Buddy Guy

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Buddy Guy
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Guy interacting with the audience in a live performance
Background information
Birth name George Guy
Born (1936-07-30) July 30, 1936 (age 79)
Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States[1]
Genres Blues, Chicago blues, electric blues, blues rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1953–present
Labels RCA, Cobra, Chess, Delmark, Silvertone, MCA, Atlantic, MPS, Charly, Zomba Group, Jive, Vanguard, JSP, Rhino Records, Purple Pyramid, Flyright, AIM Recording Co., Alligator Records, Blues Ball Records
Associated acts Junior Wells
Muddy Waters
Howlin' Wolf
Eric Clapton
B.B. King
Willie Dixon
Otis Spann
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Quinn Sullivan
Marty Sammon
The Damn Right Blues Band
Website http://www.buddyguy.net/
Notable instruments
Fender Buddy Guy Signature Stratocaster

George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936[2]) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s, Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and began a musical partnership with the harmonica player Junior Wells.

Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[3] His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.[4] Clapton once described him as "the best guitar player alive".[5]

In 1999 Guy wrote the book, Damn Right I've Got the Blues, with Donald Wilcock.[6]

Guy's autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story, was published in 2012.[7]

Early life[edit]

Guy at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1992

Guy was born and raised in Lettsworth, Louisiana.[1] He began learning to play the guitar using a two-string diddley bow he made. Later he was given a Harmony acoustic guitar, which, decades later in Guy's lengthy career, was donated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Career[edit]

In the early 1950s Guy began performing with bands in Baton Rouge. While living there, he worked as a custodian at Louisiana State University.[1]

Soon after moving to Chicago on September 25, 1957,[1] Guy fell under the influence of Muddy Waters. In 1958, a competition with West Side guitarists Magic Sam and Otis Rush gave Guy a record contract. Soon afterwards he recorded for Cobra Records. He recorded sessions with Junior Wells for Delmark Records under the pseudonym Friendly Chap in 1965 and 1966.[8]

Guy’s early career was impeded by conservative business choices made by his record company (Chess Records) and by "the scorn, diminishments and petty subterfuge from a few jealous rivals"[citation needed]. Chess, his record label from 1959 to 1968, refused to record Guy playing in the novel style of his live shows. Leonard Chess, Chess Records founder, denounced Guy’s playing as "noise". In the early 1960s, Chess tried recording Guy as a solo artist with R&B ballads, jazz instrumentals, soul and novelty dance tunes, but none of these recordings was released as a single. Guy’s only Chess album, I Left My Blues in San Francisco, was released in 1967. Most of the songs belong stylistically to the era's soul boom, with orchestrations by Gene Barge and Charlie Stepney. Chess used Guy mainly as a session guitarist to back Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor and others.

In 1965, Guy participated in the European tour American Folk Blues Festival.

He appeared onstage at the March 1969 "Supershow" in Staines, England, which also included Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Jack Bruce, Stephen Stills, Buddy Miles, Glenn Campbell, Roland Kirk, Jon Hiseman, and the Misunderstood. But by the late 1960s, Guy's star was in decline.

Guy's career took off during the blues revival of the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was sparked by Clapton's request that Guy be part of the "24 Nights" all-star blues guitar lineup at London's Royal Albert Hall. Guy subsequently signed with Silvertone Records.

Guy performs an annual residency in January at his Chicago blues club, Buddy Guy's Legends.[9]

Music[edit]

Guy in 1993, performing in Toronto, Canada

While Guy's music is often labelled Chicago blues, his style is unique and separate. His music can vary from the most traditional, deepest blues to a creative, unpredictable and radical gumbo of the blues, avant rock, soul and free jazz that changes with each performance.

As the New York Times music critic Jon Pareles noted in 2004,

Mr. Guy, 68, mingles anarchy, virtuosity, deep blues and hammy shtick in ways that keep all eyes on him.... [Guy] loves extremes: sudden drops from loud to soft, or a sweet, sustained guitar solo followed by a jolt of speed, or a high, imploring vocal cut off with a rasp.... Whether he's singing with gentle menace or bending new curves into a blue note, he is a master of tension and release, and his every wayward impulse was riveting.

In an interview taped on April 14, 2000, for the Cleveland college station WRUW-FM, Guy said,

The purpose of me trying to play the kind of rocky stuff is to get airplay...I find myself kind of searching, hoping I'll hit the right notes, say the right things, maybe they'll put me on one of these big stations, what they call 'classic'...if you get Eric Clapton to play a Muddy Waters song, they call it classic, and they will put it on that station, but you'll never hear Muddy Waters.

