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The Complete Chess Studio Recordings

Buddy Guy Audio CD
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After decades of paying dues, Buddy Guy has emerged as the most heralded bluesman of his generation, a hugely influential guitarist and passionate, dynamic live performer. But Buddy started as a sideman, and toiled in the Chicago clubs for a decade before beginning his march to worldwide fame.

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  • Audio CD (31 Mar 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Chess
  • ASIN: B000002OBS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,137 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. First Time I Met The Blues (1960 Single Version) 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Slop Around 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Got My Eyes On You 2:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Broken Hearted Blues 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Let Me Love You Baby (Single Version) 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Got A Strange Feeling 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Gully Hully 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ten Years Ago 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Watch Yourself 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Stone Crazy 7:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Skippin' 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Found A True Love 6:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Hard But It's Fair 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Baby (Baby, Baby, Baby) 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. When My Left Eye Jumps 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. That's It 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Treasure Untold 2:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. American Bandstand 2:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. No Lie 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. $100 Bill 2:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. My Love Is Real 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Buddy's Boogie 2:390.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Worried Mind (A/K/A Stick Around) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Untitled Instrumental 1:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Moanin' 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Dig Your Wig 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. My Time After Awhile (Single Version) 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Night Flight 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Crazy Love (Crazy Music) (Single Version) 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Every Girl I See 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Too Many Ways 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Leave My Girl Alone 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Got To Use Your Head 2:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Keep It To Myself 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My Mother 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. She Suits Me To A Tee 2:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Mother-In-Law Blues 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Buddy's Groove (Single Version) 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Going To School 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I Cry And Sing The Blues (Single Version) 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Goin' Home 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I Suffer With The Blues 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Lip Lap Louie 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. My Time After Awhile (Alternate Vocal & Mix) 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Too Many Ways (Alternate with Background Vocal) 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Keep It To Myself (Alternate with Organ Overdub) 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I Didn't Know My Mother Had A Son Like Me (She Suits Me To A Tee Alternate) 2:260.99  Buy MP3 

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Although Buddy Guy's first singles were for Chicago's Cobra Records, the bulk of his work in the early to mid-1960s was for the Windy City's most important blues label, Chess. Much of his work for the Chess brothers was as a sideman, but this collection of Guy's own singles and alternate or unreleased takes showcases the stinging guitar tone and preaching vocal style that were to become his trademarks. Among these recordings are the earliest versions of his signature tunes "I Got My Eyes On You", "Stone Crazy", "Watch Yourself", "When My Left Eye Jumps" and the nervy cry for revenge "My Time After Awhile". --Ted Drozdowski

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First time I met the blues 21 Aug 2011
By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Buddy Guy was an anomaly at Chess. However it's fair to say in hindsight that he was the one in step, it was the other big blues guys who were out of step. The "others", famous men like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter, all sounded as if they'd come from the country and had managed to do something marvellous with electricity. They were almost of a different generation. But Guy wasn't like that. He was virtually weaned on the likes of BB King with his single note guitar playing, and Guitar Slim whose anguished vocalising was his trademark. In Chicago, these influences made Guy a natural fit for the "West Side" singer/guitarists like Otis Rush and Magic Slim, men who seemed sharper altogether than the main performers from the Chess stable.

I also admit to being wary of Guy at first. He didn't fit my Chicago preconceptions which were initially shaped solely by Chess. He seemed too flash to fit with men like Muddy whose quiet dignity went before him, and the Wolf who was like a giant anachronism from the south made even more powerful by amplification. I only gradually grew to like Guy in later years, in part perhaps, since he, seemingly wouldn't go away! From exposure to some of the Silvertone stuff I picked up some JSP material, liked it, and then eventually worked my way back to Chess and realised what I had been missing.

