Rhythm & Blues (Buddy Guy album)

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Rhythm & Blues
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
GenreBlues, soul
LabelRCA
ProducerTom Hambridge
Buddy Guy chronology
Living Proof
(2010)
Rhythm & Blues
(2013)
Born to Play Guitar
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!8/10[2]
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

Rhythm & Blues is the 16th studio album by American blues musician Buddy Guy. It was released in July 2013 under RCA Records. Rhythm & Blues marked Guy's largest first week sales in the Soundscan Era, and was his fourth album to reach No. 1 on the Top Blues Albums Chart (following 2010's Living Proof, 2008's Skin Deep, and 2001's Sweet Tea).[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Blues Albums chart.[4] selling 10,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold 55,000 copies in the United States as of July 2015.[5]

Musicians[edit]

  • Buddy Guy - guitar, lead vocals
Guitars
  • BG '89 Fender Custom Strat
  • '54 Fender Strat
  • Gibson Custom 335
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Charles Rose - trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Herrman - trumpet
  • Jim Horn - baritone saxophone
  • Harvey Thompson - tenor saxophone

Guest Musicians[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One - Rhythm
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Best in Town"Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming4:55
2."Justifyin'"Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge3:23
3."I Go by Feel"Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson4:15
4."Messin' with the Kid" (featuring Kid Rock)Mel London2:33
5."What's Up with That Woman"Tom Hambridge4:02
6."One Day Away" (featuring Keith Urban)Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming, Scott Holt3:44
7."Well I Done Got Over It"Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones2:55
8."What You Gonna Do About Me" (featuring Beth Hart)Tom Hambridge, Lee Roy Parnell, Gary Nicholson4:39
9."The Devil's Daughter"Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge5:15
10."Whiskey Ghost"Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson4:36
11."Rhythm Inner Groove"Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge0:34
Disc Two - Blues
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Meet Me in Chicago"Tom Hambridge, Robert Randolph3:45
2."Too Damn Bad"Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming3:06
3."Evil Twin" (featuring Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford)Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming5:23
4."I Could Die Happy"Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming4:13
5."Never Gonna Change"Tom Hambridge, David Gogo3:20
6."All That Makes Me Happy Is the Blues"Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson4:36
7."My Mama Loved Me"Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming3:33
8."Blues Don't Care" (featuring Gary Clark, Jr.)Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming3:26
9."I Came Up Hard"Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming5:28
10."Poison Ivy"Mel London2:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 106
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 86
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 93
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 41
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 69
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 46
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 12
US Billboard 200[13] 27
US Top Blues Albums (Billboard)[14] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[15] 5

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhythm & Blues Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Schneider, Jason (July 26, 2013). "Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Rhythm & Blues - Buddy Guy". Allmusic.com. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Buddy Guy Breaks His Sales Record As Rhythm & Blues Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums Chart". RCA Records. August 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Web.archive.org. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on July 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Buddy Guy – Rhythm & Blues" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Buddy Guy – Rhythm & Blues" (in French). Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Buddy Guy – Rhythm & Blues". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Buddy Guy – Rhythm & Blues" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Buddy Guy – Rhythm & Blues". Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Buddy Guy – Rhythm & Blues". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Buddy Guy Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Blues Album: August 17, 2013". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Buddy Guy Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.