Roy Buchanan : Sweet Dreams / Five String Blues [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Προσωπική μου αδυναμία και ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους blues κιθαρίστες όλων των εποχών, ο Roy Buchanan δεν κατέκτησε ποτέ το status ενός star, αν και ο χαρακτηρισμός “ο καλύτερος άγνωστος κιθαρίστας στον κόσμο” αδικεί τη φήμη του. Ο RB είχε το θαυμασμό και την εκτίμηση μουσικών όπως ο Jimi Hendrix, ο John Lennon και οι Rolling Stones που του τον είχαν διαλέξει αρχικά ως διάδοχο του Brian Jones [η πρόταση απορρίφθηκε].
Ο RB αυτοκτόνησε το 1988, σε ηλικία 48 ετών.
Ακούμε την εκδοχή του στο “Sweet Dreams” του Don Gibson, και το υπεράνω περιγραφής, δικό του, “Five String Blues”.

My personal favorite, and one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time, Roy Buchanan never achieved stardom status, although the title of the “the best unknown guitarist in the world” doesn’t do justice to his reputation. RB was admired and appreciated by musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and the Rolling Stones who had chosen him as Brian Jones’ successor [he turned them down].
RB committed suicide in 1988, aged 48.
We hear his version of Don Gibson’s “Sweet Dreams” and his own “Five String Blues”, a track beyond description.


00:00 Sweet Dreams 03:43 Five String Blues

❝ Oh, Jesus
This is my final plea
Yes, Jesus
This is my final plea
You know I’m still begging you
Don’t let the devil get the best of me ❞



Stay Safe!

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!