Friday, January 01, 2010

Which Roy Buchanan CD?

I picked up a real stinker of a Roy Buchanan CD the other day. Titled "When A Telecaster Plays The Blues,"it was a poorly recorded live set (unknown location and date), with Buchanan playing with a heavy-handed bassist and a drummer that appeared to be playing an electronic drum set. This thing was so bad that I simply threw the CD away.

Anyway, I don't want that to happen again, so I'm hoping that someone can recommend some listenable Roy Buchanan recordings. Which ones are your favorites?

I can think of at least a couple of Northwest guitarists that were probably partially influenced by Buchanan's high-wire act: Portland's Jim Mesi, and Seattle's Stan Eike (I don't recall seeing either one playing a Telecaster, though!).

1 comment:

Mike Lynch said...

Man, you can really hear the crickets tonight, can't ya? I hear that Buchanan's two Polydor albums are pretty good, so I'll start there, I guess...