The world knows of two Buddy Guys. One is the guitarist revealing his genius only in controlled bursts to enhance the work of big-name blues artists on dozens of sessions for Chess records. The other is the showman unleashed on stage, freed from the restrictions usually placed on him in the recording studio. Eddie Jones, a.k.a. Guitar Slim was Guy’s early idol, so much so that Guitar Slim’s ‘The Things I Used to Do’ is performed by Guy to this day, and the way in which he adapts it reveals much about the two sides of Buddy Guy.
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Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim