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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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Stone Crazy
Buddy Guy: Stone Crazy Art-Nr.: LPAL4723

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

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(1965 'Vanguard') Ace
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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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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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Damn Right, I've Got  The Blues - Sweet Tea
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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Damn Right, I 've Got The Blues
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...
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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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Icon
Buddy Guy: Icon Art-Nr.: CD1565402

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(1960-64 'Chess') (43:57/11)
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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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Living Proof (2-LP)
Buddy Guy: Living Proof (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LP778107

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(2010) Jive Records
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D.J. Play My Blues
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...
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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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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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The Blues Giant
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...
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Definitve Buddy Guy
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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Skin Deep (2-LP)
Buddy Guy: Skin Deep (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LP731629

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(2008) Silvertone
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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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Live! The Real Deal
Buddy Guy: Live! The Real Deal Art-Nr.: DVD41543

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Solid performance by Buddy, recorded at his own club in downtown Chicago. He's backed by the great piano player Johnnie Johnson, and the Saturday Night Live Band featuring a five-piece horn section. Picture and sound quality is fine....
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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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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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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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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 Blues
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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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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