Damn Right I've Got the Blues

Buddy Guy

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Damn Right I've Got the Blues Review

by Bill Dahl

This Grammy-winning comeback set brought Buddy Guy back to prominence after a long studio hiatus. There are too many clich├ęd cover choices -- "Five Long Years," "Mustang Sally," "Black Night," "There Is Something on Your Mind" -- to earn unreserved recommendation, but Guy's frenetic guitar histrionics ably cut through the superstar-heavy proceedings (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mark Knopfler all turn up) on the snarling title cut and a handful of others.

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