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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 06:13 PM
Nice & funny review.

http://classicrockrevisited.com/concertguyandallman.htm

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 06:28 PM

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 06:33 PM
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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 06:34 PM
I wonder why Gregg goes so light on material from "Low Country Blues" live?
 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 06:51 PM
Thanks for the link. I'll be seeing them both in a couple weeks but at different venues. Buddy's energy level is really impressive for his age.
 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 06:56 PM
I agree that no one should ever let Buddy Guy open a show. He's a dynamo even at 75. he'll be a showman until his last breath. As a music journalist, I have to say I'm disappointed the reviewer didn't know Gregg played show a month ago and not 4 months ago and the setlist had errors like "Talkiní About Trouble" which is "Can't Be Satisfied."

The sets were probably shorter for a few reasons - casinos seem to like shorter shows, two headliners usually means shorter sets. The reviewer didn't mention Quinn Sullivan who is with Buddy almost all the time, taking up 30 to 40 minutes of Buddy's sets which is just annoying.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 06:59 PM
Thanks for that. Since my peev is concert talkers, I especially liked Buddy's shushing the crowd and telling someone to shut the eff up. Well done!
 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 07:22 PM
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I wonder why Gregg goes so light on material from "Low Country Blues" live?


I'm thinking that this is about a 90 minute set. Casino shows are a bit shorter, and Gregg had to leave a few of the songs otherwise played out of the set list. Last couple times I've seen Gregg, he played around 2 hours or so.

I hope someone will post some videos from this tour.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 10:11 PM
"I Ainít No Angel " <LOL>
 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 11:47 AM
It seems "the ghost tour". No news, no pictures, no videos...

 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 12:57 PM
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I agree that no one should ever let Buddy Guy open a show.


Reminds me of seeing Buddy support Jeff Beck in the moat at the Tower of London a few years back.

Loved Buddy, walked out of Jeff long before the end! It was synthesizer jazz/ rock fusion, which I hate.


 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 05:09 PM
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It seems "the ghost tour". No news, no pictures, no videos...



http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/01/03/gregg-allman-friends-usher-in-2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2OOJTd-27Q

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 07:50 PM
"I agree that no one should ever let Buddy Guy open a show."

I agree. He opened for BB King last summer and was the highlight of the night.

By the same token, Buddy should never headline.

When he's the main act he rarely finishes a single song.

Annoying.

Quinn Sullivan was very impressive when we saw him.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 08:02 PM
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By the same token, Buddy should never headline.

When he's the main act he rarely finishes a single song.

Annoying.

Quinn Sullivan was very impressive when we saw him.


that is absolutely true. It's like one long medley. But he's amusing and if you only see him once or twice a year it's pretty cool. Quinn is good for a 12 year old kid but last time I saw Buddy, Quinn got about 40 minutes of the set which he doesn't deserve. Get him his own set opening or something.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 08:47 PM
The last time I saw Buddy Guy, about 15 yrs ago, he played great, as always. I'd seen him about 5 or 6 times before then, but this was the first as a headliner. He really turned me off though because all night all he did was rant about how noone ever respected him & that we were all a bunch of morons for for him not getting his due until later in life. He was telling this to the people that payed good money to see him play. NOONE that doesn't know him is gong to see him, so he was really putting down the people that knew who he was & what he's done. I don't need to be preached to by some guitar player on his high horse & haven't given him a dime of my money since then.
 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 10:23 PM
Buddy headlined the Syracuse BluesFest a few years ago.

I'd never seen him, was looking forward to the show.

My son Derek & I were right up front.

For the most part he never finished a song the whole night.

He'd start one then stop and say "here's what I taught Jimi Hendrix" and then he'd do 2/3 of Purple Haze, next he'd stop and say "I taught the Rolling Stones this one" and on and on and on.

He actually had the nerve to leave the stage and not do an encore even though he was contracted to play another 15 minutes.

I'm betting they won't be asking him back again.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 10:26 PM
Buddy Guy's "diva" personality is definitely his Achilles heel. When he's focused and feels like it, he can still rip on guitar. However, he does seem to have an inferiority complex about not getting enough respect, and often indulges in prima donna behavior that would make Aretha blush.

The man can play the blues though....

 
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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 10:44 PM
Yes, Buddy can be a diva..... if you see him a few times you will see him start a song and then say ' I can tell you weren't feeling that one' and go into another....... he will do the ' I taught them these licks'..... he will go out and play in the crowd - at his old club he would walk out the front door, play walking down the street in zero degree temps, and come in a side door....he will tell long stories instead of playing the song.....

but there is nothing like seeing him in his small club...a couple years ago he played Wanee - I was afraid he wouldn't be there because Koko Taylor died a day or 2 before - but he showed up and played a great set - the crowd was really into him and he strolled through the festival crowd playing for quite a while...

