Sunday, January 3, 2010
Buddy GUY - The Real Deal (LIVE) 1996
As close as Buddy Guy's ever likely to come to recapturing the long-lost Chess sound. Cut live at his popular Chicago nightspot, Buddy Guy's Legends, with guitarist G.E. Smith's horn-leavened Saturday Night Live Band and pianist Johnnie Johnson in lush support, Guy revisits his roots on sumptuous readings of "I've Got My Eyes on You," "Ain't That Lovin' You," "My Time After Awhile," and "First Time I Met the Blues." No outrageous rock-based solos or Cream/Hendrix/Stevie Ray homages; this is the Buddy Guy album that purists have salivated for the last quarter century or so.
By Bill Dahl, All Music Guide.
Buddy Guy- (Guitar);
G.E. Smith- (Guitar);
George Young- (Alto Sax);
Lenny Pickett- (Tenor Sax);
Louis del Gatto, Lew DelGatto- (Baritone Sax);
Ron Tooley- (Trumpet);
Dennis Wilson- (Trombone);
Johnnie Johnson- (Piano);
Leon Pendarvis- (Organ);
Paul Ossola- (Electric Bass);
Shawn Pelton- (Drums).
01. I've Got My Eyes On You 4:13
02. Sweet Black Angel (Black Angel Blues) 7:49
03. Talk To Me Baby 3:57
04. My Time After Awhile 7:40
05. I've Got News For You 13:02
06. Damn Right I've Got The Blues 7:41
07. First Time I Met The Blues 6:58
08. Ain't That Lovin' You 2:36
09. Let Me Love You Baby 5:48