Influence[edit]

For almost 50 years, Guy has performed flamboyant live concerts of energetic blues and blues rock, predating the 1960s blues rockers. As a musician, he had a fundamental impact on the blues and on rock and roll, influencing a new generation of artists.

Guy has been called the bridge between the blues and rock and roll. He is one of the historic links between Chicago electric blues pioneers Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf and popular musicians like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and later revivalists like Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan stated that "Without Buddy Guy, there would be no Stevie Ray Vaughan." Guitarist magazine observed,

Without Buddy Guy, the blues, not to mention rock as we know it, might be a heckuva lot less interesting today. Take the blues out of contemporary rock music—or pop, jazz and funk for that matter—and what you have left is a wholly spineless affair. A tasteless stew. Makes you shudder to think about it ...[where?]
Buddy Guy at the Liri Blues Festival, Italy, in 1989

Guy's guitar techniques also contributed greatly to rock and roll. His guitar playing is loud and aggressive, uses pioneering distortion and feedback techniques, employs long solos, has shifts in volume and texture, and is driven by emotion and impulse. These characteristics were eagerly learned and applied by the new wave of 1960s British artists and later became basic attributes of blues-rock music and its offspring, hard rock and heavy metal music. Jeff Beck realized in the early 1960s that "I didn't know a Strat could sound like that—until I heard Buddy's tracks on the Blues From Big Bill's Copa Cabana album" (a reissue of the album 1963 Folk Festival of the Blues) and that "It was the total manic abandon in Buddy's solos. They broke all boundaries. I just thought, this is more like it! Also, his solos weren't restricted to a three-minute pop format; they were long and really developed."[citation needed]

Clapton has stated that he got the idea for a blues-rock power trio while watching Guy's trio perform in England in 1965. Clapton later formed the rock band Cream, "the first rock supergroup to become superstars" and "the first top group to truly exploit the power-trio format, in the process laying the foundation for much blues-rock and hard rock of the 1960s and 1970s."[where?]

Clapton said that "Buddy Guy was to me what Elvis was for others." In a 1985 article in Musician magazine, he was quoted as saying that "Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive...if you see him in person, the way he plays is beyond anyone. Total freedom of spirit, I guess. He really changed the course of rock and roll blues." In inducting Guy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Clapton said, "No matter how great the song, or performance, my ear would always find him out. He stood out in the mix, simply by virtue of the originality and vitality of his playing." [10]

Guy performing in 1999

Recalls Guy, "Eric Clapton and I are the best of friends and I like the tune "Strange Brew" and we were sitting and having a drink one day and I said 'Man, that "Strange Brew" ... you just cracked me up with that note.' And he said 'You should...cause it's your licks ...' " As soon as Clapton completed his sessions with Derek & the Dominos in October 1970, he co-produced (with Ahmet Ertegün and Tom Dowd) the album Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play the Blues, with Guy's longtime harp and vocal companion, Junior Wells. The record, released in 1972, is regarded by some critics as among the finest electric blues recordings of the modern era.[citation needed]

In recognition of Guy's influence on the career of Jimi Hendrix, the Hendrix family invited him to headline all-star casts at several tribute concerts they organized, "calling on a legend to celebrate a legend." Hendrix himself once said that "Heaven is lying at Buddy Guy’s feet while listening to him play guitar."[citation needed] Songs such as "Red House", "Voodoo Chile" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" came partly from the sonic world that Guy helped to create. According to the Fender Players' Club, "Almost ten years before Jimi Hendrix would electrify the rock world with his high-voltage voodoo blues, Buddy Guy was shocking juke joint patrons in Baton Rouge with his own brand of high-octane blues. Ironically, when Buddy’s playing technique and flamboyant showmanship were later revealed to crossover audiences in the late Sixties, it was erroneously assumed that he was imitating Hendrix." (In 1993, Guy covered "Red House" on Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix.)

Guy performing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2006

Stevie Ray Vaughan once declared that Buddy Guy "plays from a place that I've never heard anyone play." Vaughan continued:

Buddy can go from one end of the spectrum to another. He can play quieter than anybody I've ever heard, or wilder and louder than anybody I've ever heard. I play pretty loud a lot of times, but Buddy's tones are incredible. He pulls such emotion out of so little volume. Buddy just has this cool feel to everything he does. And when he sings, it's just compounded. Girls fall over and sweat and die! Every once in a while I get the chance to play with Buddy, and he gets me every time, because we could try to go to Mars on guitars but then he'll start singing, sing a couple of lines, and then stick the mike in front of me! What are you gonna do? What is a person gonna do?!

