Volume 1: Blind Joe Death (Ltd Edition Color Vinyl LP)


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

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

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. 

PERSONNEL: 

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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