Rolling Stone - p.110Ranked #7
in Rolling Stone's "The Top 10 Reissues Of 2006" -- "[W]ith that slicking guitar and fierce bark, he rules his roost the whole way."
Down Beat - p.803 stars out of 5
-- "As time passed, Guy ratcheted up the sonic properties of his guitar, connecting blues with the rock mainstream..."
Dirty Linen - p.43
"[N]early every track on the second and third discs burns with intensity. Check out his versions of John Lee Hooker's 'Crawlin Kingsnake' and Lowell Fulsom's 'Tramp'..."
No Depression - p.79
"[H]is leads soar with exuberant and imaginative directionality..."
Personnel: Buddy Guy (guitar); Eric Clapton, Jonny Lang, Otis Rush, Phil Guy, B.B. King, Lefty Bates (guitar); Junior Wells (harmonica); Jarrett Gibson, Bob Neely (tenor saxophone); Donald Hankins (baritone saxophone); Dr. John, Pinetop Perkins (piano); Jack Meyers, Terry Taylor (bass guitar); Clifton James, Dallas Taylor , Fred Below, Jim Keltner, Odie Payne, Jr. (drums).
Born in 1936 and trained on a '50s Chicago blues scene that massively impacted rock & roll, Buddy Guy is perhaps the quintessential modern blues singer/guitarist. Guy's trademarks are a razor-sharp, seething electric guitar tone and anguished, soulful singing. The three-disc (plus DVD) set CAN'T QUIT THE BLUES presents many high points from his lengthy career. Although there are more songs from 1990 onwards than one might expect--with only disc one providing a cross-section of his tenures with the Chess, Vanguard, and Delmark labels--many would argue that Guy's work from '90 on is in fact some of his very best.