Personnel: Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica); Terry Taylor (guitar); Pinetop Perkins (piano); Dallas Taylor (drums).
Recorded live at The Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland on June 28, 1974. Includes liner notes by Peter Shertser.
Chicago bluesmasters Buddy Guy and Junior Wells had been seasoned veterans for decades by the time this 1974 live album was recorded, which explains the seemingly effortless level of searing intensity that comes across on the set. DRINKIN’ TNT N’ SMOKIN’ DYNAMITE finds the longtime collaborators tearing up the stage with a repertoire of Wells’s tunes, including “Checking On My Baby,” “Ten Years Ago,” and “Hoodoo Man Blues.” Guy’s sizzling six-string antics are the perfect complement to Wells’s harp playing and hard-hitting vocal style. With a band that includes pianist Pinetop Perkins and the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman on bass, it’s hard to pass up this this blast of classic Chicago blues.
2. Ah’w Baby/Everything Gonna Be Alright
3. How Can One Woman Be So Mean
4. Checking On My Baby
5. When You See The Tears From My Eyes
2. Ten Years Ago
3. Messin’ With The Kid
4. Hoodoo Man Blues
5. My Younger Days