Live Stock

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Live Stock
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Live album by
Released1975
RecordedNovember 27, 1974
VenueTown Hall, New York City
GenreRock, blues
LabelPolydor PD 6048[1]
ProducerJay Reich, Jr.
Roy Buchanan chronology
In the Beginning
(1974)
Live Stock
(1975)
A Street Called Straight
(1976)

Live Stock is a 1975 live album by Roy Buchanan released on Polydor. The album documents a show consisting of blues standards and a few originals[1] played in New York City, with an additional song ("I'm Evil") added from a later show in Evanston, Illinois. The cover photo was taken and sent to Roy by Australian music commentator Glenn A Baker.

Live Stock is, reportedly, one of two Buchanan albums that greatly influenced Jeff Beck, who dedicated a song to Buchanan on his 1975 album Blow by Blow.[2] Buchanan's last album with Polydor, it was partly made to fulfill his contractual obligations so he could move on and accept Ahmet Ertegun's offer to sign with Atlantic.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reelin' and Rockin'" (Roy Milton) - 2:21
  2. "Hot Cha" (Willie Woods) - 4:02
  3. "Further on Up the Road" (Bob Mack) - 3:50
  4. "Roy's Bluz" (Roy Buchanan) - 8:10
  5. "Can I Change My Mind" (Barry Despenza, Carl Wolfolk) - 6:32
  6. "I'm a Ram" (Al Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) - 4:19
  7. "I'm Evil" (Roy Buchanan) - 6:19

Tracks 1-6 recorded at Town Hall, New York City, November 27, 1974; track 7 recorded at Amazingrace Coffeehouse, Evanston (IL).[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Roy Buchanan - guitar, lead vocals on "Roy's Bluz" and "I'm Evil"
  • Billy Price - lead vocals
  • John Harrison - bass
  • Malcolm Lukens - keyboards
  • Ronnie "Byrd" Foster - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard's Recommended LPs". Billboard. 6 September 1975. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b Carson, Phil (2001). Roy Buchanan: American Axe. Hal Leonard. pp. 158, 167. ISBN 9780879306397. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. ^ Escott, Colin (1996). Tattooed on their tongues: a journey through the backrooms of American music. Schirmer. ISBN 9780028706795.