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Roy Buchanan: Sweet Dreams – The Anthology

Colin Escott, Polydor Records, 1992

ROY BUCHANAN seemed to come out of nowhere in 1972 when a laudatory article in Rolling Stone was followed by his first album, but it quickly became obvious that he had, as they say, been around the block more than once. For well over a decade Roy and his Telecaster had been grinding out a living among the hillbillies, rockabillies and wannabillies that – then as now – make up the infrastructure of the music business. For a change, though, the hype mill was onto something when it lit upon Roy Buchanan.

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