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Buddy Guy — Out In The Woods (w/ Robert Randolph)
Album: Skin Deep
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7.2

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Released: 2008
Length: 5:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I live out in the woods
People I got wolves' blood in my veins
I live way out in the woods
People you know I've got wolves' blood in my veins
Well you know the crocodiles and the foxes and the grizzles
They all know me by my name

When I was just a little boy
I used to play around with rattlesnakes
Well, when I was a little boy
I used to crawl around in the grass with rattlesnakes
Now I'm a full grown man
Alligators is my associates

Let me explain this

I still live way out in the woods
People you know I ain't afraid of nothin'
I live way out in the woods
An people you know I ain't afraid of nothin'
The bogeyman start runnin'
When he heard me commin'

I sleep with one eye open
And I don't ever leave no trail
Well yeah I sleep with one eye open
And I don't ever leave no trail
If you come into my woods
You just might, loose your tail

'Cause I love them tails
Fox tails
Pig tails
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Shweeet!
 GTT wrote:

He's right, the blues did get predictable. But if you go back to the originals--Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson et al. you will find all the weirdness and haunting beauty you could possibly desire. IMO, the only modern artist in the rock genre that is a worthy heir is Captain Beefheart (listen, for example, to Glider on the The Spotlight Kid). As for more recent blues artists I'll add Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson--both of them--and maybe a few others.)
 
A few others, like.... BUDDY GUY? 
 clyman99 wrote:
Did he just have a sneezing fit??
 
Ha! Ha!  I was reading this just as his "sneezing fit" began.  So funny.  :-) 
 westslope wrote:
I swear to God, this is a Pink Floyd rip-off.  Good PF rip-off at that.




 

HUH? WTF?
 jonahboo wrote:
boring and predictable....full of lies too, unlikely he actually crawled around with rattle snakes
the genre needs new blood.......


 
So cynical.  
 thewiseking wrote:


and we care because?
 
He's right, the blues did get predictable. But if you go back to the originals--Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson et al. you will find all the weirdness and haunting beauty you could possibly desire. IMO, the only modern artist in the rock genre that is a worthy heir is Captain Beefheart (listen, for example, to Glider on the The Spotlight Kid). As for more recent blues artists I'll add Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson--both of them--and maybe a few others.)
 westslope wrote:
This is one Chicago blues act I never enjoyed live.  Pity.  
 
Every January Buddy plays at his club in Chicago.  
Get your tickets in advance.
This is one Chicago blues act I never enjoyed live.  Pity.  
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
'Buddy Guy', my vote for best name in the biz.
 
I'm not your Buddy Guy!"
Let me explain this......
howls at the bending of the strings and the tone of the voice
Merci RP
Some tasty axe chops therein.
Hand-to-God, not looking at RP, I thought this was a Hendrix tune!  
 thewiseking wrote:


and we care because?
 

He Bigfoot everyone's looking for , that's why 😂😂😂
Arrrroooooo!
Arrroooo! Howl! Nice doggie! Down boy, down. What nice fangs you have :o)
In 2005 or so, went to a Dylan concert in downtown Chicago and before show, walked into Buddy's Guy bar. 

He was sitting at end of bar, talking with patrons, including me. Very friendly and easy going  guy.   
 danthebeachman wrote:
An absolute living legend.....what more can be said?...When he passes, who will pick up the Real Blues Baton.....Buddy wonders?.... and so do I.
 
Buddy Wonders sounds like a great stage name to me!

I bumped this to a 10, the song is probably only an 8, damn that playing is worth at least a +2 so yeah....Long Live RP!!
J'adore... la voix, le rythme
I swear to God, this is a Pink Floyd rip-off.  Good PF rip-off at that.




