Buddy Guy
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
July 26, 2016

Decent AUD recording

**mp3 samples provided (as always) in the Comments section**

TheCommish notes: Buddy Guy opened for Jeff Beck. I'm a so-so Buddy Guy fan and not really a fan of Jeff Beck (outside of "Blow by Blow" and "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop", which I own), but my brother and I were able to get $20 tickets so I decided to bring along the Zoom. Truth be told, the Arts Center sound is always boomy to begin with, and the Zoom probably isn't the best recording device to use in that venue, but I decided to record Buddy Guy's set, anyway. It's not my best effort by any stretch, but I think it's more because of the venue's sound than my recording. We sat on the right side in the 200 section of the bowl.

I did not record Jeff Beck, incidentally. In fact, my brother and I were summarily bored with the majority of his set. He had some female rapping/singing for some songs, he had some white dude come out for a couple other songs (including Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"), and my brother and I thought both were LOUSY. We didn't even stay until the end; we left after "Superstition". I'll go so far to say that Jeff Beck may have been the worst show I've ever attended--anywhere. I just wasn't feeling it. But then again, take it for what it's worth because I did mention I'm not really a Jeff Beck fan. I guess I'm supposed to be impressed because he's a guitar legend but I found little to no MELODY in most of the songs he played on this night.

But Buddy...who'll turn 80 years old on July 30!!!...put on an energetic and entertaining show. I'm just slightly bummed that he didn't trot out his version of "Mustang Sally" or his fine cover of John Hiatt's "Feels Like Rain". Maybe some other time.

01. Damn Right I've Got The Blues
02. Five Long Years
03. I Just Want To Make Love To You
04. Hoochie Coochie Man / She's Nineteen Years Old
05. Born To Play Guitar
06. Someone Else Is Steppin' In
07. Boom Boom
08. Skin Deep

Approx running time: 62 minutes

Zoom H2 (90 degree mic pattern) > WAV (onto SD card) > Nero wave editor (trim & fade end tracks) > Cool Edit Pro (volume boost, hard limited to -0.1dB) > FLAC Frontend > FLAC

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Recorded, transferred and
uploaded on DIME by TheCommish
July 2016