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  Roy Buchanan - Biography - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Roy Buchanan has long been considered one of the finest, yet criminally overlooked guitarists of the blues rock genre whose lyrical leads and use of harmonics would later influence such guitar greats as Jeff Beck, his one-time student Robbie Robertson, and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
Buchanan spent the remainder of the decade issuing solo albums, including such guitar classics as his 1972 self-titled debut (which contained one of Buchanan's best-known tracks, "The Messiah Will Come Again"), 1974's That's What I Am Here For, and 1975's Live Stock, before switching to Atlantic for several releases.
Buchanan's stature as one of blues-rock's all-time great guitarist grew even greater after his tragic death, resulting in such posthumous collections as Sweet Dreams: The Anthology, Guitar on Fire: The Atlantic Sessions, Deluxe Edition, and 20th Century Masters.
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 Roy Buchanan
Roy Buchanan was one of America's most soulful masters of the electric guitar.
The Buchanan sound is totally unique: heartbreaking, searing solos, trademark shimmering tone, and a mixture of snarls, wails and squeals that mark him as a wizard of the instrument.
Roy's musical career took him from underground club gigs in the sixties and seventies to national television, gold record sales and worldwide tours in the eighties with the likes of Lonnie Mack, the Allman Brothers and many other blues/rock guitar icons.
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 Roy Buchanan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buchanan was a pioneer of the Telecaster sound.
Buchanan used a number of guitars throughout his career, although he was most often associated with a 1953 Telecaster guitar he named 'Nancy', which he used to produce his trebly signature tone.
Buchanan's long-standing alcohol and substance problems worsened with time, culminating in a domestic dispute with his wife at their Reston, Virginia home in 1988.
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 Roy Buchanan biography
Roy frequently stated that the reason for the high action was to get a cleaner sound.
Roy Buchanan was born Leroy Buchanan in Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas on September 23, 1939, and grew up listening to country music, jazz, blues and gospel.
Roy Buchanan's musical career began in the tiny town of Pixley, California, which is a village in San Joaquin Valley, 50 miles to the north of Bakersfield, Ca.
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 Fender Players Club - Roy Buchanan
A brilliant guitarist whose name is barely known outside of certain guitar circles, Roy Buchanan's career was marked by frustration, disappointment, and ultimately, tragedy.
But lack of commercial success and fame aside, Buchanan's legacy is a handful of enduring solo albums, accolades from some of rock's greatest players, and a contribution to rock music's vocabulary of his original techniques such as the volume swell and pinch harmonics.
Roy Buchanan's career started in the early days of rock and roll, playing for Dale Hawkins', and later Ronnie Hawkins', bands in the late '50s.
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 Amazon.ca: Best Of: Music: Roy Buchanan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Buchanan apprenticed with '50s rockabilly star Dale Hawkins (and later, Hawkins's cousin Ronnie in the Hawks, soon to become the Band), but was in his 30s before he got the attention he so richly deserved.
Roy's tone, given his long-time fried, the telecaster (most bluespeople use a stratocaster or a Gibson), has a bit of a country edge, but the playing is more blues than anything.
Roy Buchanan may be one of the most overlooked and underrated blues guitar masters (yes, I said 'master').
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 Roy Buchanan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Roy Buchanan was born in Ozark (Franklin County), and is a favorite among guitar players.
Here's Arkansan Levon Helm's acount of Buchanan's tenure as a Hawk with Ronnie: "For a short time, Fred [Carter Jr., who, yes, had played in Dale's band] was replaced by Roy Buchanan, a brilliant and moody player who definitely had his own mystique.
Buchanan continued to tour and record, and he opened up for Helm and the reformed Band in 1987 (with, ironically, Fred Carter Jr.
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 Amazon.com: Sweet Dreams: The Anthology: Music: Roy Buchanan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Roy Buchanan was from the excellent technique but weak singing line of white blues/rock/jazz guitar heroes which include Jeff Beck, Harvey Mandel and Mike Bloomfield.
Roy Buchanan was a master of many styles from rock to blues to jazz.
Roy Buchanan was an exceptionally powerful instrumentalist whose blues-based playing was a nice contrast to his exceptionally untraditional use of a Telecaster.
www.amazon.com /Sweet-Dreams-Anthology-Roy-Buchanan/dp/B000001DZQ   (2073 words)

 Roy Buchanan Tribute site
Most of the time, Roy's music is not very fast, it's slow, with a lot of feeling and subtlety, the kind of music to give you chills down your spine.
But Buchanan's first goal was not to try to be the fastest guitar hero to impress people with his skills (even if he had the talent to play that game).
Roy Was still a master of blues guitar but i have the impression that his stuff with Atlantic was not as powerful as the previous albums that were, as I said before, perfect.
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 Roy Buchanan: American Axe Book Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
When Roy Buchanan's first album turned up in 1972, it was the aural equivalent of the Abominable Snowman turning up in line for brunch at the House of Pancakes.
Buchanan had a way of playing with volume and tone knobs using fingers of his picking hand to produce vocalized tones-he could make the guitar cry, moan or scream¼and he did it all without breaking a sweat or c hanging his stolid expression.
Buchanan went on to work for several years in the touring band of rockabilly singer Dale Hawkins, and also spent some time with Bob Luman, until he went into the army.
www.mnblues.com /review/2001/roybuchananamericanaxe-tg.html   (790 words)

 Roy Buchanan
After being arrested in his hometown of Reston, Virginia, for public drunkeness, Buchanan was found in his cell hung with his own shirt; a fact that still raises question to this day.
Buchanan had been playing professionally for well over a decade when he first decided to become a solo performer.
Roy Buchanan deserves to be remembered; it is now time to truly appreciate the talent so often neglected during his lifetime.
www.cascadeblues.org /History/RoyBuchanan.htm   (686 words)

 Roy Buchanan : Roy Buchanan - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
The recording and production on this, Roy Buchanan's first record for Polydor, is delightfully bare, sparse in ornamentation, and full of bum notes and aborted ideas that would be deleted on most commercial releases.
There is a slight Michael Bloomfield influence felt in Buchanan's blues playing, most evident in the first chorus of "John's Blues" and the quasi-Eastern ornamentations on "Pete's Blue." He plays with pitch, placing notes in unexpected places, constantly keeping the listener guessing.
Despite Tilley's presence, the main focus on this record is Buchanan's wailing guitar, which punctuating the vocals with bluesy cries and country moans.
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 Roy Buchanan
On the road and recording with Dale Hawkins by his teens, Buchanan became the law of the land around the Washington, D.C., area by the mid-to-late '60s.
Sadly, when Buchanan seemed on the verge of a comeback in, he hung himself in a police cell in 1988, after he was arrested on a drunk-driving charge.
Buchanan, one of Robertson's main guitar influences, also performed as an opening act for the reunited Band on their 1987 tour.
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 Roy Buchanan Biography : Oldies.com
Although Buchanan is often erroneously credited with the break on the singer's much-lauded "Suzie-Q", contributions on "My Babe" and "Grandma's House" confirmed his remarkable talent.
Buchanan also recorded with Freddie Cannon, Bob Luman and the Hawks, and completed several low-key singles in his own right before retiring in 1962.
For some Buchanan's tone was a little sharp on the ear, but there could be no denying his rightful place as a guitar virtuoso.
www.oldies.com /artist-biography/Roy-Buchanan.html   (311 words)

Roy Buchanan is one of the most influential guitarists in rock history; having notable beginnings with Dale Hawkins who was famous for 'Suzie Q'; Roy replaced James Burton in Dale's band, and it was James that had invented the lick on 'Suzie Q'.
From there Roy joined Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks (featuring most of the members who became The Band), and in 1969 Roy was signed to Polydor.
Roy's music is the sort of music I love to listen to at 3am; comfortably loud, with a bourbon in one hand, and lover in the other.
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 Amazon.ca: Roy Buchanan: Music: Roy Buchanan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Roy Buchanan is the worlds most underrated guitar player.
Some years ago Roy Buchanan was picked by Mojo magazine as one of the artists that the critics and fans forgot.
Reticient Roy Buchanan was precisely what he cracked himself up to be: just an ordinary fellow with nothing all that much to say (other than his puckish taste for spinning some tall tales about his birth and childhood) - until you put a guitar in his hands.
www.amazon.ca /Roy-Buchanan/dp/B000001FLI   (1004 words)

