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Buddy Guy: A Man And The Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPCR00091
 

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(Craft Recordings) 9 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1968 'Vanguard' LP album on 180g vinyl - A Chicago blues classic from the 'Grammy Award' winning guitarist and singer, featuring Otis Spann, Wayne Bennett and Frederick Below - Lacquers cut from the original...

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Buddy Guy: Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy
Art-Nr.: CD416772
 

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(1991-98 'Silvertone') (76:15/14) * = previously unreleased

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Buddy Guy: A Man And The Blues
Art-Nr.: CD79272
 

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In 1967, Buddy Guy joined Vanguard Records' roster of artists. The company had started as a folk label in the 1950s. Later in the sixties, they recorded all styles, from folk and country blues to anti-war protest music, psychedelic rock and urban blues.This album...

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Buddy Guy: The Way You Been... - This Is The End 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: 45J866
 

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(1957/58) Jewel Repro! Amazing Blues!

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Buddy Guy: Buddy's Blues
Art-Nr.: CDCHD9374
 

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(1960-67 'Chess') (53:20/15) 'The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection'.

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Buddy Guy: The Blues Giant
Art-Nr.: PPAN010
 

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(1979 'Isabel') Pure Pleasure Neuauflage / Re-issue. Characteristic and electrifying are only two attributes that make Buddy Guy in the history of the blues probably unique. On good evenings there is no one in the world who could hold a candle to him....

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Buddy Guy: The Complete Chess Studio Recordings Vol.2
Art-Nr.: CD34214
 

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(1963-67 'Chess') (71:01/25)

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Buddy Guy: Sweet Tea (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV139
 

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(Music On Vinyl) 9 tracks The 2001 Grammy nominated album - Available for the first time on vinyl - includes insert

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Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar
Art-Nr.: CDRCA512037
 

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(2015/RCA) 14 tracks. Buddy Guy's new album will be released on 31/07/2015 .

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Buddy Guy: Bring'em In (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV191
 

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(Music On Vinyl) 13 tracks Re-issue of the original 2006 'Silvertone' CD album - for the first time on vinyl - feat. Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana and others ... The LP comes in a gatefold cover and includes a 4-page booklet

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Buddy Guy: First Time I Met the Blues
Art-Nr.: CDSJ848
 

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(2015/Soul Jam) 25 tracks. This CD contains 25 24 -bit digital remastered studio tracks from the years 1958 to 1963. With an extensive 16 - page booklet .

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Buddy Guy: Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1979 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRB3338
 

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(2016/Rockbeat) 10 tracks. Buddy Guy - voc,gtr, Philip Guy - gtr, Little Phil Smith - gtr, J.W. Williams - bass, Ray Allison - drums, L.C. Thurston voc on 1 track.

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Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues (3-CD - 1-DVD)
Art-Nr.: CD819672
 

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A retrospective presenting the recorded works of Buddy Guy, one of the most important post-war blues musicians. This impressive release (CD-longbox format) delivers a well-chosen overview on a recording career that spans almost fifty years, from the beginnings in...

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GUY, Buddy: Live! The Real Deal
Art-Nr.: CD535852
 

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(1995 'Silvertone') (59:48/09) Ein überaus zufriedenstellendes Livealbum mit vielen spannenden, langsamen Blues, zum Teil in Buddys eigenem Club, 'Legends' aufgenommen. Sehr gut / A great live blues record. Buddy plays many slow blues tunes. Nice.

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Buddy Guy: Definitve Buddy Guy
Art-Nr.: CDSHFA11303
 

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First comprehensive retrospective on Buddy's recording career, from his first Artistic 45 to his later Silvertone albums. Great liner notes written by Bruce Bromberg.

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Buddy Guy: Playlist: The Very Best Of Buddy Guy
Art-Nr.: CD7274622
 

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(1991-2008) (70:21/13)

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Buddy Guy: Blues Singer
Art-Nr.: CD5346822
 

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Buddy Guy is growing old in a great way! Like a vintage wine he's only getting better and better, deep and emotional. Recorded in Mississippi (all-acoustic, by the way) Buddy performs a moving set of pre-war and contemporary style blues. He does it his way, with a...

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Buddy Guy: Skin Deep (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LP731629
 

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(2008) Silvertone

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Buddy Guy: Heavy Love
Art-Nr.: CD416322
 

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(1998 'Silvertone') (57:13/11) Gutes Gitarrenalbum ohne viel unnötiges Beiwerk / fine guitar album. BUDDY GUY - gtr/voc, JACK HOLDER - gtr, REESE WYNANS - kbds, DAVID M. SMITH - bass, RICHIE HAYWARD - drums. Special guest: STEVE CROPPER - gtr.

