When a Guitar Plays the Blues

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Roy Buchanan was always one of the most respected guitarists in his field, ever since the '70s. However, he hit a rough patch in the early '80s, falling out of favor and finding record contracts hard to find. He made a startling comeback in 1985 with When a Guitar Plays the Blues, his first record for Alligator Records. Though the record still suffers the slightly antiseptic formula of Alligator Records, Buchanan shines throughout, making it clear why this brought him back to the spotlight in 1985.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Roy Buchanan was always one of the most respected guitarists in his field, ever since the '70s. However, he hit a rough patch in the early '80s, falling out of favor and finding record contracts hard to find. He made a startling comeback in 1985 with When a Guitar Plays the Blues, his first record for Alligator Records. Though the record still suffers the slightly antiseptic formula of Alligator Records, Buchanan shines throughout, making it clear why this brought him back to the spotlight in 1985.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551474128
  • Catalog Number: 514741
  • Sales rank: 56,538

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Buchanan Primary Artist, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Otis Clay Vocals
Bill Heid Keyboards
Larry Exum Bass
Gloria Hardiman Vocals
Morris Jennings Drums
Criss Johnson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Steele Seals Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Seals Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Roy Buchanan Arranger, Producer
Bruce Iglauer Producer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Dick Shurman Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Chris Garland Cover Design
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