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Roy Buchanan
Second Album

Roy Buchanan studio albums
The Prophet - The Unreleased First Polydor Album
Roy Buchanan & the Snakestretchers

Roy Buchanan
Second Album 
That's What I'm Here For
Rescue Me / In The Beginning
A Street Called Straight
Loading Zone
You're Not Alone
My Babe
When a Guitar Plays the Blues
Dancing on the Edge
Hot Wires
Malaguena

Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
The Prophet - The Unreleased First Polydor Album  
CD is supposed to be limited to 5000 copies.

1. Funky Junky
2. Black Autumn
3. Day and Age
4. There'll Always Be
5. Billy Joe Young
6. Story of Isaac
7. Baltimore
8. Sign on the Window
9. Humbug Down on the River
10. Pain
11. I Desire You
12. Stormy Monday
13. Jam
14. Roy's Bluz
15. Shotgun
16. After Hours/The Messiah Will Come Again
17. Sweet Dreams

 
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Roy Buchanan was, his friends and admirers all said, the best-kept secret in Washington DC, a man who made angels sing when he played his guitar, and left an indelible impression upon everyone who heard him play.

Making music was his life; making records, on the other hand, was little more than an unnecessary intrusion. Even when longtime friend Charlie Daniels turned up, holding the key to the studio in one hand, and the promise of a Polydor recording contract in the other, Buchanan was not impressed. The sessions which commenced in October 1969 at Nashville’s Woodland Studios, would not be completed until February 1971, simply because Buchanan was unwilling to stay away from home for long.

The label apparently rejected the first album Roy delivered; who knows why. Roy had long claimed that he had pulled the plug on it, but that may have been a face-saving measure. In any event, it was shelved. Not long thereafter, Buchanan returned to the studio with a new producer, and cut the four tracks that close this album.

Everything fell into place. The four tracks - including the first mutation of that “Black Autumn” riff, tearing out of “After Hours” on its way to immortality, an early stab at the future legend “Roy’s Bluz,” and a magnificently raucous cover of “Shotgun” - still shiver with the electric excitement that crackled through the Polydor offices once the tapes were delivered. The label re-signed him immediately and, less than a year later, Buchanan would be back in the studio, this time to record an album that would put him on the path to being a rock legend.

Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Roy Buchanan & the Snakestretchers  
1971

This release was self-produced by Roy Buchanan after being rejected by Polydor. 

Tracks
Sweet Dreams
Down By the River
Since You Have Been Gone
I Am a Lonesome Fugitive
Messiah Will Come Again
Johnny B. Goode

Band
Roy Buchanan - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Ned Davis - Drums
Dick Heintze - organ & piano
Teddy Irwin - Rhythm Guitar
Chuck Tilley - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Peter Van Allen - Bass
Marc Fisher - Tamborine

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Roy Buchanan  
Roy Buchanan and Second Album are available together on one disc. I haven't heard the quality of the twofer. Released by Beat Goes On in 2002.

1972 Polydor

Tracks
Sweet Dreams 
I Am A Lonesome Fugitive 
Cajun 
John's Blues 
Haunted House 
Pete's Blue 
The Messiah Will Come Again 
Hey Good Lookin' 

Band
Roy Buchanan - Lead Guitar, Vocals 
Ned Davis - drums 
Dick Heintze - organ and piano 
Teddy Irwin - rhythm guitar 
Chuck Tilley - vocals 
Pete van Allen - bass 

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Second Album   
Roy Buchanan and Second Album are available together on one disc. I haven't heard the quality. Released by Beat Goes On in 2002.

1973 Polydor

Tracks
Filthy Teddy 
After Hours 
Five String Blues 
Thank You Lord 
Treat Her Right 
I Won't Tell You No Lies 
Tribute To Elmore James 
She Once Lived Here 

Band
Dick Heintze - piano, organ 
Teddy Irwin - rhythm guitar 
Jerry Mercer - drums 
Don Payne - bass 
Chuck Tiley - vocals 
Ned Davis - drums 

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
That's What I'm Here For   That's What I Am Here For/Rescue Me

1973 Polydor

Tracks
My Baby Says She's Gonna Leave Me 
Hey Joe 
Home Is Where I Lost Her 
Rodney's Song 
That's What I Am Here For 
Roy's Bluz 
Voices 
Please Don't Turn Me Away 
Nephesh 

Roy Buchanan Guitar, Vocals
Robbie Magruder Drums
John Harrison Bass, Vocals
Dick Heintze Keyboards
Bill Price Vocals

Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Rescue Me / In The Beginning   That's What I Am Here For/Rescue Me
This was released under two titles, 
Rescue Me
- in Europe 
In The Beginning - in U.S.

1975 Polydor

Tracks
Rescue Me 
I'm a Ram 
In the Beginning 
CC Ryder 
Country Preacher 
You're Killing My Love 
She Can't Say No 
Wayfairing Pilgrim 

Band
Roy Buchanan Guitar, Vocals
Bill Sheffield - vocals 
Neil Larsen - keyboards 
Kenny Tibbetts - bass 
Bill Stewart - drums 
Venetta Fields - background vocals 
Carlena Williams - background vocals 
Armando Peraza - congas 
Jim Romeyn - synthesizer programming 
Tome Flye - tambourine 
Greg Adams - trumpet 
Lenny Pickett - saxes 
Mimi Castillo - tenor sax 
Mic Gillette - trumpet 
Stephen Kupka - bari sax 

Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
A Street Called Straight  
A Street Called Straight and Live Stock are available together on one disc. I haven't heard the quality. Released by Beat Goes On in 2005.

