Can't Quit the Blues

( 3 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The guitar hero's guitar hero, Buddy Guy gets his due on a three-CD, single DVD box set. Tracing his development from a '50s session man with Muddy Waters to his electrifying solo career and recent recordings with Eric Clapton and John Mayer, it's a treasure trove of pure blues. The DVD features live performances from the '70s -- never made available before -- and a 75-minute documentary; a 48-page book with notes by Anthony DeCurtis rounds out this deluxe package.
All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Legend status came late to Buddy Guy, so it shouldn't be surprising that this is the first box set devoted to the blues giant's work. Yet it is still a ...
See more details below
CD (Bonus DVD)
$45.73
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$49.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $39.76   
  • New (5) from $39.76   
  • Used (2) from $54.63   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The guitar hero's guitar hero, Buddy Guy gets his due on a three-CD, single DVD box set. Tracing his development from a '50s session man with Muddy Waters to his electrifying solo career and recent recordings with Eric Clapton and John Mayer, it's a treasure trove of pure blues. The DVD features live performances from the '70s -- never made available before -- and a 75-minute documentary; a 48-page book with notes by Anthony DeCurtis rounds out this deluxe package.
All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Legend status came late to Buddy Guy, so it shouldn't be surprising that this is the first box set devoted to the blues giant's work. Yet it is still a bit of a shock, because Guy, it seems, has always been a part of the modern blues scene, ubiquitous even in the late '60s at the era's high-profile rock and folk festivals, playing the hippie ballrooms alongside the major rockers of the day, and being name-dropped by the likes of Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. So this three-CD/one-DVD collection arrives years after it might have, its audio discs stacked with 47 prime samplings of Guy's sizzling guitar work and passionate wailing, covering nearly 50 years' worth of music. That said, those looking for an evenly balanced career overview may ultimately be disappointed: two of the three CDs are drawn from recordings made during Guy's comeback years of the 1990s to the present, after he signed to the Silvertone label (he hadn't recorded in nearly a decade prior to that point), leaving only the first disc devoted to Guy's influential recordings for such labels as Delmark, Vanguard, Artistic, Alligator, JSP, and, most importantly, Chess Records, where -- although he felt stifled by the label's insistence that he soften his lethal attack -- he cut some classic sides working alongside such blues titans as Willie Dixon, Otis Spann, and Junior Wells, the harmonica genius with whom Guy would share stages for many years. That first disc is crammed with classic blues moments -- from the first track, 1957's "The Way You Been Treating Me," Guy is burning, and as he settles into his trademark stinging guitar style and belted-out, passionate vocalizing, leaving behind some of the more derivative aspects of his early playing and singing, it becomes quickly apparent that he was meant to become one of the genre's most influential artists. "I Can't Quit the Blues," from 1968, is a soul blaster par excellence, and by the early '70s, rock luminaries such as Clapton and Bill Wyman of the Stones were lining up to play on his records. Guy's Grammy-winning 1991 debut for Silvertone, Damn Right, I've Got the Blues, marks the onset of his rightful ascendance to blues royalty, and though excessive attention is arguably paid to this period of his career, there is no denying that some of his best music has been made during these years. In particular, tracks from the rootsy 2001 Sweet Tea are as good as anything he'd done before, and even the all-star affairs -- among them "Crawlin' Kingsnake," cut in 2003 with Clapton, B.B. King, Jim Keltner, and others aboard, and 2005's "The Price You Gotta Pay," featuring Keb' Mo', Keith Richards, and others -- find Guy still in tip-top shape. The DVD features a 90-minute documentary and rare live footage, including six full performances from the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival. Ideally this collection (which includes six previously unreleased tracks) would have benefited from a fourth disc expanding upon the pre-Silvertone years, but it's hard to argue with something that's been so long overdue and, despite its lopsided emphasis on the recent output, delivers so much.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768196724
  • Catalog Number: 81967
  • Sales rank: 37,773

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Way You Been Treating Me (3:15)
  2. 2 Sit and Cry (The Blues) (3:03)
  3. 3 This Is the End (2:58)
  4. 4 Untitled Instrumental (1:46)
  5. 5 First Time I Met the Blues (2:18)
  6. 6 Ten Years Ago (2:38)
  7. 7 Let Me Love You Baby (2:53)
  8. 8 Stone Crazy (7:11)
  9. 9 When My Left Eye Jumps (3:54)
  10. 10 Hoodoo Man Blues (2:06)
  11. 11 In the Wee Hours (3:44)
  12. 12 I Can't Quit the Blues (3:18)
  13. 13 One Room Country Shack (5:37)
  14. 14 T-Bone Shuffle (4:17)
  15. 15 When You See the Tears from My Eyes (6:22)
  16. 16 I Smell a Rat (9:12)
  17. 17 She Suits Me to a T (4:31)
  18. 18 D. J. Play My Blues (5:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Damn Right, I've Got the Blues (4:31)
  2. 2 Mustang Sally (4:41)
  3. 3 Five Long Years (8:26)
