Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues 180g LP

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

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High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics in the January 2023 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

The blues is perhaps one of the most private things from which a human being can suffer. However, to play the blues, and thus to express a man's innermost feelings and state of mind, is probably the most important task of black music. With Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, we have two disciples from the world of the blues who express their highly personal blues with profound instrumental proficiency. The enormously talented, self-taught guitarist Buddy Guy was ranked 23rd in Rolling Stones magazine's list "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", and several times he was awarded one of the coveted Grammy awards. Junior Wells entered Muddy Waters' 'academy' at the tender age of 18 and played the blues harp with enormous passion and virtuosity.

In this recording, the musicians condense their rock playing over a bone-dry bass line to create a mantra-like funky style ("A Man Of Many Words"), passing on with fleet-footed steps to a slender chirping sound on the mandolin with a 12-bar blues construction and creating an earthy groove ("T-Bone Shuffle"). Then the duo works perseveringly on an unrelenting chord ("A Poor Man's Plea"), only to return to two numbers that pulsate forcefully with a snappy and jagged offbeat ("This Old Fool").

The handpicked band, among them being co-producer Eric Clapton who is eternalized on the rhythm and bottleneck guitar, and the voodoo rocker Dr. John who occasionally contributes his magic on the keyboard, make this album a truly collectible sound experience.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

This record is regarded by many as a classic, and Speakers Corner's beautifully remastered reissue should delight people who didn't take as much care of the copies they bought in the 1970s as they might have.. a solid outing by two of the greatest blues performers, and a great introduction for rock listeners.
-Duck Baker, The Absolute Sound, January 2023, Music 3.5/5, Sonics 4.5/5


  • 180g High Quality Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue
  • Made from the original, analogue master tapes
  • Faithful reproduction of original artwork and labels
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany


Junior Wells vocals, harmonica
Buddy Guy vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Eric Clapton rhythm guitar, bottleneck guitar
A.C. Reed tenor sax
Mike Utley piano, organ
Leroy Stewart bass
Roosevelt Shaw drums
Dr. John piano ("A Man Of Many Words", "T-Bone Shuffle" & "Messin' With The Kid")
Carl Radle bass ("A Man Of Many Words")
Jim Gordon drums ("A Man Of Many Words")
J. Geils rhythm guitar ("This Old Fool" & "Honeydripper")
Magic Dick harmonica ("This Old Fool" & "Honeydripper")
Seth Justman piano ("This Old Fool" & "Honeydripper")
Danny Klein bass ("This Old Fool" & "Honeydripper")
Stephen Bladd drums ("This Old Fool" & "Honeydripper")
Juke Joint Jimmy foot tapping ("This Old Fool" & "Honeydripper")


Side One:

  1. A Man Of Many Words
  2. My Baby Left Me (She Left Me A Mule To Ride)
  3. Come On In This House / Have Mercy Baby
  4. T - Bone Shuffle
  5. A Poor Man's Plea

Side Two:

  1. Messin' With The Kid
  2. This Old Fool
  3. I Don't Know
  4. Bad Bad Whiskey
  5. Honeydripper

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