Blind Joe Death

Blind Joe Death

by John Fahey

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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For his first Takoma release, Fahey essentially presented an altered version of his extremely limited-edition (less than 100 copies), self-pressed 1959 debut. All but one of the songs from that legendary 1959 effort are here, but some of them are 1964 re-recordings, as Fahey felt (correctly) that his technique had improved so much that they would benefit from being recut. The album's mystique probably owes more to its rarity (and utter oddity in the context of its era) than the music, in which Fahey's experimental blues-folk acoustic fusion is just beginning to take shape. It remains a very interesting record from a historical perspective, however, as few if any other guitarists were attempting to interpret blues and folk idioms in such an idiosyncratic fashion in the late '50s and early '60s.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2015
Label: 4 Men With Beards
UPC: 0646315120110
catalogNumber: 201
Rank: 137077


  1. On Doing An Evil Deed Blues
  2. St. Louis Blues
  3. Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
  4. Uncloudy Day
  5. John Henry
  6. In Christ There Is No East Or West
  7. The Transcendental Waterfall
  8. Desperate Man Blues
  9. Sun Gonna Shine In My Backdoor Someday Blues
  10. Sligo River Blues
  11. I'm Gonna Do All I Can For My Lord

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John Fahey   Primary Artist

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