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(Real Gone) 3-LP (21 tracks) Telecaster Blonde Vinyl pressing - limited to 1000 copies. Roy... more

Roy Buchanan: Live At Town Hall 1974 (3-LP, Telecaster Blonde Vinyl, Ltd.)

(Real Gone) 3-LP (21 tracks) Telecaster Blonde Vinyl pressing - limited to 1000 copies.

Roy Buchanan is the guitarist's guitar hero. Singularly uninterested in rock stardom and the trappings of fame that go with it, Buchanan never achieved the popularity of his six-string peers; yet his unfathomable technique and ferocious Telecaster tone put him near the top of any serious listing of the greatest guitarists of all time. Stories abound about the regard with which other musicians held Roy (and the indifference with which he greeted their esteem); for example, legend has it he turned down the Rolling Stones for the job Mick Taylor got, and blew off playing with John Lennon, while Jeff Beck dedicated ''Cause We've Ended as Lovers'' from Blow by Blow to him. These days, his ability to create the sounds he did without the use of any effects, often from his patented ''pinch harmonic'' method of playing, continue to astound players both casual and professional. Buchanan recorded a number of commendable studio albums, but on stage was where the magic happened; that's why most listeners deem the 1974 Live Stock album to be his best. But the tracks on that album, like most live records, were cherry-picked from several different shows, in this case both sets Roy played at New York City's Town Hall on November 27, 1974. In fact, of the 21 songs Roy played that night, only six came out on Live Stock, and one other, a version of Neil Young's ''Down by the River,'' came out on a subsequent compilation.

That leaves 14 unreleased performances-and now, Real Gone Music presents Live at Town Hall 1974, a 3-LP set that captures both shows in their entirety, drawn from the original multitrack tapes recorded that night by The Record Plant Mobile Studio. Several things strike you as you listen to these two shows. First, this was a good band, perhaps Roy's best, with Malcolm Lukens on keyboards, John Harrison on bass, Ronnie ''Byrd'' Foster on drums, and Billy Price on lead vocals when Roy didn't take a turn. Second, the six tracks originally selected for Live Stock were the ''safe'' tracks, showing the band at their most succinct. It's no accident that all but one came from the first show; during the second show, the band-perhaps spurred on by some refreshment during intermission-positively swaggers as Roy deals one lightning lead after another, even having fun with a faulty patch cord on the first song of the second set. For this monumental release, we've made every effort to put you right in the front row; both our liner note writer (Buchanan biographer Phil Carson) and photographer (Charles R. Cohen) were there that night, and have the stories and shots to prove it. Mixed and mastered by Tom Lewis at Studio 1093 in Athens, Georgia, and produced by Bill Levenson, this one's a major addition to the Buchanan discography and further proof that nobody, but nobody, played guitar like Roy Buchanan. Limited 3-LP ''Telecaster Blonde'' Vinyl Edition limited to 1000 copies, exclusive for Record Store Day/Black Friday!

* Liner Notes by Buchanan biographer Phil Carson, who was at Town Hall for these performances
* Photos from the actual gig by Charles R. Cohen
* Mixed and mastered by Tom Lewis at Studio 1093 in Athens, Georgia
* Produced by Bill Levenson
* 3-LP set pressed in ''Telecaster Blonde'' vinyl
* Limited to 1000 copies

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  • Interpret: Roy Buchanan

  • Album titlle: Live At Town Hall 1974 (3-LP, Telecaster Blonde Vinyl, Ltd.)

  • Genre Blues

  • Label Real Gone Music

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Year of publication 2018
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0848064007012

  • weight in Kg 0.73
Buchanan, Roy - Live At Town Hall 1974 (3-LP, Telecaster Blonde Vinyl, Ltd.) LP 1
01 Done Your Daddy Dirty
02 Reelin' And Rockin’
03 Hot Cha
04 Further On Up The Road
05 Roy's Bluz
06 Can I Change My Mind
07 Hey Joe
08 Too Many Drivers
09 Down By The River
10 I'm A Ram
11 In the Beginning
12 Driftin’ & Driftin’
13 I’m Evil
14 Too Many Drivers
15 Done Your Daddy Dirty
16 Roy's Bluz
17 Further On Up The Road
18 Hey Joe
19 Can I Change My Mind
20 In The Beginning
21 All Over Again (I’ve Got A Mind To Give Up Living)
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After Hours

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After Hours

In addition to his use of high harmonics and extreme stretching, Roy Buchanan's style of playing was also influenced by the choice of his electric guitar, a 1953 Fender Telecaster, which he called'Nancy'. "I tried the Tele first, then a Strat," Buchanan said. "And I tried a Gibson, but then I went back to the Telecaster."

