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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

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Slippin' In (LP, 180g Vinyl) Buddy Guy: Slippin' In (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV2456

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(Music On Vinyl) 11 tracks 2019 was the Slippin' in anniversary year! The album will be 25! Produced by Eddie Kramer, Feat. the former Stevie Ray Vaughan companions Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton! Awarded a Grammy for best contemporary...
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Heavy Love (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Buddy Guy: Heavy Love (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV2576

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(Music On Vinyl) 11 tracks, gatefold cover, 180g audiophile Vinyl Buddy Guy's 1998 album Heavy Love is another of his fine blues rock records. Besides two songs from his own material he covers classics by Willie Dixon ("I Just Want to...
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House Of Blues 1995 (2-CD) Buddy Guy: House Of Blues 1995 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDKH9091

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(Keyhole) 13 tracks. Buddy Guy, live from the House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA March 23rd, 1995. Buddy Guy finally achieved the recognition he deserved in the early '90s, winning Grammys for Damn Right, I've Got the Blues (1991) and...
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Sweet Tea (CD) Buddy Guy: Sweet Tea (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOC13684

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(Music On CD) 9 tracks
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A Man And The Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl) 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 -...
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The Blues Is Alive & Well (2-LP) 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...
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The Blues Is Alive And Well (CD) 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...
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Sweet Tea (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) 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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Bring'em In (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) 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...
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Born To Play Guitar 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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The Complete Vanguard Recordings (3-CD) 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...
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First Time I Met The Blues (LP 180g Vinyl) 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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Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1979 (CD) 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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Born To Play Guitar (2-LP) 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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First Time I Met the Blues 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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I Left My Blues In San Francisco 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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I Was Walking Through The Woods 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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Rhythm & Blues (2-LP) 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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Rhythm & Blues (2-CD) Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRCA371759

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(2013 'RCA Records')(80:45/21)
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Listen To This: A Musical Documentary Buddy Guy: Listen To This: A Musical Documentary Art-Nr.: DVDIMV2218

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'Laser Media'. Code 0.​ Buddy Guy was born on July 30, in Lettsworth, Louisiana. At 13 years old, he made a guitar and taught himself to play. Muddy Waters discovered him while playing at clubs in Chicago. Waters helped him find work at...
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Slop Around - The Treasure Untold 7inch, 45rpm Buddy Guy: Slop Around - The Treasure Untold 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: REP07035

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Classic Blues!
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Bring 'Em In - Skin Deep (2-CD) 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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Live At Legends (2-LP) 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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Live At Legends 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...
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Stone Crazy Buddy Guy: Stone Crazy Art-Nr.: LPAL4723

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