Atlantic 1976

Tracks
Keep What You Got 
Man On The Floor 
Good God Have Mercy 
Okay 
Caruso 
My Friend Jeff 
If Six Was Nine 
Guitar Cadenza 
The Messiah Will Come Again
I Still Think About Ida Mae 

Band
Roy Buchanan Guitar, vocals
Malcolm Lukens - keyboards 
John Harrison - bass, vocals 
Byrd Foster - drums 

Others
Andy Newmark - drums 
Gonzalo Sifre - drums 
Rubens Bassini - percussion 
Ken Bichelle - arp synthesizer 
Billy Cobham - tom tom & timbales 

Horns
Randy Brecker 
Michael Brecker 
George Opalisky 
Louis Delgatto 
Barry Rogers 

Vocals 
Luther Van Ross 
Diane Sumler 
Robin Clark 
Eddie Brigatti 
David Brigatti 

Live Stock
1. Reelin' And Rockin 
2. Hot Cha 
3. Further On Up The Road 
4. Roy's Bluz 
5. Can I Change My Mind 
6. I'm A Ram 
7. I'm Evil 

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Loading Zone  
Atlantic 1977

Tracks
The Heat of the Battle 
Hidden 
The Circle 
Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Tar Baby 
Ramon's Blues 
Green Onions 
Judy 
Done Your Daddy Dirty 
Your Love 

Band
Roy Buchanan Guitar, vocals
Raymond Gomez - rhythm guitars 
Stanley Clarke - bass 
Narada Michael Warden - drums 
Malcolm Lukens - organ, piano 
Jan Hammer - piano 
Scott Musmanno - vocals 
Steve Cropper - rhythm guitar 
Dennis Parker - bass 
David Garibaldi - drums 
Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass 
Will Lee - bass 

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
You're Not Alone  
Atlantic 1978

The Opening... Miles From Earth 
Turn To Stone 
Fly... Night Bird 
1841 Shuffle 
Down By The River 
Supernova 
You're Not Alone 

Band
Roy Buchanan Guitar, vocals
Ray Gomez - acoustic/rythm guitars 
Willie Weeks - bass 
Andrew Newmark - drums 

Various background singers
Jean Roussel - keyboards

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
My Babe  
1981

You Gotta Let Me Know 
My Babe 
It Should Have Been Me 
Secret Love 
Lack of Funk 
Dr Rock and Roll 
Dizzy Miss Lizzy 
Blues for Gary 
My Sonata 

Band
Roy Buchanan Guitar, Vocals
Paul Jacobs Keyboards, Vocals
Gordon Johnson Bass
Dan Brubeck Drums
Richard Crooks Drums
Ron Foster Drums

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
When a Guitar Plays the Blues  
Alligator Records 1985

1. When A Guitar Plays The Blues 
2. Chicago Smokeshop 
3. Mrs. Pressure 
4. A Nickel And A Nail 
5. Short Fuse 
6. Why Don't You Want Me? 
7. Country Boy 
8. Sneaking Godzilla Through The Alley 
9. Hawaiian Punch 

Band
Roy Buchanan Guitar, Vocals
Son Seals - sax 
Otis Clay - vocals 
Bill Heid - keyboards 
Larry Exum - bass 
Gloria Hardiman - vocals 
Morris Jennins - drums 
Criss Johnson - guitar 

 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Dancing On the Edge  
Alligator 1986

1. Peter Gunn 
2. The Chokin' Kind 
3. Jungle Gym 
4. Drowning On Dry Land 
5. Petal To The Metal 
6. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover 
7. Cream Of The Crop 
8. Beer Drinking Woman 
9. Whiplash 
10. Baby, Baby, Baby 
11. Matthew 

Band
Roy Buchanan Guitar, Vocals
Donald Kinsey - Rhythm Guitar 
Larry Exum - Bass 
Morris Jennings - Drums 
Adelbert Mcclinton - Vocals
 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Hot Wires   
Alligator 1987

1. High Wire 
2. That Did It 
3. Goose Grease 
4. Sunset Over Broadway 
5. Ain't No Business 
6. Flash Chordin' 
7. 25 Miles 
8. These Arms Of Mine 
9. Country Boogie 
10. The Blues Lover 

Roy Buchanan Guitar, Vocals
Larry Exum Bass
Morris Jennings Drums
Donald Kinsey Guitar
Kanika Kress Vocals
Johnny Sayles Vocals
Stan Szelest Keyboards
 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Malaguena  
1997
A collection of unreleased Roy material that spans the 1960's through his last recording session in 1988. 

1. My Baby Is Sweeter 
2. Minor Changes 
3. Rambunctious 
4. Malaguena 
5. I Found You 
6. Let's Twist Again 
7. Park Boulevard Blues 
8. Custom Made 
9. After Hours 
10. Peter Gunn 
11. Chowbay 
12. Peace Cross 
13. My Baby Is Sweeter 
 
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
 

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