An absolute living legend.....what more can be said?...When he passes, who will pick up the Real Blues Baton.....Buddy wonders?.... and so do I.
I have to say that BG brings me back to the party days ...
He's such a fun musician.  
'Buddy Guy', my vote for best name in the biz.
Impossible not to like.
 stegokitty wrote:
The blues just does nothing for me.
It's not the words, it's the sound.
It's just so predictable and boring.
And the ragged guitar sound is so ... done.
Of course there's blues-based rock-n-roll which I do like.
So I don't care for the root, but I'm more into the fruit. 
 
I know what you mean.
They make something like making love into a depressing dirge.  
 haljordan wrote:

Having been to the '84 World Fair in New Orleans, which makes me an expert, I can say that there are no grizzlies in Louisiana. I believe this is a case of poetic license.
 
You just didn't go to the right places.
 Dana_Montroy wrote:

He's talking about living in the swamp - that would be somewhere in Louisiana, USA.
 
Having been to the '84 World Fair in New Orleans, which makes me an expert, I can say that there are no grizzlies in Louisiana. I believe this is a case of poetic license.
 thewiseking wrote:


and we care because?
 


stegokitty
Smoke more weed dude.  Lots more.
 kingart wrote:
Yes, but there are no grizzly bears in Louisiana, the swamps or anywhere else.  


A wood with crocodiles and foxes and grizzly's. I wonder where that is.

  
He's talking about living in the swamp - that would be somewhere in Louisiana, USA.
 
There are no crocodiles either - only alligators, but of course he's being figurative, not writing a script for a National Geographic documentary.  Nice stuff by Randolph on this.
 stegokitty wrote:
The blues just does nothing for me.
It's not the words, it's the sound.
It's just so predictable and boring.
And the ragged guitar sound is so ... done.
Of course there's blues-based rock-n-roll which I do like.
So I don't care for the root, but I'm more into the fruit. 
 

and we care because?
boring and predictable....full of lies too, unlikely he actually crawled around with rattle snakes
the genre needs new blood.......


This is some of the meanest slide I've heard since Duane Allman and Lowell George (both RIP, alas).
Yes, but there are no grizzly bears in Louisiana, the swamps or anywhere else.  


A wood with crocodiles and foxes and grizzly's. I wonder where that is.

  
He's talking about living in the swamp - that would be somewhere in Louisiana, USA.
 justin4kick wrote:
A wood with crocodiles and foxes and grizzly's. I wonder where that is.

 
He's talking about living in the swamp - that would be somewhere in Louisiana, USA.
This is awesome. I don't fancy the 12 bar chugga chugga macho chugga chugga boring stuff but this is CLEAN!
Automatic Godlike after two chords
Did he just have a sneezing fit??
A wood with crocodiles and foxes and grizzly's. I wonder where that is.
 dc_zee wrote:

To each his own, but a mean ol' blues riff is fine by me.

And I would not call this rhyming predictable:

"I used to crawl around in the grass with rattlesnakes
Now I'm a full grown man
Alligators is my associates" !



 
Let me explain this
I saw Buddy a few years back.  He was awesome but he was touring with this 14 year old - Quinn Sullivan - who was incredible.  Buddy had him play lead on Little Wing (SRV-style) and I had to pick my jaw off the floor.
 
 stegokitty wrote:
The blues just does nothing for me.
It's not the words, it's the sound.
It's just so predictable and boring.
And the ragged guitar sound is so ... done.
Of course there's blues-based rock-n-roll which I do like.
So I don't care for the root, but I'm more into the fruit. 

 
To each his own, but a mean ol' blues riff is fine by me.

And I would not call this rhyming predictable:

"I used to crawl around in the grass with rattlesnakes
Now I'm a full grown man
Alligators is my associates" !


 gatorade wrote:
Seriously? 6.8? Oh come on folks....{#Dance}

 
Agreed. Just raised my rating if this song from 7 to 8. 
Seriously? 6.8? Oh come on folks....{#Dance}
pretty hot slide guitar
https://goo.gl/xD70r1
Dude better learn how to play his guitar. 
 aspicer wrote:
R.I.P  Truly a legend

 
Um, Buddy Guy is still alive and performing pretty regularly.
 Bizzarefall wrote:
Is there a "Formula" for Blues?  This sounds like it is using it. ;) 

 
Yes. 

