This brand new release by Buddy Guy sees him getting Unplugged and back to basics and it has been savaged in certain places already as being a step back from Sweet Tea. Sweet Tea was an electrifying trip through modern Blues. Blues Singer is not that, it's a leisurely walk through some old Blues standards.
Okay, Buddy is playing safe on this album and yes, a lot of the songs could have been played with more fire and imagination but it is NOT a bad album. In fact, there are some quite simply wonderful inclusions, one of these being the classic "What Lucy May Do" which Buddy pulls off brilliantly.
My only issue with the album is that it is a little one-paced but if you want to hear another side of Buddy Guy and you don't mind slipping down a few notches in terms of speed and delivery then this is a very pleasing album. It's nice to hear Buddy Guy's voice singing sweetly. Sometimes, his voice gets overlooked in favour of his fretwork when in reality both are every bit as vital IMO.