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Live At Legends

Buddy GuyAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Intro (Live)0:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Best Damn Fool (Live) 6:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Mannish Boy (Live) 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Just Want To Make Love To You/Chicken Heads (Live) 9:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Skin Deep (Live) 5:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Damn Right I Got The Blues (Live) 6:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Boom Boom/Strange Brew (Live) 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/Sunshine Of Your Love (Live) 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Polka Dot Love 5:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Coming For You 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Country Boy 6:04$1.29  Buy MP3 

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After decades of paying dues, Buddy Guy has emerged as the most heralded bluesman of his generation, a hugely influential guitarist and passionate, dynamic live performer. But Buddy started as a sideman, and toiled in the Chicago clubs for a decade before beginning his march to worldwide fame.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 18, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,709 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Live at Legends features Guy s last live recordings from his now-shuttered original Legends blues club in Chicago, captured during his January residency there in 2010. The album features a number of Buddy Guy live favorites including two amazing medleys: John Lee Hooker s Boom Boom into Cream s Strange Brew; and Jimi Hendrix s Voodoo Child into Cream s Sunshine of Your Love. In addition to the live recordings, Live at Legends includes 3 previously unreleased studio recordings from Guy s critically acclaimed Living Proof album sessions: Polka Dot Love, Coming For You, and Country Boy.

The recipient of over 30 awards and accolades, Guy was recently selected to receive this year s Kennedy Center Honors alongside Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin. The 35th annual ceremony will be televised on December 26th at 9:00 PM on CBS.

In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, the illustrious Buddy Guy has received 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), 6 Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.

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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointed December 19, 2012
By jh
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I bought this yesterday, there were no reviews yet, this morning there was one. After reading THAT review, I felt it necessary to add my own. As the other reviewer correctly observes, there is profanity (not a deterrant to me, but I understand it MAY be to some) and the mix/actual recording is not the best. In this day and age, it seems strange they couldn't get this right. Having been to Legends many years ago, perhaps they have a house system they record through but the engineering/mix is just not what it should/could be.

One GLARING omission to that review is that it's only HALF a live cd with some studio tracks tossed in at the end. So buyer beware, the title is a little misleading, not sure what the title SHOULD'VE been (Partially Alive at Legends?). But in all fairness to "The Legend Himself", it's a pretty decent live performance. I'm a HUGE live music fanatic, but confess to normally getting a little bummed when an established artist leans too heavily on either cover tunes OR what I call pep rally stage banter. My feeling is that if the artist/entertainer is doing his job right (and not going through the motions) the audience doesn't NEED to be told to interact,they are sufficiently moved by the performance to do so. That having been said Buddy's banter was humble, salty, funny and engaging and did not detract from the performance which was hot, but a little short for my liking. The studio tracks are decent and his playing is solid throughout. Personally, I would've preferred a longer performance.

