The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (CD)

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Format: CD 
Label: Ace - Takoma 
Year: 1997 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


1 Beautiful Linda Getchell 
2 Orinda-Moraga 
3 I Am The Resurrection 
4 On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean 
5 Tell Her To Come Back Home 
6 My Station Will Be Changed After While 
7 101 Is A Hard Road To Travel 
8 How Green Was My Valley 
9 Bicycle Built For Two 
10 The Death Of The Clayton Peacock 
11 Brenda's Blues 
12 Old Southern Medley 
13 Come Back Baby 
14 Poor Boy 
15 Saint Patrick's Hymn 

Originally released in 1965. 


Mayne Smith - banjo 
John Fahey - guitar 

The title refers to a fictional bluesman named Blind Joe Death, first introduced by Fahey on his debut album Blind Joe Death. For years Fahey and Takoma Records continued to treat the imaginary guitarist as a real person, including booklets with their LPs containing biographical information about him and that he had taught Fahey to play. 

"Transfiguration" was John Fahey's fourth independently released LP, recorded on a shoestring and primarily in a home studio. What it lacks in technical polish it makes up for in its transcendent performance. Fahey is said to have been at the peak of his powers in terms of performance, composition, and improvised brilliance. 

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