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Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

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By JOHN CARUCCI

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It just comes to show just how much racial progress needed to be made, and still does. Guys like Guy and Waters were brought to the limelight even more because it took white foreigners like the Rolling Stones to do it. And that probably saved rock'n'roll itself from falling into a bottomless pit of cleaned-up, polished milquetoast pop gruel. Rock'n'roll is the ultimate music because it's a fusion of Black and White American music genres and even today some people forget that.

And the blues do continue on, we have Guy, George Thorogood, ZZ Top, and recently newcomers like Samantha Fish and that Serbian girl Ana Pavolik (sp?).

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Enough just CANNOT be said about Buddy Guy, his influence is simply massive!

His intensity is on such a high level there are very few in his league, please stick around for a while yet BG, love everything that you do!

And keep on playing those blues!!

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I had the fortune to see Buddy Guy live in Chicago. I didn't know too much about blues at that time, I was more into rock and metal, but that experience made me a big electric blues fan, to this day. Many thanks Mr. Buddy Guy, one of the greatest guitarists alive (just check the long line of famous guitarists who claim Buddy as their influence!)

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BigYen, I was just listening to John Mayall's 70th birthday concert when I read your comment!

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Lucky to catch Buddy live in his heyday, unlucky to miss him at his Legends Club on Wabash Ave, but that night the atmosphere was electric, the red hot Cajun blues band making for an unforgettable evening of American music, her greatest gift to the world.

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Came late to John Mayall in Munich 1973. I have always admired this English blues work horse , but he didn't change my life. That was the one and only Frank Zappa whose early demise still hurts.

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I got to spend an hour with Mr Guy on a drive from O'Hare Airport to the far Southside back in '95 and he is quite the gentleman. I remember him well albeit I have no knowledge of his music whatsoever. I remember his gentleness and graciousness...and, at the time, I had no idea his prominence nor was it anywhere apparent in his demeanor...

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At the Long Beach Blues Festival in 1989, I was up in front watching as Buddy Guy came down to the audience level on the grass separated by a chain link fence. He was walking along the line of people while continuing to play and I tried to get a picture. I fumbled with my cheap camera but realized that I had forgotten to advance the film for the next shot. Too late, I thought as Buddy passed by. But he had seen me fumbling, walked back and stood in front of me for a few seconds while tearing into one of his amazing solos and let me get the picture. Big smile on his face. Just an amazing, wonderful musician and human being.

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American legend.

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