Roy Buchanan, George Soule articles
In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
online music magazine
<http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):
"Greatest unknown guitarist"
"As a guitar player myself, I felt a little bit
ashamed: how did I managed to miss that guy?!
Like most other electric guitarists, I always
thought that it couldn't get more soulful than
Hendrix but now I wasn't so sure- Buchanan
drastically melted his soul into his guitar. If
you'll listen his song "The Messiah Will Come
Again" and it does not touch you deep inside,
then you probably don't have a soul."
"Considered as myth, or, better yet, as a test of
the soul-music auteur theory, the career of
George Soule might seem like a triumph of the
sideman, a shadow achievement. Although he's
highly regarded as a songwriter, his best-known
performance finds him singing and playing drums
on African-American songwriter George Jackson's
"Get Involved." A top-40 R&B hit in 1973, "Get
Involved" became a rallying cry for black
Americans in that year of Richard Nixon, and
Soulé, a skinny white guy from southeast
Mississippi, got a call to play the Apollo."
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