Friday's Guitar Hero: Buddy Whittington

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Our regular weekly feature in which we'll share our pick of the guitar wonders You Tube has to offer. This week: Buddy Whittington

Bluesman Buddy has a heart and tone as big as Texan itself, as he demonstrated when he came down to the Guitarist studio for an absorbing video lesson for GIT299. Noted as a former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the clip below sees Buddy do what he does best; play live.

This version of the classic BB King slow blues tune Baby How Blue Can You Get is truly wonderful, complete with lovely Strat tones, a mournful gob-iron and a warm Hammond.

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.