Roy Buchanan – Roy Buchanan/Second Album

2 on 1 CD – £9.99
Catalog No. BGOCD541
Roy Buchanan/Second Album  by Roy Buchanan

Originally released on the Polydor label (Roy was the first Stateside signing to this label) in 1972 and 1973 respectively 

Buchanan was a virtuoso of the Fender Telecaster, with an expressive use of harmonics and controlled feedback among other techniques, which set a high standard for many guitarists who came after him. He was admired by such artists as Steve Cropper, Stanley Jordan, Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson and the Rolling Stones, who considered Roy as a replacement for Mick Taylor during the mid '70's 

A teenage prodigy, Roy first made his name playing on rockabilly star Pete Hawkins' minor hits 'My Babe' and 'Grandma's House'. Further stints occurred with Bob Luman, Canadian rocker Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks, and Freddy Cannon. However, he wasn't nationally discovered until 1971 when a PBS documentary led to a multi-album deal with Polydor, resulting in the albums featured here 

Buchanan's extended jams (seldom singing or using singers) found favour amongst college students and Blues enthusiasts. In 1976 he moved to Atlantic Records, resulting in a more polished overall sound 

In 1988 he was jailed for public drunkenness and, according to police reports, committed suicide (though many dispute their findings). Despite his tragic death, Buchanan's recorded legacy lives on, inspiring new generations of guitar heroes


Roy Buchanan:

  1. Sweet Dreams
  2. I Am A Lonesome Fugitive
  3. Cajun
  4. John's Blues
  5. Haunted House
  6. Pete's Blues
  7. The Messiah Will Come Again
  8. Hey, Good Lookin'

Second Album:

  1. Filthy Teddy
  2. After Hours
  3. Five String Blues
  4. Thank You Lord
  5. Treat Her Right
  6. I Won't Tell You No Lies
  7. Tribute To Elmore James
  8. She Once Lived Here

More music from Roy Buchanan:

  1. Live Stock/A Street Called Straight – Roy Buchanan
  2. Thats What I Am Here For/Rescue Me – Roy Buchanan
  3. Loading Zone / You’re Not Alone – Roy Buchanan
    Loading Zone / You’re Not Alone
    Double CD BGOCD1279