JOHN FAHEY - THE TRANSFIGURATION of BLIND JOE DEATH
Label: TRANSATLANTIC / Takoma
Vinyl Condition: VG++, excellent condition
Cover: slight corner wear bottom left otherwise excellent
A Beautiful Linda Getchell
I Am The Resurrection,
On The Sunny Side of the Ocean,
Tell Her To Come Back Home,
My Station Will Be Changed After While,
101 Is a Hard Road To Travel.
How Green Was My Valley,
Bicycle Built For Two,
The Death of the Clayton Peacock,
Old SOuthern Medley,
Come Back Baby,
Saint Patrick's Hymn.
What can you say about John Fahey? Bitten early by the music bug, by age 13 he was playing a Sears & Roebuck guitar & haunting junk stores for records. Student of philosophy, psychology, and of Americana's musical roots in the earliest folk & blues traditions--from the plantation slave quarters to the Victorian pa (NEW)rlor & guitar orchestras, from barn dances to Sunday socials, from the roadhouses to the church.
A musical archeologist, historian, author (his UCLA master' s thesis on blues pioneer Charlie Patton is considered a hallmark of blues folklore), interpreter & innovator, as well as founder of Takoma Records. The fingerpicked steel guitar became a whole new animal when Fahey wrapped his hands & mind around it. His folk traditions were by no means limited to Western roots; influences from around the globe stoked his musical forge--Brazilian, gamelan, East Indian, Indonesian, Tibetan--as well as classical & the avant garde. His early to mid-60s releases (often sold via mail order) dance from place to place, encompassing his myriad influences--a Skip James motif shifts to Bartok then on to a madrigal before morphing into an ancient reel; raga swings back to yet another blues motif--all a seemingly natural progression under Fahey's astonishingly capable fingers.
This edition of The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death is beautiful, both musically & graphically, featuring fantastic music and cover art that has to be seen to be believed!
John Fahey - On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
this is not about being the best guitarist or not, it's about story and feelings that are created by the artist, and Fahey is the master of it.
John Fahey - How Green Was My Valley?
The Glenn Gould of the guitar..
He's just got that something special. A real musician at work..
This is an Acoustic Hawaiian Guitar. It has a square hollow neck for extra rigidity . The hollowness all the way up the neck helps the tone.
he makes simple notes sound beautiful. there's so much emotion to his songs..
His music is about soul and feeling. Not technical ability or making something more difficult than it needs to be.