I may not hold him up quite as high as I do some other blues guitar legends, but I’ll tell you this much: Buddy Guy’s Baby Please Don’t Leave is the best blues recording so far this millennium.
It’s got a hypnotic groove, a trippy atmosphere, raw, emotional vocals, and near perfect guitar. Buddy somehow pulls together a sound that blends the best of Hendrix, Clapton, Page and himself, and erects it on the rock of the Delta.
It’s a long, painful, wailing triumph. Respect.