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  Buddy Guy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddy Guy (born George Guy, July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana) is an American blues music and rock music guitarist, as well as a singer.
Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005 by Eric Clapton and B.B. King.
Guy’s career and fame were held back by both conservative business choices made by his early record company and “the scorn, diminishments and petty subterfuge from a few jealous rivals.” Chess Records, Guy’s record label from 1959 to 1968, refused to record Buddy Guy’s novel style that was similar to his live shows.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buddy_Guy   (3446 words)

 Buddy Guy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Guy's legend looms large throughout this city that originally adopted the blues from it's dusty Delta cradle, and raised it in her backstreets - that is, any backstreet that you could plug an electric guitar and amplifier into.
Guy finished out his three-week stint on Saturday, January 30, and although the show was slightly flawed by some minor technical difficulties, he left the crowd satisfied with a slew of stunning cover songs, many which he transformed into his own, as well as some of his better known signature tunes.
Guy stole this old performance trick from the master and worked every fan-clustered corner of his club before he flung open the door to a wintry Wabash Avenue and proceeded to play his guitar down the block, giving outsiders a brief taste of what was going on inside the club.
www.basementtapes.com /buddyguy.htm   (776 words)

 Buddy Guy + Shemekia Copeland - PopMatters Concert Review
Guy quoted from the songbook of Muddy Waters with a rendition of "Hootchie Cootchie Man", unleashing a piercing slide guitar assail and declamatory howl that made the crowd forget Waters' passing in 1983.
Guy's band's obvious reverence for his status as living legend was matched by their impressive ability to turn on any dime Guy laid down.
Guy was more than happy to give each of them ample chance to shine, encouraging solos throughout the night and trading licks and chops with the keyboard, guitar and saxophone.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/g/guy-buddy-021002.shtml   (1878 words)

 a Tribute to Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy is an international treasure, a bold and no-nonsense reflection of our better selves as well as the worthy artistic ancestry we drawn upon.
George "Buddy'' Guy was born to farmer/woodcutter Sam Guy and the former Isabell Toliver in the family's tiny bungalow in Lettsworth, La., July 30, 1936.
Guy insisted he'd improve, and the next night his pal Raymond Brown ran to a grocer's and prepared a "potion" for Buddy consisting of a bottle of wine spiked with an antiseptic remedy, Dr. Tichenor's elixir.
buddyguy.hansdrost.com /bio/bio_int9312.htm   (5221 words)

 Amazon.com: Sweet Tea: Music: Buddy Guy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On his new album, Buddy Guy looks to the same source for inspiration; seven of the nine songs here are written by Fat Possum's hill-country blues roster, including T-Model Ford and Junior Kimbrough.
Guy effectively pre-eulogized a style of blues (Northern Mississipi) that is sadly dying with the rural culture and raw lifestyle from which it was born.
Buddy Guy is still vigorous for his age and starting the album with the "old man" song; then breaking into some of his heaviest playing ever over a militia drum-beat proves his point.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005CC2J?v=glance   (1404 words)

 Buddy Guy - PopMatters Concert Review
Though Guy hails from Louisiana, his last two albums were recorded at Mathus' studio in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Guy's saxophone accompaniment was especially strong on this first night of his January series.
Guy had a lot to say, even if some of it was indecipherable.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/g/guy-buddy-060105.shtml   (640 words)

 Buddy Guy on Centerstage Chicago
Guy apparently has his own brand of cigar, "Legendary," which debuted at his club at a Dec. 11 party which included bourbon, cognac and scotch tasting.
During the '70s, he toured with the Rolling Stones, and began a long period of collaboration with Junior Wells (Buddy's brother Phil Guy was second guitar in that band).
Guy's daughter is part of hip-hop group Infamous Syndicate, and his son also is a musician, playing the bass.
centerstage.net /chicago/music/whoswho/BuddyGuy.html   (417 words)

 LivinBlues- Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy was born George Guy on July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana.
Buddy Guy recorded 2 songs, 'Sit and Cry' and 'This is the End', before the label went under.
Buddy began a long-standing working relationship and friendship with harpist Jr Wells at Vanguard and together recorded such albums as 'A Man and the Blues', 'This Is Buddy Guy', and 'Hold That Plane'.
www.livinblues.com /bluesrooms/buddyguy.asp   (429 words)

 NPR : Buddy Guy and Co.: Legend Among Legends
The record is the latest landmark in a career full of them: Buddy Guy pioneered electric Blues in Chicago, and he has influenced guitarists and singers for generations.
Buddy Guy was born in central Louisiana in 1936.
Guy got his first guitar as a teenager, and a few years later, he set out for Chicago with a friend.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4954601   (279 words)

