Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at March 24, 2022
Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set

Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (2006) 3 CDs + DVD, Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 511 Mb | Time: 03:43:38
DVD9 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 224 kbps | 02:30:33 | ~ 6.8 Gb
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Silvertone/Legacy | # 82876 81967 2 | Scans ~ 852 Mb

Robert Cray says that Buddy Guy's guitar solos sound like laughter from space, but they can also peal like the cries of lost souls attempting to cross the River Styx. If these 47 songs on three CDs plus a DVD boasting a new 75-minute documentary and six performances from the Montreux Jazz Festival prove anything, it's that Guy is one of the most dynamic, diverse, expressionistic, and emotional guitarists–in any genre. The set neatly examines the 70-year-old Chicago blues legend's half-century career, starting with a ragged but soulful "The Way You Been Treating Me" cut in 1957 at a radio station in Guy's native Louisiana that finds him developing his searing, exploratory style. A year later, he's in Chicago working with tunesmith Willie Dixon, and the rest is history (chronicled in Anthony DeCurtis's excellent lines notes) that leads from the glory days of Chess Records to Guy's early breakout recordings for Vanguard to his modern-day mastery. The most recent recordings often find him working with acolytes: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keb' Mo', Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, and John Mayer.
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play the Blues (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2005)

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play the Blues (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 696 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 272 MB
1:58:07 | Blues, Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Rhino Handmade

Just off tour with The Rolling Stones, blues legends Buddy Guy and Junior Wells teamed with Eric Clapton for this 1970 album collaboration that includes a guest appearance by Dr. John. This reissue/remaster includes a 2nd disc of 13 bonus tracks plus new liner notes by Johnny Winter!

Buddy Guy - Breaking Out (1981) {2008, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 2, 2021
Buddy Guy - Breaking Out (1981) {2008, Reissue}

Buddy Guy - Breaking Out (1981) {2008, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 544 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 190 Mb
Full Scans | 01:14:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | JSP Records #JSP8813

The Godfather of contemporary blues, who took modern Chicago blues and embellished it with the bite, fire, and flash of rock & roll, Buddy Guy had not yet broken through in America (although he was much appreciated in Europe) when he recorded three albums for JSP Records between 1979 and 1981, including this, the middle one, which found Guy working with a solid session band of guitarists Doug Williams, William McDonald, and Phil Guy, saxophonist Maurice John Vaughn, keyboardists Gene Pickett and Eddie Lusk, bassists Nick Charles and J.W. Williams, and drummers Merle Perkins and Ray Allison. It's vintage Guy, and shows the raw but applied talent and showmanship that would eventually bring him the large American audience he so justly deserved in the 1990s. A 2008 re-release added three bonus tracks.

Buddy Guy - As Good As It Gets (1998)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 6, 2022
Buddy Guy - As Good As It Gets (1998)

Buddy Guy - As Good As It Gets (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 440 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 196 Mb
Full Scans | 01:11:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Vanguard Records #VCD 79509 / 79509-2

Encountering this material in a fresh setting, stripped of the familiar configurations of the original albums, we can reassess this important music in contemporary terms. Right off the bat, As Good As It Gets receives a demerit for omitting "Mary Had a Little Lamb," easily Guy's best known … waxing. Otherwise, the CD provides a reasonable overview of the mercurial guitarist's output. Best of all, the set uncovers three previously unreleased items from the '67 sessions. Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation (arguably the most celebrated), possessing a sound and style that embodied the traditions of classic Chicago blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock & roll.

Buddy Guy - The Definitive Buddy Guy (2009) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 10, 2021
Buddy Guy - The Definitive Buddy Guy (2009) [Re-Up]

Buddy Guy - The Definitive Buddy Guy (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 478 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Shout! Factory | # 826663-11303 | Time: 01:18:52

To call this collection of tunes from blues legend Buddy Guy definitive is not a stretch by any means, as it is a cohesive, thoughtful, chronological collection that accurately represents all of his changes and phases through six decades. Overall, it is a mellow compilation that showcases many of Guy's laid-back songs, several with longtime partner Junior Wells. It's sprinkled with the many all-star bluesmen he has collaborated with over the years, and is tastefully programmed to offer what is essentially cream of the crop blues from one of its enduring legends. Your hear music issued on singles, LPs and CDs recorded from 1958 through 2004 via various recordings done for the Artistic, Chess, Delmark, Vanguard, Blue Thumb, Atco, Evidence, Alligator, JSP, Blind Pig, and Silvertone labels. It really is a comprehensive overview of Guy's best known songs, and gives fans or neophytes an accurate big picture of why Buddy Guy remains one of the most influential artists in American popular music.

