First Time I Met The Blues was played at the Twisted Wheel in 1963-1964 and the first time I saw Buddy live was at the1964 Folk Blues Tour at The Manchester Free Trade Hall. I remember Roger Eagle telling me that this guy was the best guitarist he had ever seen. He played his guitar with his teeth, later this style was copied by Jimi Hendrix.
He is Chicago‘s blues king today. Way back in 1963 this song was screamed and shrieked out at the famous blues club in Manchester – The Twisted Wheel.
In the 1950s the Baton Rouge blues scene was where his career started. In 1957 he came to Chicago and mixed with Freddy King, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, and Magic Sam, who introduced him to Cobra Records boss Eli Toscano.