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Midnight Movie: Buddy Guy

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"Skin Deep"

Nissan Live Sets has been doing a great job filling the void left by Don Kirshner's Rock Concert and ABC In Concert thirty years ago ('bout time too), sating our need for footage of musicians doing their thing on stage, uncut, raw. Brian Wilson and the Pretenders used it as an excuse to debut their new albums for American audiences, and Weezer seized the opportunity to jam with a room full of fans. This week, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy serves up fierce performances of songs from his latest, Skin Deep. Buddy's couple of minutes in Martin Scorcese's Stones movie seemed to be the one thing everyone liked in that film; blues guys, unlike rock guys, have no problem growing old with grace and style. Besides Hubert Sumlin, he's the one guy who'll be at the Experience Hendrix show at the Greek in a couple of weeks that I can imagine giving the real Jimi Hendrix any reason to sweat. His playing is on-point as ever, he's got a great band standing tall beside him, and even if you've never heard these songs before, you already know them by heart.

"Best Damn Fool"