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Saturday Matinee – Roy Buchanan, Link Wray, Stevie Ray & Jimmy Vaughan, Kim Wilson

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Roy Buchanan’s version of Link Wray’s  “Jack The Ripper.” Guitar or chainsaw, you decide.

Link Wray’s “Switchblade.” Sorry, no action video, but that song is so nasty, I’m gonna listen to it again while I fish for other stuff, like this:

Link Wray’s version of  “Unchain My Heart”  from 1975.

Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan on a single doubleneck guitar. Great stunt with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and speaking of Kim Wilson…

I’ve prolly posted some of these before, but so what. Some are worth reposting, and it’s been a long week. Have a great weekend folks, see you back here tomorrow for more fun.

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8 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Roy Buchanan, Link Wray, Stevie Ray & Jimmy Vaughan, Kim Wilson”

  1. SOYLENT GREEN Says:

    Roy used to come to the Burgh a lot, local guy Billy Price sang with him several times.
    In the early 70s he played at my High School. On the way into town some of their equipment got lost. They had the guy who owned to local music store calling around for anything–called me and my brother.
    Neither if us had a telecaster. 😉

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    SG– Great story and a small world.

  3. Tony Convey Says:

    Saw Roy play JACK THE RIPPER at the Canberra Workers club many years ago and he nearly tore the roof off. We’ll never see his like again.
    Tony Convey

  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Tony C– Buchanan’s take on “Peter Gunn” blew me away. It starts off with pure bassline dynamite.

  5. Tony Convey Says:

    I had the privilege of talking to Roy after that gig and he was such a
    humble, generous man who delighted us with stories of his early days playing with Bob Luman and Dale Hawkins and seeing Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West in their heyday. I treasure the memory.
    Tony

  6. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Tony C– Some in the music industry don’t mind talking with the fanbase that supports them. George Thorogood is one.

    Others have egos big as planets and you’re just another pissant.

    The only celebrity I got to speak with a few times was this guy. It was like talking to a next door neighbor with his kids screaming in the background.

  7. Tony Convey Says:

    Bunk- I’ve been very fortunate over the years to have had the opportunity to talk, post gig, with some of my favourite guitarists
    including Leo Kottke, Albert Lee, Bert Jansch, Pierre Bensusan and James Blood Ulmer. They were all down to earth people. One magical experience was meeting the legendary Roland White
    and his talented wife Diane Bouska at the Harrietville bluegrass festival. Mandolin virtuoso, soulful singer, founder of the Kentucky Colonels and brother of the late Clarence, Roland is a true gentleman who wears his legendary status lightly. He graciously signed all my Kentucky Colonels lps and cds and to see him perform over 4 days on stage, in workshops and late night jam sessions with Australian bluegrass masters Trev Warner and Ian Simpson was an unforgettable experience.
    Tony

  8. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Tony– Can’t top that unless I tell you about the time I went to the moon with Buzz Aldrin.

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