The wonderful Takoma LP originally released in 1966: solo acoustic guitar instrumentals from folk and blues legends like Bukka White, John Fahey and Robbie Basho, alongside finds like Max Ochs and Harry Taussig.
Both the 1963 and 1967 recordings of this material.
A fascinating combination of experiment and tradition. Requiem For John Hurt is beautiful; Requiem For Molly daring and disturbing.
Fahey’s first recordings, from 1959, plus re-recordings of the same material from 1964, and 1967.
His second Vanguard album and an ideal start to your Fahey collection, being one of his most accessible and beautiful albums. (The Yellow Princess was a clipper with golden sails, ivory prow, jade hull and jewelled mast-head.)
The LP in a copy of the original tip-on, black-and-white sleeve.
Superior 4 Men vinyl, handsomely sleeved — all six of these with copies of the lovely original Takoma or Riverboat booklets.
Three long, intricate solos; an album Fahey reckoned his best.
From 1979 — mainly solo, reworking old themes and melodies, and updating his cover versions to include more contemporary guitarists, even proteges like Leo Kottke.
Heartfelt hymns and songs of praise, deconstructed and rebuilt. Sometimes reverent, sometimes raging, sometimes playful, always spellbinding. ‘Christ Is Not Cute’ runs the Fahey quote on the sleeve. A beauty.
Six classic original LPs re-pressed on 180g vinyl, beautifully sleeved and boxed, with a poster, a postcard, and a t-shirt (size L only). The dog’s bollocks. Prices include postage.