Buddy Guy at the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival, 2009 | File Photo | Uncredited | Copyright control | tc038
George “Buddy” Guy was born on July 30, 1936 and is a successful blues singer, songwriter and club proprietor. He plays on many Chess recordings: Guy was a member of Muddy Waters’ band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. He can be heard on Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” and Koko Taylor’s “Wang Dang Doodle” as well as on his own Chess sides and the series of records he made with harmonica player Junior Wells. His flamboyant style (and high level of amplification!) influenced a whole generation of musicians in the 1960s. He is also a highly regarded player of acoustic guitar blues.
Buddy Guy has received no less than six Grammy Awards.