“While the album is not considered Guy’s proper studio debut, and is hardly acknowledged in his multiple autobiographies or in histories of his work, *Left My Blues In San Francisco* is an important document of late-’60s blues, an alternate history to the narrative arc that has Eric Clapton and Keith Richards synthesizing delta blues for a new generation. The blues didn’t need white Monarchists to keep its traditions alive for a generation raised on Elvis and ready for guitar pyrotechnics. The blues had Buddy Guy.”