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 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]
Don't be the best in town. Just try to be the best until the best come around.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'More Buddy Guy quotes [02/15/2007 12:02:00]
I love what I'm doing. And the world is so mad at everybody. If I do something to make people smile, I'm going to say, I got you. For that moment, if it don't last, I made you forget about the other thing you might have been thinking about.More Buddy Guy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]

Quotes of the month

Anatoly Yurkin Digital money is the stigma of user mistake. [03/31/2019 06:03:43] More


Anatoly Yurkin The accuracy is sticky space, which won't happen thought and bogged down the action. [04/16/2019 12:04:45] More


Anatoly Yurkin Thinking blocks the game. [04/10/2019 01:04:11] More


Anatoly Yurkin Whatever the digital person is doing, the assessment for behavior is available in the school magazine under the cover of Big Data. [03/26/2019 07:03:03] More


Eugene Ryabyi There is no indispensable people for the death. [03/26/2019 12:03:48] More