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Roy Buchanan

After Hours

Roy Buchanan

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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Mule Train Stomp - Pretty Please (7inch, 45rpm) Roy Buchanan: Mule Train Stomp - Pretty Please (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45REP4088

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(Swan) 2-Track Single - Reproduction of Swan 4088!
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Mutual Feedback (CD) Roy Buchanan: Mutual Feedback (CD) Art-Nr.: CD12660514

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(Essential Media Mod) 6 tracks This special extended play from the late guitarist extraordinaire Roy Buchanan features previously unreleased tunes Roy wrote and recorded in 1988 with producer Marc Fisher.
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Live At Town Hall 1974 (3-LP, Telecaster Blonde Vinyl, Ltd.) Roy Buchanan: Live At Town Hall 1974 (3-LP, Telecaster Blonde... Art-Nr.: LPRGM0701

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(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...
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My Babe (CD) Roy Buchanan: My Babe (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSJP520

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(Angel Air Records) 10 Tracks - Roy Buchanan was an American guitarist and blues musician from Arkansas, considered a pioneer of Telecaster guitar sound, to the delight of colleagues like Beck, Clapton and Page. Roy worked tirelessly and...
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Live At Town Hall 1974 (2-CD) Roy Buchanan: Live At Town Hall 1974 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGM0700

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(Real Gone Music) 21 Tracks - Roy Buchanan is a guitar hero for many guitar players. Since star fame does not count for him, he never achieved the fame that many of his colleagues had. Buchanan recorded a number of good studio albums,...
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Loading Zone / You're Not Alone (2-CD) Roy Buchanan: Loading Zone / You're Not Alone (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD1279

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(2017/BGO) 16 tracks. Last albums of blues guitarist Buchanan for Polydor and Atlantic date from 1977 and 1978. After these recordings, Buchanan did not enter a studio until 1988, when Alligator Records convinced him to resume. Buchanan...
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Live At Rockpalast - Hamburg 1985 (CD & DVD) Roy Buchanan: Live At Rockpalast - Hamburg 1985 (CD & DVD) Art-Nr.: CDMIG90390

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(2017/MIG Music) 13 Tracks - 8-page booklet! The best unknown guitarist of the world in concert! Two shows from the legendary TV series 'Rockpalast' recorded live in Hamburg, 1985!
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Second Album (LP, 180g, Ltd.) Roy Buchanan: Second Album (LP, 180g, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LP700108

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(2016/Polydor-Universal) 8 Tracks - Roy's second platter recorded in New York City, 1973!
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The Genius Of The Guitar - His Early Recordings (2-CD) Roy Buchanan: The Genius Of The Guitar - His Early Recordings... Art-Nr.: CDJAS3058

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(2016/Jasmine) 44 tracks. Collected across this 44 track 2 CD set are examples of his dynamic guitar contributions to a bevy of national, regional and downright parochial recording artists including Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman, Freddy...
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Live At Rockpalast (DVD) Roy Buchanan: Live At Rockpalast (DVD) Art-Nr.: DVDMIG90397

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(1985 'MIG Music') 'Recorded and filmed live at the Grugahalle Essen, Germany - February 24, 1985' - ROY BUCHANAN - gtr/voc, MARTIN STEVENSON - voc, JOHN STEELE - gtr/kbds, ANTHONY DUMM - bass, MARTIN YULA - drums. (Farbe/color, 4:3,...
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Roy Buchanan - Before And After (CD) Roy Buchanan: Roy Buchanan - Before And After (CD) Art-Nr.: CDROLL3034

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This album brings together some of Roy Buchanan's earliest recordings with some of his last, before and after his 'discovery' by the media and subsequent chart successes. Between the raw rock'n'roll of Mule Train Stomp to the delicacy of...
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Shredding The Blues - Live At My Father's Place Roy Buchanan: Shredding The Blues - Live At My Father's Place Art-Nr.: CDRB3178

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(2014/Rockbeat) 10 tracks. 1978 & 1984.
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Live From Austin, Tx Roy Buchanan: Live From Austin, Tx Art-Nr.: NW5047

