Buddy Guy's Landmark Vanguard Release from '68 – Remastered from the Original Analog Reels by Capitol Mastering's Ron McMaster for the Album's 50th Anniversary
This reissue of A Man and the Blues is filled with Buddy Guy's soulful electric guitar licks and passionate vocals. Buddy lays it all on the line on this 1968 landmark recording where he bridges the Chicago blues and R&B. Buddy is joined by a tight combo featuring the seamless Otis Spann tickling the keys, Wayne Bennett on rhythm guitar, Jack Myers on bass, Fred Below on drums, and a trio of soulful saxes. Guy's first outing after departing Chess Records and second studio effort overall, essential tracks like "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "One Room Country Shack," and "I Can't Quit the Blues" are as explosive as they are stunning. Remastered from the original analog session tapes by Capitol Mastering's Ron McMaster, this 50th anniversary reissue is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in an old-school, tip-on jacket. Essential Chicago blues!