George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the regions leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicago. He initially joined the Rufus Foreman Band but was quickly established as an artist in his own right. The guitarists first single was released the following year, but his career prospered on meeting Willie Dixon. This renowned composer/bass player brought the young musician to Chess Records where, as part of the companys house band, he appeared on sessions by Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf. Guy also made several recordings in his own right, of which the frenzied First Time I Met The Blues and the gutsy Stone Crazy are particularly memorable. As well as...
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