The Complete Chess Studio Sessions

The Complete Chess Studio Sessions

by Buddy GuyBuddy Guy

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Overview

Over the past decade a new generation has discovered Buddy Guy's raunchy guitar licks, soul-deep vocals and electrifying live shows. But the veteran of West Side Chicago blues clubs and roadhouse one-nighters has had the right stuff since the early '60s when he was a session player for Chess Records. Between laying down guitar lines for Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Koko Taylor, Guy cut 43 tunes on his own. The two-CD THE COMPLETE CHESS STUDIO RECORDINGS, is a living testament to the pivotal role Guy's generation of Chicago blues artists played in the transition from deep blues to urban R&B and soul. Cuts like "First Time I Met the Blues" and the devastatingly lonely "My Mother" are gritty and pain-filled, with the Louisiana native's high, honeyed voice echoing the poverty and oppression that blacks experienced in the South. But there are also the sexy-smooth guitar grooves on "Moanin'" and "Night Flight," and plenty of party pieces, too. "Slop Around" reflects the innocent but energetic R&B tunes of the era, "Skippin'" features the chicken-pickin' guitar style, and "Going to School" is Guy's now classic takeoff of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb. THE COMPLETE CHESS STUDIO RECORDINGS documents a master at his flowering and reveals he had hit full bloom pretty darn quick.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/1992
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076732933725
catalogNumber: 9337

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Guy   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery   Piano
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Robert Nighthawk   Guitar
A.C. Reed   Tenor Saxophone
Junior Wells   Harmonica
Phil Upchurch   Bass
Gene Barge   Tenor Saxophone
Lefty Bates   Guitar
Fred Below   Drums
Milton Bland   Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Boyd   Bass
Leonard Caston   Organ,Piano
Duncan   Drums
Jarrett Gibson   Tenor Saxophone,Baritone (Vocal)
Lacy Gibson   Guitar
Donald Hankins   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Clifton James   Drums
Lafayette Leake   Organ,Piano
Jack Meyers   Bass
Jack Myers   Bass
Bob Neely   Tenor Saxophone
Otis Spann   Piano
Charles Stepney   Drums
Leroy Stewart   Bass
Phil Thomas   Drums
Murray Watson   Trumpet
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Harmonica
Sonny Turner   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer,Producer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Gene Barge   Composer,Producer
Leonard Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Bill Inglot   Engineer
Andy McKaie   Producer
John Strother   Engineer
Don Snowden   Liner Notes
Chuck Calhoun   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Ronald Dean Badger   Composer

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