His last few albums are still full of energy..... with some really great songs....listen to 'I'm 74 years young' - although he's 75 now.

He is still a legend........... we lost so many of them last year in the blues world..... which is why I am taking one of my son's to his show January 29 - so he can see him before it is too late....

I still can't listen to 'Skin Deep' without getting choked up........

plus, Buddy lives in my town about 1-1/2 miles from me.....

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 02:10 AM

I swear you have some comics around here.

rob, "posted on 1/3/2012 at 23:26
Buddy Guy's "diva" personality is definitely his Achilles heel. When he's focused and feels like it, he can still rip on guitar. However, he does seem to have an inferiority complex about not getting enough respect, and often indulges in prima donna behavior that would make Aretha blush.

The man can play the blues though....

To make Arethea blush, huh. Yeah, Ms. Frankiln is indeed known for primadonnaism. Too funny.
The woman can sing the anything though....


 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 06:10 AM
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plus, Buddy lives in my town about 1-1/2 miles from me.....


I live in the south 'burbs too. I've run into Buddy a few times at the Jewel food store on 183rd. Koko used to shop there too.


 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 06:37 AM
Buddy is on the bill for Wanee Fri 4/20!

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 09:01 AM
"He is still a legend........... we lost so many of them last year in the blues world..... which is why I am taking one of my son's to his show January 29 - so he can see him before it is too late...."

My son Derek has seen him twice and loves him.

When we went to the Buddy/BB show last summer Derek bought a Buddy shirt.

We'll go see him again, just hope it's as an opener.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 11:45 AM
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It seems "the ghost tour". No news, no pictures, no videos...



http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/01/03/gregg-allman-friends-usher-in-2012

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[Edited on 1/3/2012 by Brightboy]


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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 12:14 PM
that's funny, the difference between buddy opening & headlining, I wouldn't have thought of that. I saw him open for bb king on that tour & was real impressed with the tight set, it was way better than bb's set where he was wandering all over the place & started talking about the katzenjammer kids bothering the captain in the funny pages, that was a new low...until I saw bb last week & he interrupted "the thrill is gone" when he realized he had left out "you are my sunshine" which he always played "for the ladies" -- man, I know his set better than he does! he was running on about his recent dental work all through the set, at least he left out his rap about viagra & he didn't try to get the crowd to sing along to "ain't it just like a woman" (not the dylan song)...I think that's probably the end of the road for me & bb, too bad, when he played & sang he still had it, it's just that doing 5 or 6 complete songs over 90 minutes probably isn't going to work, I feel sorry for the guys in his band to stand there through all of that...just my 2 cents...also felt bad for the crowd, a lot of them came a long way to see that show but they were walking out before he finished.
 
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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 03:19 PM
My .02, and maybe another one I'll regret.....
I saw B.B. King with his full band on the riverboat at JazzFest around 1977. Also on the bill were Roosevelt Sykes and Muddy Waters with the Portnoy/Margolin/Smith/Perkins-era
band. B.B.King was as good as it gets that night, imho. Not saying there was any competition between the bands or anything, but what took place onstage that night was some of the finest bluesmen ever bringing everything they had.

Skip forward to 5-6 years ago. B.B. in a chair, telling stories. Being a legend. Not a bluesman. A bittersweet evening.

Also saw Buddy Guy at City Stages late '80's. He came to impress, and was completely successful. Had the crowd roaring. With his music, his talent.

I really don't care to do the "legend" thing myself. I go for quality music, and to enjoy master craftsmen practicing their art. Not to "see" them. If Gregg, or the Brothers for that matter, reach this point, I'll pass. Assuming I'm still mobile at that point, and have and option

A concert is a concert, and a lecture is a lecture. Anybody can talk about viagra or their dental work, very few can master the blues. I want Gregg and B.B. to be happy, and I love them for the joy they've brought to my life through their talent. But if the quality of the music ain't there, don't con the audience. Don't be disrespectful to your body of work, to your legacy. If you need to play to somebody to be happy, keep it at an appropriate level. State or county fairs, large clubs, something appropriate for the talent at that point in your life. That seems more fair to me, more respectful of both the fans that pay the bills, and the music.

Just an opinion, not at all stated as the way things should be.

 
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