Living Proof (Buddy Guy album)

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Living Proof
Studio album by Buddy Guy
Released October 25, 2010
Genre Chicago blues, Electric blues
Length 55:21
Label Silvertone, Jive
Producer Tom Hambridge
Buddy Guy chronology
Skin Deep
(2008)
Living Proof
(2010)
Rhythm & Blues
(2013)
Singles from Living Proof
  1. "Stay Around a Little Longer"
    Released: September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10)[1]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Billboard (favourable)[4]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[7]

Living Proof is Buddy Guy's 26th studio album. After nearly fifty years in the music business, this was Buddy's highest charting album ever, peaking at #46 on the main Billboard album chart.

The album loosely follows the progression of Buddy Guy's life. "Living Proof was designed partially as an aural autobiography from the legendary Buddy Guy, opening up with the stark summation “74 Years Young,” then running through songs that often address some aspect of a working musician's life."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "74 Years Young"   Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson 4:34[3]
2. "Thank Me Someday"   Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge 5:42
3. "On the Road"   Richard Fleming, Hambridge 4:11
4. "Stay Around a Little Longer" (feat. B.B. King) Tom Hambridge, Nicholson 5:00
5. "Key Don't Fit"   Tom Hambridge, Nicholson 5:02
6. "Living Proof"   Tom Hambridge 3:45
7. "Where the Blues Begins" (feat. Carlos Santana) Tom Hambridge, Nicholson 4:37
8. "Too Soon"   Fleming, Guy, Tom Hambridge 3:26
9. "Everybody's Got to Go"   Fleming, Guy, Tom Hambridge 3:57
10. "Let the Door Knob Hit Ya"   Guy, Tom Hambridge 3:44
11. "Guess What"   Fleming, Tom Hambridge 5:44
12. "Skanky"   Guy, Tom Hambridge 4:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Vance Powell, John Netti, Jim Reitzel, Rob Root, Colin Linden, Michael St. Leon - Engineers
  • Ducky Carlisle - Mixing Engineer
  • Nick Autry - Assistant Engineer, Production Assistant
  • Mike Rooney, Joel Margolis - Assistant Engineers
  • Gilbert Garza - Guitar Tech
  • Ray Kennedy - Mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stay Around a Little Longer". iTunes. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Living Proof Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b c Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Living Proof Review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ Graff, Gary (15 October 2010). "Buddy Guy, "Living Proof"". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Kot, Greg (22 October 2010). "Album review: Buddy Guy, 'Living Proof'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Kemp, Mark (26 October 2010). "Living Proof by Buddy Guy". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Murray, Charles Shaar (January 2011). "Buddy Guy - Living Proof". Classic Rock 153. London, UK: Future plc. pp. 106–107. 
  8. ^ "Living Proof Credits". All Music Guide. 26 October 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.