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  • John Fahey (28 February 1939 – 22 February 2001)

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  • 3:49 PM EST February 25, 2021:

    John Fahey - “Poor Boy Long Ways From Home”
    From the album The Legend Of Blind Joe Death
    (1996)

    Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm

    #John Fahey #The Legend Of Blind Joe Death #Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
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  • 9:05 AM EST February 25, 2021:

    John Fahey - “Train"
    From the album The Voice Of The Turtle
    (1968)

    Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm

    Being a Musical Hodograph & Chronologue of the Music of John Fahey, including his most recent composition, “The Story of Dorothy Gooch.”

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  • 12:00 PM EST February 23, 2021:

    John Fahey - “On Doing An Evil Deed Blues”
    From the album The Legend Of Blind Joe Death
    (1996)

    Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm

    File under: American Primitive Guitar

    #John Fahey #The Legend Of Blind Joe Death #On Doing An Evil Deed Blues
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  • 8:31 PM EST February 20, 2021:

    John Fahey - “Poor Boy Long Ways From Home”
    From the album The Best Of John Fahey (1959-1977)
    (1977)

    Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm

    File under: American Primitive

    #John Fahey #The Best Of John Fahey (1959-1977) #Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
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  • Stomping Tonight Fantasy (John Fahey Live)

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  • Steve Talbot on the Keddie Wye (John Fahey Live 1984)

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  • 11:24 PM EST February 2, 2021:

    John Fahey - “In Christ There Is No East Or West"
    From the album The Best Of John Fahey (1959-1977)
    (1977)

    Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm

    File under: American Primitive

    #John Fahey #The Best Of John Fahey (1959-1977) #In Christ There Is No East Or West
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  • 11:13 PM EST February 2, 2021:

    John Fahey - “I’m Gonna Do All I Can For My Lord”
    From the album The Legend Of Blind Joe Death
    (1996)

    Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm

    #John Fahey #The Legend Of Blind Joe Death #I'm Gonna Do All I Can For My Lord
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  • John Fahey / Robbie Basho - Reed College, Portland, Oregon, April 8, 1967

    A newly surfaced soundboard of two Takoma School giants sharing a bill at Reed College in 1967? Yes, please. Fahey and Basho are often mentioned in the same breath, of course — but listening to them side-by-side here, you’ll be struck by how very different they really were. To put it very simply, Basho always spirals upwards toward the sun and stars, while Fahey descends deep into the underground. Something like that, anyway. A very cool listen, indeed — thanks a million to the uploader and taper. 

    Some details: In late 2019, fellow Neil Young fan and Reed College alumnus, Jim B contacted me. He said that Reed College alum Steve Halpern had a group of late 60’s/early 70’s Reed College recordings of Reverend Gary Davis, John Lee Hooker, John Fahey & Robbie Basho that needed transferring. In 1985, Steve found the recordings among a cache of reels in a Reed College library backroom while researching poet Lew Welch. It appeared that most of the reels were of official college business - board meetings etc, but others were student run campus events including lectures and music. He borrowed a few of the music related reels and transferred them using a reel to reel player from the library’s AV dept, to a radio shack “y” cable plugged the reel to reel’s RCA jacks into one of those ubiquitous, small, portable Panasonic cassette player/recorders. He doesn’t know if the originals were mono or stereo. The library was remodeled in 2008. As Steve was later told, most of the miscellaneous contents of the library was stored in bins in another building while the remodeling occurred. Steve thinks the reels, many of which had no labels, may have been discarded afterwords.

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  • 11:59 AM EST January 22, 2021:

    John Fahey - “Desperate Man Blues”
    From the album The Best Of John Fahey 1959-1977
    (1977)

    Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm

    File under: Fingerstyle

    #John Fahey #The Best Of John Fahey 1959-1977 #Desperate Man Blues
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  • In Christ There Is No East Or West,
    In Him No South Or North

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  • Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter Two

    Hey now, there’s a fresh edition of the Aquarium Drunkard Book Club, featuring recent/recommended reads from Justin Gage, Jason Woodbury and yours truly. I tackled the expanded Charley Patton/John Fahey book, Adele Bertei’s Peter Laughner memoir, Lavender Suarez’ groovy Transcendent Waves and Luc Sante’s masterful new essays collection. Click the link and add to your bedside table book stack … 

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    John FAHEY

    “The essential John Fahey” [“The yellow Princess” + “Requia”]

    (2LP. Vanguard. 1974 / rec. 1967/68) [US]

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  • Paint Groove Playlist #64 “Holy Night Groove 2020”

    1. Blue Christmas - The Beach Boys

    2. Medley: Snowflakes; Steamboat - John Fahey

    3. Não Te Quero Santa - Erasmo Carlos

    4. Home On Christmas Day - Captain Elmo McKenzie & The Roosters

    5. In the Hot Sun of a Christmas - Caetano Veloso

    6. Le fée des étoiles - Les Chantels

    7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The Phoenix Foundation

    #paintgroove#spotify#applemusic #The Beach Boys #John Fahey#Erasmo Carlos #Captain Elmo McKenzie & The Roosters #Caetano Veloso#Les Chantels #The Phoenix Foundation
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