  4. 4 Mary Ann (3:14)
  5. 5 She's Nineteen Years Old (5:44)
  6. 6 Miss Ida B (6:25)
  7. 7 Feels Like Rain (4:37)
  8. 8 7-11 (6:59)
  9. 9 I Smell Trouble (3:17)
  10. 10 Someone Else Is Steppin' In (Slippin' out, Slippin' In) (4:22)
  11. 11 My Time After Awhile (7:27)
  12. 12 Your Mind Is on Vacation (3:20)
  13. 13 Midnight Train (5:22)
  14. 14 Totally out of Control (6:49)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Nobody Understands Me But My Guitar (5:10)
  2. 2 Baby Please Don't Leave Me (7:25)
  3. 3 Done Got Old (3:24)
  4. 4 Honey Bee (5:48)
  5. 5 Tramp (6:48)
  6. 6 Crawlin' Kingsnake (5:17)
  7. 7 Moanin' and Groanin' (3:29)
  8. 8 Bad Life Blues (3:47)
  9. 9 I Can't Be Satisfied (3:00)
  10. 10 First Time I Met the Blues (4:11)
  11. 11 I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled and Crazy (3:30)
  12. 12 Somebody's Sleeping in My Bed (6:26)
  13. 13 I Miss You (4:05)
  14. 14 Cut You Loose (7:39)
  15. 15 The Price You Gotta Pay (3:41)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Ten Years Ago
  2. 2 Hoodoo Man Blues
  3. 3 Messin' with the Kid
  4. 4 Come on in This House
  5. 5 Sweet Little Angel
  6. 6 Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
  7. 7 Drowning on Dry Land
  8. 8 Tramp
  9. 9 Mustang Sally
  10. 10 What'd I Say
  11. 11 Louise McGhee
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Guy Primary Artist, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Willie Dixon Bass
Little Brother Montgomery Piano
A.C. Reed Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Beck Electric Guitar
Dr. John Piano
Ivan Neville Organ, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Slide Guitar
Bernie Worrell Keyboards
Johnnie Johnson Piano
Renee Geyer Background Vocals
Ian McLagan Wurlitzer
Jim Keltner Drums
Phil Guy Guitar
Larry Taylor Acoustic Bass
Ray Allison Drums
Lefty Bates Guitar
Fred Below Drums
Tony Braunagel Percussion
Ben Cauley Trumpet
Eric Clapton Guitar
Aaron Corthen Saxophone
David Z. Percussion
Malcolm Duncan Saxophone
McKinley Easton Baritone Saxophone
Davey Faragher Bass
Tony Garnier Upright Bass
Sid Gauld Trumpet
Jarrett Gibson Tenor Saxophone
Marty Grebb Piano, Baritone Saxophone
David Grissom Guitar
Jack Hale Trombone
Donald Hankins Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richie Hayward Drums
Jack Holder Guitar
Scott Holt Guitar
Jim Horn Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Neil Hubbard Guitar
Clifton James Drums
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
B.B. King Guitar
Danny Kortchmar Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chris Layton Drums
Lafayette Leake Piano
Darrell Leonard Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Love Tenor Saxophone
Jack Meyers Bass
Mike Morrison Bass
Bob Neely Tenor Saxophone
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Paul Ossola Bass
Bill Payne Piano
Shawn Pelton Drums
Leon Pendarvis Organ
Pinetop Perkins Piano
Lenny Pickett Tenor Saxophone
John Porter Guitar
Jimmy Powers Harp
Otis Rush Guitar
Greg Rzab Bass
Johnny Lee Schell Guitar
Tommy Shannon Bass
Roosevelt Shaw Drums
J. Neil Sidwell Trombone
Otis Spann Piano
Leroy Stewart Bass
Joe Sublett Tenor Saxophone
Phil Thomas Drums
Murray Watson Trumpet
Mick Weaver Organ, Piano
Willie Weeks Bass
Reese Wynans Organ, Piano
Terry Norman Taylor Guitar
Lannie McMIllian Tenor Saxophone
Lew Del Gatto Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Fields Saxophone
Hillary Faeta Vocals
Mike Homberger Vocals
Crazy Dave Komie Vocals
Blind Willie Lambchop Vocals
Anne Markovich Vocals
Emily Maso Vocals
Suzanne Maso Vocals
Brian Moravec Vocals
Garrett Mudd Vocals
Jay Reil Vocals
Carey Reisz Vocals
Shemekia Copeland Vocals
Annette McKee Vocals
Steve Jordan Drums
Jimbo "Hambone" Mathus Guitar
Frank Blinkal Guitar, Vocals
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Harmonica, Vocals
Dennis Wilson Quintet Trombone
Doug & Telisha Williams Guitar
Jim Hale Trombone
Orlando Wright Bass
Technical Credits
Eddie Boyd Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Lowell Fulson Composer
Buddy Guy Composer, Producer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Jimmy McCracklin Composer
Fenton Robinson Composer
Roosevelt Sykes Composer
John Hiatt Composer
Mose Allison Composer
Denise LaSalle Composer
Roger Reale Composer
Bill Wyman Producer
Mercy Dee Walton Composer
T-Bone Walker Composer
Steven Berkowitz Executive Producer
Junior Kimbrough Composer
Bernard Besman Composer
Darryl Carter Composer
Samuel Charters Producer
Eric Clapton Producer
David Z. Producer
Tom Dowd Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Dennis Herring Producer
Jack Holder Composer
Son House Composer
Ike Turner Composer
B.B. King Composer
Robert G. Koester Producer
Eddie Kramer Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Mel London Composer
Deadric Malone Composer
Eurreal Montgomery Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
John Porter Producer
Sir Mack Rice Composer
Don Robey Composer
Johnny Shines Composer
Bob Smeaton Director
Jon Tiven Composer
Didier Tricard Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson I Composer
Ron Badger Composer
Anthony DeCurtis Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Martin Scorsese Producer
Janie Hendrix Producer
Joe Josea Composer
Amos Blakemore Composer
Sheldon Feinberg Composer
Robert Geddins Composer
Andrew Hogg Composer
Steve Jordan Producer
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Composer
Jim Parham Executive Producer
Jeff Jones Executive Producer
John McDermott Director, Producer
Rick Christian Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews