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Buddy Guy On World Cafe | August 23, 2013

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We recorded this interview with blues guitarist and singerBuddy Guy the day after he turned 77 — and he turned up early for our 9 a.m. start.

Guy is a pioneer of the blues. Originally from Louisiana, he made his mark in the competitive Chicago blues scene of the 1960s. His flamboyant guitar style — using distortion, a 100-foot cord and a wah-wah pedal — influenced many guitar legends to follow, including Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, Guy published his autobiography,When I Left Home: My Story, last year. His new double album, Rhythm & Blues, came out on his birthday, July 30. During his visit to World Cafe, Guy told us classic stories about Chicago blues and his face-to-face meeting with Hendrix. (via World Cafe)

Tracklisting

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” Electric Ladyland
Junior Wells “Snatch It Back and Hold It” Hoodoo Man Blues 
Derek & The Dominoes “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
((Buddy Guy "Blues Don't Care" Rhythm and Blues))
Buddy Guy “Best In Town” Rhythm and Blues 
Buddy Guy “Messin With The Kid” Rhythm and Blues
Buddy Guy “Blues Don’t Care” Rhythm and Blues 
((Buddy Guy "Messin' With the Kid" Rhythm and Blues))
Bombino “Amidinine” Nomad
Susan Tedeschi “You Need To Be With Me” Just Won’t Burn 
Jake Bugg “Lightning Bolt” Jake Bugg
((Dan Auerbach "Mean Monsoon" Keep It Hid))

HOUR 2

The Smiths “How Soon is Now” Hatful of Hollow 
Daughter “Youth” If You Leave 
Jeff Buckley “Lover You Should’ve Come Over” Grace
Laura Mvula “She” Sing to the Moon
Paul Weller “Uh Huh Oh Yeh” Paul Weller
((Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. "Morning Thought" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Brett Dennen “Wild Child” Smoke And Mirrors
Cracker “Satisfy You” Cracker 
Lord Huron “Time to Run” Lonesome Dreams
The Beach Boys “Heroes and Villains” Smiley Smile
((Ween "Your Party" La Cucaracha))
Little Comets “Jennifer” Life is Elsewhere 
Ben Lee “Catch My Disease” Awake Is The New Sleep
Neko Case “Man” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Translator “Un-Alone” Everywhere That We Were: The Best of Translator
MGMT “Your Life Is a Lie” MGMT