Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy will release his latest recording, Skin Deep on July 22. His tenth studio release on the Silverstone/Zomba label, "Skin Deep" features Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
The 72-year-old Guy said he exercised more control over the recording of this album, which features all new material.
"This is the first time I really had more control," Guy says. "Everything in here is new. Most of the other albums have been a few new songs and then back to the older stuff or the covers-which is fine, but you gotta be creative. I would talk to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck when they were all making records, and they would tell me that they would go in the studio with the freedom to play what they wanted. This time, I had that."
You can listen to streams of several songs, including the Eric Clapton collaboration, "Every Time I Sing the Blues, at the Earbender Web site.