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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The Blues Collection - Buddy Guy

2020 Charity Shop Purchase 11  - Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy

Apologies for non- Blues fans (probably the majority of you) but I am still trying to post my 2020 charity shop purchases chronilogically. Unfortunately for you then in addition to Bessie Smith (and Laura Marling) the third Troon purchase was another Blues number Stone Crazy by Buddy Guy.
Although, in fairness, I snuck Sandy Denny in in-between.

Another one from The Blues Collection; number 4 in the series and the 55th to appear on the shelves.
Given that such magazine series' topload the big hitters early doors it would appear that George (Buddy) Guy is held in great esteem.
Indeed, some boy called Eric Clapton proclaimed him to be the best blues guitarist alive.Mr Guy has been active since 1953 and is very much still with us at the age of 83. He is also ranked at number 23 in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

The CD sleeve states that it was only in 1991 that he received the accolades from the likes of Clapton, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler. However the CD concentrates on his work from the 1960s

On these pages, it is not just Buddy who has to suffer with the Blues!

Buddy Guy - Watch Yourself

Buddy Guy - I Got a Strange Feeling

Buddy Guy - I Suffer With the Blues

1 comment:

  1. Buddy Guy and Junior Wells did the best version of "Sweet Home Chicago".

    Speaking of suffering, John Lee Hooker has a song called "It Serve You Right to Suffer".