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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 09:57 AM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/buddy-guy-sets-the-record-straight-w ith-new-book-20120424
 
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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 10:11 AM
Looks like I need to get that one after I finish Ann's book and Gregg's book...............

 

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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 10:48 AM
Thanks for posting . Looks like another must read book .

 

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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 10:53 AM
Cool. That gives me three summer reading books - Johnny's, Gregg's, and Buddy's!
 

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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 11:13 AM
from reading the interview it looks like it will be a very good read.
 

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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 12:08 PM
Looking forward to this one too. Debating whether to get it when it comes out or wait though. I'm seeing him in late June and am wondering if they'll be selling signed copies at the shows this summer. I'd hate to buy it now then have to either buy it again or pass up a signed copy at the show (ran into this with the Big Man's book, bought it, then saw a show and they had signed copies, but I didn't get it and now of course wish I would have.) Either way can't wait to read it. I have his book Damn Right I've Got The Blues from the early 90s, but think this one will be much more in depth and I look forward to reading about the last 20 years also.
 

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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 12:43 PM
gotta get this

 

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  posted on 4/26/2012 at 05:13 PM
This will be an excellent book!! Can't wait!! After Johnny's and Gregg's book, of course!

 

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  posted on 4/27/2012 at 01:22 AM
Gregg's is ordered, Johnny next, then Buddy Guy is a must for me

 

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  posted on 4/27/2012 at 03:54 PM
Thanks for the post! This really had me rolling on the floor:

"It was some crazy stuff that went on, man. Let me say this: when I arrived here 55 years ago, I didn't know blues and jazz musicians were so f*cking crazy, man! They were doing everything in the book. At Chess Records, everybody was a "motherf*cker." I'd been there like six months, and they'd be talking to me in the studio "Hey motherf*cker, you're too loud." I wouldn't look up. They'd come and punch me on the shoulder and say, "Hey, I'm talking to you, motherf*cker!" I'd say, "I thought my name was Buddy?" After about six months, they'd say, "Hey motherf*cker," and I'd just answer like everybody else. Muddy, Wolf, Walter everyone was answering to that name. Some of the great jazz cats were answering to that. "Good morning, motherf*cker." That was just the way it was."

 

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  posted on 4/27/2012 at 04:48 PM
I see Buddy is having a couple of book signings. One is in the New Jersey area somewhere June 7 (saw something on ebay about it, someone selling a signed copy of his book-but it's getting signed June 7. Sounds odd to sell (or buy) before the signing but whatever) and the only other one I've seen so far is at a Barnes and Noble in NYC June 13. Hoping for one near Detroit, but these two seem to be on days off of his tour and he doesn't have any off days around the Meadow Brook date. Maybe he'll show up at the merch stand during Jonny's set and sign a few? One can only hope.
 

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  posted on 4/28/2012 at 12:38 PM
Buddy's book was in stock already at my local Barnes and Noble when I was in there today! Haven't started reading it yet, but at least picked up my copy. Funnily enough, Gregg's book which is officially released this Tuesday wasn't on shelves yet, but this one that's not supposed to be out til next Tuesday was.
 

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  posted on 4/28/2012 at 06:58 PM
Found a little more info on Buddy's book signings:

Buddy Guy, legendary blues guitarist, signing copies of When I Left Home

6/7/12 7:00 PM at Bookends - East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.
6/13/12 6:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - Warren Street. New York, NY.
(The site I found this list on had the Bookends signing on June 6, but the post I saw on Ebay and Bookends web site has the date listed as June 7, so that's what i went with.)

 

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  posted on 4/28/2012 at 07:09 PM
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Thanks for the post! This really had me rolling on the floor:

"It was some crazy stuff that went on, man. Let me say this: when I arrived here 55 years ago, I didn't know blues and jazz musicians were so f*cking crazy, man! They were doing everything in the book. At Chess Records, everybody was a "motherf*cker." I'd been there like six months, and they'd be talking to me in the studio "Hey motherf*cker, you're too loud." I wouldn't look up. They'd come and punch me on the shoulder and say, "Hey, I'm talking to you, motherf*cker!" I'd say, "I thought my name was Buddy?" After about six months, they'd say, "Hey motherf*cker," and I'd just answer like everybody else. Muddy, Wolf, Walter everyone was answering to that name. Some of the great jazz cats were answering to that. "Good morning, motherf*cker." That was just the way it was."




when you called someone a motherf##ker it meant they were a great musician. that is why zappa named his band the mothers of invention!

[Edited on 4/29/2012 by hedges]

 

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  posted on 4/28/2012 at 10:06 PM
Got about 80 pages into When I Left Home tonight at work (was a slow night). Really enjoying it so far. It's one of those very conversational books. Almost wish I would've picked up the audio book now, it's be like Buddy sitting there telling me these stories. Having read the book that came out in the early 90s I was afraid it'd be very redundant or this would just be the same old stories he tells in every interview (Granted, I interviewed him once and was grinning ear to ear and hanging on every word he was saying, but every interview does pretty much go the same way) but it's not. Those stories are here, but he gives a lot more detail than the rehearsed answers you've heard time and time again. And there's a lot more too that I hadn't seen or heard before. Can't wait to finish the rest tomorrow!
 

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  posted on 4/29/2012 at 11:54 AM
I'll have to read this one when it comes out. My mom likes Buddy Guy as well, so it could be a good mother's day gift for her.
 

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  posted on 4/29/2012 at 04:30 PM
Did he actually finish writing it?

 

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  posted on 4/29/2012 at 09:33 PM
Yes he finished it! And I just did. Really enjoyed it. He kinda breezed through the final few decades. Spends a lot of time on his young life, an entire section on the move up to Chicago and the period soon after. Spends lot of time on working with the Chess guys and telling their stories. Once he gets to Chicago it's almost more of a tribute to Muddy, Wolf, Walter, John Lee and all the other guys than a story about himself. Very much trying to keep their memories alive. Would've liked more than a single 4 page chapter on the past 20 years, but I also could read a book twice this long on Buddy, so I can't complain too much.
 

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  posted on 4/29/2012 at 09:45 PM
Got mine on pre-order. I'll read it after Johnny & Ann's, then Gregg's book.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2012 at 07:51 AM
Great book! I read it in one sitting. The stories are wonderful .. had me laughing and crying. What a great cast characters in his life. Fun read!

edit to add: I't's much better than Gregg"s book ..he has a personsilty.

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  posted on 6/13/2012 at 05:55 AM
An excellent read. If you like blues and Buddy Guy make sure you read this one. He paints a real vivid picture of what a struggle he had for a long ass time. He's a true Legend. I just saw him @ the Wellmont. He always plays a great show.
 

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  posted on 6/13/2012 at 06:58 AM
Just ordered from library....thanks for the heads up...Buddy is awesome...looking forward to reading....
 

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  posted on 6/13/2012 at 10:13 PM
I bought it this afternoon and just finished it.....

A must read for any fan of the blues and or Buddy

 

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