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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Slippin' back

It's time to return to some straight forward Chicago Blues. It's time to listen to some Buddy Guy. Buddy has been around for quite a while. As a matter of fact he is the last survivor of the 'legends from Chicago' that inspired the next generation of blues players. Jimi Hendrix himself has named Buddy several times as one of his examples.
Buddy was born in Louisiana and moved in 1957, at the age of 21, to Chicago to become one of the most important representatives of the 'West Side Blues', together with Muddy Waters, Otis Rush and Magic Sam.
There are several reason why I like this album so much. I'll just give you a few. To start with I think that this album from 1994 is the best thing he did since the mid seventies. It's the basic screaming guitar in his own style with very powerful vocals. The real original Buddy! Secondly there are some nice guests on this album as well. Perhaps the most important and prominent guest is the famous blues piano player Johnnie Johnson who is on virtually every track, but is the absolute hero on "7-11". Further more there are Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton on over half of the tracks. These two guys are better known as Double Trouble.
Another reason why I really like this album is the atmosphere. Although recorded in a studio (or actually two) it sounds like being in Buddy's club "Legends" in Chicago. Just listen to track # 7 Someone else is steppin' in and you'll be there!


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