BUDDY GUY – ” Heavy Love ” Reissue

Posted: May 23, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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American blues musician Buddy Guy is an exponent of Chicago blues and influenced many prominent guitarists, including Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Eric Clapton, and John Mayer. His 1998 album Heavy Love is another one of his fine blues-rock records. Besides two songs of his own material, he’s covering classics from Willie Dixon (“I Just Want to Make Love to You”). Tony Joe White (“Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You”), ZZ Top (“I need you tonight”), and many more.

It is more heavy compared to many of his other recordings, but he still finds his way back to the blues. Buddy Guy subscribes to the theory “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Losing commercial ground to the new blues blonde young guns of Johnny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd he hired their producer, and set out to record an album of loud, frenzied blues-rock. Purists will cringe at the unabashed commercial concessions on Heavy Love sure, he covers “Midnight Train,” but it’s a duet with Johnny Lang and it complements the funkified “I Just Wanna Make Love to You,” the psychedelicized licks, Nevertheless, It works well when compared to the modern electric blues of the post Stevie Ray Vaughan era, especially since Guy once again contributes some scorching solos. Granted, his playing may veer too close to rock for some tastes, but anyone wanting an uninhibited, hard rocking Buddy Guy record won’t be disappointed with Heavy Love.

Heavy Love is available on vinyl for the first time. American blues musician Buddy Guy is an exponent of Chicago blues and influenced many prominent guitarists. His 1998 album Heavy Love consist of two originals and covers of classics from Willie Dixon, Tony Joe White and ZZ Top. This title is available on vinyl for the first time.

  • First time on vinyl
  • 1998 album feat. new songs and covers from Tony Joe White, Willie Dixon & ZZ Top
  • Includes “Midnight Train” featuring Jonny Lang

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