by Buddy Guy


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602527716848
catalogNumber: 001565402

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
Perkins   Composer
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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