Buddy's Blues (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
As part of MCA's Chess Records 50th Anniversary series, Buddy's Blues sweats Guy's multi-disc retrospective, The Complete Chess Studio Recordings down to a scintillating 15-track package and comes up with a bare-bones winner. There are loads of great guitar on classics like "First Time I Met the Blues," "Let Me Love You Baby," "Pretty Baby," "My Time After Awhile," "Stone Crazy," and Guy's voice is at its whiplash exuberant best. Unexpected bonuses pop up in the comp's kickoff track, a full-length version of "Worried Mind," issued here without the overdubbed applause and crowd noises that accompanied its original release on Folk Festival of the Blues see Muddy Waters' entry. ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
As part of MCA's Chess Records 50th Anniversary series, Buddy's Blues sweats Guy's multi-disc retrospective, The Complete Chess Studio Recordings down to a scintillating 15-track package and comes up with a bare-bones winner. There are loads of great guitar on classics like "First Time I Met the Blues," "Let Me Love You Baby," "Pretty Baby," "My Time After Awhile," "Stone Crazy," and Guy's voice is at its whiplash exuberant best. Unexpected bonuses pop up in the comp's kickoff track, a full-length version of "Worried Mind," issued here without the overdubbed applause and crowd noises that accompanied its original release on Folk Festival of the Blues see Muddy Waters' entry. Also noteworthy is Junior Wells' appearance on chromatic harp on "Ten Years Ago," and Guy's stellar guitar behind Lacy Gibson's vocal on a Buddy Guy original, "My Love Is Real." And special note must also be made of the spacious stereo mixes used on this compilation, making these 30-year-old-plus tracks shine like diamonds coming off the laser beam. We also experience all the stylistic turns toward a kinship with the burgeoning soul and rock scenes that Guy would make toward the end of his Chess tenure, along with the smoking slow burners that are his trademark, some of which clock in at four to six minutes here. With his very best tracks compiled on one disc, and with beautiful transfers of them to enhance the listening experience, this should be one of your very first stops in absorbing the sides that made Buddy Guy's reputation among blues fans and guitar aficionados the world over.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/1997
  • Label: Chess
  • UPC: 076732937426
  • Catalog Number: 9374
  • Sales rank: 99

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Guy Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery Piano
Matt "Guitar" Murphy Guitar
A.C. Reed Tenor Saxophone
Junior Wells Harmonica
Phil Upchurch Bass
Gene Barge Tenor Saxophone
Lefty Bates Guitar
Fred Below Drums
Milton Bland Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Caston Organ, Piano
Al Duncan Drums
Jarrett Gibson Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Lacy Gibson Guitar, Vocals
Donald Hankins Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Clifton James Drums
Lafayette Leake Organ, Piano
Abe Locke Tenor Saxophone
Jack Meyers Bass
Bob Neely Tenor Saxophone
Otis Spann Piano
Charles Stepney Drums
Leroy Stewart Bass
Phil Thomas Drums
Murray Watson Trumpet
Sonny Turner Trumpet
Technical Credits
Buddy Guy Composer
Little Brother Montgomery Composer
Bobby Womack Composer
Gene Barge Producer
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
Reggie Young Composer
Ron Badger Composer
Sheldon Feinberg Composer
Robert Geddins Composer
Ronald Bager Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome...

    Wow, what a great album! They really did pick some of the best songs Buddy Guy recorded while with Chess Records. Track #1 is one of my favorites, as is #13 which was the song my wife and I had as our first dance at our wedding. An all-around excellent album.

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