Buchanan was born on September 23, 1939 in Ozark, Arkansas, and grew up temporarily in Pixley, California. Gospel, country and blues all played a role in his musical development. "I really started playing the guitar when I was about nine years old," Buchanan recalled. "I had my own group when I was, like, 10 or 11. "I had a little country band called The Dusty Valley Boys." Then a new sound came up. "I started to bend the strings in rock'n' roll when I was about 15. I was in L.A., and this group called The Johnny Otis Show had a guitarist named Jimmy Nolen. I thought they were playing rock'n' roll. He bent the strings in rock'n' roll, so I thought I'd do the same! "I formed a band called The Heartbeats, and we kind of started something else." Buchanan rarely stayed in the same place for long.

"We had a TV show in Oklahoma City where we played every Saturday. It was like a copy of American Bandstand. They always had all these guest stars there," Buchanan said, "and once it was Dale Hawkins. He said, "Do you want to come to Louisiana?" Roy impressed on Hawkins' Rockabilly cover version of Little Walter's My Babe for Checker as early as 1958 and quickly developed his high-sounding sound further. "Scotty Moore was engaged for the session," he said. "But he had to cancel, so I played. I loved Scotty Moore and tried to sound like him without sounding too Scotty Moore. I left Hawkins for a while and was in L.A. James Burton called me and said that Bob Luman was performing in Las Vegas and needed a guitarist. He asked me if I was interested, and I said, "Sure!" So I went over there and played for the job and got it. I stayed with him for about a year and a half. "We played in Vegas for about a year, then we went to Japan." Then Roy joined Dale's cousin Ronnie Hawkins' band. "We were in Toronto, performing at the Coq D'Or. Ronnie came in one night and asked me if I wanted to play in his band," he said. "He named his group The Hawks. So I went to them for a while."

Buchanan recorded the wild instrumental title Mule Train Stomp for Swan in Philadelphia under his own name in 1961 and was on the Cotton label the following year on the hit The Jam - Part 1 by drummer Bobby Gregg and his Friends. "I had made a few demos in Philadelphia and he heard them," Buchanan said. I agreed. We did it and it was a hit." But they didn't get that famous and Buchanan sank into the club scene of Washington, D.C. He remained a purely regional attraction until his career finally got underway in 1970.

"I was playing in a little club called The Crossroads. A guy from the Washington Post came in and wrote an article about me," he said. "Afterwards, people ran into us. And then it appeared in other papers, too, everything went totally crazy. Then people from the television station NET came along, they had orchestra people with them who were supposed to hear me. Suddenly they wanted to put my life story on TV. So I agreed. From then on, everything blossomed somehow. Then we got a record deal." Buchanan simplified the process a bit: Polydor had already taken it in 1969, but the LP'The Prophet', which he made with producer Charlie Daniels, was not released. When Polydor then released his next attempt as Roy Buchanan's first album of the same name, the whole world suddenly became aware of his Telecaster magic. For his 1973'Second Album' for Polydor, he recorded a creative version of Erskine Hawkins' influential worn 1946 instrumental hit After Hours, on which he presented the full range of his amazing fingerboard art; Roy had already recorded the title for Bomarc in 1961.

Buchanan released a series of successful LPs on Polydor and Atlantic in the 1970s, but sales declined in the first half of the next decade before making a comeback with three alligator LPs in the mid-1980s. Unfortunately, his story doesn't have a happy ending. When Buchanan was arrested for public drunkenness in Fairfax, Virginia, on August 14, 1988, he hanged himself in a drunk tank.

- Bill Dahl -

Various - Electric Blues

Plug It In! Turn It Up! Vol.4 Electric Blues 1970 - 2005 (Deutsch)

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