Top positive review
on 30 March 2014
As a blues fan of some 45 years I've been a fan of Buddy Guy a long time. He's always had his own style but for a long time had to play second fiddle to giants of the Chicago blues scene like Muddy Waters. He's continued to develop, learn and expand his sound all the while, now well into his 70s. Whilst not the world's greatest singer, his vocals are always honest and heartfelt and his lyrics truly drawn from life. His guitar sounds always captivate and excite and on this sensational double album he's attained new heights. With a terrific band and a production team that clearly understand the blues and Buddy's style, this collection makes spellbinding listening for any Chicago blues fan. Buddy can do what is in effect a romantic ballad but still make a blues...and he can also blister the paint with biting, swirling, caustic guitar on a rocker. The band is tight and swings throughout. "Rhythm" : watch out, Buddy's comin' at yer! - "Blues": it's for 3am and nestling a bourbon...