Geez, you can't forget Buddy Guy. He transcended blues and started becoming theater. It was high art, kind of like drama theater when he played, you know. He was playing behind his head long before Hendrix. I once saw him throw the guitar up in the air and catch it in the same chord.

— Jeff Beck

Beck recalled the night he and Vaughan performed with Guy at Buddy Guy's Legends club[11] in Chicago: "That was just the most incredible stuff I ever heard in my life. The three of us all jammed and it was so thrilling. That is as close you can come to the heart of the blues."

According to Jimmy Page, "Buddy Guy is an absolute monster." "There were a number of albums that everybody got tuned into in the early days. There was one in particular called, I think, American Folk Festival Of The Blues, which featured Buddy Guy. He just astounded everybody."[citation needed]

Singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, who has performed with Guy on numerous occasions (including Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival and on the PBS television program Soundstage) and collaborated with him on Guy's 2005 album Bring 'Em In, has stated on several occasions that Guy was one of his top influences.

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman said,

Guitar Legends do not come any better than Buddy Guy. He is feted by his peers and loved by his fans for his ability to make the guitar both talk and cry the blues. Such is Buddy's mastery of the guitar that there is virtually no guitarist that he cannot imitate.

Guy opened for the Rolling Stones on numerous tours, beginning in the early 1970s. Slash said that "Buddy Guy is the perfect combination of R&B and hardcore rock and roll." ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons said, "He ain't no trickster. He may appear surprised by his own instant ability but, clearly, he knows what's up."

He was a judge for the 6th and 8th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.[12]

He appeared as the "King of Swing" and performed in an episode of the popular children's show Jack's Big Music Show.

Guy has influenced the styles of subsequent artists such as Reggie Sears[13] and Jesse Marchant of JBM.[14]

On February 21, 2012, Guy performed in concert at the White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.[15] During the finale of the concert, he persuaded the President to sing a few bars of "Sweet Home Chicago".[16]

Awards[edit]

On September 20, 1996, Guy was inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood Rockwalk.[17]

Guy has won six[18] Grammy Awards, for his work on electric and acoustic guitars and for contemporary and traditional forms of blues music.

In 2003, he was presented with the National Medal of Arts, awarded by the President of the United States to those who have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, growth and support of the arts in the United States.[19]

By 2004, Guy had also earned 23 W.C. Handy Awards, Billboard magazine's Century Award (he was its second recipient) for distinguished artistic achievement, and the title of Greatest Living Electric Blues Guitarist.

Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2005, by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. Clapton recalled seeing Guy perform in London’s Marquee Club in 1965, impressing him with his technique, his looks and his charismatic showmanship. He remembered seeing Guy pick the guitar with his teeth and play it over his head—two tricks that later influenced Jimi Hendrix.[citation needed] Guy’s acceptance speech was concise: "If you don’t think you have the blues, just keep living." He had previously served on the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2008, Guy was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, performing at the Texas Club in Baton Rouge to commemorate the occasion.

In October 2009, he performed "Let Me Love You Baby" with Jeff Beck at the 25th anniversary concert at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.[20]

On November 15, 2010, he performed a live set for Guitar Center Sessions on DirecTV. The episode also included an interview with Guy by program host Nic Harcourt.[21]

On December 2, 2012, Guy was awarded the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors.[22] At his induction, Kennedy Center chairman David Rubenstein said, "Buddy Guy is a titan of the blues and has been a tremendous influence on virtually everyone who has picked up an electric guitar in the last half century".[23] He was honored that night along with Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant), David Letterman and Natalia Makarova.[24]

On January 28, 2014, Guy was inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.[25]

Born to Play Guitar won a Grammy Award in 2016 for Best Blues Album.[26][27]

Personal life and family[edit]

Buddy was born as George Guy to Sam and Isabel Guy in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He was one of five children born to the couple.[28]

His brother, Phil Guy, was also a blues musician. Buddy Guy's daughter, Shawnna, is a rapper. His son, Greg, also plays blues guitar.[29]

He married Joan Guy in 1959. They have six children together; Charlotte (1961), Carlise (1963), Cauline (1965), George, Gregory, and Jeffrey.[30]

He was married to Jennifer Guy from 1975 to 2002.[30][31]
They have two children together; Reshawna and Michael.[30] The marriage ended in divorce.[32]

