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    Buddy Guy



    Born: July 30, 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana
    Also known as: George Guy

    Buddy Guy's name has become synonymous with Chicago blues. A dramatic, buoyantly joyful performer with a voice that can be at once smooth and gritty, Guy is also an esteemed guitarist. He has been idolized by the idols themselves for his superb musicianship — Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter and even, reportedly, Jimi Hendrix have all acknowledged him as an inspiration. Guy's style of playing was heavily influenced by B.B. King, to whom he is often compared. Early in his career he worked with many of Chicago's blues legends as a session player for Chess records and teamed up with harmonica player Junior Wells; the two were a popular duo in the city for many years. Guy was more popular as a live act than as a recording artist until he teamed up with Eric Clapton in the early 1990s, which precipitated a successful and enduring comeback. In Chicago he is known as the King of the Blues. His talent and influence, his long history with the city's blues greats and his successful local blues club "Legends," Buddy Guy’s Legends » Keeping the Blues Alive for 20 Years contribute to his own legend.

    Source: The Blues . The Songs & the Artists . Biographies . Alphabetic | PBS

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    I've seen him live - he was more Hendrix and Clapton than Hendrix/Clapton combined.

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    Great stuff as always G. Check out my girl Tal back there diggin in to the groove!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Duce View Post
    I've seen him live - he was more Hendrix and Clapton than Hendrix/Clapton combined.
    Buddy Guys great, but even he knows his limitations. C'mon now

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    Yay Tal!..."you go girl!"

    I love Buddy!, always have, always will.
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    Definitely a fan. Love this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZtotheA View Post
    Buddy Guys great, but even he knows his limitations. C'mon now
    for some reason, the multi-quote function doesn't work, but have you seen him live before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Duce View Post
    for some reason, the multi-quote function doesn't work, but have you seen him live before?
    Yes i've seen him live three times. Twice at Doheny blues festival and once he opened for ERIC CLAPTON at Pacific Ampitheater in Costa Mesa. In no way am i slighting Buddy Guy hes a terrific musician and extremely talented. But saying hes better then hendrix and anyone else combined is a bit of a stretch for me.

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