Buddy Guy – Buddy Guy And The Juniors – LP

Buddy Guy - Buddy Guy And The Juniors - LP

Buddy Guy – Buddy Guy And The Juniors – LP

Elemental Music presents a 180 gram LP reissue of a oneof- a-kind album featuring one of Chicago blues’ most dynamic duos, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, together with the talented pianist Junior Mance: the sensational Buddy and the Guys. Originally issued in 1970 by Blue Thumb Records and deservedly back in print, Buddy and the Juniors came about when then-fledgling producer Michael Cuscuna tried to rustle up some dough to finish a Guy project for Vanguard (the label refused to pay for the star’s plane ticket to a mixing session) by booking a fast cheap date with the two Juniors. The result was a relaxed down-home detour – acoustic and improvised – recorded in December 18, 1969. Highlights of this essential album are the immortal “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Five Long Years”, “Rock Me Mama”, “Ain’t No Need” and “Buddy’s Blues”.

SIDE A:

01. Talkin’ Bout Women Obviously
02. Riffin’
03. Buddy’s Blues

SIDE B:

04. Hoochie Coochie Man
05. Five Long Years
06. Rock Me Mama
07. Ain’t No Need

Produced by Michael Cuscuna Recorded at Vanguard Studios,New York City on Dec. 18, 1969. Engineer: Geoff Turner

Buddy Guy: Acoustic guitar and vocals
Junior Wells: Harmonica and vocals
Junior Mance: Piano

Design & Photography by Tom Wilkes & Barry Feinstein for Camouflage Productions.
Junior Mance appears courtesy of Atlantic Records. Black and white head shots by Susan Hyman.