 Buddy Guy
While at Chess, Guy worked long and hard as a session guitarist, getting his licks in on sides by Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Koko Taylor (on her hit "Wang Dang Doodle").
Guy's reputation among rock guitar gods such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan was unsurpassed, but prior to his Grammy-winning 1991 Silvertone disc Damn Right, I've Got the Blues, he amazingly hadn't issued a domestic album in a decade.
But Guy, whose club remains the most successful blues joint in Chicago (you'll likely find him sitting at the bar whenever he's in town), is without a doubt the Windy City's reigning blues artist -- and he rules benevolently.
djangomusic.com /artist_bio.asp?pid=P++++++356&morebio=1&...   (873 words)

 Farm Aid: Farm Aid 2005 Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy is the greatest living exponent of classic Chicago electric blues.
In 2005, Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
George "Buddy" Guy was born July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana.
www.farmaid.org /site/PageServer?pagename=concert_buddyguy   (220 words)

 Blogcritics.org: CD Review: Buddy Guy Bring 'Em In
Guy's guest stars lack the pop/alternative crossover appeal those of those on Santana's mega-selling disc and this is not the first time Guy has had luminary guests lend a helping hand on a record.
It is not even just that Buddy Guy is an amazing artist and a blues icon (and finally a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that can more than hold a listener's attention (he can).
Buddy Guy has still got the chops, among all the older musicians of his generation.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/10/03/172831.php   (5555 words)

 BUDDY GUY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
High-energy guitar histrionics and boundless onstage energy have always been Guy trademarks, along with a tortured vocal style that's nearly as distinctive as his incendiary rapid-fire fretwork.
Buddy and Junior toured together throughout the '70s, their playful repartee immortalized on Drinkin' TNT 'n' Smokin' Dynamite, a live set cut at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival.
But Guy, whose club remains the most successful blues joint in Chicago (you'll likely find him sitting at the bar whenever he's in town), is without a doubt the Windy City's reigning blues artist — and he rules benevolently.
www.irvingplaza.com /bands/bio.php?ID=138   (760 words)

 Buddy Guy's Got the Blues: BMI MusicWorld® Feature Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born George Guy in rural Lettsworth, Louisiana on July 30, 1936, Buddy moved to Chicago in 1957, and eventually established himself as a force on the thriving local music scene.
Guy's fiery, self-taught guitar work proved inspirational to such budding axemen as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, all of whom have enthusiastically sung his praises in the years since.
Guy also earned a reputation for his flamboyant onstage showmanship, which he continued to hone through a long-running collaboration with harmonica player Junior Wells.
www.bmi.com /musicworld/features/200504/bguy.asp   (603 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sweet Tea: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For this recording session Buddy Guy has returned to his roots and used a recording studio called Sweet Tea, the Oxford, Mississippi studio, is also owned by the producer of this album, one Dennis Herring.
Guy's guitar playing still holds those hints of Hendrix and SRV that prove he didn't stop buying records with his first appearance on Chess in the 50s.
Guy has resisted the temptation to show off too much either in the 'I know Eric Clapton' or the 'I can play guitar very fast' fashions that have been the flaws in many of his previous albums.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005I9SZ   (1924 words)

 CANOE -- JAM! Music - Artists - Guy, Buddy
Some truth, then, about Buddy Guy, playing Tuesday at the Jube with Tony D and David Gogo in the band as part of the Jazz City International Music Festival: The story of his success follows more of a country singer's path than anything.
In the late '50s, when Buddy Guy was just cutting his chops as a guitarist with Big Poppa John Tilley in Baton Rouge, La., he used to get such bad cases of stage fright that he had to chugalug a mixture of Dr. Tichenor's antiseptic and wine just to get up on the bandstand.
Buddy is a 63-year-old whirlwind, stalking the stage with the energy of men half his age, never hitting a bad note and always -- always -- offering up a storm of tasteful licks and soulful vocals.
jam.canoe.ca /Music/Artists/G/Guy_Buddy   (261 words)

 Buddy Guy - Artist of the Blues - Blues-Radio.com
Now almost 30 years later, Guy is finally being recognized by a growing audience as the reigning dean of Windy City bluesmen.
Born in Lettsworth, Louisiana in 1936, Buddy was a professional musician in Baton Rouge while still a teenager.
Guy and Spurn trade awe- some extended rifts back and forth with fierce grace.
www.bluescities.net /buddyguy.html   (395 words)

 InternetEd Reviews: Buddy Guy- Sweet Tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, with Sweet Tea, Buddy Guy has made a record that retains the earthy sounds of classic blues while keeping a reasonably clear and representative production, making for a record that is spirited and blazing—put simply, Sweet Tea is blues to the core.
Buddy Guy’s wailing guitar provides an intoxicating experience on “Tramp,” which is absolutely mystifying, and “She Got The Devil In Her” is an excellent raunchy blues romp complete with all the grit that makes for a genuine ‘true blues’ experience.
All in all, Buddy Guy’s Sweet Tea is a fiery, gritty, and ultimately energetic blues masterpiece that should not be overlooked.
www.interneted.com /Reviewpages/guybuddysweettea.htm   (402 words)

