Buddy Guy – An American Blues Music And Rock Music Guitarist

Blues guitarist Buddy Guy was born in a small town called Lettsworth in Louisiana. He learned guitar as a child on a home made instrument that had two strings called a Diddley Bow that he constructed himself. He later donated this instrument to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has played with some of the best in the business including Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix quoted him as a major influence in his playing. Buddy was very well known for his showmanship during his soloing. Often times he would take drumsticks and beat on his guitar or even walk into the audience during a blues guitar solo, winning the admiration of many fans. He gained his first record contract by winning a competition against Magic Sam and Otis Rush and never looked back from then on! He is also the father of famous rapper Shawna and has a son that is a successful hip hop producer.

Buddy Guy

Top 5 Songs

Blues at my Baby’s House

Breaking Out on Top

Garbage Man Blues

Have you ever Been Lonesome

I didn’t know My Mother had A Son Like Me

Top 3 Albums

It’s my Life, Baby!

Blues Today

Hot and Cool


Album Year Label Notes
Hoodoo Man Blues 1965 Delmark w/ Junior Wells band
Chicago/The Blues/Today! vol. 1 1966 Vanguard w/ Junior Wells band
It’s my Life, Baby! 1966 Vanguard w/ Junior Wells band
I Left My Blues in San Francisco 1967 Chess  
Berlin festival – Guitar Workshop 1967 MPS Long Play released in Argentina by Microphone Argentina S.A. (1974)
A Man and the Blues 1968 Vanguard  
Coming At You 1968 Vanguard  
Blues Today 1968 Vanguard  
This Is Buddy Guy (live) 1968 Vanguard  
Hot And Cool 1969 Vanguard  
First Time I Met the Blues-Python 1969    
Buddy and the Juniors 1970 MCA w/ Junior Mance & Junior Wells
South Side Blues Jam 1970 Delmark w/ Junior Wells and Otis Spann
In The Beginning 1971 Red Lightnin’  
Play The Blues 1972 Rhino w/ Junior Wells
Hold That Plane! 1972 Vanguard  
I Was Walking Through the Woods 1974 Chess rec. 1960–64
Got to Use Your House 1979 Blues Ball  
Stone Crazy 1981 Alligator  
Alone & Acoustic 1981 Alligator w/ Junior Wells, France release only
Drinkin’ TNT ‘n’ Smokin’ Dynamite (live) 1982 Blind Pig rec. 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival
DJ Play My Blues 1982 JSP Records  
Dollar Done Fell 1982 JSP Records  
Buddy Guy 1983 Chess  
The Original Blues Brothers (live) 1983 Blue Moon  
Ten Blue Fingers 1985 JSP Records  
Atlantic Blues: Chicago 1986 Atlantic  
Chess Masters 1987 Charly)  
Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago-1979 1988 JSP Records  
Breaking Out 1988 JSP Records  
I Ain’t Got No Money 1989 Flyright  
Alone & Acoustic 1991 Alligator reissue, rec. 1981 w/ Junior Wells
Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues 1991 Silvertone/BMG  
Buddy’s Baddest: The Best of Buddy Guy 1991 Silvertone  
My Time After Awhile 1992 Vanguard  
The Very Best of Buddy Guy 1992 Rhino/WEA  
The Complete Chess Studio Recordings 1992 Chess 2 CD, 1960–67
Live at Montreaux 1992 Evidence w/ Junior Wells
Feels Like Rain 1993 Silvertone  
Slippin’ In 1994 Silvertone  
Live: The Real Deal 1996 Silvertone  
Buddy’s Blues 1997 Chess “Chess Masters”  
Buddy’s Blues 1978-1982: The Best of the JSP Recordings 1998 JSP Records  
As Good As It Gets 1998 Vanguard  
Heavy Love 1998 Silvertone  
Last Time Around – Live at Legends 1998 Jive w/Junior Wells
This Is Buddy Guy 1998 VMD  
Blues Master 1998 Vanguard  
Buddy’s Baddest: The Best of Buddy Guy 1999 Silvertone  
The Complete Vanguard Recordings 2000 Vanguard  
Every Day I Have the Blues 2000 Purple Pyramid w/ Junior Wells
20th Century Masters: The Millennium: The Best of Buddy Guy 2001 MCA  
Sweet Tea 2001 Silvertone  
Double Dynamite 2001 AIM Recording Co. Import
Blues Singer 2003 Silvertone  
Chicago Blues Festival 1964 (live) 2003 Stardust  
Jammin’ Blues Electric & Acoustic 2003 Sony a compilation of tracks from Live: The Real Deal and Last Time Around – Live At Legends
Live At the Mystery Club 2003 Quicksilver the same recording as Every Day I Have The Blues
A Night of the Blues 2005   w/ Junior Wells – Master Classics – the same recording as Every Day I Have The Blues
Bring ‘Em In 2005 Jive  
Can’t Quit The Blues:Box Set 2006 Silvertone/Legacy Recordings  
Live: The Real Deal 2006 Sony w/ G.E. Smith & Saturday Night Live Band
Skin Deep 2008 Zomba  
The Definitive Buddy Guy 2009 Shout! Factory his first single-disc career-spanning CD

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