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Genre: Blues Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 15-JUN-1999

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The title's baloney. Sure, some of Buddy Guy's most blistering guitar playing has been captured on his '90s recordings for Silvertone, but with albums like Muddy Waters's 1964 Folk Singer and his own 1967 solo debut A Man & the Blues on his résumé, Guy's status as a Chicago blues giant was assured long before his 1991 comeback Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. Nonetheless, that tune, the instrumental tribute "Remembering Stevie" (for the late guitar-slinger Vaughan), "Five Long Years," and the previously unissued "Miss Ida B" testify that at age 65 Guy still possesses rare depth and fire. His singing is big and soulful, capable of cheerleading a party or hurtling down to the depths of Delta blues heartache. His six-stringing remains wildly inventive and unpredictable, even on slight numbers like "She's a Superstar." And the inclusion of blatant stabs at the pop charts such as his "Midnight Train" duet with Jonny Lang take nothing away from the passion he puts into true blues performances like "I Need Your Love So Bad" and "Innocent Man," leftovers from earlier sessions that surface here. Baddest or not, this CD spotlights one of our greatest bluesmen in fine form. --Ted Drozdowski

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listen  1. Damn Right, I've Got the BluesBuddy Guy 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Five Long YearsBuddy Guy 8:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Mustang SallyBuddy Guy 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Rememberin' StevieBuddy Guy 6:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. She's A SuperstarBuddy Guy 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Feels Like RainBuddy Guy 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. She's Nineteen Years OldBuddy Guy 5:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Smell TroubleBuddy Guy 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Someone Else Is Steppin' In (Slippin' Out, Slippin' In)Buddy Guy 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. My Time After AwhileBuddy Guy 7:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Midnight TrainBuddy Guy feat. Johnny Lang 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Miss Ida BBuddy Guy 6:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. I Need Your Love So BadBuddy Guy 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Innocent Man/ Mannish Boy/ Backdoor ManBuddy Guy 5:44$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 15, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jive
  • ASIN: B00000J6BA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,095 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Drew Bowman on August 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
To the fan from Vienna, VA: Buddy is not in his 70's. Actually, as of the date I'm writing this, he is 63. Regardless, no one I've ever seen packs as much energy into a live performance as Mr. Guy. And I recommend to anyone who hasn't seen him live, do it before it's too late. He truly is the master!!
Anyway, about this CD. It is a compilation of some of best tracks off his Silvertone recordings of the 90's, plus 5 previously unreleased tracks. Definitely for the more casual fan, who doesn't own "Damn Right I've Got the Blues", "Feels Like Rain", "Slippin' In"(the best of the individual studio Silvertone recordings), and "Heavy Love". Also with the Silvertone label, Buddy released a live album w/the Saturday Live Band called "The Real Deal". The only track on "Buddy's Baddest" from "The Real Deal" is "Let Me Love You". "The Real Deal" is definitely worth buying separate because live is how Mr. Guy is meant to be heard.
Overall, I would say "Buddy's Baddest" is a good introduction to Buddy Guy. If you love it, then follow up with "The Real Deal", the individual Silvertone recordings, "Stone Crazy", and "DJ Play My Blues". Also, you can't go wrong with "Live at Montreaux" or "Drinking TNT and Smoking Dynamite"(better), both live recordings with harmonica legend Jr. Wells.....Enjoy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 2000
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Buddy is the best live blues concert i've ever experienced. In his 70's, but still packed with energy, Buddy's live performances on this album are better than the studio recordings on the record are. Highlights include "Midnight Train" with Johnny Lang and the live version of "While You Were Slippin' Out." In short, you must buy this album as a fan, but you must also see him perform to understand the full energy of his sound on a record.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nico Weenink on September 5, 2000
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This album will show you a man that is blues, blues and nothing but blues! Blues comes out his feet, his fingers, from every vain the man has in his whole body! This album is a good way to start if you want to dive into Buddy Guys world of the blues and blues as a whole. Guy combines various blues styles to one, very much his own style. That makes him a true living legend, and I am sure that if you buy this album you're soon will buy the original ones as well!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17, 1999
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For anyone who's a Buddy Guy fan, this is what we've been waiting for! Buddy shreds like no one else can and heavily influences my playing style. All tracks are enjoyable. My favorite being "Sally" and "Feels Like Rain". Too bad "Mary had a Little Lamb" wasn't included. Buddy's interpretation of "Five Long Years" wails better than Clapton's "From the Cradle" version. Enjoy the music!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PJY on September 26, 2010
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This is the most incredible blues CD I have ever come across. I grew up on BB King staples and what I was fed from the "Blues Brothers" along with Stevie Ray regulars. But when I slapped on this CD and heard the first licks (Stevie Ray's learning ground as you can obviously tell from first listen) and then Buddy Guy's voice, it was cosmic meeting of genres. By the time I was done with the CD I was convinced Buddy Guy solely was the father of Rock and Roll. His aggressive blues and no care for how long he played a solo during a song just speaks freedom as his riffs blended in with the songs so you didn't care if they went 5 minutes (and sometimes they do). And as I learned more about Buddy and the influence he had on guys like Stevie Ray, Gibbons (ZZ Top), Eric Clapton and even Led Zepplin it all started to fit. This guy was the true king of Blues Rock. And to think he's been playing this music for some 50 years now. Simply amazing. If you only buy one Blues CD (and you should buy more) this is the one. It will rock your world like it did mine and you will be forever changed and become a convert to the house that Buddy Guy built.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lou Scrobogna on March 18, 2013
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Another Great Compilation of some of Buddy Guy's best music singing and playing mean guitar on 14 tracks : Damn Right , I've Got The Blues 4:31 : Buddy Guy Vocals , Electric Guitar , Greg Rzab : Bass Guitar , Richie Hayward : Drums , Neil Hubbard : Guitar , Nick Weaver : Piano , From the Album Damn Right, I've Got The Blues 1991 .

Five Long Years 8:27 : Buddy Guy : Vocals , Electric Guitar , Greg Rzab Bass Guitar , Richie Hayward Drums , Pete Winfield : Piano , Mick Weaver : Organ , Neil Hubbard Guitar , From the Album Damn Right , I've Got The Blues 1991 .

Mustang Sally 4:45 : Buddy Guy : Vocals , Electric Guitar , Greg Rzab Bass Guitar , Richie Hayward Drums , Jeff Beck Electric Guitar ,
Malcolm Duncan Saxophone , Sid Gauld Trumpet , Neil Sidwell Trombone , Neil Hubbard Guitar , John Porter Guitar , Mick Weaver Organ , From The Album Dam Right , I've Got The Blues 1991 .

Rememberin' Stevie 6:59 : Buddy Guy Vocals , Electric Guitar , Greg Rzab Bass Guitar , Richie Hayward Drums , Neil Hubbard Guitar,
Mick Weaver Electric Piano , From The Album Damn Right , I've Got The Blues 1991 .

She's A Superstar 5:03 : Buddy Guy Lead Guitar & Vocal , Ian Mclagan Wurlitzer Piano , John Lee Schell Guitar , John Porter Guitar,
Greg Rzab Bass Guitar , Richie Hayward Drums , From The Album Feels Like Rain 1993 .

Feels Like Rain 4:37 : Buddy Guy Guitar & Vocal , Bonnie Raitt Slide Guitar & Vocal , Bill Payne Piano , Ian Mclagan Wurlitzer Piano ,
Tony Braunagle Percussion , John Lee Schell Guitar , Greg Rzab Bass , Richie Hayward Drums , Rene'e Geyer Background Vocal , From The Album Feels Like Rain , 1993 Silvertone Records .
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