I now take it all back. This guy was absolutely fantastic in those days as this double CD, 47 track set makes abundantly clear. I don't tire of the archetype slow Buddy Guy blues - it seems to crop up roughly every five tracks or so in this collection. I say "archetype" yet they're all different and all magnificent - numbers like "Worried Mind", "First Time I met the blues" and the fantastic "My Time after a while".
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Still Revs it Up 11 Jan 2008
By an honest reviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a collection of Buddy Guy's songs, maybe not the best collection,but one of them.
The instrumentals are great.
Buddy's "Too Many Ways", "First Time I Met The Blues" and "Every Girl I see" haven't lost their zest.In fact, the music ages like wine.
I remember going to a show and having been asked to put away my camcorder,a look at Buddy with his polka dotted guitar,shiny paisley jacket and huge rings on every finger assured me that this was one guy who would not mind being filmed again.
Highly recommended to fans of Buddy Guy and blues fans.
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Complete, but not all is good 21 Dec 2000
By Blues Bro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First of all, Buddy didnt became a legend for these recordings. They didnt sold either. Only on a few of these tracks you'll hear the guitar genious that he is. He became what he is for his live performances, on which he could get loose and play what he wanted. The recordings are good and historical, but not good enough for a 2 CD set which is too expensive by the way. Go get the very best of buddy guy, which contains some live tracks and some tracks of the 70's that do showcase his guitar abilities at his best. This cd is only for completists: it contains leave my girl alone, and going to school (which is mary had a little lamb), which is a better version than the one on a man and the blues album.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little too complete 26 Jan 2005
By J. Carroll - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Even the liner notes say it, " Buddy Guy was always the proverbial odd man out during the Chess Years. " These recordings taken from when Guy was basically a top side man for Chess show an artist who was trying to find his place at a company that didn't know what to do with him. Wacky dance songs like "Slop Around" and novelties like "I Dig Your Wig," are mixed with great tunes like "My Mother," and "I Suffer the Blues." This one is really for the Buddy Guy fan who wants everything he has recorded.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy's Blues 20 Jan 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This collection consists of 47 tracks, recorded from 1960 to 1966. Buddy's music during his career with Chess ranged from commercial "dance" songs to slow blues. There's a lot of emphasis on his vocal skills rather than his guitar work, with horn sections on most tracks.
The first outstanding song is "I've got a strange feeling", with a great vocal, and fine harmonica from Junior Wells. Some excellent slow blues tracks follow, "Ten Years Ago", "Stone Crazy"(with some fine guitar), "I Found True Love" and "When My Left Eye Jumps". More commercial tracks are "Hard But Fair" and "Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby", which features girl backing singers. $100 Bill is very similar to "Money". "My Love Is Real" is a ballad in the mould of "Need Your Love So Bad".
Disk 2 starts with ""Worried Mind", which features some sensitive blues guitar- both the vocals and guitar on this track remind me of BB King. More guitar and keyboards here, with less brass. "Moanin" and "Night Flight" are instrumentals including nice jazz guitar. There are 2 versions of the classic blues song "My Time after a while". My favourite track is "Leave My Little Girl Alone", with it's majestic guitar introduction, and anguished vocal. This song was, of course, successfully covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan on "In Step". "Going To School" was also recorded by Stevie as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on "Texas Flood". "I Suffer With The Blues" is a fine showcase for Buddy's guitar playing, an uncluttered arrangement with no brass. There are alternate takes of "Too Many Ways" with some unconvincing backing vocals, and "Keep It To Myself", which includes rather unnecessary organ.
This is an excellent collection. Fans of Buddy's more recent work may find it somewhat different to what they are used to, but with a total of 139 minutes playing time, there's bound to be something you like!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't even know what to say! ok here goes 3 Oct 1999
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Buddy Guy is the greatest. the few lousy songs on this album (lip lap louie, baby baby baby baby) are completely overshadowed by the rest of the songs on the album which are great. "Keep it TO Myself", "My Mother", and "She suits me to a Tee" are three of the songs I had not heard before owning this album and they are all amazing, especially vocally, and the horns on My Mother are powerful. Of course "First Time I Met the Blues", "When my Left Eye Jumps", "Let Me Love You Baby", "Watch Yourself" and "My Time after a while" are classics. Anyone with an ounce of soul will love this album. There are only a couple bad songs out of 47.
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