Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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A must for Roy Buchanan fans
Ellwood Brown, Annecillo Records | Accokeek, MD USA | 01/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An eclectic collection of unreleased Roy material that spans the 1960s through his last recording session in 1988. A mixture of Blues, country, rock and roll and even home recordings of Roy that lets you get up close and personal with how this guitarists mind worked when he was away from the pressure of a gig or the recording studio."
Buchanan in his prime...................which only ended whe
Samuel B. King | Concord, NH | 08/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This wonderful release contains live and alternate takes ranging from his early/mid sixties period through to the late '80s. To me, the most interesting stuff is the earlier material when Roy was a wild young guitar slinger with chops by the armfull raging full throttle each night at your local roadhouse. Of interest to Buchanan fans is the live showstopper Malaguena (including his take on "The Lonely Bull", "After Hours" and a radio spot for the Crossroads Lounge with Roy wailing in the background). You can smell the hot dogs and taste the beer!! You also hear Roy playing backup on regular bar fare like "Let's Twist Again" (a more rocking version, you will never hear. There is also the performance of a song he wrote for Judy, his future wife. Roy came of age during the heyday of the Ventures, Duane Eddy and Link Wray. None of these artists had Roy's technical credentials or ability to assimilate the blues and country music into rock and roll. He was a giant!! This is from the period when Roy was a sideman par excellence (people would come to hear the singer AND RETURN to hear Roy). Any guitar player, fan of the guitar or someone who just likes good music needs to pick up this album. The sound quality is not the best. However, you WILL forget that minor fault when you hear this genius rage on his tele. Prime Roy material which should form part of a foundation for any guitarist's CD collection."
G. Trombetta | pittsburgh Pa | 01/24/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"You know i remember talking to mr Brown who did the one review here. I bought this cd thinking how great to dig up this unreleased material. Having come from Pittsburgh, a city he loved to play and the home of Billy Price the singer on the livestock album I had seen Roy many times. There is nothing you could do to describe one of his shows.From what I understand,
Mr Brown gathered these songs or the rights for them from the widow of Roy. I wonder who exactly profited from this release. I believe this is substandard and a waste of you time and money. I certainly believe that the almighty dollar was the number one reason for this. So if you read the review by mister Brown, please remember that he has a stake in the sales. Search elsewhere. I rated it a 2 because its Roy. Thats the only reason."