Buddy Guy, 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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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 ~ Received the 2012 Kennedy Center Honor ~ Guy belongs to an era that pioneered the blues, working alongside such legendary figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Wiliamson, Koko Taylor, B.B. King, and Little Walter. Yet he's been a tremendous influence on virtually everyone who's picked up an electric guitar in the last half century, including Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Slash, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer. ~ 2012 © Kennedy Center

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