New Jersey 1988 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Stanhope House, Stanhope, New Jersey. Although this has been shared as June 30, 1988, the “Merry Christmas” greeting in the intro and the presence of The Messiah put this as a December 1987 (?) show. [Roy Buchanan passed away on August 14, 1988 at the age of 48.] Very good soundboard.
A pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Roy Buchanan’s life changed in 1971, when he gained national notice as the result of an hour-long PBS television documentary. Entitled Introducing Roy Buchanan, and sometimes mistakenly called The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World, it earned a record deal with Polydor Records and praise from John Lennon and Merle Haggard, besides an alleged invitation to join the Rolling Stones (which he turned down and which gave him the nickname “the man who tumbled the stones down”). Guitar Player praised him as having one of the “50 Greatest Tones of all Time.
Towards the end of his life, according to his agent and others, Buchanan was doing well, having gained control of his drinking habit and playing again, when he was arrested for public intoxication after a domestic dispute. He was found hanged from his own shirt in a jail cell on August 14, 1988 in Fairfax County, Virginia. According to Jerry Hentman, who was in a cell nearby Buchanan’s, the Deputy Sheriff opened the door early in the morning and found Buchanan with the shirt around his neck. Buchanan’s last show was on August 7, 1988 in Guilford, CT. His cause of death was officially recorded as suicide, a finding disputed by Buchanan’s friends and family. One of his friends, Marc Fisher, reported seeing Roy’s body with bruises on the head.
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Thanks to original uploader whotrader; and to maxtheblues for keeping the show alive on the net.
Soundboard > ? > Trade CDR > EAC > WAV > Flac 8
Track 101. Intro 2:11
Track 102. Short Fuse 2:48
Track 103. Can’t Judge a Book 4:16
Track 104. Country Boy 5:44
Track 105. Down By the River 8:00
Track 106. Goose Grease 4:36
Track 107. Baby Baby Baby 5:40
Track 108. Peter Gunn/When a Guitar Plays the Blues 5:18
Track 109. When a Guitar Plays the Blues (cut near end) 9:16
Track 201. Stage Banter 1:43
Track 202. Suzie Q 2:53
Track 203. Hot ‘Cha/I’m a Ram 3:55
Track 204. Shuffle 4:23
Track 205. Green Onions/Hey Joe/Foxey Lady/Purple Haze 12:04
Track 206. The Messiah Will Come Again/encore applause 9:04
Track 207. Rock ‘n’ Roll (Led Zeppelin cover) 4:16
Track 208. Sunshine of Your Love 5:11
Roy Buchanan – guitar, vocals
Cary Zeigler – bass, vocals
Vince Santoro – drums, vocals
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