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BLUES SINGER Limited Gatefold 180gram Audiophile Vinyl 2LP Set

by Buddy Guy

Release Date: 04 July 2017

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Music On Vinyl

£19.99

BUDDY GUY BLUES SINGER Limited Gatefold 180gram Audiophile Vinyl 2LP Set

Overview:
The album is all acoustic and dedicated to John Lee Hooker with the line, “In Memory of John Lee Hooker. You are missed.”

Not known for his acoustic work, Buddy Guy unplugs for a rare album-length excursion into folk blues. The guitarist gets down and dirty with 12 tracks that sound like they were recorded after hours in his living room or on his back porch.

Guy’s stinging leads are still evident as is his emotive voice, but both are less flamboyant in the unplugged setting. Accompanied by spare stand-up bass and brushed drums, Guy sounds nearly possessed on covers from Skip James (“Hard Time Killing Floor”), Johnny Shines (“Moanin’ and Groanin’”), Son House (“Louise McGhee”), and John Lee Hooker (“Sally Mae”) among others. It’s a low-key, low-down affair made for late nights, rainy days, and the saddest of moods.

Guy is just as convincing here--arguably more so--as on his barnstorming electric albums, making Blues Singer one of the bravest and most poignant albums in his catalogue.

The album earned Guy the 2004 Grammy Award for ‘Best Traditional Blues Album’.

• 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
• GATEFOLD SLEEVE
• GRAMMY AWARD 2004 WINNER IN THE CATEGORY ‘BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM’

Featured Tracks:
SIDE A
1. Hard Time Killing Floor
2. Crawlin’ Kingsnake
3. Lucy Mae Blues

SIDE B
1. Can’t See Baby
2. I Love The Life I Live
3. Louise McGhee

SIDE C
1. Moanin’ and Groanin’
2. Black Cat Blues
3. Bad Life Blues

SIDE D
1. Sally Mae
2. Anna Lee
3. Lonesome Home Blues

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