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Roy Buchanan — The Messiah Will Come Again
Album: Sweet Dreams
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Just a smile, just a glance
The Prince of Darkness
He just walked past
There's been a lot of people
And they've had a lot to say
But this time, I'm gonna tell it my way

There was a town,
There was a strange little town, they called "The World"
It was a lonely, lonely little town
'Til one day a stranger appeared
And their hearts rejoiced, and the sad little town was happy again
But there were some that doubted; they disbelieved, so they (mocked/marked) him
And that stranger, he went away
Now the sad little town that was sad yesterday
It's a lot sadder today

I walked in a lot of places I never should've been
But I know that the Messiah, he will come again
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I'm repeating this, but its fun to think about. 

The rumor was that Roy was offered the job after Mick Taylor  quit/fired,  but he turned  down the Rolling Stones. 

Go figure. 
Hey, what happened to the first two minutes of this piece? Why is the text displayed but everything prior to the guitar solo is cut off?
Now that’s real music......Bleu
C0me on Roy, cheer up... well we know the rest of the story.
 deepwoodskev wrote:

Ha! That's a good one. What bad drug are you on?

 
Roy had no competition.
I have 5 cats at home.......I dont need to hear this shit at work too..{#Headache}
I was once much more familiar with Roy than presently. Way back in college, I had a couple of his LPs. Ever since, I have heard almost zero RB outside of RP.  Still, the instant this track came on, I knew it was Roy. That dude played some very recognizable notes. He completely owned them. 
 Damm! and I missed it.

nightmann wrote:
speaking of which rapture alert: sept 23,2017 (4mos!) astrological line up, numbers days years prophecies, shalom jesus makes the best wine i read it in a book

 


 thewiseking wrote:
Saw him warm up for Stevie Ray Vaughan. Roy blew him away. Roy had his own sound. SRV was an overhyped clone

 
Ha! That's a good one. What bad drug are you on?
 jpfueler wrote:
is it just me or does he sound like he is trying too hard?

 
It's just you!
speaking of which rapture alert: sept 23,2017 (4mos!) astrological line up, numbers days years prophecies, shalom jesus makes the best wine i read it in a book
 LizK wrote:
Never heard of Roy Buchanan before.  I'm in awe. His guitar sings, weeps, yearns.
 
from one LizK to another (LOL! I've been meaning to say hi {#High-five}) I completely agree....this is some awesome guitar work.  This came out my sophomore year of high school - there is NO way that I would have even thought to listen to this then.  Thank GOD (and BillG) for changing tastes as one ages.
It even reminds me of Funkadelic's Maggot Brain 
 LizK wrote:
Never heard of Roy Buchanan before.  I'm in awe. His guitar sings, weeps, yearns.


 
+1 here. I had to come and check the player, I thought it was some unknown Gary Moore song (don't shoot! :) - to my ears this sounded very much like Gary Moore, I have no idea if he just "took some inspiration" from Roy Buchanan, who I see was about 12 years his senior). Amazing, I'll be listening to some more Roy today, I have a long drive ahead and I see many of his albums on Google Play. Thanks Bill!!
 Rochoa78 wrote:
 Really?  I mean really? 


thewiseking wrote:
Saw him warm up for Stevie Ray Vaughan. Roy blew him away. Roy had his own sound. SRV was an overhyped clone

 

 

          sfyi2001 wrote:                            
                                             Yupp. Really.
                                             And I mean REALLY.


 

 Really?  I mean really? 

thewiseking wrote:
Saw him warm up for Stevie Ray Vaughan. Roy blew him away. Roy had his own sound. SRV was an overhyped clone

 


Not enough Roy in my world
Never heard of Roy Buchanan before.  I'm in awe. His guitar sings, weeps, yearns.

love a good old style guitar player, tons of feeling and technique
Saw him warm up for Stevie Ray Vaughan. Roy blew him away. Roy had his own sound. SRV was an overhyped clone
Diggin' this white boys blues number.  Reminds me a little of Duane Allman's guitar.
Man's dead fer chrissakes.
 

mgkiwi wrote:
Someone throw a boot at that cat!!!!

 


Someone throw a boot at that cat!!!!
 tiggers wrote:
Aren't I great? I can so play the guitar! I'm awesome!

Yes, but any chance you could actually entertain someone other than yourself? 

 
Meeeoooow, Pussy-cat!

OK, I am doubtless extremely uncool, but I think this is great.
And please excuse me, but is it a crime to try to be awesome? 
 rromulus wrote:
I hate listening to straight blues, but this guy can certainly chop wood! Love his playing!!!!!!

