The Legend Of Blind Joe Death

John Fahey

The Legend Of Blind Joe Death
  • CAT # TAKCD-8901-25

    1. On Doing An Evil Deed Blues 3:56
    2. St. Louis Blues 3:16
    3. Poor Boy Long Ways From Home 2:18
    4. Uncloudy Day 2:22
    5. John Henry 2:05
    6. In Christ There Is No East Or West 2:43
    7. Desperate Man Blues 3:58
    8. Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues 4:36
    9. Sligo River Blues 2:33
    10. On Doing An Evil Deed Blues 3:56
    11. St. Louis Blues 3:16
    12. Poor Boy Long Ways From Home 2:18
    13. Uncloudy Day 2:22
    14. John Henry 2:05
    15. In Christ There Is No East Or West 2:43
    16. Desperate Man Blues 3:58
    17. Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues 4:36
    18. Sligo River Blues 2:33
    19. I'm Going To Do All I Can For My Lord 1:24
    20. The Transcendental Waterfall 10:35
    21. West Coast Blues 1:25

There are very few guitarists who have actually invented a genre of guitar playing. Charlie Christian and Chuck Berry are a couple of examples. Another is John Fahey (1939-2001), who invented the concept of the guitarist/composer by taking early blues and country fingerpicking licks and applying them to original solo guitar works built on classical music structures. This CD, which features original and re-recorded cuts from Fahey's groundbreaking 1959 debut LP Blind Joe Death, shows where it all began.

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