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"Buddy Guy is by far, and without doubt, the best guitar player alive" Eric Clapton once proclaimed. Pretty awesome for a kid who started out on a two-string guitar pieced together from a chunk of wood and his mother's hairpins. But that was the way of things for George 'Buddy' Guy. This compilation gathers the recordings that launched his career.
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Many great singers passed through the hands of late great soul/R&B producer Jerry Wexler, from Aretha Franklin to Dusty Springfield, but Etta James was a singer he willingly waited 20 long years to work with. "Etta is a church in herself," he said in his autobiography, adding: "Her voice is a mighty influence, her musical personality able to express an extraordinary range of moods." He further described her as "A woman used but not spent, abused but never defeated, vulnerable but though sheer strength of will, victorious." Her legend lives on in her music. Press play and share her many emotions... 3LP Gatefold white vinyl
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This release presents one of Diddley's finest and hardest-to-find LPs, "Boss Man". Consisting of a 1967 reissue of Diddley's 1957 eponymous debut album but with a different title and cover, it was released in the U.S. by Chess' subsidiary Checker Records.
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Includes 2 Bonus Tracks! Limited Edition in Solid Red Colored Vinyl. 180 gram. New Collection Of Colored Classic LPs. Limited Edition. Direct Metal Mastering.
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Includes 2 Bonus Tracks! Limited Edition in Solid Blue Colored Vinyl. 180 gram. New Collection Of Colored Classic LPs. Limited Edition. Direct Metal Mastering.
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Buddy Guy

Sweet Tea [2LP]

Vinyl: $44.99 Buy

MP3 Album: $8.99 Download

Very few artists have attempted, or succeeded, in improving the standard template for classic blues records set some 50 years ago in the golden age of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

On Sweet Tea, Buddy Guy looks to the same source for inspiration; seven of the nine songs here are written by Fat Possum's hill-country blues roster, including T-Model Ford and Junior Kimbrough. Working with producer Dennis Herring (Counting Crows, Jars of Clay) and a small collective of Mississippi-based musicians, Guy sings with a passion that can only come from the same source as the songs.

The noise generated in the studio through vintage amplifiers has a live and dangerous feel to it. The acoustic opener, "Done Got Old," does not prepare the listener for the colossal aural assault of "Baby, Please Don't Leave Me." Fading in on a percussion track, Guy's guitar hits its cat-strangling best and never looks back, while the voice sounds energized, vital, and wholly contemporary. Through the 12-minute "I Got to Try It, Girl" to the closing Guy composition "It's a Jungle Out There," Sweet Tea has all the hallmarks of a classic blues album, mixed with a twist of the new.

Grammy nominated Sweet Tea is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. This 2LP gatefold package includes an insert.

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180 gram. High Definition Premium Vinyl Pressing For Super Fidelity. Direct Metal Mastering. This edition presents a who's who of the Chicago blues from the 1960s. Featured here are such talents as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and Willie Dixon, performing at the peak of their careers. This WPOA live radio broadcast was emceed in the early 1960s by local disc jockey Big Bill Hill at Chicago's intimate Copacabana Club. (When the album was reissued in 1967, it was retitled Blues from Big Bill's Copacabana.)
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Vinyl reissue of the album HARD AGAIN, which sparked a huge comeback for Waters as it hit #143 on the US charts, an amazing feat for a bare-bones Blues album.
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This essential LP release opens with an early recording of Son House's signature song, the soulful "Death Letter Blues" - a lament by a man who received a letter one morning telling him of the death of the woman he loved. Although it may be an old story from the blues idiom, this particular song offers richness and complexity in it's combination of traditional stanzas and musical setting andthus serves as an outstanding example of the workings of time andnarrative in the blues. Based on the 1930 tune "My Black Mama," "Death Letter Blues" became a highlight of House's live shows in the mid- and late Sixties where it went on for as long as 15 minutes.
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UK vinyl LP repressing of this album from the late Blues great. Music on Wax.