That time Buddy Guy told me how badly he wanted Stevie Ray Vaughan’s photo on his album cover
By Steve Newton
Buddy Guy is one of my favourite old-school blues guitarists, right up there with Albert King, B.B. King, and Albert Collins. I’ve been fortunate enough to have interviewed him five times, and seen him perform live many more times than that.
I did my first interview with Buddy in August of ’91, a month after the release of Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, his “comeback” album bolstered by the likes of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Mark Knopfler. This was just a year after the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan, who Buddy loved, and whose photo graced the back cover of Damn Right.
At one point in our conversation I asked about that photo, and found out why it was not included on some copies of the album.
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