 Roy Buchanan Tribute - hotshotdigital.com
On the road and recording with Dale Hawkins by his teens, Buchanan became the law of the land around the Washington, D.C., area by the mid-to-late '60 s.
His use of the Fender Telecaster, using high harmonic squeals in place of feedback and distortion, was part and parcel of rock guitar's vocabulary by the early '70 s.
He left behind a number of records which testify that he was a word class guitarist, capable of tones and techniques that other guitarists only dream of, his wife, seven children and five grandchildren.
www.hotshotdigital.com /tribute/RoyBuchannan.html   (238 words)

 rcmforums.org :: Forums
The show of course, was the now legendary "Introducing Roy Buchanan", commonly (and very incorrectly) known as "The World's Greatest Unknown Guitarist".
Buchanan's career was very checkered, and other than his very first album, his records didn't really capture Buchanan's smoldering passion for playing.
Roy's death is still the subject of conjecture, and to some extent his recorded legacy needs to be managed better.
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 Amazon.com: Roy Buchanan: Music: Roy Buchanan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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Buchanan is an amazing player with such a unique style and approach.
Roy Buchanan is an unheralded guitar god and this album is terrific.
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 Roy Buchanan CD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Roy's recording career was up and down through the years, and at the same time, he was considered one of the best guitar players ever recorded.
Roy was a master at playing instrumentals and this one song is living proof.
Roy's three vocals are equally strong on: Ain't No Business (#5), Beer Drinking Woman (#10), and When A Guitar Plays The Blues (#14).
www.mnblues.com /cdreview/2001/roybuchanan-deluxe-dh.html   (393 words)

 Roy Buchanan - Moviefone
Though he is basically unknown by the general public, guitarist Roy Buchanan had a devoted following amongst music critics.
Buch and The Snakestretchers, 1971, BOYA; Roy Buchanan and the...
Roy Buchanan - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Roy Buchanan Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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 Roy Buchanan - Roy Buchanan - Music Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is a loose, highly improvised affair that amply demonstrates why the leader...
It is a loose, highly improvised affair that amply demonstrates why the leader is one of the underappreciated giants of rootsy guitar.
The country tracks, such as "I am a Lonesome Fugitive" and Hank Williams' "Hey, Good Lookin'," benefit greatly from Chuck Tilley's understated vocals.
www.mp3.com /albums/2386/reviews.html   (635 words)

 Dinosaurdays - Roy Buchanan
If any guitarist has the right to be called "Master of the Telecaster", the late Roy Buchanan is your man. Born the son of a preacher in Ozark, Alabama in the US on 23rd September 1939, Buchanan first rose to fame on joining vocalist Dale Hawkins'; band in 1958.
He also featured with The Hawks, Freddie Cannon and Bob Luman and recorded a number of low key singles before retiring from the music scene in 1962.
His final studio album, "Hot Wire", a copy of which is our giveaway prize this week, was released in 1987, the year before he died, having hung himself in a police cell following his arrest on a drunk driving charge.
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 Guitar Sheet Music - The Roy Buchanan Collection (Recorded Versions For Guitar - Guitar)
Roy Buchanan didn't give himself the praise he deserved when he humbly described himself as "basically a blues musician." "One of the most talented blues musicians ever" might be more accurate.
Also included with this book is an introduction explaining Buchanan's playing techniques and methods.
This music has a difficulty rating of 3 on a scale of 1 to 6 with 6 being the hardest.
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 Roy Buchanan Vinyl Records for Sale - That'S What I Am Here For LP
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That's right, Buchanan's blues aspirations are largely sidelined in favor of some blazing straight ahead rock and roll.
Highlights to my ears include his stunning cover of 'Hey Joe' (dedicated to the late Jimi Hendrix), the Allman Brothers-styled 'Rodney's Song' (great storyline) and the heartbreaking 'Home Is Where I Lost Her'.
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 Roy Buchanan Vinyl Records for Sale - Roy Buchanan Two LP
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The focus is clearly on Buchanan's guitar, but his writing and ragged voice have always appealed to us.
While his blues moves are nice (many folks consider his "Five String Blues" to be an all time classic), to our ears rockers such as the leadoff instrumental "Filthy Teddy", "Treat Her Right" (Chuck Tilley handling the vocals) and "I Won't Tell You No Lies" are the true standout performances.
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 VH1.com : Roy Buchanan : Artist Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Roy Buchanan has long been considered one of the finest, yet criminally overlooked guitarists of the blues rock genre whose lyrical leads and use of harmonics would later influence such guitar greats as Jeff Beck, his...
Check out Roy Buchanan's movie page to watch trailers, see photos, find out about upcoming film projects and more!
In the late 1950s and early 1960s an awakening of interest in the power and magic of the blues among younger listeners led to the so-called "blues revival".
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