Buddy Guy

Winning a couple of Grammys may have tamed certain auburn-haired blues artists who then became stars on VH-1. (Could that be you, Bonnie?) But not the main Guy. With two Grammys on his shelf, he's still the meanest S.O.B. (that's Sultan Of the Blues) performing right now. Guy and producer Eddie Kramer pay careful attention to the pace of the record, working diligently to vary both styles and tempos. When blues lovers hear the simplified, deliciously moody "Trouble Blues," they'll fondly recall the heyday of Chicago's Chess Records. And Guy kicks out the jams with "Man of Many Words," which could be found in the middle of any Black Crowes set list. Better make some more space on the mantel, Buddy. Slippin' In seems bound to keep those shiny gold Grammys coming. (Silvertone)

  • Contributors:
  • Craig Tomashoff,
  • David Hiltbrand,
  • Eric Levin,
  • Jeremy Helligar,
  • Andrew Abrahams.