Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Blues singer-guitarist
A Chicago bluesman from Louisiana, Buddy Guy was a young proteg 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 wasnt until the 1980s, with testimonials from Vaughan and Clapton, that Guys career really took off. He won Grammys with his Damn Right Ive 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
Someone told me once that blues is like whiskey. They keep whiskey in the barrel for so many years, and then they talk about how well it's aged. But I don't think that goes for him. I think this young man has just stepped in there sayin', 'I'm gonna prove you all wrong.' I think he's like a watermelon, man. He's ripe.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But I was denied a record contract for 15 years, so I'm not going to be too picky about what I do. I don't have the juice to say no too many times.More Buddy Guy quotes [02/15/2007 12:02:00]
Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles.More Buddy Guy quotes [02/15/2007 12:02:00]
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]
When I went to Chicago, I'll put it like this: I was looking for a dime and I found a quarter.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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