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Buddy Guy: I Was Walking Through The Woods
Art-Nr.: CDCHD9315
 

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(1958-67 'Chess') (37:41/10)

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Buddy Guy: The Blues Is Alive & Well (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSNY581247
 

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(Sony) 15 tracks. The multiple Grammy winner from Louisiana is one of the most important and influential blues musicians in music history. The Blues Is Alive And Well' is the name of his 2018 album and ... it is! Guy is supported by a few no less talented...

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Buddy Guy: Try To Quit You Baby - Sit & Cry
Art-Nr.: 45J863
 

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(1958 'Artistic') Jewel Repro! Blues 45rpm.

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Buddy Guy: This Is The End - I Hope You Come Back
Art-Nr.: 45J864
 

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(1958 'Artistic') Jewel Repro!

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Buddy Guy: The Blues Is Alive And Well (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY581247
 

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(Sony) 15 tracks. The multiple Grammy winner from Louisiana is one of the most important and influential blues musicians in music history. The Blues Is Alive And Well' is the name of his 2018 album and ... it is! Guy is supported by a few no less talented...

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Buddy Guy: Broken Hearted Blues
Art-Nr.: CD250265
 

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(1957-65) (70:40/20)

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Buddy Guy: Living Proof (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LP778107
 

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(2010) Jive Records

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Buddy Guy: Live At Legends (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LP543762
 

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(2010) Silvertone.  Recorded live at Buddy Guy's legend, Chicago - January 29 & 30, 2010.

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Buddy Guy: Live At Legends
Art-Nr.: CD543762
 

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(2010 'Silvertone') (54:44/11) 'Recorded live at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago – January 29 & 30, 2010' – Großartig! Zuvor unveröffentlicht. Drei Studio-Bonusstücke. BUDDY GUY – voc/gtrs, RICK HALL – gtr, MARTY SAMMON – kbds, ORLANDO WRIGHT – bass, TIM AUSTIN –...

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Buddy Guy: Stone Crazy
Art-Nr.: LPAL4723
 

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Buddy Guy: Bring 'Em In - Skin Deep (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD442232
 

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(2005/08 'Zomba') (120:53/25) Double Pack: 2 original albums.

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Buddy Guy: Slop Around - The Treasure Untold 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: REP07035
 

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Classic Blues!

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Buddy Guy: I Left My Blues In San Francisco
Art-Nr.: CD579257
 

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​1965-67 'Chess', 40:49/14. Japanese reissue of the original LP

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Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA371759
 

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(2013 'RCA Records')(80:45/21)

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Buddy Guy: You Sure Can't Do It - Sit And Cry
Art-Nr.: 45J870
 

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('Jewel') Repro!

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Buddy Guy: This Is Buddy Guy
Art-Nr.: VSD79290
 

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(1965 'Vanguard') Ace

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Buddy Guy: Sit And Cry The Blues
Art-Nr.: CD250273
 

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(1957-60) (63:53/20)

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Buddy Guy: Icon
Art-Nr.: CD1565402
 

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(1960-64 'Chess') (43:57/11)

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Buddy Guy: Living Proof (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD778107
 

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Well, I have seen Buddy Guy live in 2010 at the 'Piazzo Blues Festival' in Switzerland. That's right: this man is 74 years YOUNG!: I have the highest respect for this hard-working live performer, and amazing recording artist. 'Living Proof' has captured all his...

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Buddy Guy: Damn Right, I 've Got The Blues
Art-Nr.: CDSNY59016
 

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(1991 'Silvertone') (54:04/10) This album was the first in a long row of contemporary Chicago style Blues, a fusion of Westside Blues guitar Chicago soul vocals, and rock. A great one! BUDDY GUY - voc/gtrs, GREG RZAB - bass, RICHIE HAYWARD - drums. Special guests:...

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Buddy Guy: Damn Right, I've Got The Blues - Sweet Tea
Art-Nr.: CDSNY793985
 

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Two original compact discs, jewels cases, in a slipcase.

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Buddy Guy: First Time I Met The Blues (LP 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP6785444
 

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(2016 / Vinyl Livers) 17 tracks. This LP contains 17 remastered studio tracks, consisting of a selection of his sensational early recordings from the years 1958 - 63. An incredible record that defined the electric Chicago blues style.

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Buddy Guy: The Complete Vanguard Recordings (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVSD17880
 

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(1965-69 'Vanguard') (144:11/29) * = previously unreleased; # = bonus track. Ausgezeichnete Zusammenstellung aller Vanguard-Aufnahmen mit einigen unveröffentlichten Stücken. Super-Qualität im Vergleich zu vielen früheren Editionen. Kommt mit ausführlichen...

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Buddy Guy: D.J. Play My Blues
Art-Nr.: CDJSP8825
 

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According to JSP founder and owner John Stedman, Django Reinhardt and George Harrison are two of the three best guitar players, ever. And, maybe Buddy Guy should be the third master. Guess Mr. Stedman was only joking. And he's a clever man. This is the ... I forgot...

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