Living Proof - Buddy Guy
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  • Summary: The blues guitarist's latest solo album features Carlos Santana and B.B. King as guests.
  • Record Label: Jive
  • Genre(s): Rap, Blues, Pop/Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Regional Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Chicago Blues
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    100
    Seventy-four years on, he has recorded what is surely the blues album of the year.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    80
    There are lots of martial bust-ups and squalls of fretboard fury that show that Buddy may be old but he's still wild. [Jan 2011, p.88]
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    80
    Whilst Living Proof is very much the blues, Buddy Guy's solos give this a rawness that swells with discord, and the result feels more akin to the avant-garde guitar days of Sonic Youth and Shellac.
  4. Oct 26, 2010
    74
    The guitar legend still plays with the energy of a teenager-albeit a highly talented one-just starting out. And when he gets his dander up on such tracks as "Too Soon" and "Let the Door Knob Hit Ya," Guy can still diss like a street gangsta
  5. Oct 29, 2010
    70
    From the Stratocaster sizzle of "Key Don't Fit" to the piercing Telecaster sting of the title track, it's the best batch of blues Guy's cooked up in years.
  6. 60
    What's wrong with the record is plain. The lyrics' first-person mythmaking gets trite. The guest appearances sound fainthearted, tailored to the ears of Grammy voters. But the heart of the record is deeply, honorably misbehaved.
  7. Jan 6, 2011
    60
    Even if the songs aren't much more than workmanlike, they're good enough to showcase the man's still mighty roar and shattering guitar playing. [Jan 2011, p.142]

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  1. Nov 7, 2010
    8
    wow, what a disc... this old guy, creates a great bluesy album. The Song "Where the Blues begin" feature Santana and the song "Stay around a little longer" with the King of Blues BB King are the i-point for this tasty album. thanks and ...everybody's got to go... I hope you don't Expand