 
You took  the words outta my mouth
is it just me or does he sound like he is trying too hard?
No he won't.
Aren't I great? I can so play the guitar! I'm awesome!

Yes, but any chance you could actually entertain someone other than yourself? 
OK - Don't need or even want that guitar solo - ever
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!! PSD! PSD! PSD !!!,
Sweet.

Must be a middle class white boy cultural thing.   
I am clearly missing the point, here.  Must be a cultural thing, I am sure, but this gets my PSD every time.  Sorry to offend, it's just that I don't feel it at all.
So good !
I also recommend "Caruso"
   I don't plane to be Caruso
   And I'm not number one
   And if you don't like my singing
  Just put your needle on another song ..........
Hi,

Is there anybody here having the exact reference for this song? The closest I've found is a cover by Fred Chapellier (A tribute to Roy Buchanan)...
Roy Buchanan is my all time favorite guitarist! Heard him play this in Denver in 1976!!! Love the man....RIP Roy. THANKS BILL FOR YOUR COMMENT!
Remember seeing him quite alot when I lived in Pittsburgh  I believe he was from West by God Virginia.  God Bless you Roy
As someone else once said, but with which I agree..."he could make the rafters sweat"
This song brought me back to 1971. What an expressive voice he created!
 buddy wrote:
This, my friends, is The Real Deal.

 
Amen
A true master...enough said!!
A vastly unrecognized talent.
This, my friends, is The Real Deal.
I hate listening to straight blues, but this guy can certainly chop wood! Love his playing!!!!!!
Wow. LONG time since I heard this last. Possibly the intro music from one of those syndicated Sunday evening hourly talk shows that use to pop up on a few New York City commercial FM Rock stations in the early/mid 70's?
Was enjoying it until the (self-indulgent) skittery treble bit. My eardrums say "no thanks!" {#Confused}
Had to turn the sound down...ouch
God like ......10...for my boy Roy......
 bokey wrote:
I might have posted this before,but one night I was playing with a now dead (suicide)guy in some crappy bar.He out of nowhere hands me a sheet of uninterpretable semi- Nashville  notations and says play this.I'm like,WTF? You're the best Telecaster guy in the whole fucking world.Just shut up and play your shit,I've got the rest so fuck off and just play.Like I can play the backup Hammond B-3 part on an acoustic guitar off the top of my head with no notice?

 I miss the guy a lot,despite his imperfections and being kind of fucked up.But aren't we all kinda that way?

 I can count my real friends on my fingers.

   Damn good thing I cut that fingertip off so I don't have to do any math about him, the dumb fucker.
 
That's beauty, boke.
 bokey wrote:
I might have posted this before,but one night I was playing with a now dead (suicide)guy in some crappy bar.He out of nowhere hands me a sheet of uninterpretable semi- Nashville  notations and says play this.I'm like,WTF? You're the best Telecaster guy in the whole fucking world.Just shut up and play your shit,I've got the rest so fuck off and just play.Like I can play the backup Hammond B-3 part on an acoustic guitar off the top of my head with no notice?

 I miss the guy a lot,despite his imperfections and being kind of fucked up.But aren't we all kinda that way?

 I can count my real friends on my fingers.

   Damn good thing I cut that fingertip off so I don't have to do any math about him, the dumb fucker.
 
Awesome story..we're all human ..warts and all
Not a very clean guitar player is he?
I might have posted this before,but one night I was playing with a now dead (suicide)guy in some crappy bar. He out of nowhere hands me a sheet of uninterpretable semi- Nashville  notations and says play this. I'm like,WTF? You're the best Telecaster guy in the whole fucking world. Just shut up and play your shit,I've got the rest so fuck off and just play. Like I can play the backup Hammond B-3 part on an acoustic guitar off the top of my head with no notice?

 I miss the guy a lot,despite his imperfections and being kind of fucked up. But aren't we all kinda that way?

 I can count my real friends on my fingers.

   Damn good thing I cut that fingertip off so I don't have to do any math about him, the dumb fucker.
Was Gary Moore "Parisienne Walkways" a cover of this song?
 MiracleDrug wrote:
here's a guy I'd imagine 50% of the audience even here has NO clue about... RIP Roy
 
Sorry, dude. I heard the first 2 notes and said to myself "That's Roy Buchanan".

Saw him once @ Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield MA, ca 1975.

Absolutely fantastic.


