Roy Buchanan - PBS Documentary (YouTube)

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  1. zappateer1

    zappateer1 Member

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  2. markophonic

    markophonic Silver Supporting Member

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    I haven't seem that in years...

    Roy never seemed comfortable in his own skin.

    I could listen to him do volume swells for days
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I saw it when it orginally came out and always wondered why it was never shown again. I was able to see Roy play a few times and meet him, for which I'm always thankful. He's one of those guys who plays two notes and you know who it is. Nobody else like him.
     
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    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    First time I ever saw this! I do remember a PBS documentary titled Roy Buchanan, The worlds greatest unknown guitarist...or something like that. Anyway, I remember the first time I heard Roy's ...The Messiah will Come Again, my jaw dropped. I regret that I never got to see him perform.
     
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    Wish he had done more of his own vocals. To me it always seemed as if it was a better fit-regardless of technical ability-than just pasting studio session guys over his stuff.
     
  6. zappateer1

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    From Wikipedia:

    'Buchanan's life changed in 1971, when he gained national notoriety as the result of an hour-long PBS television documentary. Entitled Introducing Roy Buchanan, and sometimes mistakenly called The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World, it earned a record deal with Polydor and praise from John Lennon and Merle Haggard, besides an alleged invitation to join the Rolling Stones (which he turned down).'
     
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    Barn, be careful what you ask for. Roy had a voice, but it was on guitar. Listen to Billy Price's vocals on the tunes he did with Roy, and appreciate the guitar....
     
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    Damn, thanks so much, I've heard 'bout this for over twenty years.
    First person to tell me about Roy, was Walter Trout. I quess Walter spend
    some time watching Roy play in the D.C. area as youth. Thanks again.
     
  9. Rad Skronker

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    I've never seen this doc before.

    It's great to get a look into who Roy was.
    He definitely had a lot on his mind and you can tell it weighed him down.

    Thanks for posting the link.
     
  10. guitarjazz

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    That was a life-changing show . Too bad PBS can't put it out on DVD.
     
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    I'm curious, why can't they? Don't they have the rights to it? It seems like it would be a win-win for everyone involved.
     
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    I'll watch this later:)
     

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