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That's What I'm Here for
Roy Buchanan
That's What I'm Here for
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1

That's What I'm Here For was originally released in 1974 by Polydor. This Asian pressing features the 9 original tracks including Roy's version of Jimi Hendrix's 'Hey Joe'. Universal.


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All Artists: Roy Buchanan
Title: That's What I'm Here for
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Style: Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042283183728


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That's What I'm Here For was originally released in 1974 by Polydor. This Asian pressing features the 9 original tracks including Roy's version of Jimi Hendrix's 'Hey Joe'. Universal.

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watchdoggy | Wash. DC | 05/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Roy Buchanan played a bold and brazen guitar style that went as far as to get him the reputation of "The greatest guitar player you never heard of." I was lucky enough to live in the Maryland suburbs where Roy gigged mainly in the early years, and was one of his "underground" fans whose duty in life, it seemed occasionally, was to turn people on to this music phenom. This was the 1st Roy album I heard and I was enthralled by it. Roy takes "Hey Joe" to places Jimi Hendrix never dreamed. He does a wonderful Lynyrd Skynyrd-like tune called "Home Is Where I Lost Her". Ok, there is a couple throw aways like "Voices", but overall this is an album with greatness in it!"
Not the one to buy
David Cagle | Towson, MD USA | 11/19/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am actually a big fan of Roy Buchanan, but I was quite disappointed with this album. He is an astounding guitar player, but his career output is uneven. I have always had this sense of searching for the perfect Roy Buchanan album, and this one is further from it than most.As always, there are moments on this album when you will shake your head with amazement at his technical brilliance, but the playing is oddly disconnected from the context of the songs. Several of the songs just aren't very good songs. Also, the vocals are problematic. The guest vocalists here are unimpressive to me. Roy himself, of course, could not sing as such, and luckily he rarely pressed himself beyond a kind of spoken delivery. His vocals range from the occasionally touching, to the indifferent (his vocals on this album mostly fit that category), to the awkward, to the cringe-inducing. His guitar is the voice you want to hear.One must applaud Buchanan's attempts at stylistic range, but some of the musical hats he tried on clearly did not fit. Overall, this album has the feel of putting out a product that was unnatural to him."
Roy's best by far
Michael J. Hoerr | Cincinnati, OH USA | 05/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have 9 Roy Buchanan albums, but most of them leave me wondering: where's the passion? Okay, many of his recordings are technically more accomplished, have a nicer, "cleaner" sound, but they seem to me to be lacking fire in the belly. This one moves me in my soul. The others (with the exception of "Livestock") seem more like an exercise in how many notes per square inch can you squeeze into a song; an intellectual exercise in how many squeaks, wails, wah-wahs you can get out of a Telecaster; how technically brilliant one get get.But where's the soul? One gets the impression that Buchanan "lost his soul to the devil," musically speaking, on his later (more acclaimed) recordings. Okay, so no one else can approach the pyrotechnics of the later albums... but, once again, where's the soul? No one questions that Roy had soul, perhaps too much soul for his own good, but it doesn't come through on most of his recordings. Give me early Buchanan any time over the excesses of the later stuff, breathtaking though it might be to those guitarists and fans who prefer technique over art.In my humble opinion, all the songs on side A of this recording capture the best that Buchanan had in him, and that was a helluva lot. Buy this record and hear music so passionate and soulful that it's hard to listen to without shedding a few tears."