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Albert Collins - 100% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening Read more

Luther Allison - 93% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 August 1939, Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 August 1997, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Born into a family where he was the fourteenth child of 15, the young Allison worked with his siblings in the local cotton fields. In his youth, guitarist Allison sang with a family gospel group and moved to Chicago in 1951, where he attended school with one of Muddy Waters’ children. Read more

Johnny Winter - 85% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Blues Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 February 1944, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, with younger brother Edgar Winter, Johnny was a child prodigy prior to forging a career as a blues guitarist. He made his recording debut in 1960, fronting Johnny And The Jammers, and over the next eight years completed scores of masters, many of which remained unreleased until his success prompted their Read more

Guitar Shorty - 83% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David William Kearney, 8 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA. A penchant for acrobatics disguises Shorty’s real talent as a blues guitarist. He grew up in Kissimmee, Florida, where his uncle Willie Quarterman introduced him to the guitar. At 17 he was playing in the house band at Tampa’s Club Royal, where he first acquired his stage name. A year later, he went to C Read more

Alvin Lee - 76% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1944, Nottingham, England. Guitarist Lee began his professional career in the Jaybirds, a beat trio popular both locally and in Hamburg, Germany. In 1966, an expanded line-up took a new name, Ten Years After, and in turn became one of Britain’s leading blues/rock attractions with Lee’s virtuoso solos its main attraction. His outside aspirations surfaced Read more

Freddie King - 75% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Blues Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Billy Myles, 3 September 1934, Gilmer, Texas, USA, d. 28 December 1976, Dallas, Texas. Freddie (aka Freddy) was one of the triumvirate of Kings (the others being B.B. and Albert) who ruled the blues throughout the 60s. He was the possessor of a light, laid-back, but not unemotional voice and a facile fast-fingered guitar technique that made him the hero of many young discipl Read more

Peter Green - 72% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Blues Documentaries Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England. Having served an apprenticeship in various semi-professional groups, including the Muskrats and the Tridents, Peter Green became one of several guitarists who joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers as a temporary substitute for Eric Clapton during the latter’s late 1965 sabbatical. When Mayall’ Read more

Coco Montoya - 71% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Santa Monica, California, USA. Montoya first rose to prominence in 1972 when a chance meeting in Culver City, California, led him to join Albert Collins’ band as drummer. He took every opportunity to study the master guitarist closely over the five years they worked together. Thereafter Montoya concentrated on his day job, until another chance meeting shaped his future. Read more

Robert Cray - 71% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 August 1953, Columbus, Georgia, USA. The popularity of guitar-based blues during the 80s had much to do with the unassuming brilliance of this artist. Cray’s music, a mixture of pure blues, soul and rock, and his fluid, clean style owes much to Albert Collins and Peter Green, while on faster numbers a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence is heard.At Read more

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - 69% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues
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Jimmie Vaughan - 67% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1951, Dallas, Texas, USA. Vaughan began playing rock music as an adolescent and worked with several local bands, moving nearer to the blues with each one, finally establishing a formidable reputation as a guitar player. In 1968 he saw Muddy Waters, and from then on concentrated almost exclusively on blues. He moved to Austin, Texas, in 1970 and formed the Fabulous T Read more

Michael Bloomfield - 67% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Mike Bloomfield - 67% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Michael Bernard Bloomfield, 28 July 1943, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 February 1981, San Francisco, California, USA. For many, both critics and fans, Bloomfield was the finest white blues guitarist America has so far produced. Although signed to Columbia Records in 1964 as the Group (with Charlie Musslewhite and Nick Gravenites), it was his emergence in 1965 as the young, Read more

Peter Green Splinter Group - 63% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s
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Tinsley Ellis - 63% match to Roy Buchanan

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more


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