ROY BUCHANAN My Babe

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£12.99 (GBP)
ROY BUCHANAN My Babe

CD TRACKLISTING

1. You Gotta Let Me Know
2. My Babe
3. It Should’ve Been Me
4. Secret Love
5. Lack Of Funk
6. Dr. Rock & Roll
7. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
8. Blues For Gary
9. My Sonata

BONUS TRACK
10. Thirty minute interview with Roy from 1980
to promote the release of “My Babe” album

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ROY BUCHANAN was an American guitarist and blues musician born in Arkansas who pioneered the Telecaster guitar sound to much acclaim from fellow guitarists Beck, Clapton and Page. Roy worked tirelessly over the years and achieved two gold albums in his career up to his death in 1988.

“My Babe” was released in 1980 and Guitar Player magazine praised him as “having one of the 50 Greatest Tones of All Time”. In the bonus interview on this CD release Roy talks about the approach by The Rolling Stones to join them after the death of Brian Jones-he declined to pursue “his own thing”.

MUSICIANS
ROY BUCHANAN, PAUL JACOBS, GORDON JOHNSON, RON FOSTER, DAN BRUBECK, RICHARD CROOKS

Reviews

"My Babe" was the eighth album of Roy's long and decidedly patchy career, first released in 1980 and boasting some typically eloquent instrumentals such as "Blues For Gary" and "My Sonata" alongside soulful covers of Little Walter's "My Babe" and Yvonne Fair's Motown classic, "It Should Have Been Me".

Kevin Bryan, regional newspapers (August 2018)


...the opening salvo of "You Gotta Let Me Know" is a mighty affair, a New Wave vibe bursting through a staccato pulse and memorable chorus. With the fret abuse matched by some gloriously OTT vocals from keyboard player Paul Jacobs, it's a full on introduction to My Babe. And one which this album's title track continues to boogie on into the night with. This time it's a piano and organ combination that lays the foundations for this funky slice of honest rock and again Jacobs proves a stunning vocal foil for the stinging guitar work that you know will knock your socks off.

Sea Of Tranquility (August 2018)


Guitar-wise, Buchanan was a technical wizard, his playing characterised by pinch harmonic 'whistles' and tonal effects obtained solely from his technique rather than external 'effects'...This reissue of an album that was only ever available on CD for a short time in the States is most interesting for the added 30 minute contemporaneous promotional interview (also including some of the tracks)...Thirty years on from his untimely death, this is a timely reissue.

Get Ready to ROCK! (July 2018)


 

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