Buddy Guy - Living Proof (2010) RE-UP  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 29, 2019
Buddy Guy - Living Proof (2010) RE-UP

Buddy Guy - Living Proof (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 414 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans ~ 110 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues Rock | JIVE Records #88697-78107-2

Living Proof is Buddy Guy's 26th studio album. After nearly fifty years in the music business, this was Buddy's highest charting album ever, peaking at #46 on the main Billboard album chart. The album loosely follows the progression of Buddy Guy's life. "Living Proof was designed partially as an aural autobiography from the legendary Buddy Guy, opening up with the stark summation “74 Years Young,” then running through songs that often address some aspect of a working musician's life."

Buddy Guy - Feels Like Rain (1993) {2017, Japanese Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 5, 2021
Buddy Guy - Feels Like Rain (1993) {2017, Japanese Reissue}

Buddy Guy - Feels Like Rain (1993) {2017, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Full Scans ~ 142 Mb | 00:48:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Blues Rock
Sony Music Labels Inc. #SICP-5353

On Buddy Guy's second Silvertone release, he continues the practice of guest appearances begun on Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. In this case, the notables include Paul Rodgers, Travis Tritt, and John Mayall. The finest combination comes when Bonnie Raitt joins Guy on John Hiatt's "Feels Like Rain." Raitt's gritty vocals and sweet slide guitar add a pleasing nuance to the bittersweet track, and it is ultimately the high point of the record. Certain critics and blues purists have derided Guy's search for mainstream success as evidenced by his penchant for guest appearances and non-traditional blues forms, but Guy sounds fantastic in these unconventional situations (witness his burning version of the Moody Blues' "I Go Crazy").
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998)

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:53:05
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Silvertone | # 01241-41629-2

Last Time Around – Live At Legends is a fitting farewell to the late, great Junior Wells and his partnership, friendship and kinship with Buddy Guy that lasted decades. The album is a historic release in many ways. It reunites two blues legends who began their unique association in the 1950s. The album was recorded live in March 1993 at Buddy Guy's world-famous Chicago blues mecca Legends, and it's an acoustic document of many classic songs that made both Wells and Guy legends in their own right, such as "She's Alright" and "I've Been There," along with other classic blues standards such as "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Key to the Highway," all delivered with a looseness and power that define both Guy and Wells. It also marks the last time the two ever played together.

Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy! (1981)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 30, 2021
Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy! (1981)

Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy! (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Label: Alligator Records | # ALCD 4723 | Time: 00:42:37
Genre: Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Buddy Guy mostly indulges his histrionic side throughout this high-energy set, first issued in France and soon picked up for domestic consumption by Alligator. Stone Crazy! is a particularly attractive proposition for rock-oriented fans, who will no doubt dig Guy's non-stop incendiary, no-holds-barred guitar attack and informal arrangements. Purists may want to look elsewhere.

Buddy Guy - Slippin' In (1994)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 15, 2021
Buddy Guy - Slippin' In (1994)

Buddy Guy - Slippin' In (1994)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 333 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Full Scans ~ 73 Mb | 00:49:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Silvertone Records / Zomba Recording #01241-41542-2 | US
Modern Electric Blues / Chicago Blues

Whereas on 1993's Feels Like Rain Buddy Guy flirted with pop and R&B material, on Slippin' In, released one year later, he firmly reasserts his bluesness. From the very first track on, Guy lets his incomparable guitar loose. Throughout the album, he even experiments with Hendrix-esque effects on his guitar (perhaps at the prodding of producer/engineer Eddie Kramer), but the results never seem kitschy or gimmicky. Accompanied on half of the tracks by ex-Stevie Ray Vaughan associates Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, the groove is deep and swinging. It makes you realize how much of Vaughan's signature sound lay in his rhythm section. There are only two original Guy compositions on Slippin' In, but since he has always been better as an interpreter than a writer, this is a non-complaint. Playing a superb foil to the leader is none other than Johnnie Johnson, whose solo on "7-11" simply takes over the track.