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  • Audio CD (July 22, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Zomba
  • ASIN: B001870MES
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,459 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Best Damn Fool
2. Too Many Tears
3. Lyin' Like A Dog
4. Show Me The Money
5. Every Time I Sing The Blues
6. Out In The Woods
7. Hammer And A Nail
8. That's My Home
9. Skin Deep
10. Who's Gonna Fill Those Shoes
11. Smell The Funk
12. I Found Happiness

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Skin Deep is the 2008 release by Buddy Guy. The album features The Memphis Horns, Willie Mitchell,Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph and Quinn Sullivan.

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It’s erroneous to characterize this 2008 Buddy Guy release, his first in three years, as a comeback, since he’s never been gone. But between a spotlight stealing performance in Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert flick Shine a Light in the same year and the appearance of Skin Deep, Guy has returned to the crossover arena as the magnetic and dynamic blues journeyman he has always been. Drop the laser anywhere on these dozen tunes, all but five authored or co-penned by the Chicago guitarist, and it’s like a blast of hot wind in the face. Even with drummer Tom Hambrige’s somewhat slick production, Guy is in your face, spitting out words with strutting swagger and peeling off molten licks that leave smoldering scars. Guests such as Derek Trucks and Eric Clapton seem like an afterthought, yet the former’s sensitive slide work on the titular ballad brings a crying gospel quality to the song. Trucks’ wife, Susan Tedeschi, makes a vibrant vocal foil on the mid-tempo "Too Many Tears," an obvious single. Roots guitar fans will thrill at the six-string intensity of the ferocious slow blues "Out in the Woods" where Guy unleashes torrents of raw sound that make this disc so consistently riveting and a highlight in the legend’s extensive catalog. --Hal Horowitz

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Easily a five-star album.
Amar Mirza
Forget that there are great guests on it like Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Eric Clapton, this is Buddy at his best.
Husky Toughskins
And his expressive blues singing is every bit as rawboned and powerful as his guitar playing.
Art and Music

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Mike VINE VOICE on July 25, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The sixth track on this album, "Out In The Woods," begins as a twisted alliance between super-distorted electric guitar and acoustic slide...with Buddy informing us that he has wolf blood in his veins...and it crawls along at a slow, deadly simmer until he proclaims "LET ME EXPLAIN THIS"...

Then it's Buddy in full Kingsnake mode, claiming the throne, smacking down the contenders.

With John Lee and Muddy gone, Buddy is the last of a dying breed. This is raw, brutal, dangerous music. The Silvertone releases, with the possible exception of Heavy Love, have been extremely rewarding. "Skin Deep" is the heaviest album since Sweet Tea, and it can be appreciated on a number of levels. First, there's no shortage of guitar. Second, the vocals are attitude-filled and emotive. Finally, Buddy just HITS it from the first note and doesn't let up. There's no filler, no weak tracks, no throwaways. You get a few changes in tempo for variety but this is the guy who walked out on the Rolling Stones' stage in Shine a Light and reminded them of how it's DONE. As Mick Jagger said, "Buddy **********ing Guy."
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By John Kellogg on July 24, 2008
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In my opinion, Buddy's last Silvertone release, "Bring 'em In," suffered from guest stars that overshadowed the affair, making Buddy sound like second fiddle on his own record. While there's still guest stars aplenty on "Skin Deep," Buddy sounds a lot more in control of his own rodeo, and the guest stars definitely sound like they are here to support Buddy, and not the other way around.

Sonically, "Skin Deep" does indeed have a clean and mondern sound, which may disappoint some looking for a down 'n' dirty blues album. Buddy's guitar is still dirty and gritty, though, and it's pushed to the forefront in all its nasty glory.

This album is being hyped as Buddy's first release with all-orignal tunes. That being said, there are a few throwaway songs that don't bring much depth to the proceedings ("Hammer and a Nail," "Smell the Funk"), but there was bound to be a little filler. Buddy does deliver the goods on every tune, however. He even delivers on the title tune, which can only be considered adult contemporary schmaltz. It's a hammy anti-racism tune, but Buddy delivers the lines with conviction and turns in a fine performance.

At 72, people might be expecting Buddy to have lost a step or two, but his guitar is still capable of peeling paint off of the walls, and his terrific singing voice has barely aged a day. In fact, Buddy sounds as energized and vibrant as I've heard him in some time. He sang "Done Got Old" several years ago, but now, he seems more content to throw away his Geritol, crank his amp to 10, and let the good times roll.

The songs themselves are mostly strong, with the occasional filler tune, like I already mentioned.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Rick Shaq Goldstein on July 22, 2008
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Buddy Guy will be seventy-two-years-old on July 30th 2008, and he simply defies the hands-of-time. This CD highlights a voice that is as strong as a man half his age. He still effortlessly hits the high notes at absolute full throttle without the slightest sign of effort. The energy that emanates from his guitar, when he "bends" the strings like blues strings were meant to be bent.... has been matched by only a select few guitarists in modern blues history. Guest appearances by Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Eric Clapton, and the Memphis Horns, among others, simply helps elevate this CD to a "classic" level.

This CD contains twelve songs totaling approximately fifty-eight minutes of Blues. Included within the twelve songs, are two tunes over five-minutes-and forty-seconds in length... and two songs that are over seven-minutes long. As true electric blue's fans will attest to... once you really get the blues... you need more than five minutes to fully appreciate them.

This release reinforces once again... that... BUDDY GUY... IS THE GREATEST LIVING ELECTRIC BLUES PERFORMER. This is a must buy CD.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Kyle TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 6, 2008
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You want some strong blues by the best players around, this is your CD. Guy plays some funky hard guitar here and he's got Robert Randolph (who some say is the next Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Clapton right up there playing with him. And if you want some serious gritty female vocals, there's always Susan Tedeschi.

I usually mention a couple of favorites. So far, "Out in the Woods" is the song that's gotten the most repeats. Think New Orleans bayou on a full moon night with the loup garous howling. This is one where Randolph plays, and the guitars are just howling.

"Best Damn Fool," which is the CD opener, epitomizes the blues sentiment.

Guy and Tedeschi were intended to sing together. Just listen to the two of them on "Too Many Tears."

I have a feeling this one's not going to get out of my CD player for a long time. My prediction is "Skin Deep" is going to be one of the best albums of 2008.

Rebecca Kyle, August 2008
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By WVU Rick on August 19, 2008
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Buddy Guy remains one of the few artists that I actually track CD release dates. Silvertone has done wonders for his well deserved career creating some of the best music regardless of preference for blues or guitar rock.

The first half of this CD is terrific, especially the first two tracks- a classic, paint peeling Buddy jam followed by a great ensemble with Trucks and Tedeschi. My interest faded over the second half of the disc and I started to wonder where my copies of Sweet Tea, Slippin' In and Feels Like Rain had gone. Good but not great.
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I understand your concerns about the new album, BUT-you've also have to consider other factors. First of all, it doesn't hurt to have some commercial appeal with a new release--especially Blues CD's-it sells records. Another thing--is what I call "Spoon-Feeding" Blues to a new or young... Read More
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