I wouldn't say I have buyer's remorse, it was sort of an impulse buy based on it's sale price and being his most recent release. While I liked it, I'm not sure that I would recommend this to others who weren't already fans.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Live and Raw! December 21, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I don't review too many things, but this I feel I must. I've read the other reviews here and do understand where everyone's coming from on each of their views. However, I saw Buddy live in Cleveland in the summer before this album was recorded. This new Live at Legends is the real deal; this is how his show sounds, right down to the mix. The sound on this is a bit more clubby than what I heard, but I saw him in an old theater with better acoustics. That one time I saw Buddy Guy live in concert was the highlight of my concert-going experiences in the first decade of the new century and this recording reminds me why. Some cool originals, some Muddy standards and some short cover medleys (two Cream, one Hendrix and one John Lee Hooker), which Buddy uses to teach on how tracks like the Hook's Boom Boom led to blues-rock. Three studio tracks are bonus, fill out the CD length and all solid. If you are a Buddy Guy fan, and want to hear what it's like to actually catch him live, pick this up and crank up the volume!
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Because it's Buddy! December 21, 2012
Format:Audio CD
C'mon you guys! Three stars? This may not be Buddy's best,however...can you name another 76 year-old (or 36 or 26 year-old for that matter) who can play and sing with the ferocity of Buddy? This is Buddy in his element, raw and real. This is no all-star band, just some damn fine players backing up Buddy. The studio stuff is equally enjoyable. Buddy is one of the last of his generation and just the fact that he can still perform and make records like this is a testament to his greatness. Admittedly, I'm biased. I am a stone Buddy Guy fanatic. I've been seeing him for 40 years now, in clubs and concert halls, and he never disappoints. Hell, I'd probably buy a CD of him breathing heavy. I proudly give this disc 5 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Buddy Guy I remember January 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD
In 1983 or 1884--its been a while--I went to a Buddy Guy concert at the Howard St. in Omaha, just a hole in the wall club and with the other half a dozen fortunates there heard one of the finest blues shows ever in Omaha. He impressed me as an amazing guitarist (and I got to see Junior Wells as well!)--to this day Buddy Guy struck me as the greatest guitar player in the American tradition I have ever seen.
Over the years, I have bought Buddy Guy CDs and LPs on occasion--in a futile search for one that would even begin to capture the memory of that live show. I don't understand it. Maybe the producers were terrified of the real Buddy Guy the raw great pure noise the man could make. Fools.
Yeah he's won a lot awards and yeah they stuck him in a lot of hall of fames and all that but still--he was just better live
And now this CD comes along. Yeah. This is the Buddy Guy I Remember. This is the guy whose guitar was literally twice as loud as the rest of the band. This is the genius who just depended on pure inspiration his pure genius to make his guitar sing.
This is an absolutely incredible CD. The live portion is about the length of a single set in a club. Amazing.
This is a must own CD.
Now let me quickly express my annoyance with several of the negative reviews here. The sound on this CD is EXACTLY what I remember at his live show. His guitar is just CRANKED! to the point the other instruments are fighting to be heard. That's how it should be. SO the sound is great.
Yes believe it or not Buddy and the guy who announce him use a couple of four letter words. Hey I'm the practicing Catholic, I'm not offended, this is a guy who wrote the song Damn Right I've got the Blues. You guys must be nuts.
If you don't love this CD, well, I am afraid you may not be ready for the blues. Maybe you should seek out another genre of music. The Sandpipers are still in print you know.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Baddest MF in Chicago
That's what the announcer says of Buddy and not just because he works for the master. Recorded at his club, Legends, Buddy is better than ever at the ripe old age of 77.
Published 4 months ago by Duane Albright
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buddy at his own club.
These are some great live versions of some classic songs. Buddy Guy is a treasure we are lucky to still have around. This album is well worth a listen.
Published 6 months ago by Rita
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy does it again
Quality of recording is very good....
Having been to many of Buddy's shows, this CD really captures everything that makes him a true American Treasure
If ya cant can't... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cameron
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent album, not BG's best
This is personal, of course. I generally like Buddy Guy, and saw him live a few times. However, I didn't like this album as much as I expected.
Published 6 months ago by whois101
4.0 out of 5 stars a decent live cd from buddy
Live at legends is a good live album from buddy.this live cd features some live songs and some studio tracks. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rohit R
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool, funny and balsy. Typical Buddy.
This is a great live recording of Buddy Guy at this club in Chicago. Well recorded and very enjoyable selection from one of the masters of big city blues.
Published 7 months ago by Robert Van Housen
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the greats
Buddy Guy live is one of the best shows you will ever see. He is back in full voice and playing great guitar on this live CD.
Published 8 months ago by Action addict
5.0 out of 5 stars gets no better than this cd
buddy guy live at legends is the real deal.i like his interacting with the crowd.this is buddy guy best cd ever. Read more
Published 9 months ago by fred j.
3.0 out of 5 stars Live at Legends
Live performances are good but the total live recordings are short- consequently they have had to add a couple of studio recordings to fill in the gap. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Daniel Mazur
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw Buddy
Buddy Guy is one of the all time great Blue's artists and this album has been recorded at his club in Chicago. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Timothy Duncan
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