Buddy Guy, Junior Mance & Junior Wells - Buddy and the Juniors (1970)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BGO BGOCD399 | rel: 1998 | 310Mb
The historical details surrounding the recording session that became Buddy & the Juniors are almost as entertaining – and oddly satisfying – as the music itself. Released on Blue Thumb in 1970 on multi-colored wax, this session, were it not for a very real economic necessity due to Buddy Guy's feud with Vanguard Records, would never have happened. According to producer Michael Cuscuna's liner notes on the CD reissue, Vanguard wouldn't pick up the tab for Guy to fly to New York to mix an album he'd cut with Junior Mance and Gary Bartz – also produced by Cuscuna. Being an ever-enterprising genius, Cuscuna pitched the idea for a recording between Guy, Mance, and Junior Wells to Blue Thumb label boss Bob Krasnow; he jumped.