Blues Singer

Performers Buddy Guy

Jive | June 3, 2003 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); B.B. King, Eric Clapton, James "Jimbo" Mathus (guitar); Tony Garnier (upright bass); Jim Keltner (drums); The Perrys (sound effects).
Recorded at Sweet Tea, Oxford, Mississippi.
Going beyond the stripped-down arrangements of 2001's SWEET TEA, Buddy Guy picks up an acoustic guitar to cut a record that comes across as an off-the-cuff homage to mentor Muddy Waters, whose similar 1963 outing FOLK SINGER featured Guy's guitar work. From the minute this Mississippi native affects a falsetto on Skip James's "Hard Time Killing Floor," neck hairs remain standing on end for the better part of BLUES SINGER.
The remainder of these dozen carefully selected tracks find the blues legend rifling through the canons of favorites like Robert Nighthawk (a loping "Anna Lee"), Willie Dixon (the brash "I Live the Life I Love"), and Johnny Shines (a spirited "Moanin' and Groanin'"). Eric Clapton joins in for a tasty take on Frankie Sims' "Lucy Mae Blues" and B.B. King makes three for an acoustic blues summit on John Lee Hooker's seminal "Crawlin' Kingsnake." Though far from the raucous outings fans have come to expect, this collection of acoustic blues is a creative success and yet another stellar addition to Guy's already impressive discography.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 3, 2003

Genre: Delta

Style: Blues

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Jive

UPC: 012414184320

Found in: Delta Blues

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Blues Singer

Blues Singer

Performers Buddy Guy
Guest Artist(s) B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner
Producer Dennis Herring
Engineer Ed Cherney

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 3, 2003

Genre: Delta

Style: Blues

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Jive

UPC: 012414184320


Title Track Time
1.Hard Time Killing Floor --
2.Crawlin' Kingsnake - (featuring Eric Clapton/B.B. King) --
3.Lucy Mae Blues - (featuring Eric Clapton) --
4.Can't See Baby --
5.I Live The Life I Love --
6.Louise McGhee --
7.Moanin' And Groanin' --
8.Black Cat Blues --
9.Bad Life Blues --
10.Sally Mae --
11.Anna Lee --
12.Lonesome Home Blues --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); B.B. King, Eric Clapton, James "Jimbo" Mathus (guitar); Tony Garnier (upright bass); Jim Keltner (drums); The Perrys (sound effects).
Recorded at Sweet Tea, Oxford, Mississippi.
Going beyond the stripped-down arrangements of 2001's SWEET TEA, Buddy Guy picks up an acoustic guitar to cut a record that comes across as an off-the-cuff homage to mentor Muddy Waters, whose similar 1963 outing FOLK SINGER featured Guy's guitar work. From the minute this Mississippi native affects a falsetto on Skip James's "Hard Time Killing Floor," neck hairs remain standing on end for the better part of BLUES SINGER.
The remainder of these dozen carefully selected tracks find the blues legend rifling through the canons of favorites like Robert Nighthawk (a loping "Anna Lee"), Willie Dixon (the brash "I Live the Life I Love"), and Johnny Shines (a spirited "Moanin' and Groanin'"). Eric Clapton joins in for a tasty take on Frankie Sims' "Lucy Mae Blues" and B.B. King makes three for an acoustic blues summit on John Lee Hooker's seminal "Crawlin' Kingsnake." Though far from the raucous outings fans have come to expect, this collection of acoustic blues is a creative success and yet another stellar addition to Guy's already impressive discography.
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