One by one, Buddy Guy’s friends and onetime peers have passed away, leaving the 75-year-old singer, guitarist and club owner as the last major American bluesman of his generation. Bittersweet as that thought may be, you’d never guess just by watching Guy in concert; the work of a peerless showman, these string-bending, sweat-soaked marathons would test the stamina of men half his age. That’s what it takes just to touch on the highlights from the Louisiana-born Guy’s prodigious catalog, records that profoundly influenced everyone from the Rolling Stones to Gary Clark Jr. — early Chess sides backing the likes of Muddy Waters; Play the Blues, his seminal 1972 pairing with fellow Chess alum and wicked harp-blower Junior Wells; roaring late-‘80s comeback Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues; and latter-day Grammy winners like 2015’s Born to Play Guitar. Guy is pretty much the closest thing we’ve got to a one-man history of the blues, and its legacy couldn’t be in better hands.
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