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Play the Blues
Buddy Guy, Junior Wells
Play the Blues
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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By all accounts, the greatest album ever cut by Chicago electric blues legend Buddy Guy and his studio and stage cohort Junior Wells. Features Eric Clapton, Dr. John, and members of The J. Geils Band!

      
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All Artists: Buddy Guy, Junior Wells
Title: Play the Blues
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 5/12/1992
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227029920, 081227881160

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By all accounts, the greatest album ever cut by Chicago electric blues legend Buddy Guy and his studio and stage cohort Junior Wells. Features Eric Clapton, Dr. John, and members of The J. Geils Band!

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All round blues
David Brubaker | San Diego, CA United States | 03/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ireally enjoy this CD. What stands out for me, is you start out in New Orleans and start traveling thru Georgia on up to St.Louis and Chicago. All kinds of blues is represented.
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells really work well together."
Spirited recording
Steven A. Peterson | Hershey, PA (Born in Kewanee, IL) | 05/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a spirited rendition of the work of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, two of Chicago's leading lights in the blues world. Junior Wells' harmonica playing and Buddy Guy's guitar work set a sound foundation for this CD. This was a re cording spearheaded by Eric Clapton as his Derek and the Dominoes album was being finally mixed. And we are fortunate to be able to listen to the results.

Backing instrumentals are played by the likes of Clapton, Dr. John (on piano), and J. Geils (guitar), among others.

Some cuts illustrate their work. "A Man of Many Words" is a clean sounding, contemporary blues song. This does not look back toward the delta or the early Chicago sound. Clapton's guitar playing is interesting and spirited (although maybe a bit overdone). The vocals are smooth. Some nice wording:

"I know I rap long and know I rap strong,
Come on mama let me turn you on."

"T-Bone Shuffle" is one of T-Bone Walker's songs. Here, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells do a nice job with their cover. The sound is simpler than with "A Man of Many Words." The ensemble playing is very good. Vocals, again, are nice, as they play with lines like:

"Tell me what the reason
You keep on teasin' me."

"This Old Fool" is another fun cut. J. Geils joins with guitar here. Buddy Guy sings against a really insistent beat, with the rhythm section playing splendidly. Magic Dick's harmonica adds to the whole sound. There is a great blues sensibility to this song. The end of the song features some fiery guitar work.

So, this is a nice view of the work of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. The session that was recorded here is lively and has a spontaneous feel to it. Well worth listening to.
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What more could you ask for?
Rickey Noel Mitchell | Fresno ,Ca | 09/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought "Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play the Blues abum" when it first hit the rack.
Then again about a month ago. It had the same effect as it did back then...I put it in the cd player, sat down and didn't get up until I'd heard every song on the cd.
It is Buddy Guy and Junior at their very best.
Rickey Noel Mitchell"