Evil Twin - Buddy Guy

from the album Rhythm & Blues (2013)

So, how does Stephen Tyler really gets his rocks off?  Jamming with Buddy Guy, that's how !!!

This week, the 77 year old blues legend released Rhythm & Blues, a 2CD set of new material with one CD dedicated to rhythm and the other dedicated to blues.  Included on the "blues" disc is Evil Twin, which features Stephen Tyler, Joe Perry, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith.

What a thrill it must have been for the Aerosmith gang to record with one of the few remaining legends of Chess Records.  When rock gods look for role models, the great bluesmen must be at the top of the list.  They set the example that you are never too old to rock and roll.  Just look at B.B. King, age 87.

Evil Twin is a song about an unfaithful woman denying accusations of infidelity.  This results in the hook line, "If that ain't you baby, well it must be your evil twin."  Nice blues theme.

Stephen Tyler takes the second verse.  You can hear his determination in every phrase he delivers.  Here is the verse:

Now your evil twin, got your pretty little face
And your heart shaped booty, I would know it anyplace
Honey, now I still hear you saying
That you've never been with him
Yeah, if that ain't you baby
Well it must have been your evil twin

The man has blues chops.  This is followed by extended guitar jam with Joe Perry and Brad Whitford showing off their best blues work.  They too are giving it up brilliantly for Buddy.  I dig it.

I am inspired by Buddy Guy's ability to remain so prolific at this stage in his life.  Perhaps Aerosmith can do the same.  After all, they sure can play the blues.

Click Here to listen to the album version of Evil Twin.