Buddy Guy – “Out of Sight” (Track of the Day)

In the fall of 1965, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy went on a European tour of the U.K.,  France and Germany, American Folk Blues Festival ’65, with a lineup that included Fred McDowell, Big Mama Thornton, Big Walter “Shakey” Horton, Lonesome Jimmy Lee, Freddie Below, Eddie Boyd and John Lee Hooker.

The tours, arranged by the Lippmann + Rau concert agency, were organized annually from 1962 through 1972, with help from “booking agent” Willie Dixon in the States.

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Buddy Guy taped his cover of James Brown’s song “Out of Sight,” with Fred Below on drums, in a German TV studio during the tour.

Tickets for Buddy Guy’s show at The Orpheum in Vancouver on April 22, 2019, go on sale Friday, Nov. 9.

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