 Buddy Guy : Sweet Tea - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Apparently somebody took the criticisms of Buddy Guy's late-'90s Silvertone recordings to heart.
So, after a bit of a break, Guy returned in 2001 with Sweet Tea, an utter anomaly in his catalog.
Buddy Guy's catalog because, even with its affected production, it basically works.
www.artistdirect.com /store/artist/album/0,,1139098,00.html   (364 words)

 Buddy Guy, Etta James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Buddy Guy started out by rocking the joint, Chicago style, sounding that great big beat that never loses the human dimension even though it can be felt in Woodland Hills.
Guy favored him with a big grin as he answered with dirty, burning courtesy.
Guy had commandeered the high ground, and the great blueswoman could do nothing but give it all she had, which as we all know is plenty.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000999933   (540 words)

 Buddy Guy - Jazz Bulletin Board
In case there are any other Buddy Guy afficiandos around here, I wanted to bring your attention to the following recordings, which are the best blues recordings I've heard in a long time--it's Buddy Guy live at his own club in Chicago, throughout the month of January, with his working band, in well recorded sound.
Question: I heard a Buddy Guy tune on the radio the other day - it was Buddy playing acoustic guitar (no other accompianment) and singing a lot like Muddy - and doing a Muddy tune - "I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE".
My favorite Buddy sides are his Chess recordings (at least most of them), along with the sides he cut for Artistic in the late 50's.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=3432   (839 words)

 Buddy Guy Concert Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Buddy told the crowd, "I feel like getting so funky, you can smell it." Since nothing much yet had really happened, it was hard to do anything but smile and think there's an old timer with good stage patter.
Buddy Jumps straight up while playing, as he comes down the sax player does the same jump, and now this waltz has become a boxing match on a teeter-totter.
Buddy Guy song,' he says with a broad gleaming smile.
www.allensalkin.com /node/view/474?PHPSESSID=1dbf756b5f7f0543d005cc78c243aec5   (1636 words)

 Fender Players Club - Buddy Guy
Buddy's response was, "That's my tone!" Mark then switched the Cyber-Twin to the "John Lee Hooker" patch and again, Buddy played for a few minutes and said "That's the John Lee Hooker tone!"
The plan was that Buddy was going to use the Cyber-Twin for one or two songs and then switch back to his normal rig.
Buddy played the Cyber-Twin the entire show and his comment to Mark afterwards was "That thing has tone!"
www.fenderplayersclub.com /artists_lounge/hall_of_legends/guy.htm   (578 words)

 Tower Records - Bring 'Em In * - Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy's 2005 release, BRING 'EM IN, has--for better and worse--all the trappings of a "music's elder statesman" album.
I believe that Buddy Guy is probably the most talented Blues musician in the World, (living that is).
Buddy Guy is a very lucky and blessed Human Being because of his Unique Approach to his Guitar solos and that Voice is absolute magic.
towerrecords.com /product.aspx?pfid=3297232&urlid=94c2bc8f9514395f06   (504 words)

 Buddy Guy / Slippin' In
Unlike some other Buddy Guy + Guest Star combinations of the past 20 years, where Guy does nothing else than compete with his guest in technical virtuosity, these five live recorded songs have Buddy Guy joining forces with Jonnie Johnson.
The remainder of the album follows the same spirit : Buddy Guy and the Double Trouble band do not try to bring Vaughan's unique style back to life, nor does Buddy Guy try to replace the late Stevie Ray Vaughan - he wouldn't need that kind of "honors" anyway.
Slippin' In is Buddy Guy's best album of the decade, by far; it is in fact one of the strongest contemporary blues albums of the last quarter-century.
bluesroad.free.fr /English/Albums/bg_si.html   (331 words)

 Buddy Guy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first time I met the blues, it was called Buddy Guy.
Buddy had joined Eric Clapton for "Sweet Home Chicgo," the encore of Eric's Chicago show.
Buddy came to "Legends" after the show, shook hands and signed autographs.
www.slowhand.net /guy.htm   (154 words)

 Buddy Guy's Legends on Centerstage Chicago - Buddy Guy's Legends : 754 S. Wabash, Chicago, (312) 427-1190, Bar, Music ...
Ready to serve folks in for the musical long-haul, Buddy Guy's serves up quite a selection of popular Southern and Cajun favorites for lunch and dinner, including spicy frog legs, catfish tenders, red beans and rice, jambalaya and shrimp Creole; appetizers and entrees range from about $10 to $20.
Buddy Guy's has hosted more than a handful of musicians worth name dropping, including the man himself, Koko Taylor, Kid Rock, Eric Clapton and John Mayer.
Buddy also hosts birthday parties for himself and his friends, events for children’s charities and annual New Year's Eve parties.
centerstage.net /music/clubs/buddy-guys-legends.html   (391 words)

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