Mar 02 1960
Buddy Guy undertakes his first recording session for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. Critically acclaimed, he is a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and has served as an influence to some of the most notable musicians of his generation. "A key influence on Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy put the Louisiana hurricane in 1960s electric Chicago blues as a member of Muddy Waters' band and as a house guitarist at Chess Records. A native of the Baton Rouge area, he combined a blazing modernism with a fierce grip on his roots, playing frantic leads heavy with swampy funk on Howlin' Wolf's 'Killing Floor'
and Koko Taylor's 'Wang Dang Doodle'
as well as on his own Chess sides and the fine series of records he made with harp man Junior Wells.
One of the last active connections to the golden age of Chess, Guy still plays with his original fire." (Wikipedia)
Buddy & Carlos Santana at Montreaux in 1974:
Buddy won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album “Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues”
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Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005 by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. Clapton recalled seeing Guy perform in London’s Marquee Club in 1965, impressing him with his technique, his looks and his charismatic showmanship. He remembered seeing Guy pick the guitar with his teeth and play it over his head—two tricks that later influenced Jimi Hendrix. Guy’s acceptance speech was concise: "If you don’t think you have the blues, just keep living."
ROCK ON BUDDY GUY!!!
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