 MiracleDrug wrote:
here's a guy I'd imagine 50% of the audience even here has NO clue about... RIP Roy
 
Maybe so, but I can recognize brilliant music when I hear it.
WTF was I thinking when I gave this a 9?{#Stupid}

 I guess I couldn't find the Infinite rating in the drop down bar.

Chcked in to give this an eleven.
The previous John Martyn tune melted perfectly into this. Under any aspect.

He made that guitar yowl like a cat!


here's a guy I'd imagine 50% of the audience even here has NO clue about... RIP Roy


 FlatCat wrote:

Right. I find it shrill.
 
A cranked Telecaster guitar can be rather shrill.  But don't ya just love it?

Sweet piece!
Awful!
 Tana wrote:

Same kind of guitar? This is so beautiful until the gosh-darned fade-out at the end!
 
Oh yes - you would have thought the producer could have come up with something better...
 jools wrote:
Shoot me down, but this sounds a tad like Jeff Beck...
 
BANG! There you go.

I'd say, instinctively, it's the other way round.

 jools wrote:
Shoot me down, but this sounds a tad like Jeff Beck...
 
Same kind of guitar? This is so beautiful until the gosh-darned fade-out at the end!

Shoot me down, but this sounds a tad like Jeff Beck...
parisienne walkways...?
 Rafter101 wrote:
Not sure if I love this or hate it.  It's brilliant, but supremely annoying to listen to.
 

Yes it is.

Yes, like with any artistic manifestation, one needs a certain stance to be able to appreciate it ... cheers!
Will somebody please feed the damned cat already?!
Not sure if I love this or hate it.  It's brilliant, but supremely annoying to listen to.
i heard the first 5 seconds and swooned.
i guess you could say you had me at hello. 

Roy Buchanan DVD cover by Noë the G and John Peden  By Doctor Noe
Noe Gold
https://www.flickr.com/photos/doctor_noe/

This is some of the copy on the cover of this DVD I put together with John Peden. We are preparing a more extensive "Director's Cut" version including all sorts of guitar-oriented minuteae from the Collector's Choice and Guitar Safari vaults. It will be timed for release this winter in conjunction with an exhibition at the Fullerton Museum Center about the Telecaster.

Meantime, here's this shot of Roy by the great John Peden.

Cheers,

Noe The G

The Roy Buchanan Telly Talk DVD

In June of 1982, I had the privilege of sitting down with the premiere exponent of the blues-drenched Telecaster style of playing as he engaged in what was supposed to be the first of a series of guitar conversations for the video medium. As the editor of Guitar World, I had set up Guitar Galaxy as my own production company that distributed and produced ax-related artifacts such as The Guitar World According to Frank Zappa, The Guitar World According to Steve Stevens and in partnership with Jimi Hendrix's effects guru, Roger Mayer, the Mayer Fuzz Face, Mongoose and other radical devices. the Mayer Fuzz Face, Mongoose and other radical devices.We set up our interview session at Collector's Choice centerfold-meister John Peden's studio and let the tapes roll. Mr. Buchanan was the sweetest man I had ever met. He was somewhat shy at the outset, but then he warmed to the situation and began to noodle around with the vintage Telecaster that was presented to him, showing off some licks and answering my questions about music and guitar lore.

How sad to think that this gentle soul would no longer be with us just a short time later. We honor Roy's memory and pray that he may rest in peace.

- Noe Gold aka Noe the G

Just email me at noemedia at pacbell.net.

(c)(P) 2007 by Noe Gold Guitar Galaxy is a trademark of Noe Gold.

Copyright All rights reserved

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The incredible "Roy Buchanan Telly Talk" DVD with a full-on master class session with the master of the Telecaster is copyright © by Noe Gold.For more information on how to order, go to Noë's blog:

doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/2010/05/roy-buchanan-necking-with-guitar.html
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 helene wrote:

I was going to comment that I didn't like this song.  Then I read this comment, and changed my mind.  Thanks for helping me get it.
 
I love this comment!  Sometimes a certain song might not be what we individually are into, but the comments from folks who "get it" are always enlightening. Thank you for keeping an open mind and being willing to step outside the comfort zone.  {#Clap} Some wise feller once said, "A closed mind gathers no insight." (My corollary is, "Neither does it gather dust, moths, or junk - and it never requires cleaning.") {#Roflol}
yeah roy and danny gatton both were great and were buds!{#Bananajam}
Drool...

One of the best, no doubt.
 

RB seemed to be a real musician's musician. He never got the esteem his talent deserved, but it seemed that every guitar slinger worth his salt knew about him. He is surely missed.


damn
The man with the crying guitar. So sentimental, so sweet. Thanks BillG!
I've known about Roy Buchanan for years but not really kept up with his work.  Hear him occasionally on RP, and I thank my luck on those days.  An amazing guitarist.
 MoM$CooKin wrote:
God like..Invented his own form of finger picking..
 
