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Best of John Fahey 2 1964-1983

John FaheyAudio CD
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John Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist ... Read more in Amazon's John Fahey Store

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  • Audio CD (February 3, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Takoma
  • ASIN: B00019JQZK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,448 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Companion to Vol. 1 (with Bonus Material) February 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
My first introduction to the genius of John Fahey came by way of Leo Kottke, and in 1977 I bought my first (but by no means my last)John Fahey album--THE BEST OF JOHN FAHEY. Now, twenty-seven years later Takoma releases a second volume, 15 tracks and nearly eighty minutes of music from the artist who spawned such guitarists as Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, the aforementioned Leo Kottke, and Henry Kaiser (who wrote the liner notes in the accompanying 16-page booklet).
While Fahey himself deplored being categorized as a folk artist or (heaven forbid!) a new age artist, his influences reaches deep and wide across the musical landscape of both genres. In fact, in his later interviews in the Nineties, Fahey denounced most of his earlier work on Takoma. He preferred to think of himself as an alternative artist, and it's hard to argue with that label. Fahey was an original. [Who else would release his first album with side 2 attributed to Blind Joe Death?] No one played like him before or since.
Before Fahey passed away a couple years ago, Fantasy Records bought out Takoma Records and began to re-release his back catalog. What makes this second volume of his best recordings (as selected by Henry Kaiser) special is that some of these are being heard for the first time. Three tracks are taken from an aborted Shanachie release (with the working title AZALEA CITY MEMORIES (AND DREAMS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY). Two of the three tracks ("Twilight on Prince George's Avenue" and "Sligo Mud") will be familiar to longtime fans as re-recordings of tracks from DEATH CHANTS, BREAKDOWNS AND MILITARY WALTZES, but under different titles ("John Henry Variations" and Stomping Tonight on the Pennsylvania/Alabama Border" respectively).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Recordings not by Fahey August 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Interestingly, it was recently revealed that the three new tracks on this CD are NOT John Fahey, but a high-school teacher and student of the guitar great, Charlie Schmidt. Apparently, the songs were recorded in 1993 as part of a joke that Fahey wanted to play on his record label at the time. Fantasy records found the recordings after Fahey's death, and was totally fooled.

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Still, this is a GREAT release.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Companion to Volume One (with Bonus Material) February 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Twenty-seven years after the release of THE BEST OF JOHN FAHEY in 1977 (my first introduction to the reknowned guitarist), Takoma Records releases this excellent 15-track, 80-minute companion volume.
Fantasy Records bought out Takoma Records in 1995, so this collection only includes songs from Fahey's Takoma releases, along with two tracks ("Frisco Leaving Birmingham" and "Oneonta") from his 1983 Shanachie Records album RAILROAD 1. Oddly there is nothing from his other Shanachie release, the wonderful GOD, TIME & CAUSALITY, especially since the three previously unissued tracks are taken from an unreleased Shanachie album, AZALEA CITY MEMORIES (AND DREAMS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY. Also worth noting is that these songs were probably recorded in 1991, making the album title of this latest anthology a bit of a misnomer. Two of these tracks ("Twilight on Prince George's Avenue" and "Sligo Mud") had been recorded by Fahey twice before under different titles ("John Henry Variations" and "Stomping Tonight on the Pennsylvannia/Alabama Border" respectively) on DEATH CHANTS, BREAKDOWNS AND MILITARY WALTZES. The third previously unissued track is the stately "Tuff."
There is a fourth track that will be unfamiliar to all but the most die-hard of Fahey fans, the 13-minute "Fahey Sampler," which was originally issued in 1967 on the Takoma Records sampler THE CONTEMPORARY GUITAR along with other tracks by labelmates Robbie Basho, Bukka White and others. The song includes sections from various Fahey originals that had not yet been completed. In the liner notes (lovingly written by Henry Kaiser), Fahey is quoted as saying that he frequently would begin any public performance with this song.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to Fahey August 28, 2013
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It's taken several listens, but the work grew on me. As an overview of his work this CD is a good start.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not like any of the songs January 28, 2013
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...Actually a downer, bluesy kind of stinks music that seemed in large part depressing and very dated in those many of the songs were written not that long ago.
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