It’s hard to believe that, at the time this live album was recorded, the Godfather of Chicago Blues, Buddy Guy, was in his mid 70s. From the Opening Wah wah of “Best Damn Fool”, Guy lets rip with all the fearlessness of a blues legend just going for it with reckless abandon. His signature vocal rasp is as raw as ever as he puts Stratocaster through its paces in a blistering set.
Legends is Buddy’s very own blues club and this album has the relaxed vibe of a jam night in a room full of friends. Standout numbers include “Polka Dot Love” and a cover of the Muddy Waters classic, “Mannish Boy”.
Elsewhere, Buddy has fun with medleys, including John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom”, segueing into Cream’s “Strange Brew” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” morphing into Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love’.
Hard edged and full of attitude, Live At Legends is a true homecoming gig from one of the blues’ hardest working survivors. Be sure to check it out.