Living Proof

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Living Proof was designed partially as an aural autobiography from the legendary Buddy Guy, opening up with the stark summation "74 Years Young," then running through songs that often address some aspect of a working musician's life. It's not a concept that's followed through completely -- it's thrown off track somewhat by duets with B.B. King and Carlos Santana, with the latter's soft groove sticking out tonally as well -- but it's enough of a narrative to give the record a definitive shape that some latter-day Guy albums are lacking. Still, the selling point of Living Proof remains Guy's guitar, an instrument that improbably gets louder, nastier, and gnarlier ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Living Proof was designed partially as an aural autobiography from the legendary Buddy Guy, opening up with the stark summation "74 Years Young," then running through songs that often address some aspect of a working musician's life. It's not a concept that's followed through completely -- it's thrown off track somewhat by duets with B.B. King and Carlos Santana, with the latter's soft groove sticking out tonally as well -- but it's enough of a narrative to give the record a definitive shape that some latter-day Guy albums are lacking. Still, the selling point of Living Proof remains Guy's guitar, an instrument that improbably gets louder, nastier, and gnarlier with each passing year. Like Skin Deep before it, Living Proof is distinguished by these bold, clenched blasts of sonic fury, but here the production has just enough grit to make the entire enterprise feel feral, and that's a greater testament to Guy's enduring vitality than any one song could ever be.
USA Today - Steve Jones
He's as charismatic as ever, brimming with energy and still capable of the technical wizardry on his ax that inspired such young guitarists as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn and a host of others.
Blogcritics - Josh Hathaway
He can still deliver that roaring, piercing vocal and on the title track he funnels that energy into a spirited, spiritual, sanctified gospel sermon. Guy testifies vocally and with his guitar with supernatural force.

He can still deliver that roaring, piercing vocal and on the title track he funnels that energy into a spirited, spiritual, sanctified gospel sermon. Guy testifies vocally and with his guitar with supernatural force.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2010
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 886977810725
  • Catalog Number: 778107
  • Sales rank: 8,171

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 74 Years Young (4:34)
  2. 2 Thank Me Someday (5:42)
  3. 3 On the Road (4:11)
  4. 4 Stay Around a Little Longer - B.B. King (5:00)
  5. 5 Key Don't Fit (5:02)
  6. 6 Living Proof (3:45)
  7. 7 Where the Blues Begins - Carlos Santana (4:37)
  8. 8 Too Soon (3:26)
  9. 9 Everybody's Got To Go (3:57)
  10. 10 Let the Door Knob Hit Ya (3:44)
  11. 11 Guess What (5:44)
  12. 12 Skanky (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Guy Primary Artist, Vocals
The Memphis Horns Horn
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals
David Grissom Guitar
Jack Hale Trombone
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
B.B. King Vocals
Wendy Moten Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes Bass
Reese Wynans Piano, Clavinet, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Tom Hambridge Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Carlos Santana Guitar, Conga
Tom McGinley Tenor Saxophone
Marty Sammon Piano
Tommy Macdonald Bass
Technical Credits
Buddy Guy Composer
Ray Kennedy Mastering
Richard Fleming Composer
Colin Linden Engineer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Jim Reitzel Engineer
Tom Hambridge Composer, Producer
Vance Powell Engineer
Courtney Walter Art Direction
John Netti Engineer
Gilbert Garza Guitar Techician
Michael St. Leon Engineer
Rob Root Engineer
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