Music History Lesson: Jeff Beck + Buddy Guy Team Up


beck and buddy guyTheir combined ages are 144 years old (Buddy’s 76, Jeff 68) but don’t let their age fool you, these blues/rock guitar legends can still throw down with the best of them. To many his name is synonymous with his Buddy Guy Legends Blues Club in Chicago, but he built his reputation in the 60’s creating some of the most aggressive guitar riffs in music history. One night, the amazing trio of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, and Buddy played a set together. Jeff Beck proclaimed, “That was just the most incredible stuff I ever heard in my life. The three of us all jammed and it was so thrilling. That is as close you can come to the heart of the blues.” Here’s a taste of their work together at the Kennedy Honors Event earlier this year.

“MUSTANG SALLY” (Promo Video)

mustang sallyMany fail to recognize Buddy Guy came before Jimi Hendrix and was his primary musical influence. Hendrix once said, “”Heaven is lying at Buddy Guy’s feet while listening to him play guitar.” Buddy Guy’s flamboyant guitar style mesmerized crowds and changed Jimi’s style. Jeff Beck corroborated his legendary status, “Buddy transcended the blues, turning it into dramatic theater. Buddy was playing the guitar behind his head long before Jimi Hendrix”. Check out the legends in a lost video classic for a rendition of Wilson Pickett’s smash “Mustang Sally”.