Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Blues singer-guitarist
A Chicago bluesman from Louisiana, Buddy Guy was a young protegé of Muddy Waters during the South Side blues heyday of the 1950s, and has carried the torch for the blues ever since, through his collaborations with Junior Wells and his coronation as blues royalty by no less than Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan."Boogie Chillen" by John Lee Hooker was the song that set him off as a young teen. In the 1950s he played Baton Rouge with Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim, and set off for Chicago with hopes of making it big. Muddy Waters took him under his wing, and by 1958 he was working with Willie Dixon, Magic Sam, Otis Rush and Ike Turner. In 1960 he went to Chess Records with Rush, becoming the house guitarist and working with Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and other luminaries; he also cut his own singles, such as "Let Me Love You Baby" and "Stone Crazy."He also began recording with harp ace Junior Wells, and their 1965 debut Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark) became a crossover favorite in the late ‘60s blues revival. He recorded several solo albums and was emulated by Hendrix himself, but it wasn’t until the 1980s, with testimonials from Vaughan and Clapton, that Guy’s career really took off. He won Grammys with his Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues (1991, Silvertone) and in 2004 with the acoustic Blues Singer (Silvertone), and has continued releasing well-received albums and touring all over the world. When not out on the road, he can generally be found performing or relaxing at his nightclub in Chicago.In 2004, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Buddy Guy's induction for 2005.Source: fenderplayersclub.com
They say the blues is sad, but when B.B. sings 'I got a sweet little angel, I love the way she spreads her wings,' that don't sound too sad to me!More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They just said, 'Roll the tape.' No rehearsal or nothing... Muddy [Waters] didn't come in and say 'I wanna rehearse.' He used to look at me and say 'Let's just play the blues. That's all you need to do.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I didn't look up and say, "Oh, man, if I learn how to play a guitar I could make not much money, but I'd make a decent living like Eric Clapton or somebody. There wasn't nothing like that out there.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even the disc jockeys are saying, if I play your record, I made you. You got to play for me free.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone thinks because you're from the south you know everyone down there, but it's not like that; I never knew nothing about no Mississippi.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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