Editors’ Notes Buddy Guy isn’t just an old-school bluesman; he’s an old-school showman. So if his albums seem a bit brighter and more conceptual than those by his contemporaries, it’s because Guy is every bit as much a goodwill ambassador to the music as he is a practitioner. This results in tracks that sizzle with a modern-era patina and guests such as Kid Rock, three-fifths of Aerosmith, Gary Clark Jr., Keith Urban, and Beth Hart. This 2013 issue is divided into two halves. The first is “Rhythm"; the second is “Blues.” But that's more a statement of purpose than anything listeners need to concern themselves with. Fact is, these tracks rock harder and louder than ever. Whether this is a good thing rests with your devotion to the “pure” Chicago-styled blues of the '50s and how much you enjoy hearing Steven Tyler going mouth to mouth on “Evil Twin.” (For the record, Tyler sounds more road-weary and worn than Guy!) “One Day Away” with Urban catches a sleek groove; it could bring Guy to commercial radio and to country fans, who'd surely admire the man’s soul.

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Best In Town
1
4:55
 
Justifyin'
2
3:23
 
I Go By Feel
3
4:15
 
Messin' With the Kid (feat. Kid Rock)
4
2:33
 
What's Up With That Woman
5
4:02
 
One Day Away (feat. Keith Urban)
6
3:44
 
Well I Done Got Over It
7
2:55
 
What You Gonna Do About Me (feat. Beth Hart)
8
4:39
 
The Devil's Daughter
9
5:14
 
Whiskey Ghost
10
4:34
 
Rhythm Inner Groove
11
0:34
 
Meet Me In Chicago
12
3:45
 
Too Damn Bad
13
3:06
 
Evil Twin (feat. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford)
14
5:21
 
I Could Die Happy
15
4:13
 
Never Gonna Change
16
3:20
 
All That Makes Me Happy Is the Blues
17
4:36
 
My Mama Loved Me
18
3:33
 
Blues Don't Care (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)
19
3:27
 
I Came Up Hard
20
5:28
 
Poison Ivy
21
2:50
 

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