Real treat for every blues guitar fan. The uncut version of “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Roy Buchanan.
(September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988)
…was an American guitarist and blues musician. A pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan was a sideman and solo artist, with two gold albums early in his career, and two later solo albums that made it on to the Billboard chart. Despite never having achieved stardom, he is still considered a highly influential guitar player. Guitar Player praised him as having one of the “50 Greatest Tones of all Time.”
Roy Buchanan was one of the American geniuses of the electric guitar. Even after his death, he enjoys great respect from his colleagues and his devoted army of fans. Buchanan’s sound is one and only: deeply moving solos, a characteristic flickering tone, wonderful melodies, a mixture of dizzying speed and new technical solutions. All this means that to this day he is considered the wizard of this instrument, and such celebrities as Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top consider him his master. Without it, the musical guitar landscape would look completely different. Buchanan died in Virginia in 1988.
Blues is a musical genre known as the folklore of African-American musicians. Its origins are associated with the southern states of the USA, that is the region conventionally called the “deep south”. The very name of the genre (sadness, despair) is related to its nostalgic form, also in the textual layer. Blues pieces touch male-female relationships as well as feelings and emotions (love, loneliness, faithfulness, jealousy). However, blues performers often sing about freedom, work and travel. The songs also feature social criticism relating mainly to racial inequality and political issues.
Many artists are inspired by blues music and combine it with other styles. In this way, such musical mergers as punk blues, soul blues or blues rock. The popularity of this genre in the USA has led to the emergence of regional varieties, such as Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas and Detroit blues. There are also factions characteristic of other countries – British blues and African blues.
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