Discography[edit]

Solo studio albums[edit]

I Left My Blues in San Francisco 1967 Chess [33]
A Man and the Blues 1968 Vanguard [33]
Hold That Plane! 1972 Vanguard [33]
Stone Crazy! 1979 Alligator [33]
Breaking Out 1980 JSP [33]
DJ Play My Blues 1981 JSP [33]
Damn Right, I've Got the Blues 1991 Silvertone/BMG Won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album[33]
Feels Like Rain 1993 Silvertone Won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album[33]
Slippin' In 1994 Silvertone Won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album[33]
Heavy Love 1998 Silvertone [33]
Sweet Tea 2001 Jive Nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album[33]
Blues Singer 2003 Silvertone Won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album[33]
Bring 'Em In 2005 Jive
Skin Deep 2008 Jive [33]
Living Proof 2010 Jive Won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album[34]
Rhythm & Blues 2013 RCA Records
Born to Play Guitar 2015 RCA Records Won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album

Live Solo albums[edit]

Album Year Label Notes
This Is Buddy Guy (Live) 1968 Vanguard [33]
Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1979 Rockbeat
The Dollar Done Fell 1980 JSP Re-released in 1988 as Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago – 1979
Chicago Blues Festival 1964 2003 Stardust
Jammin’ Blues Electric & Acoustic 2003 Sony Compilation of tracks from Live: The Real Deal and Last Time Around: Live at Legends
Live at the Mystery Club 2003 Quicksilver Reissue of Every Day I Have the Blues
Live at Legends 2012 RCA/Silvertone
I'll Play the Blues for You 2016 Klondike 3 CD set

Compilations[edit]

Album Year Label Notes
First Time I Met the Blues 1969 Python
In the Beginning 1971 Red Lightnin’
I Was Walking Through the Woods 1974 Chess Recorded 1960–64
Hot & Cool 1978 Vanguard [33]
Got to Use Your Head 1979 Blues Ball [33]
Buddy Guy 1983 Chess
Ten Blue Fingers 1985 JSP Compilation of tracks from Breaking Out and DJ Play My Blues
Chess Masters 1987 Charly
My Time After Awhile 1992 Vanguard
The Very Best of Buddy Guy 1992 Rhino/WEA
The Complete Chess Studio Recordings 1992 Chess Two CDs, 1960–67
Southern Blues 1957–63 1994 Paula PCD-26
Buddy’s Blues 1997 Chess Chess Masters series
Buddy’s Blues 1978–1982: The Best of the JSP Recordings 1998 JSP
As Good As It Gets 1998 Vanguard
Blues Master 1998 Vanguard
Buddy’s Baddest: The Best of Buddy Guy 1999 Silvertone
The Complete Vanguard Recordings 2000 Vanguard
20th Century Masters: The Millennium: The Best of Buddy Guy 2001 MCA
Can't Quit the Blues: Box Set 2006 Silvertone/Legacy
The Definitive Buddy Guy 2009 Shout! Factory His first single-disc career-spanning CD
Icon 2011 Geffen/Chess Same track listing as 20th Century Masters: The Millennium: The Best of Buddy Guy

Collaborative albums[edit]

