Guitarist and blues singer George “Buddy” Guy is a five-time Grammy winner who fired up the 1960s electric Chicago blues as a member of Muddy Waters’s band and was a major influence on rock titans like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. One of the last connections to the golden age of Chess Records, he recorded extensively with harp player Junior Wells and played with Howlin’ Wolf and Koko Taylor. Known as a flamboyant performer, Guy—a native of Lettsworth, Louisiana—appeared in the 2008 Rolling Stones documentary by Martin Scorsese, Shine A Light.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.