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The Best of John Fahey, volume 2, 1964-1983

Label: Takoma
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Twilight on Prince George's Avenue * 2. frisco Leaving Birmingham 3. Slingo Mud * 4. Orinda-Moraga 5. On the Beach of Waikiki 6. Oneonta 7. Dance of Death 8. The Assassination of Stephan Grossman 9. Tuff * 10. Ann Arbor / Death By Reputation 11. Medley: Hark the Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful 12. The Approaching of the Disco Void 13. Steamboat Gwine 'Round De Bend 14. The Fahey Sampler 15. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence * - previously unreleased track

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John Fahey: The Best of John Fahey, volume 2, 1964-1983

Read "The Best of John Fahey, volume 2, 1964-1983" reviewed by Charlie B. Dahan


It seems one of the happiest days in John Fahey’s life was the day he was included in Spin magazine's guide to “Alternative Music," which included biographies about such artists as Nirvana, the Pixies and Joy Division. This listing finally validated that someone understood him and his musical career. Often lumped into the categories of “folk ...

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The Best of John Fahey

Label: Takoma
Released: 2002

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Bashovia

Label: Takoma
Released: 2001
Track listing: The Falconer

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Days Have Gone By

Label: Takoma
Released: 2001
Track listing: The Revolt of the Dyke Brigade/ Impressions of Susan/ Joe Kirby Blues/ Night Train to Valhalla/ The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California/ A Raga Called Pat- Part One/ A Raga Called Pat- Part Two/ My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs/ My Grandfather

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John Fahey: Days Have Gone By

Read "Days Have Gone By" reviewed by Derek Taylor


John Fahey’s death from medical complications earlier this year was a shock to many of his loyal listeners, but in the context of the commercial music world his passing went largely unnoticed. A prime reason for this disparity of awareness originates in Fahey’s resolute refusal to play the commercial music game and in many instances to ...

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Robbie Basho: Bashovia

Read "Bashovia" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Robbie Basho had all the requisite trappings of a musical eccentric. So states John Fahey in his posthumously published sleeve notes to this second compendium of the enigmatic guitarist’s work for Fahey’s own Takoma label. While Fahey’s reminiscences often poke fun Basho’s fabricated persona (and ironically cite several critiques that could just as easily be leveled ...

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The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party

Label: Takoma
Released: 2000
Track listing: The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party/ Knott

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Vol. 4 - The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party and Other Excursions

Label: Takoma
Released: 2000
Track listing: 1) The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party 2) Knott

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John Fahey: Vol. 4 - The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party and Other Excursions

Read "Vol. 4 - The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party and Other Excursions" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Vol. 4 - The Great San Bernadino Birthday Party and Other Excursions represents archival material culled from the early to mid-60’s by legendary acoustic guitar pioneer John Fahey who melded traditional Americana type themes with a deeply personalized vernacular. On the nineteen-minute title track, the guitarist combines grassroots style picking with odd tunings, unorthodox phrasing and ...


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