Album Year Label Notes
Hoodoo Man Blues 1965 Delmark With the Junior Wells Band
Chicago / The Blues / Today!, Vol. 1 1966 Vanguard With the Junior Wells Band
It’s My Life, Baby! 1966 Vanguard With the Junior Wells Band
Berlin Festival – Guitar Workshop 1967 MPS With various artists; LP released in Argentina by Microphone Argentina S.A. (1974)
Coming at You 1968 Vanguard With the Junior Wells Band[33]
Buddy and the Juniors 1970 MCA with Junior Mance and Junior Wells[33]
South Side Blues Jam 1970 Delmark With Junior Wells and Otis Spann
Buddy & Junior Mance & Junior Wells 1971 Harvest (UK) UK release of Buddy and the Juniors[33]
South Side Reunion 1972 Sunny Side With Memphis Slim
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play the Blues 1972 Rhino With Junior Wells
Buddy & Phil 1981 JSP (1024) With Phil Guy; also released as P-Vine CD 23886 (2007)
Going Back 1981 Isabel With Junior Wells; LP released only in France
Drinkin’ TNT ’n’ Smokin’ Dynamite 1982 Blind Pig with Junior Wells, Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1974
The Original Blues Brothers 1983 Blue Moon With Junior Wells
Atlantic Blues: Chicago 1986 Atlantic With various artists
Live in Chicago 88 1988 Klondike Buddy Guy and Otis Rush
I Ain’t Got No Money 1989 Flyright With various artists[33]
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: Alone & Acoustic 1991 Alligator CD reissue of Going Back (1981) plus 5 more songs from the sessions
Live in Montreux 1992 Evidence With Junior Wells
Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix 1993 Reprise With various artists; Guy performed "Red House"
Live: The Real Deal 1996 Silvertone With G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band
Last Time Around – Live at Legends 1998 Jive With Junior Wells
Every Day I Have the Blues 2000 Purple Pyramid With Junior Wells
Double Dynamite 2001 AIM With Junior Wells
A Night of the Blues 2005 With Junior Wells; Master Classics reissue of Every Day I Have the Blues
Live: The Real Deal 2006 Sony With G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band (reissue)
Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino 2007 Vanguard With Joss Stone and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, performing "Every Night About This Time".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Buddy Guy Biography". Biography.com. A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Buddy Guy". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
  3. ^ "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2004-03-24. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  4. ^ "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" at the Wayback Machine (archived May 31, 2008). Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2011-01-25. "Cut in 1961 for Chess, the full seven minutes of this blinding blues went unreleased for nearly a decade. Guy solos with a steel-needle tone, answering his own barking vocal with dizzying pinpoint stabs. 'I don't know how to bend the string', he told RS. 'Let me break it.’"
  5. ^ Buddy Guy. Rolling Stone archive. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  6. ^ Guy, Buddy and, Wilcock, Donald (1999). Damn Right I've Got the Blues. Duane Press. p. 152. ISBN 094262713X. 
  7. ^ Guy, Buddy, with Ritz, David. (2012) When I Left Home: My Story, Cambridge: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-81957-5.
  8. ^ "We've Got The Westside Covered". Riverside Reader. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  9. ^ Everett, Matthew (27 February 2013). "Buddy Guy Keeps the Blues Alive". MetroPulse. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "BB King and Eric Clapton induct Buddy Guy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2005". YouTube.com. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Buddy Guy's Legends". Buddyguys.com. 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  12. ^ "Independent Music Awards". Independent Music Awards. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  13. ^ All Music Guide. "Reggie Sears Related". Rovi. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  14. ^ Duncan, Andrew (July 9, 2010). "JBM – Reflections". Zaptown. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  15. ^ "In Performance @ the White House | Blues Legend Buddy Guy talks about playing at the White House". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  16. ^ Compton, Matt (2012-02-21). "President Obama Sings "Sweet Home Chicago"". WhiteHouse.gov. US Government. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  17. ^ Guitar Center's Hollywood Rockwalk Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  18. ^ "Grammys 2011: Beatles, McCartney Honored on Music’s Big Night". Hollywoodtoday.net. 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  19. ^ "Lifetime Honors: National Medal of Arts". Nea.gov. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  20. ^ "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts (4CD)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  21. ^ Guitar Center Sessions with host Nic Harcourt Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  22. ^ "Kennedy Center Honors Buddy Guy & Led Zeppelin". Americanbluesscene.com. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  23. ^ "Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, Buddy Guy, Led Zeppelin Are Kennedy Center Honorees". Playbill.com. 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  24. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, Buddy Guy, Led Zeppelin Are Kennedy Center Honorees" playbill.com, September 12, 2012
  25. ^ "Buddy Guy Accepts His Musicians Hall of Fame Award". MusiciansHallofFame.com. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  27. ^ https://twitter.com/TheGRAMMYs/status/699349006095294464
  28. ^ http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/buddy-guy-3694.php
  29. ^ Shafel Omiccioli, Kristin (10 September 2014). "Buddy Guy is still the baddest". KCMetropolis.org. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  30. ^ a b c Guy, Buddy &, Ritz, David (2012). When I Left Home: My Story. Da Capo Press. p. 320. ISBN 0306821796. 
  31. ^ "Buddy Guy Biography". TheFamousPeople.com. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  32. ^ "George Buddy Guy Net Worth". TheRichest.com. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  33. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Buddy Guy > Discography > Main Albums from Allmusic
  34. ^ ""Living Proof" wins Contemporary Blues Album at Grammys!". Buddy Guy. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Wilcox, Donald; Guy, Buddy (1993). Damn Right I've Got the Blues: Buddy Guy and the Blues Roots of Rock-And-Roll (1999 paperback ed.). Duane Press. ISBN 0-942627-13-X. 

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