The latest recording by the legendary Buddy Guy is amply titled because of the stripped down and barebones music on this cd. Guy, best known for hard driving electric blues, goes totally acoustic on Blues Singer. The result is a delta inspired journey which goes back to the basics as drums and upright bass are used sparingly here.
Blues Singer showcases the distinguished voice from one of the most recognized blues singer with a career that spans over four decades. Buddy reworks some of the most notorious blues songs with ease. The record reunites Guy with the consummate ax man Eric Clapton. The pair haven't worked together since the 1991 release of Damn Right I Got The Blues. Guy and Clapton collaborate on two tracks, "Lucy Mae Blues" and "Crawlin' King Snake" (which also features the signature fret work of none other than B.B. King). Buddy tackles other classics such as "Anna Lee" "Moanin' and Groanin'" and "I Live The Life I Love".
Produced by Dennis Herring (Buddy's Sweet Tea, Counting Crows, Cracker, and Jars of Clay) and mixed by Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Dylan, and Eric Clapton) give Blues Singer an authentic feel with a rootsy vibe of a Robert Johnson recording and will be a unquestionable contender when Grammy nominations are passed out.
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