The Blues Giant (studio album) by Buddy Guy

The Blues Giant by Buddy Guy
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 10,091st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 14 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1979 (151st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,549th)
Award Best albums of all time (10,091st)
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Buddy Guy bestography

The Blues Giant is ranked 3rd best out of 25 albums by Buddy Guy on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Buddy Guy is Sweet Tea which is ranked number 4268 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 326.

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Backroads Blues Festival: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy & Kingfish
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77/100 (from 14 votes)
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07/05/2022 05:11 Tamthebam  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 19,57268/100
 
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06/17/2022 21:27 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,84766/100
 
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08/18/2018 06:29 PurpleHazel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,49579/100

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 9.4.

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90/100
From 09/21/2021 19:25
"Stone Crazy" defines strong electric blues and the excitement exhumed from it. Though this excellent Buddy Guy live album was first released in 1979 as "The Blues Giant" on a small French label, it was prominently re-released as "Stone Crazy!" on Alligator Records in '81, it's more recognizable title. Matt "Guitar" Murphy provides incredible rhythm and second guitar to the set. It's raw yet beautiful!
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From 01/13/2019 01:45
Great electric blues songs with an extra fiery delivery from Buddy. A scorching blues album that never relents in its intensity.
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From 09/02/2017 23:30
The most emotionally intense album I can think of. The aggregate effect of Guy's fervent singing and blistering guitar are at times almost overwhelming. Not for blues purists -- Guy influenced Jimi Hendrix and in turn Hendrix had some influence on him. Originally released as "Blues Giant" for a tiny label in France in 1979, the guitar playing is a little out-of-control, but the music's raw feeling is undeniable.
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Best Albums of 1979
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2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
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