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Live in Japan Outtakes 1977 [Whotrader, 2CD]

Various dates and venues. June 1977. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to original uploader Whotrader; and to mjcrossuk for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Original notes:

Here’s a very special offer that I spent a lot of time on to make sure 1) I am only uploading unreleased tracks, 2) I’m not duplicating any material and 3) I’m uploading the best versions available.

First, a little background. Roy released the LP ‘Live in Japan’ in 1978. It was a single LP that was cultivated from the June 1977 Japan performances. The LP was only released in Japan, available only as an import to USA. It’s unclear as to how many performances were used to make the LP, but it was several.

In 2001, I traded for a total of seven CDRs related to the making of the Live in Japan LP. They were basically labled as outtakes and the guy that I traded with said that the CDs were all different, although there was very limited information as to the source of the recordings other than they were from the Live in Japan concert recordings.

I have spent a lot of time comparing the seven cdrs’ worth of material to what is officially released on the Live in Japan LP, as well as comparing the cdrs with each other. What I present here is the best of the seven cdrs, trimmed down to about three cdrs’ worth of material [Ed: All the material can fit two CDs].

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Trade CDR (in 2001) > EAC > Flac 8

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Disc 1
Track 101. Tuning 1:14
Track 102. My Baby Says She’s Gonna Leave Me 2:21
Track 103. Roy’s Bluz 7:43
Track 104. Further On Up the Road 3:44
Track 105. Sweet Dreams 4:06
Track 106. Johnny B Goode 3:21
Track 107. Sweet Honey Dew 3:54
Track 108. Down By the River 9:07
Track 109. Slow Down 2:51
Track 110. Hey Joe 7:51
Track 111. Foxey Lady 0:59
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Soul Dressing 6:33
Track 202. Lonely Hights 4:15
Track 203. I Hear You Knockin’ 2:29
Track 204. Sunshine Of Your Love 5:45
Track 205. Five String Blues 8:12
Track 206. Can I Change My Mind 6:00
Track 207. The Messiah Will Come Again 6:47
Track 208. I’m Evil 3:45
Track 209. Opening Rocker 3:42
Track 210. The Thrill is Gone (instrumental) 4:46
Track 211. Five String Blues 11:24
Track 212. Johnny B Goode 3:17
67 mins

Roy Buchanan - guitar, vocals
John Harrison - bass, vocals
Malcolm Likens - keyboards
Ron ‘Byrd’ Foster - vocals, drums

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  1. 10 Responses to “ROY BUCHANAN - LIVE IN JAPAN OUTTAKES 1977”

  2. Wow, excellent, this should rock or blues.

    By Matches on May 20, 2017

  3. Isn’t it billy price that use to sing?
    the singer here has the same voice

    By easy on May 20, 2017

  4. Thank you, thank you !! This is truly excellent ! I have the original ‘Live in Japan’….this is so much more in many ways. A fantastic legacy from a true legend and fellow Master of the Telecaster !!

    By Grunt on May 20, 2017

  5. Please no one take this the wrong way, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Roy and listening to the recent shows posted here (as well as others in my collection) and I may have figured out why he runs hot and cold for me.

    In a nutshell, sometimes he sounds like a very white guy trying very hard to sing the blues. Like a really talented frat boy playing covers at a house party. There is no denying his technical skills or passion. And his original material is simply brilliant. But “having” to play covers like Johnny B Goode and Further on Up the Road seems to me to be his downfall. Clapton pulled it off. As did Thorogood and Vaughn. But maybe Roy’s voice and delivery just didn’t have that undefinable requisite *something* that could have brought him to the level of the aforementioned greats. I surely wish he hadn’t had to include so many covers in his repertoire to secure gigs (or maybe he just liked to play them a lot, I dunno).

    All that said, I will keep grabbing RoIOs as they appear because his playing still strikes a really deep chord in me and I have the utmost respect for what he was and did. Never to be forgotten, Roy.

    By dr.golgo on May 21, 2017

  6. p.s. Obligatory “nuts bouncing on chin” comment by some sad closeted homosexual in deep denial.

    By dr.golgo on May 21, 2017

  7. thanks guys gatton and buchanan always must haves.

    By sluggo on May 23, 2017

  8. Thanks. Have a lot of Roy, more is always good. Have a nice day!

    By jimg on May 24, 2017

  9. Please Big O, pretty please…re-up this show!

    By George on May 14, 2020

  10. Hi Big O. This is my 2nd plea for you to re-up this. Please re-up this, Big O!!!

    By George on Dec 2, 2020

  11. Hey George, you got two hopes: Bob, and NO !! It will be the latter !!!

    By Ringo on Dec 2, 2020

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