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The Best Of Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy Audio CD
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1. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues
2. Five Long Years
3. Mustang Sally
4. Rememberin' Stevie
5. She's A Superstar
6. Feels Like Rain
7. She's Nineteen Years Old
8. I Smell Trouble
9. Someone Else Is Steppin' In (Slippin' Out, Slippin' In)
10. My Time After Awhile (Live)
11. Midnight Train
12. Miss Ida B
13. I Need Your Love So Bad
14. Innocent Man

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The title's baloney. Sure, some of Buddy Guy's most blistering guitar playing has been captured on his '90s recordings for Silvertone, but with albums like Muddy Waters's 1964 Folk Singer and his own 1967 solo debut A Man & the Blues on his résumé, Guy's status as a Chicago blues giant was assured long before his 1991 comeback Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. Nonetheless, that tune, the instrumental tribute "Remembering Stevie" (for the late guitar-slinger Vaughan), "Five Long Years," and the previously unissued "Miss Ida B" testify that at age 65 Guy still possesses rare depth and fire. His singing is big and soulful, capable of cheerleading a party or hurtling down to the depths of Delta blues heartache. His six-stringing remains wildly inventive and unpredictable, even on slight numbers like "She's a Superstar." And the inclusion of blatant stabs at the pop charts such as his "Midnight Train" duet with Jonny Lang take nothing away from the passion he puts into true blues performances like "I Need Your Love So Bad" and "Innocent Man," leftovers from earlier sessions that surface here. Baddest or not, this CD spotlights one of our greatest bluesmen in fine form. --Ted Drozdowski

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3.0 out of 5 stars The best of Buddy Guy? Not likely March 9 2004
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This overview of Buddy Guy's Silvertone recordings ought to be titled "Some of the best of Buddy Guy's 90s tunes, and a few throwaways as well", or something along those lines.
The first ten songs are almost all good, but the four previously unreleased songs aren't among Guy's best work, and since almost all of the previously released material here is taken from just three albums, there is really no good reason to pick up this mediocre sampler. Go with "Damn Right I've Got The Blues" and "Slippin' In" instead, and perhaps the "Feels Like Rain" album, from which "She's Nineteen Years Old" and of course "Feels Like Rain" are taken.
Only one track comes from the forgettable "Heavy Love", which is actually a credit to the compilers, and the last one, the live "My Time After Awhile", is from "Live: The Real Deal".
If you want an overview of Buddy Guy's career prior to his 90s comeback, go for Rhino Records' excellent "The Very Best Of Buddy Guy", or check out the best of his classic Chess singles on MCA/Chess' "Buddy's Blues". This is a decent sampler, but considering that it only spans four studio albums, one of which is bland at best, it is not really that much of a necessity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy is the baddest!!! Aug. 11 2000
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To the fan from Vienna, VA: Buddy is not in his 70's. Actually, as of the date I'm writing this, he is 63. Regardless, no one I've ever seen packs as much energy into a live performance as Mr. Guy. And I recommend to anyone who hasn't seen him live, do it before it's too late. He truly is the master!!
Anyway, about this CD. It is a compilation of some of best tracks off his Silvertone recordings of the 90's, plus 5 previously unreleased tracks. Definitely for the more casual fan, who doesn't own "Damn Right I've Got the Blues", "Feels Like Rain", "Slippin' In"(the best of the individual studio Silvertone recordings), and "Heavy Love". Also with the Silvertone label, Buddy released a live album w/the Saturday Live Band called "The Real Deal". The only track on "Buddy's Baddest" from "The Real Deal" is "Let Me Love You". "The Real Deal" is definitely worth buying separate because live is how Mr. Guy is meant to be heard.
Overall, I would say "Buddy's Baddest" is a good introduction to Buddy Guy. If you love it, then follow up with "The Real Deal", the individual Silvertone recordings, "Stone Crazy", and "DJ Play My Blues". Also, you can't go wrong with "Live at Montreaux" or "Drinking TNT and Smoking Dynamite"(better), both live recordings with harmonica legend Jr. Wells.....Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Baddest? Best!!! Sept. 5 2000
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This album will show you a man that is blues, blues and nothing but blues! Blues comes out his feet, his fingers, from every vain the man has in his whole body! This album is a good way to start if you want to dive into Buddy Guys world of the blues and blues as a whole. Guy combines various blues styles to one, very much his own style. That makes him a true living legend, and I am sure that if you buy this album you're soon will buy the original ones as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Live vs. studio April 22 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Buddy is the best live blues concert i've ever experienced. In his 70's, but still packed with energy, Buddy's live performances on this album are better than the studio recordings on the record are. Highlights include "Midnight Train" with Johnny Lang and the live version of "While You Were Slippin' Out." In short, you must buy this album as a fan, but you must also see him perform to understand the full energy of his sound on a record.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's About Time!!! June 17 1999
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Format:Audio CD
For anyone who's a Buddy Guy fan, this is what we've been waiting for! Buddy shreds like no one else can and heavily influences my playing style. All tracks are enjoyable. My favorite being "Sally" and "Feels Like Rain". Too bad "Mary had a Little Lamb" wasn't included. Buddy's interpretation of "Five Long Years" wails better than Clapton's "From the Cradle" version. Enjoy the music!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good collection Aug. 20 2000
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of course with greatest hits there are always songs that you feel of great that are left off. the cd kicks off with" damn right ive got the blues" to five long years. good thing that there are three unreleased songs on the cd is why i brought it. good starter cd for any new fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy in his PRIME ! ! July 3 2000
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Buddy Guy is the master bluesman. If you've ever seen him in concert, you know what I'm talking about! I love the man intensly, as do my 4 kids. We've been to Legends, and have seen Buddy in concert at least 8 times. There is no better blues show that Buddys'. I love you, Buddy ! !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
One of the masters of the blues
Published 1 month ago by Chris M Armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars could have been more tracks
this cd is a great starter for anyone who is just getting into great blues music (i have been into blues for about 12years) and enjoy everything that buddy guy has recorded. Read more
Published on March 9 2001 by trevor
5.0 out of 5 stars BUDDY GUY
Published on July 4 2000 by Johnson Greene
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to feel your feet move...
Excellent collection from possibly the best blues guitarist there has been. I echo the review from "A music fan from Orange, California June 17, 1999". Read more
Published on April 12 2000 by M. Smallridge
5.0 out of 5 stars blistering
i enjoy the range&tone coming from buddy guy's axe.his style &timing are endless.this is a must have.true blues artist.one of the all-time greatest.so many great songs.
Published on Jan. 4 2000 by mistermaxxx08
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid from top to bottom...
It may not be his best, but it is an excellent collection of his 90's output. I recently played this at a party, and two of my guests bought it the next day. Read more
Published on Aug. 5 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars JES GOO AND BUY IT!!
its jess fantasticcc!! theres not one song dat i dun like! If u have not got hold of any of buddy's stuff b4...dis is the best time!!!
Published on Aug. 1 1999
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