Down Beat (4/92, p.40) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...Wells blows slick, Sonny Boy-ish harp and growls trademark tunes...Guy plucks tasty fills and solos with a subtelty that belies his ax-strangling reputation..."
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.
Personnel: Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica); Terry Taylor (vocals); Pinetop Perkins (piano); Bill Wyman (bass guitar); Dallas Taylor (drums).
Audio Mixers: Paul Lipson; Paul Libson; Bill Wyman.
Liner Note Author: Peter Shertser.
Recording information: Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland (06/28/1974).
Illustrator: Brian Robbins.
Chicago bluesmasters Buddy Guy and Junior Wells had been seasoned veterans for decades by the time this 1994 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.