This week Buddy Guy – I Cry and Sing the Blues. This is the track and the album title; the album being one of the keenly priced collections issued by Charly as one of their Blues Masterworks series.
I own a few from this series and, although I’m not a great blues aficionado and so my opinion should be treated with caution, I wouldn’t say that they are necessarily the best recordings from the artists covered. That said, they are a cheap introduction and could provide a jumping off point to discover other albums by these and other blues artists.
The track posted is definitely the stand out track on the record. If it reaches you in anyway there is a wealth of Buddy Guy recordings to explore from his work in the Chess Record’s house band backing Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters et al, through his work with harmonica player Junior Wells to the numerous albums released under his own name. And if you need any more encouragement Buddy Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.