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Buddy Guy is an American blues guitarist, as well as a singer. Known as an inspiration to Jimi Hendrix and other 1960's blues and rock legends, Guy is considered as an important exponent for Chicago blues, made famous by Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He has influenced both the widely known and local blues guitarists.
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Buddy Guy is known for his showmanship; for example, he plays with drumsticks and walks into the audience whilst playing, the latter being a gimmick he picked up from a local blues guitarist at an early age.
Buddy Guy grew up in Louisiana where he learned to play guitar. In the early 1950s he began performing with bands in Baton Rouge. Soon after moving to Chicago in 1957, Guy fell under the influence of "Mighty" Muddy Waters. In 1958 he won a record contract with Artistic Records after beating the West Side guitarists Magic Sam and Otis Rush in a competition at the Blue Flame Club. Soon afterwards he recorded for the Cobra label.
In the early 1960s, Buddy Guy was a session guitarist for Chess Records. He recorded on Junior Wells sessions for Delmark Records under the pseudonym Friendly Chap in 1965 and 1966. His career took off during a blues revival period in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was sparked by Eric Clapton's request that Buddy Guy be part of the '24 nights' all-star blues guitar lineup at London's Royal Albert Hall and his subsequent signing with Silvertone Records.
Notable albums include Stone Crazy, Damn Right I've Got The Blues, Feels Like Rain, Blues Singer, Buddy's Baddest: The Best Of Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells' Hoodoo Man Blues.