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Roy Buchanan Playlist

By: Bill Milkowski

8 songs / 1:05:21

  1. 1 Roy Buchanan / Bitter Memories 12:45
  2. 2 Roy Buchanan / C.C. Rider 10:25
  3. 3 Roy Buchanan / Too Many Drivers 05:11
  4. 4 Roy Buchanan / Five String Blues 09:59
  5. 5 Roy Buchanan / Hey Now, Mama 06:08
  6. 6 Roy Buchanan / The Messiah Will Come Again 06:40
  7. 7 Roy Buchanan / Hey Joe 06:52
  8. 8 Roy Buchanan / Sweet Dreams 07:21
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Born on September 23, 1939 in Ozark, Arkansas and raised in rural Pixley, California, guitarist Roy Buchanan began his professional career at age 15 with Johnny Otis' rhythm 'n' blues revue. He made his recording debut in 1958 with Dale Hawkins on "My Babe" for Chess Records. Two years later he began playing with Dale's cousin, Ronnie Hawkins (later to lead a group of Toronto-based musicians who would become The Band)and by the early '60s he joined the British Invasion-styled band The British Walkers. By the mid '60s, Buchanan settled into the Maryland-D.C. area and began building his reputation as "the world's greatest unknown guitarist" for his incredible technique and organic blend of American roots music. Following a 1971 PBS special, he was invited to tour with the Rolling Stones, but turned down the offer. Buchanan's legend grew through the '70s with a string of impressive releases for Polydoor and Atlantic Records and through the '80s with several acclaimed albums on Alligator Records. A tortured soul, the "Master of the Telecaster" was found hanged from his own shirt in a jail cell on August 14, 1988 in the Fairfax County, Virginia, Jail.
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Born on September 23, 1939 in Ozark, Arkansas and raised in rural Pixley, California, guitarist Roy Buchanan began his professional career at age 15 with Johnny Otis' rhythm 'n' blues revue. He made his recording debut in 1958 with Dale Hawkins on "My Babe" for Chess Records. Two years later he began playing with Dale's cousin, Ronnie Hawkins (later to lead a group of Toronto-based musicians who would become The Band)and by the early '60s he joined the British Invasion-styled band The British Walkers. By the mid '60s, Buchanan settled into the Maryland-D.C. area and began building his reputation as "the world's greatest unknown guitarist" for his incredible technique and organic blend of American roots music. Following a 1971 PBS special, he was invited to tour with the Rolling Stones, but turned down the offer. Buchanan's legend grew through the '70s with a string of impressive releases for Polydoor and Atlantic Records and through the '80s with several acclaimed albums on Alligator Records. A tortured soul, the "Master of the Telecaster" was found hanged from his own shirt in a jail cell on August 14, 1988 in the Fairfax County, Virginia, Jail.