Buddy Guy, guitarist
Guitarist
birth name: George Guy

Buddy Guy

July 30, 1936, Lettsworth, LA

Although he's often complained that Leonard Chess wouldn't allow him to turn up his guitar loud enough, the claim doesn't wash: Guy's 1960-1967 Chess catalog remains his most satisfying body of work. A shuffling Let Me Love You Baby, the impassioned downbeat items Ten Years Ago, Stone Crazy, My Time After Awhile, Leave My Girl Alone, and a bouncy No Lie rate with the hottest blues waxings of the '60s. ~ Allmusic: Buddy Guy ~ retrieved July 25, 2013 © Allmusic

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July 30, 1994 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (6) Coolio, Fantastic Voyage ~ #2 (2) Lisa Loeb, Stay (I Missed You) ~ #1 (1) All-4-One, I Swear

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He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells. ~ Wikipedia: Buddy Guy ~ retrieved February 5, 2016 © Wikipedia

Buddy Guy ~ Voted #35 Gibson Top 50 Guitarist of All Time in 2010 ~It’s hard to find a Chicago blues player with more originality and expression in his playing. Guy is a true innovator with his double-stop style, and an all-time great bender. He’s got great rhythm chops, and has been a huge influence on many top players. ~ 2010 © Gibson



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