Tuesday, May 24, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Buddy Guy

Artist:Buddy Guy f/Jeff Beck
Song:Mustang Sally
Album:Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy

After years of toiling in obscurity, legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy scored a hit album in 1991 with Damn Right, I've Got The Blues fueled by this video of Mustang Sally featuring Jeff Beck. The turning point for Guy was in 1985 when Eric Clapton told Musician Magazine that Guy was his biggest influence. After similar praise from guys like Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mark Knopfler, Clapton asked for Guy to appear at a series of concerts he was doing at London's Royal Albert Hall. Some of the performances appear on the 1991 Clapton album 24 Nights. This led to Guy signing with the British label Silvertone Records. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues was Guy's first album for Silvertone in 1991. It was his biggest selling album ever and it won a Grammy. Beck appears on this cover of the classic Mustang Sally and a video was shot for it and it was played on VH1. Beck and Clapton appeared on a cover of the Louis Jordan classic Early In The Morning. Mark Knopfler is the other special guest. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues is available as a budget CD but this budget comp is a good intro to Guy's Silvertone recordings. Guy is still going strong today. Silvertone was taken over by Jive Records and they were sold to Sony. So Guy now records for RCA. His latest CD Born To Play Guitar was released July 2015. It features guest appearances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thundebirds, Joss Stone and Van Morrison. The album topped the blues chart and it won a Grammy. Guy is also on tour. It's been 25 years since Guy's career was revived by Damn Right, I've Got The Blues and he doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Here's the video for Mustang Sally by Buddy Guy featuring Jeff Beck.

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