Personnel: Roy Buchanan (vocals, guitar); Billy Price (vocals); Malcolm Lukens (keyboards); John Harrison (bass); Byrd Foster (drums).
Recorded at Town Hall, New York, New York on November 27, 1974.
Digitally remastered by Dennis M. Drake.
Personnel: Roy Buchanan (vocals, guitar); Billy Price Keystone Rhythm Band, John Harrison, Bill Price (vocals); Malcolm Lukens (keyboards); Byrd Foster (drums).
This 1975 release, recorded live in New York City, finds axeslinger extraordinaire Roy Buchanan doing what he does best: ripping up the fretboard. Backed by a hard-driving quartet that includes lead vocalist Billy Price, Roy stretches out on "Hot Cha," "Reelin' and Rockin'," and his own "Roy's Bluz" and "I'm Evil" (on which he assumes vocal chores). Though the fare is standard blues-rock throughout, Buchanan's mastery over every nuance in his Fender Telecaster and his wide-ranging lexicon of chops--which includes scratching, wailing, tonal variations, and beautifully melodic passages--makes for scintillating listening.
"Roy's Bluz," in particular, is an epic six-string showcase that contains a veritable textbook of licks for blues guitarists to study. Buchanan was inevitably at his best in the live setting--where the energy of the audience and the thrill of spontaneous creation seemed to feed his inspiration--and LIVE STOCK is an impressive and enduring testament to that fact.