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Not happy!....Roy Buchanan content

jessness

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I just found my 2nd copy of Roy's 1974 LP In The Beginning and both of them skip horribly! I admire Roy and what he could do with a Tele and Fender amp. Have most of his albums but this one in playable condition seems to be elluding me.

Anyone have a good copy? Mainly skips on 1st track....Rescue Me

And feel free to share your thoughts on Roy!
 

guitarjazz

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Is that on the box set?
Roy was the greatest, especially on his first two records and before.
 

VaughnC

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It should be illegal for someone to have that much talent. Roy got every sound & nuance possible out of a Tele. And here I am sitting here with a recessive music talent gene...it's just not fair ;).
 

whatwasthat4

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Is this not on CD? I've got a bunch of roy music. Will have to check.

I think even a documentary from the 70s that shows Roy playing in a church, jamming with the band. Will have to dig that out. Remember really liking it...
 

stephenT

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My buddy Bill Sheffield is the singer on that album and did a tour w/ Roy to support it.

Roy came in to the studio and said, "what you wanna do boys?""

Check your email for Rescue Me.
 

jessness

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thanks Stephen!! GReat tune....everything Roy did amazes me.

I love his Live Stock album also.....that one doesn't skip! :)
 

bobmc

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I went to see him live at the Bottom Live in NYC based solely on reading about him in GP; I don't think I owned any of his recordings up until then. I stood at the bar (got there late) and Roy walked in right past me and I patted him on the shoulder.

It was one of many nights when I realized I had zero technique; he owned each string and fret. Unsure of what amp he played thru, but again, while I was still passively strumming barre chords for every song I played and stomping on a fuzz pedal for solos, he commanded the speakers to do what he wanted.

Don't recall set list, band members, or much else besides my ears ringing (and helping boo the opening act off the stage), but I can clearly recall staring at those strings and realizing I was a few feet from a master guitarist and musician.
 

Drak

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In The Beginning I think is one of his most overlooked LP's, I rarely ever see anyone bring it up or comment on it, but I consider it the ending bookend of his truly classic period.
In The Beginning was the ending of the Polydor era, my favorite Roy 'period' in time.

Don't get me wrong, I love just about everything Roy Buchanan ever put out in one way or another, plus things he didn't put out, but the Polydor records, taken as a whole set, to me was the true golden era of Roy's recorded output.

I'm a Ram, CC Ryder, You're Killing My Love, She Can't Say No, all pure Buchanan Gold.
 






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