Buddy Guy-The Blues is Alive and Well Vinyl
Buddy Guy-The Blues is Alive and Well is the 18th studio album by American blues musician Buddy Guy. It was released on June 15, 2018 by RCA/Silvertone Records.
The Blues Is Alive and Well won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.Keith Richards and Jeff Beck play guitar on the song “Cognac”, and Mick Jagger plays harmonica on the song “You Did the Crime”.
On AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine said, “The Blues Is Alive and Well is full of songs charged with mortality. [The album] has a lot of songs in general – a full 15, lasting well over an hour. This excessive length means there’s a lot of room for levity, too, including James Bay sitting in for a duet on “Blue No More”, Mick Jagger’s wailing harp on “You Did the Crime”, and, best of all, a showdown with Keith Richards and Jeff Beck on “Cognac”.
In Blues Blast, Mark Thompson wrote, “Throughout his career, Buddy Guy has been known for his guitar prowess. Often times his skill as a singer would slide by with little notice. On this release, he consistently reaches into the emotional depths, often with bone-chilling intensity, conveying hard-earned lessons on life and the people you meet along the way.
On Rock and Blues Muse, Dave Resto said, “It was a lifetime ago when the Lettsworth, Louisiana native followed his dreams and moved to Chicago to make his fortune. There, he worked as the house guitarist at Chess Records where he formed musical alliances with Muddy Waters and Junior Wells and went on to influence generations of legendary guitarists. Today, the 81-year-old Guy boasts a long list of accomplishments in the music industry. The Blues Is Alive and Well is Guy’s assertion that both he and the genre still have a lot to say.
- “A Few Good Years”
- “Guilty as Charged”
- “Cognac” (featuring Jeff Beck, Keith Richards)
- “The Blues Is Alive and Well”
- “Bad Day”
- “Blue No More” (featuring James Bay)
- “Whiskey for Sale”
- “You Did the Crime” (featuring Mick Jagger)
- “Old Fashioned”
- “When My Day Comes”
- “Nine Below Zero”
- “Ooh Daddy”
- “Somebody Up There”
- “End of the Line”
- “Milking Muther for Ya”