Volume 1: Blind Joe Death (180g LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: 4 Men With Beards 
Year: 2015 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 On Doing An Evil Blues
A2 St. Louis Blues
A3 Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
A4 Uncloudy Day
A5 John Henry
A6 In Christ There Is No East Or West

B1 The Transcendental Waterfall
B2 Desperate Man Blues
B3 Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday
B4 Sligo River Blues
B5 I'm Going To Do All I Can For My Lord

Originally released in 1967.


John Fahey - guitar

The finger-picking guitarist, composer, and innovator John Fahey enjoyed a long, influential and distinguished career. Born in Washington DC in 1939 and raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, he launched his own Takoma label to issue self-produced work in the late 1950s and then delivered his master's thesis on the blues of Charlie Patton at UCLA.

Then, while based in the radical town of Berkeley, California in the San Francisco Bay area, began issuing filed recordings of forgotten blues legends, such as Bukka White. With his own work, Fahey began borrowing from eastern elements such as Indonesian gamelan and Tibetan vocal chanting, reflecting his interest in esoteric eastern religion, as well as birdsong, animal calls, and other naturalistic elements.

Blind Joe Death was Fahey's debut album for Takoma, originally recorded in 1959. For subsequent re-issues in both 1964 and 1967, the album was completely re-recorded.

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