Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan

Guitarist - - Feature -

Aside from his tragic death in a Vir­ginia jail cell in 1988, Roy Buchanan will al­ways be best re­mem­bered for his achingly beau­ti­ful in­stru­men­tal ver­sion of Sweet Dreams. Kick­ing off his de­but al­bum, the track re­minds us how Buchanan trans­formed Leo Fender’s Tele­caster work­horse into a Stradi­var­ius. He gives the gui­tar an an­gelic voice with vol­ume con­trol swells, sweet har­mon­ics and sud­den bursts of speed. The man’s unique grasp of dy­nam­ics con­tin­ues with a great cover of Merle Hag­gard’s I’m A

Lone­some Fugi­tive and the Jerry Reedesque in­stru­men­tal Ca­jun. Stand­out track: Sweet Dreams Tech­nique take-home: Your vol­ume con­trol is your great­est ef­fect

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