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Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Roy Buchanan: American Axe 
by Phil Carson
Aug. 2001 
Backbeat Books
288 pages

Roy Buchanan left home in 1956 with his guitar and a dream, as rock 'n' roll grabbed America. For the next 30 years he traveled the country, soaking up influences and melding blues, country, jazz, and rock like no player before or since. He preferred to play clubs, yet he reached Carnegie Hall. He is said to have spurned an offer to play for the Rolling Stones. He rebuffed Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. Hailed as the genius to succeed Jimi Hendrix, he seemed disinterested. A contradictory soul, his astonishing technique and emotive powers came with a fear of fame.

Take a road trip from America's gritty roadhouses to the spotlit concert stage with author Phil Carson as he traces his subject across the decades, from the 1950s to the 1980s. The cast draws on the biggest names in pop music, and legions of unknown musicians. This is the bittersweet story of an enigmatic journeyman who cannot be separated from the American popular culture in which we live.

"This book is excellent...showing just how compelling a story can be, produced through research, legwork, and determination. ...Noteworthy." --Vintage Guitar
"A lasting tribute to a guitar slinger worth remembering." --Dirty Linen

"An excellent job...shows considerable finesse...sheds new light on a multifaceted master musician who never got the attention his talent deserved." --Morning Star-Telegram (and other Knight Ridder Newspapers)

"Carson does a commendable job of highlighting the sheer artistry and passion Buchanan brought to his work...the reader should come away with a healthy appreciation for why Buchanan matters." --Relix

Phil Carson has written for Vintage Guitar, Univibes: The International Jimi Hendrix Magazine, and Experience Hendrix. He also edited and wrote the introduction to IEyewitness: The llustrated Hendrix Concerts, 1968.

Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
The Roy Buchanan Collection  
Hal Leonard Corporation
October 1, 1998
Series: Guitar Recorded Version Person

Book Description
Includes 14 great blues tunes from Roy Buchanan: 
After Hours
Chicago Smokeshop
Five String Blues
Hey Joe
Hey, Good Lookin'
Petal To The Metal
Pete's Blues
Short Fuse
Sneaking Godzilla Through The Alley
Sweet Dreams
The Messiah Will Come Again
Tribute To Elmore James
Wayfaring Pilgrim
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography
Roy Buchanan - Reviews and recommendations, discography

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