ELI5: There is a "formula" for every type of music.  That's how we have more than one type of music.
The blues just does nothing for me.
It's not the words, it's the sound.
It's just so predictable and boring.
And the ragged guitar sound is so ... done.
Of course there's blues-based rock-n-roll which I do like.
So I don't care for the root, but I'm more into the fruit. 
 aspicer wrote:
R.I.P  Truly a legend

 
Buddy is not resting, but has a new CD release party (and birthday party) planned for next week.
A treasure, see him if you get a chance, because nobody lives forever.


R.I.P  Truly a legend
I used to know a man who said that he knew God when he wore short pants.
But he's dead now. 
 jhorton wrote:

No, no, there's blues stations all over the internet for that. Here on RP it sounds like a history lesson, " Sherman, set the way back machine for WAY, WAY BACK, you know, before everybody here was born."

God invented blues music so that middle aged white people would think they can dance.

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana} 

 
No, God invented blues so white folks could morph it into rock and roll.
 
 jagdriver wrote:
It would be nice to hear more blues on RP. I know there's a fair amount of Muddy, Wolf and Hooker, but still......

 
No, no, there's blues stations all over the internet for that. Here on RP it sounds like a history lesson, " Sherman, set the way back machine for WAY, WAY BACK, you know, before everybody here was born."

God invented blues music so that middle aged white people would think they can dance.

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana} 
 Bizzarefall wrote:
Is there a "Formula" for Blues?  This sounds like it is using it. ;) 

 
Buddy Guy helped write the damn formula, he's entitled to use it. {#Crown}
{#Hearteyes} Yessss!
 Bizzarefall wrote:
Is there a "Formula" for Blues?  This sounds like it is using it. ;) 

Line by line: 

1. Introduce topic
2. Repeat first line
3. Variation on first line. Add "Oh" and "baby" and "you know" for variety. Hit a syllable or word you didn't hit in lines 1 and 2
4. Repeat first line

 
 jagdriver wrote:
It would be nice to hear more blues on RP. I know there's a fair amount of Muddy, Wolf and Hooker, but still......

 
Yes. How about the occasional Paul Butterfield or John Mayall? Keep up my nostalgia levels...
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this groovy 12-bar blues song...
People get upset about modern pop sounding the same but this could have been any old blues singer. Formulaic. Nothing makes this stand out for me except some particularly bad guitar. 
 old_shep wrote:

This is the first Buddy Guy song I've heard where he doesn't stop playing to pat himself on the back for his playing.



 
I've read that Buddy Guy tried to reach for a wider audience and wound up pandering...according to some. Some of his tracks make me cringe because the singing and playing is so OTT. But check out his Wikipedia page: all the big-name guitarists have great praise for Buddy. 

And yes, JrzyTmata and Bizarrefall are right: RP needs Robert Randolph.  

 
Great - not enough BG on RP.
It would be nice to hear more blues on RP. I know there's a fair amount of Muddy, Wolf and Hooker, but still......
 Bizzarefall wrote:
Is there a "Formula" for Blues?  This sounds like it is using it. ;) 

 
Yes, and yes.  In this case, very well, imo.
 old_shep wrote:

This is the first Buddy Guy song I've heard where he doesn't stop playing to pat himself on the back for his playing.



 
{#Lol}

This is the first Buddy Guy song I've heard where he doesn't stop playing to pat himself on the back for his playing.


 JrzyTmata wrote:
Buddy is great and all! but holy crap! why is there no Robert Randolph in the RP Library?

 
oooh I would like to hear some of that!
Is there a "Formula" for Blues?  This sounds like it is using it. ;) 
Buddy is great and all! but holy crap! why is there no Robert Randolph in the RP Library?