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”.
01. Talkin’ Bout Women Obviously
03. Buddy’s Blues
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.