Not only was it clean but I'd call it pristine. Stunning first album from an American master of the telecaster. A shy man with no designs on fame that nonetheless could not completely avoid it. If you play country or rock guitar you owe it to yourself to examine this masterpiece. Roy lays down his sweet sound, from that kind of country-ish fling to that gliding smooth and flying up and down the neck of his guitar.
He could surely make the music dance. Soulful sound played from the heart. Roy Buchanan was known for being the master of the telecaster and the best unknown guitarist and you will find out why after you listen to this masterpiece. This CD starts off with a instrumental with a country twang called Sweet Dreams and shows what he is about from the start. The next song is a country song called I am a Lonesome Fugitive.
I am not a big fan of country music but I grew up listening to it because my mom had it on all the time around the house and in the car.
Now that I am older I find myself listening to it more and more and this song I remember hearing growing up and I love it. Believe it or not you will hear were some of Eddie Van Halen influence came from with pinch harmonics, he also has some of the fastest fingers around.
Just the Fender telecaster plug in to a Fender amp and no pedals or effects is what you hear See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Possibly the best he done,just buy it sweet dreams is and always will be unbelievably wonderful,it all gets better every timeyou play it,sweet dreams to all of you ,god bless. Had this album years ago finally got round to buying the cd still aounds great but dont take my word for it buy it yourself you wont be sorry.
Great album showcasing one of the world's best and inovative guitarists. Some tracks are mesmerising and leave you breathless. Good Just what I wanted. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Back to top. Get to Know Us. Make Money with Us. Amazon Payment Products. Let Us Help You. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Leo Fender, a lap steel and amplifier manufacturer based in Fullerton, California, began working on a solid body electric guitar concept in the late s.
He approached the project as a problem solver. Existing guitars had big, hollow bodies. They had a tendency to squeal with electronic feedback when amplified, and their mahogany necks would likely as not snap if the guitar was dropped. Fender introduced a solid body to drastically reduce feedback, and introduced a bolt-on neck that could be replaced easily if damaged. Christened the Esquire, the new single-pickup guitar was not your classic overnight success. After a challenge from the Gretsch company, who made drums with a similar name, the guitar was renamed the Telecaster in Blues artists including Muddy Waters , Albert Collins and Buchanan himself soon discovered that this basic little guitar was a tonal chameleon.
Buchanan fan Jeff Beck pulled squawks, wails and sitar sounds out of his monumentally pimped 50s Tele with The Yardbirds. His father was both a farmer and Pentecostal preacher, which would bring the youngster his first exposure to gospel music when his family would attend racially mixed revival meetings. First learning steel guitar, he switched to electric guitar by the age of 13, finding the instrument that would one day become his trademark: a Fender Telecaster.
Shortly after his arrival in L. During the mid- to late '50s, Buchanan led his own rock band, the Heartbeats, which soon after began backing rockabilly great Dale "Suzy Q" Hawkins. By the dawn of the '60s, Buchanan had relocated once more, this time to Canada, where he signed on with rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins. The bass player of Ronnie Hawkins' backing band, the Hawks, studied guitar with Buchanan during his tenure with the band. Upon Buchanan's exit, the bassist-turned-guitarist would become the leader of the group, which would eventually become popular roots rockers the Band: Robbie Robertson.
Buchanan spent the '60s as a sideman with obscure acts, as well as working as a session guitarist for such varied artists as pop idol Freddy Cannon, country artist Merle Kilgore, and drummer Bobby Gregg, among others, before Buchanan settled down in the Washington, D.
Despite not having appeared on any recordings of his own, word of Buchanan's exceptional playing skills began to spread among musicians as he received accolades from the likes of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, and Merle Haggard, as well as supposedly being invited to join the Rolling Stones at one point which he turned down.
The praise eventually led to an hour-long public television documentary on Buchanan in , the appropriately titled The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World, and a recording contract with Polydor Records shortly thereafter.
Buchanan spent the remainder of the decade issuing solo albums, including such guitar classics as his self-titled debut which contained one of Buchanan's best-known tracks, "The Messiah Will Come Again" , 's That's What I Am Here For, and 's Live Stock, before switching to Atlantic for several releases. Jail; Artist Faced Alcohol Charge". The Washington Post. December 13, Archived from the original on December 13, Retrieved October 16, MBI Publishing.
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