Should I see Buddy Guy live if given the chance?

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  1. _MementoMori_

    _MementoMori_ Friend of Leo's

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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    He'll be in my neck of the woods soon. I'm not familiar with him aside from generally knowing that he's considered one of the blues greats. Feel free to post your favorite Buddy Guy tracks here and let me know what you think of him.
     
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    Nah....just stay home and watch TV...lots of great stuff on there
     
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    Yes number two.

    Went to a Blues fest a while ago (to see B.B. King again). Buddy played just before B.B. & was great.
     
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    You may not get the chance again. He puts on a great show. If you sit by the aisle, you may be able to touch the hem of his garment - until you are beaten back by security...
     
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    Buddy Guy is about to be 85 years old.

    I first saw him live over 30 years ago and Buddy was on fire!!! An incredible amount of energy, charisma, and guitar blues wizardry.

    I would guess his shows now are very different. I'm glad I got to see him back in the day.
     
  7. _MementoMori_

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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    I don't watch TV at all. Ever. Haven't for decades, really.
     
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    Yes
     
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    You are really missing out
     
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    Saw him several times in the 70 and 80's, not many of the old blues men left from back in the day.
     
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    This..

     
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    Buddy Guy is a master showman. Every time that I’ve ever seen him, he’s had the crowd eating out of his hand from the jump. I’ve always thought more performers should go see Buddy so they have a better idea of just what they’re supposed to be doing up on the stage.
     
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    That's not even a question. You should definitely go see him.

    I've been wanting to see him for over 10 years but he rarely comes to the UK these days, I'm guessing due to his age.

    I think he's pretty much the only living Blues legend from the Chicago scene in the 1960's.

    A few of my favourites.





    And this with the Reverend is so so good.

     
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    I am not a big fan of Buddy Guy's live show, but I would say, yes, you should see him. I have seen him several times but haven't seen him for at least 20 years. He is a showman, and sometimes that gets in the way of the music, but that's OK. It's who he is, and he is a huge part of American blues history. I am sure that his show is different now that he is older, and if given a chance I would go to see him again.
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Thanks for the links. I'm listening now.
     
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    I guess it depends on how much attending a concert by a true blues electric guitarist legend would be of value to you. His influence is listed as a corner stone to the work of many blues rock guitarists who came after. Buddy Guy and Albert King were like the trestles of the bridge that morphed blues into blues rock.
     
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    Yes - always worth paying homage to one of the last of the greats of the original Chicago blues. They're not always great at 85 although some are.

    But its so cool to be able to say you saw Muddy, BB, John Lee Hooker etc as I once did.

    That generation is almost gone so go!!!
     
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    Yes. I don't know about your town, but bigtime performing artists aren't an everyday thing in Plundertown. Bo Diddley stopped here not long before he died, and I've always regretted not going*. Leon Russell, same thing, and never mind about William Stafford. I don't remember my reasons from the time, but I surely could have rearranged my busy schedule somehow. . . .

    I recently saw Buddy Guy on a segment of Dan Rather's The Big Interview. He's an interesting, talented person.



    * Somebody brilliant tried renovating a defunct J.C. Penney store as a music venue, and promoting small concerts in it. I'm sorry it didn't work out; wish I'd supported it by at least buying tickets. The place is a "call center" now.
     
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    Short answer... Yes!
     
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    Yes. If you have to catch up on laundry just start the load before you go. Then you’ll be out of excuses. Go.
     
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