Never heard him before...heard of him, but never heard him. I was trying to find a print driver for my 64-bit version of Windows 7...a little preoccupied, when out of my speakers comes this amazing guitar playing. Thanks Bill!!

slippery wrote:
Didn't know Mitch had a brother..?



A chip HOFF the old block no doubt

Very nice. Get's me in the groove like Danny Gatton's "Blue's Newburg" or "In My Room"
Got to see him live at the Springfield Symphony Hall, (Springfield, MA) in (I think) late 1975. Small, acoustically perfect venue for around 2,000 people. Mesmerizing.
Didn't know Mitch had a brother..?


 bregs wrote:
Please put that cat out of its misery!
 
Right. I find it shrill.
God like..Invented his own form of finger picking..
{#Surprised} ¡Que bueno!
 scraig wrote:
My dad's favorite guitarist...saw him right before he hung himself.
 

Hanged.
 tiggers wrote:


Your Dad or Roy Buchanan?
 
Hahahaha, Roy, but that did make me laugh.

 scraig wrote:
My dad's favorite guitarist...saw him right before he hung himself.
 

Your Dad or Roy Buchanan?
Please put that cat out of its misery!
 TheKing2 wrote:
God I hate cats.
 
{#Roflol}

 westslope wrote:
I thought at first that this was the Dutch band Focus.   Nice slow hand work.
 
Jan Akkerman of Focus - another forgotten guitar slinger.

God I hate cats.

1953 Fender Telecaster "Nancy", beautiful!

**8 / 9 **

 caregiver wrote:
The wife and I saw him at the Kennedy Center in '73 (I think). There was this young cat playin' tambourine in the audience. They dragged him onstage where he played the rest of the show.

i love that 



 andrewimft wrote:
I forgot this guy got forgotten. A guitar god in the '70's but more on the instrumental fringe of things. Great for a winters day background music. Thanks for bringing him back, RP— a case of another older artist I forgot to collect records of and should one day correct that and not forget his soulful playing.
 
"winter's day background music" - I like that

 AndyFarang wrote:
BILL !! - unleash Roy's version of Down By The River - that'll convince a few of Roy's exceptional talent ;-)
 
I uploaded "I'm a Ram" off Live Stock a while ago, it's stuck in the LRC (100%thumbs up last I looked)
Maybe we'll see more Roy soon

My dad's favorite guitarist...saw him right before he hung himself.
WHOA, awesome, play Jenny Lewis, The next Mooosiahhh after this will ya?

OScar 
 philinnz wrote:
holy catfish but that guitar is talking!
 
I was going to comment that I didn't like this song.  Then I read this comment, and changed my mind.  Thanks for helping me get it.
Sooo beautiful. But a shame how it peters out at the end.
BILL !! - unleash Roy's version of Down By The River - that'll convince a few of Roy's exceptional talent ;-)
holy catfish but that guitar is talking!
hopefully the Messiah will come and relieve us of this...


 buzoo wrote:

That's a lot like Santana

Uh... maybe not.

I thought at first that this was the Dutch band Focus.   Nice slow hand work.
I forgot this guy got forgotten. A guitar god in the '70's but more on the instrumental fringe of things. Great for a winters day background music. Thanks for bringing him back, RP-- a case of another older artist I forgot to collect records of and should one day correct that and not forget his soulful playing.
The wife and I saw him at the Kennedy Center in '73 (I think). There was this young cat playin' tambourine in the audience. They dragged him onstage where he played the rest of the show. Buchanan stood rooted, his soul, power and blistering tele tore the roof off the place. Another One gone too soon.
alisams wrote:
DUDE, go back to Guitar Hero!!!!



WTF are you talking about? Roy was dead,murdered by the police in his jail cell and buried for years before that Ungodly abomination cast it's foul, fecal matter ridden shadow upon the earth!
He is way high up the all time Top 10 Telecaster list

hey - the man can bend a note
That's a lot like Santana
Playing with some feeling there!
DUDE, go back to Guitar Hero!!!!
One of the most brilliant guitar players who has ever drawn a breath.
This is bloody awful! Get him off Bill! ...... Bill?.....BIIIIIILLLL!!!!!!
...very nice...
Saw him open for Rush once upon a time. I was only 17 at the time, but I thought his band was truly awful. All sound and fury, mostly just noise.
I think that cat wants outside.