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(1976) New West
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Live From Austin,TX Roy Buchanan: Live From Austin,TX Art-Nr.: DVDNW8080

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(1976 'New West') ((32:00/05) Region: 0
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Live From Austin, TX (CD-DVD) BUCHANAN, Roy: Live From Austin, TX (CD-DVD) Art-Nr.: CDNW6222

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Five songs with extended soling by one of the greatest American guitar players, ever! DVD: Region: USA, 4:3 picture format, 5.1 Doly Surround, Stereo, Farbe/color. Spieldauer/playing time ca. 32 mns. - ROY BUCHANAN - gtr/voc, MALCOLM...
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That's What I Am Here For - Rescue Me Roy Buchanan: That's What I Am Here For - Rescue Me Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD806

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Two original LP records on one CD: 'That's What I Am Here For, 'Rescue Me'.
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Live At Rockpalast (CD) BUCHANAN, Roy: Live At Rockpalast (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMIG90392

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Extraordinary guitar player, mediocre band, rather poor recording/mix, and lousy composer credits research: Roy Buchanan approaching the height of his musical career, prior to his awesome Alligator releases. ROY BUCHANAN - gtr/voc,...
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When A Telecaster Plays The Blues BUCHANAN, Roy: When A Telecaster Plays The Blues Art-Nr.: CD250248

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Pretty mediocre sound quality. The liner notes are not containing any info regarding personnel, or date and place. I don't like that.
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Live: Amazing Grace Roy Buchanan: Live: Amazing Grace Art-Nr.: CDPOW128

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Live recordings. The sound quality is surprisingly good. These recordings are evidence for Buchanan's extraordinairy talent. He was ahead of his ime, and these takes show. Really impressive.
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Roy Buchanan - Second Album Roy Buchanan: Roy Buchanan - Second Album Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD541

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His first two commercially released LPs, produced by Peter Siegel for the 'Polydor' label. Mostly instrumentals, these sides feature one of 'greatest unknown guitar players' of all times. Even today, these recordings are a brimming...
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Live In Japan Roy Buchanan: Live In Japan Art-Nr.: CDREPUK1002

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re-issue of the famous live set that only came out in Japan. The recording quality is excellent, the performance, too. Guess these are his best recordings. ROY BUCHANAN - guitar, MALCOLM LUKENS - kbds, JOHN HARRISON - bass, BYRD FOSTER -...
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DeLuxe Edition Roy Buchanan: DeLuxe Edition Art-Nr.: CDAL5608

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(1985-87 'Alligator') (61:04/16) Kommt mir zwei unveröffentlichten Stücken * / this compilation contains two previously unissued tracks *.
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Malaguena BUCHANAN, Roy: Malaguena Art-Nr.: CD11132

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(1965-88) (50:53/13) Zuvor unveröffentlichte Live-Aufnahmen in unterschiedlicher Qualität; ein Stück musikalischer Zeitgeschichte / previously unreleased live recordings. Sound quality varies. Spotlight on one of the greatest guitar...
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Buch And The Snakestretchers Roy Buchanan: Buch And The Snakestretchers Art-Nr.: CD7519

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(1971 'Bioya') (33:28/06) Neuauflage der ersten Buchanan-LP / re-issue of his first official LP record, recorded live at 'The Crossroads', Maryland. Großartige Gitarre, aber wenig Blues. Simpler Mono-Mitschnitt / superb picking, but...
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Sweet Dreams: Anthology (2-CD) Roy Buchanan: Sweet Dreams: Anthology (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5170862

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(1969-78 'Polydor') (152:44/26) Herrlich aufgemachte 2-CD im Schuber mit illustriertem Booklet und insgesamt 47(!) Min. unveröffentlichter Musik von einem der interessantesten Blues-/Rockgitarristen der 70er / 47 minutes and more...
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Hot Wires Roy Buchanan: Hot Wires Art-Nr.: CDAL4756

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(1987 'Alligator') (44:42/10)
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When A Guitar Plays The Blues Roy Buchanan: When A Guitar Plays The Blues Art-Nr.: CDAL4741

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(1985 'Alligator') (42:37/09)
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