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Buddy Guy pushing for blues on popular radio

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ATLANTA (AP) - Buddy Guy knows that blues music isn't the taste of today's youth. But the Chicago guitar legend wants to show directors at radio stations and aspiring musicians that the classic sound is still alive with his new album, "Rhythm & Blues."

Guy released his latest album yesterday, on his 77th birthday.

On it, he infuses his down-home country blues sound with top acts from the rock and country music realm. The double album includes guest appearances from Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Beth Hart and Gary Clark Jr.

Guy toured with the Rolling Stones during the 1960s.

He says there are a few fresh acts keeping the blues sound alive with Clark Jr. and 14-year-old guitarist Quinn Sullivan. He said they may be the key to "wake up" the genre.

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