The Very Best of Buddy Guy by Buddy Guy

The Very Best of Buddy Guy by Buddy Guy
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Released 1992-05-12

Released by Rhino

Available in Audio CD format

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Buddy is one of the most fluid electric blues guitarists ever! Includes Sit and Cry (the Blues); This Is the End; First Time I Met the Blues, and more, drawn from a half-dozen labels!

Trying to boil down a prolific 40-year career into 18 songs is an impossible task, but that doesn't stop Rhino from taking a shot. To its credit, this single-CD compilation reaches across many labels, highlighting Guy's explosive work for Chess and Vanguard in the 1960s, Atlantic in the 1970s, and diverse labels in the 1980s. On the other hand, his Chess and Vanguard work deserve significantly more attention than they're given here. In addition, Guy's rejuvenated 1990s work for Silvertone is completely ignored. The result is a rather cursory overview of Guy's career, despite the high quality of what is present. The benefit of this approach, however, is that it displays Guy's versatility: The Guy of feverish guitar pyrotechnics, wailing vocals, and rocker intensity lives alongside a smoother, more soulful and melodic Guy. --Marc Greilsamer