Watch the Slo Blues online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy

While B.B. King began as a relatively busy, T-Bone style soloist and gradually stripped everything down to the essentials, Buddy Guy began as a more spare yet emotional King-style soloist whose playing has gotten progressively busier over the decades. Along with Otis Rush and Magic Sam, Guy is considered part of the "West Side" Chicago sound, and his slow blues playing on 1968's "A Man And The Blues" is brooding and spacious, offering up quivering vibrato, unearthly bends and rippling string rakes, all played with a chiming, glassy tone.

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