I Was Walking Through the Woods

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
This slim yet potent sampler of Guy's excellent early-'60s work for Chess will no doubt please newcomers looking for a bargain introduction to the blues guitarist/vocalist's prime sides. With his guitar tapped for maximum intensity, spiky and tremolo-heavy, and those vocals all pathos-rich screams and in-the-pocket bravado, Guy especially hits bedrock on the blues-personified narrative "The First Time I Met the Blues" and the perennial "My Time After a While"; from lean combo cuts to horn-rich swingers, the remaining tracks never stray too far from this high-quality mark. And ensuring a fine ride throughout, regal blues veterans like Junior Wells, Otis Spann, and Fred ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
This slim yet potent sampler of Guy's excellent early-'60s work for Chess will no doubt please newcomers looking for a bargain introduction to the blues guitarist/vocalist's prime sides. With his guitar tapped for maximum intensity, spiky and tremolo-heavy, and those vocals all pathos-rich screams and in-the-pocket bravado, Guy especially hits bedrock on the blues-personified narrative "The First Time I Met the Blues" and the perennial "My Time After a While"; from lean combo cuts to horn-rich swingers, the remaining tracks never stray too far from this high-quality mark. And ensuring a fine ride throughout, regal blues veterans like Junior Wells, Otis Spann, and Fred Below help provide the tasty accompaniment. A solid shot from one of Chicago blues' second-generation stars.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/1990
  • Label: Chess
  • UPC: 076732931523
  • Catalog Number: 9315
  • Sales rank: 26,902

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Guy Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Junior Wells Harmonica, Vocals
Maurice White Drums
Fred Below Drums
Leonard Caston Piano
Al Duncan Drums
Gerry Gibson Saxophone
Jarrett Gibson Tenor Saxophone
Lacy Gibson Guitar
Donald Hankins Baritone Saxophone
Lafayette Leake Piano
Jack Myers Bass
Bob Neely Tenor Saxophone
Otis Spann Piano
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Mary Katherine Aldin Liner Notes
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
Malcolm Chisholm Engineer
Doug Schwartz Mastering
Ron Badger Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Sheldon Feinberg Composer
Robert Geddins Composer
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