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Roy Buchanan PBS special on DVD?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Caffeine Patrol, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Caffeine Patrol

    Caffeine Patrol Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 6, 2003
    Is there any way to legitimately obtain a copy of the original PBS program "The World's Greatest Unknown Guitarist" on DVD, or VHS for that matter? I know it crops up on yootoob from time to time but I just can't sit and stare at the computer screen for that long.
     
  2. brokenjoe

    brokenjoe Friend of Leo's

    Mar 1, 2009
    Toronto
    You could always fire off an email to PBS.
     
  3. Caffeine Patrol

    Caffeine Patrol Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 6, 2003
    Good thought; done.
     
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  5. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 10, 2003
    White Mountains
    And - while You're at it ask them to replay the "Soundstage - Buddy Guy" Special from The 70's.
    Check out ebay for the National Educational Television (PBS' old name) for "The World's Greatest Unknown Guitarist" under "Roy Buchanan".
    That's where I got mine.
     
  6. Caffeine Patrol

    Caffeine Patrol Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 6, 2003
    No, same title, but that's a CD of a live performance. The program I'm looking for was a documentary that, among other things, shows Roy sitting in with Merle Haggard & the Strangers.
     
  7. Caffeine Patrol

    Caffeine Patrol Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 6, 2003
  8. brownshoe

    brownshoe Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 1, 2007
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Bummer. I don't see anything official out there on the net.

    Well, there's this: http://flashbackdvd.com/index.html and they have it listed but I don't know squat about them.
     
  9. bluetele54

    bluetele54 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    ...it's impossibly rare...

    ...and not officially re-released...I've seen it on eBay as well,and so it will come up,but it's usually a boot,thus not always the best quality...

    ...the playing w' Johnny Otis was a bit staged and uneasy,as I felt Shuggie was sounding better than RB...
     
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