I had the honor to go see Buddy Guy play at his own club recently. I am ashamed to say that I hadn’t ever done this before. Here are some random thoughts.
Scott Holt, who used to play guitar with Buddy warmed up. He led a very tight three piece group through blues originals . . . → Read More: Buddy Guy – Hoochie Coochie Man – Fever – Damn Right, By Ron Swanson
“Baby Please Don’t Leave Me” – Buddy Guy. Good god! How much dirty, sexy, soul-wrenching blues can you survive in 7 minutes?
– Alicia Dara – @thevolcanodiary – #100songs100days
Hound Dog has a bit of a history. First recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in 1952, it became a huge hit for Elvis Presley three years later. Presley has often been criticized for stealing Thornton’s thunder, but his version was based on another cover of the original, by Freddie Bell and the . . . → Read More: Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton, by John Siscoe
It was the Spring of 1967. I was having lunch with Buddy Guy and his band at Stanford. Buddy was on his first West Coast tour, picking up gigs on an ad hoc basis. At that time, Buddy was almost unknown outside the blues scene, but he was determined to change that. He had . . . → Read More: Jimi Hendrix – Red House, By John Siscoe