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When a Guitar Plays the Blues

When a Guitar Plays the Blues

by Roy Buchanan Roy Buchanan


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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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Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551474128
catalogNumber: 4741
Rank: 29915


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