Buddy Guy: Last Time Around – Live at Legends

Buddy Guy, who has strayed significantly from the old school in recent years, returns to the Delta with erstwhile partner Junior Wells on Last Time Around-Live at Legends (Silvertone 01241-41629-2; 53:04). Recorded at Guy’s Chicago club on March 22 and 23, 1993, this intimate acoustic guitar and harmonica encounter offers a touching glimpse of their friendship and the music that bound them together over the years. The program, a reprise of their 1991 Alone & Acoustic on Alligator, includes soulful renditions of classics by Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and Junior Parker. Highlights include a chilling rendition of Waters’ “Hoochie Coochie Man” and the touching finale, Wells’ signature piece,”Hoodoo Man Blues.”