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

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(Sony) 14 tracks His 2015er album, feat. Van Morrison, Joss Stone und Kim Wilson.
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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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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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Damn Right, I've Got The Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)
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(Music On Vinyl) 10 tracks. Buddy Guy is one of those guys who have strongly influenced the development of the blues over the centuries. Damn right, I've Got the Blues is the Grammy Award-winning comeback album of the blues master...
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Feels Like Rain (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Buddy Guy: Feels Like Rain (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV2764

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(Music On Vinyl) 11 tracks American blues guitarist Buddy Guy released his eighth studio album, Feels Like Rain, in 1993. It was produced by John Porter, who had previously worked with The Smiths, Bryan Ferry and Killing Joke. The album...
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Try To Quit You Baby - Sit & Cry
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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This Is The End - I Hope You Come Back
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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The Way You Been... - This Is The End 7inch, 45rpm
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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You Sure Can't Do It - Sit And Cry
Buddy Guy: You Sure Can't Do It - Sit And Cry Art-Nr.: 45J870

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('Jewel') Repro!
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Icon
Buddy Guy: Icon Art-Nr.: CD1565402

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(1960-64 'Chess') (43:57/11)
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Broken Hearted Blues
Buddy Guy: Broken Hearted Blues Art-Nr.: CD250265

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(1957-65) (70:40/20)
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Sit And Cry The Blues
Buddy Guy: Sit And Cry The Blues Art-Nr.: CD250273

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(1957-60) (63:53/20)
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The Complete Chess Studio Recordings Vol.2
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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The Complete Chess Studio Recordings Vol.1
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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Heavy Love
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...
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Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy
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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Blues Singer
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....
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Live! The Real Deal
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...
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Playlist: The Very Best Of Buddy Guy
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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Living Proof (CD)
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...
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A Man And The Blues
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...
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Can't Quit The Blues (3-CD - 1-DVD)
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...
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I Was Walking Through The Woods
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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