Music Review: 'Slippin' In' (1994) Eric Clapton, listen up: Here's a way to play the blues in the '90s without shellacking the music with a thin coat of irony. Guy's… Buddy Guy Blues
Music Review

Music Review: 'Slippin' In' (1994)

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Details Lead Performance: Buddy Guy; Genre: Blues

Eric Clapton, listen up: Here's a way to play the blues in the '90s without shellacking the music with a thin coat of irony. Guy's go-for-the-throat versions of songs by everyone from Jimmy Reed to Freddie King showcase his slashing guitar and jagged vocals. When he threateningly warns, at the start of ''Little Dab-a-Doo,'' ''Don't move,'' you won't be able to. A-

Originally posted Nov 18, 1994 Published in issue #249 Nov 18, 1994 Order article reprints