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Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy - Buddy And The Juniors (With Junior Wells And Junior Mance) - 1970 - Blue Thumb

In 1969, Buddy Guy was out of favour with his label, Vanguard. He got together with his old Chicago blues pal Junior Wells, added in jazz pianist Junior Mance, and recorded a loose, seven track “unplugged” session. He asked Michael Cuscuna, a 20-year-old student he’d befriended, to help him produce the album. Michael Cuscuna turned to a friend, Bob Krasnow at Blue Thumb, where the guys recorded the album without a full band and on a one day recording budget. “Buddy’s charm and laid-back manner turned the studio into a back porch atmosphere,” Cuscuna, now a three-time Grammy winner, writes in the package’s liner notes. “Junior Mance was… clearly enjoying this back-to-the-roots experience and loved watching the two blues masters interact. Junior Wells was not a particularly social creature and certainly not a master of small talk… so Mance was deferential, Wells was reticent, I was in over my head and Buddy was in control. He was breaking more ice than a bartender at an Irish wedding.” Buddy and the two Juniors were relaxed, recording old tunes like Willie Dixon’s “Hoochie Coochie Man” and their own off-the-cuff originals, including “Buddy’s Blues” and two improvised tracks recorded in a single burst of creative energy: “Talkin’ ’Bout Women Obviously” and “Riffin’.” Eric Clapton said in a 1985 Musician magazine article that "Buddy Guy was to me what Elvis was for others. Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive...if you see him in person, the way he plays is beyond anyone. Total freedom of spirit, I guess. He really changed the course of rock and roll blues." A great blues album totally unrehearsed with impromptu dialogue and magical musicianship without any studio trickery from three wonderful musicians. [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 101 Mb]

Check out Buddy Guy's bio @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Guy and listen to his "DJ Play My Blues" album
Check out the late Junior Wells' bio @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Wells and listen to his "Sings Live at the Golden Bear" album
Check out Junior Mance's bio @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Mance and listen to his "With a Whole Lotta Help From My Friends" album


Talkin' 'Bout Women Obviously - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Riffin' (a.k.a A Motif Is Just A Riff) - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Buddy's Blues - Buddy Guy
Hoochie Coochie Man - Willie Dixon
Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
Rock Me Mama - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Ain't No Need - Junior Wells


Buddy Guy - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Junior Mance - Piano
Junior Wells - Harmonica, Vocals


Tom said...

What a gem! Love the vibe and humour on "Talkin' 'Bout Women Obviously".

Thanks for shining a light on so many hidden musical treasures. I visit your blog often and try listening to as many albums as I can. Your taste in music is top notch, and even if I'm not too taken with jazz & fusion I appreciate the trouble you take to dig out rare recordings for us.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Tom. Good to hear from you. Glad you like the album. Thanks for all the visits! I do try to highlight some obscure albums simply because there have been so many great albums released over the years that just don't get a fair crack of the whip. They deserve a hearing. Things are pretty bad today with the whole music industry being controlled by a few megarich moguls, many of them tone deaf! I know some people are not into jazz or fusion. I was never a jazz lover until I heard Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" album many moons ago which led me to further explorations into jazz. Like every musical genre, there's bad, mediocre, good, and great.I try to spread out the genres on this blog. I exclude no music if I think it has merit. Thanks a million for your time and interest and please keep in touch. ATB....P

daniel said...

Leyendo el comentario de el Sr. Tom no queda nada mas que decir estoy completamente de acuerdo con el y Ud. gracias.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hola, daniel. Muchas gracias. Realmente aprecio su interés y tiempo en la discusión de la música en mi blog ....P

Miles said...

This sounds so good, I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I've never heard it. Thanks in advance for what I believe will be wonderful listen.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Miles. How are you. Thanks, & let me know your opinion. TTU soon...P

Lightpourer said...

The archive ar http://minus.com/mbiJsKLLx8 is not there anymore. Buddy Guy.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Lightpourer. Try

Thanks 2U & to original uploader

Anonymous said...

hey what's the password for the file?

A.O.O.F.C said...

Password is


Anonymous said...

dead again..re-up possible??thanx

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,A. Sorry. I don't have original to re-up. Maybe somebody reading this could help. Thanks...Paul

Anonymous said...

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