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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

Buy Online Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac - Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

Legendary drummer, Mick Fleetwood enlisted an all-star cast for a one-of-a-kind concert honouring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder, Peter Green which was held on 25th February 2020 at the London, Palladium.

The bill included Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler, Bill Wyman, Noel Gallagher, Pete Townshend, Neil Finn, Kirk Hammett and many more. Legendary producer Glyn Johns joined as the executive sound producer and the house band featured Fleetwood himself along with Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze and Ricky Peterson.

Fleetwood, who curated the list of artists performing, said: “The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music.

Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. ‘Then Play On’…”