Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: GUY,BUDDY Title: SWEET TEA Street Release Date: 05/15/2001
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Media Type: CD
Title: SWEET TEA
Street Release Date: 05/15/2001
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Nice Cover CD!
deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 05/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Sweet Tea" is fast being heralded as Buddy's best CD ever. For example, the liner notes proclaim that Buddy "may have made the album of his life".There is no doubt that Buddy pours his heart and soul into this recording. However, no musician, with the possible exception of Linda Ronstadt, wants to have a cover CD credited as "the album of his life".Unlike Buddy's earlier CD's, "Damn Right, I've Got The Blues", "Feels Like Rain" and "Slippin' In", which all contain several Guy originals, "Sweet Tea" is a tribute CD to several of the North Mississippi Hills musicians such as, the late Junior Kimbrough, Lowell Fulsom & T-Model Ford who record(ed) for Fat Possum records. In fact, all but two of the songs are covers of these men.The dark, brooding, often hauting and hypnotic beat of the original tunes is left intact on this CD. However, what Buddy brings to the mix is his exceptional guitar solos that are otherwise absent on the originals. Make no mistake about it, Guy's playing on the CD is exceptional and is the best he has played in a long time. If you want to hear something a little different from Buddy Guy, this is your CD.On the other hand, I think the impoverished and often over looked Mississippi Hills musicians should be given their due as well. So, if you like this CD I would urge you to strongly consider RL Burnside's "Wish I Were In Heaven", Junior Kimbrough's "All Night Long", T-Model Ford's "She Ain't None of Your'n, Jessie Mae Hemphill's "Feelin Good" or Robert Belfour's "What's Wrong With You" all are excellent, recent CD's worth a listen."
Sometimes you CAN go home again
Badzilla | Pittsburgh, PA | 05/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Usually I find the phrase "contemporary blues" synonymous with "Stevie Ray clone shredding over same old twelve bar". Or even more to the point, "[stinks]". The few rare gems that come along and are truly worthy of the name "Blues" usually have the name "Fat Possum" associated with it. While this doesn't bear the Fat Possum logo, it does contain songs written by some of the labels finest artists, including Junior Kimbrough, Cedell Davis, Robert Cage, and T-Model Ford. It was recorded in North Mississippi and it seems the time away from Chicago proved invaluable. Recent releases by Buddy have ranged from "just OK" to lackluster. With his location change he seems to be revitalized, playing and singing with a passion he hasn't displayed as well since his early Chess work. He seems completely at home singing these songs, almost as if he never even left the south. Fans of his guitar work won't be disappointed either. The vintage equipment used on this album lends his already impressive tone a rawer and warmer sound that compliments the trance-inducing drone of these hill country songs perfectly. A track by track analysis would be pointless. The simple fact is this album is phenomenal. Any fan of true blues will sit in amazement as this disc plays. It's hard to imagine that an album like this could be made in the year 2001. Sweet Tea is a blues umbilical cord, reaching back decades to bring us all a reminder of what the blues is, and should be, about."
Blues for fans of the HEAVY
Zlbenson | MN, USA | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've only recently been exploring the world of straight up blues. I'm from the background of metal, doom, and what have you. Someone referred this album to me.
Christ, this is HEAVY!
The bass rumbles, the guitar screams, and man Buddy Guy's voice on this rivals some of the best rocker/metal guys. This is intense.
I love it."