Personnel includes: Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica); Matt Murphy, Left Bates (guitar); Jarrett Gibson, Bob Neely (tenor saxophone); Donald Hankins (baritone saxophone); Leonard Caston (piano, organ); Little Brother Montgomery, Otis Spann (piano); Lafayette Leake (organ); Jack Meyers, Leroy Stewart, Phil Upchurch, Reggie Boyd (bass); Fred Below, Phil Thomas, Charles Stepney, Clifton James (drums).
Recorded between 1960 and 1970. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (Universal Mastering-West, Hollywood, California)..
Personnel: Lefty Bates (guitar); Junior Wells (harmonica); Jarrett Gibson, Bob Neely, A.C. Reed, Milton Bland (tenor saxophone); Donald Hankins (baritone saxophone); Little Brother Montgomery, Otis Spann (piano); Lafayette Leake, Leonard Caston (organ); Fred Below, Phil Thomas, Charles Stepney (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Joseph Sia; Lee Tanner; Bill Dahl.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Buddy Guy collects the highlights of his work for Chess during the '60s, including "First Time I Met the Blues," "Let Me Love You Baby," and "She Suits Me to a Tee." Tracks like "When My Left Eye Jumps," "Stone Crazy," and "Leave My Girl Alone" also display the blazing, passionate style that quickly made Guy a force to be reckoned with in the blues world. Though this compilation clearly isn't meant to be a comprehensive look at his work, many would argue that it focuses on one of the highest points in his career, which makes it a good introduction to his music from that era. ~ Heather Phares