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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy began his recording career with a pair of roaring singles, "This Is the End" and "Try to Quit You Baby," for Cobra Records' Artistic subsidiary in 1958, then moved on to Chess Records, where he worked as a session guitarist on sides cut by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Koko Taylor, among others, before headlining his own singles for the label beginning in 1960, a run that lasted through 1967 when Guy left Chess for Vanguard Records. This concise and tight 11-song set from those years collects early versions of his signature tunes "I Got My Eyes on You," "Stone Crazy," "Watch Yourself," "When My Left ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy began his recording career with a pair of roaring singles, "This Is the End" and "Try to Quit You Baby," for Cobra Records' Artistic subsidiary in 1958, then moved on to Chess Records, where he worked as a session guitarist on sides cut by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Koko Taylor, among others, before headlining his own singles for the label beginning in 1960, a run that lasted through 1967 when Guy left Chess for Vanguard Records. This concise and tight 11-song set from those years collects early versions of his signature tunes "I Got My Eyes on You," "Stone Crazy," "Watch Yourself," "When My Left Eye Jumps," and the edgy "My Time After Awhile," as well as his first single for Chess, "First Time I Met the Blues," all of which feature Guy's trademark stinging guitar style. Also included here is "Talkin' 'Bout Women Obviously," a track released in 1970 by Blue Thumb Records that finds Guy working alongside Junior Wells and Junior Mance. Guy went on to more commercial success in the ensuing decades, but his Chess legacy is still a strong one, and if these were the only tracks he ever cut, his place as one of Chicago's finest blues guitarists would still be ensured.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602527716848
  • Catalog Number: 001565402
  • Sales rank: 46,272

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Guy Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer, Producer
Buddy Guy Composer
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Andy McKaie Compilation Supervisor
Eurreal Montgomery Composer
Al Perkins Composer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Harry Weinger Compilation Supervisor
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Ron Badger Composer
Lee Tanner Back Cover Photo
Amos Blakemore Composer
Robert Geddins Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Val Wilmer Cover Photo
Sheldon Feinburg Composer
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