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This Is the Beginning: The Artistic Cobra & U.S.A.

This Is the Beginning: The Artistic Cobra & U.S.A.

Artist: Buddy Guy


Format: CD
Label: FUEL 2000
Catalog: 619812
Genre: Blues/Jazz
Rel. Date: 11/11/2013
UPC: 030206198126

More Info:

2013 release from the Blues legend. While Buddy Guy's music is often labeled Chicago Blues, his style is unique and separate. His music can vary from the most traditional, deepest blues to a creative, unpredictable and radical gumbo of the blues, avant rock, soul and free jazz that morphs at each night's performance.


 In the early '50s he began performing with bands in Baton Rouge. Soon after moving to Chicago in 1957, Guy fell under the influence of Muddy Waters. In 1958, a competition with West Side guitarists Magic Sam and Otis Rush gave Guy a record contract. Soon afterwards he recorded for Cobra Records and Artistic Records. This is the first domestic compilation of the Hall of Fame winner's earliest sides in over 20 years.