Of Rivers & Religion/After The Ball

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This German Warner Bros. reissue is a nice repackaging of the late John Fahey's 1972 album Of Rivers & Religion and his wonderfully genteel 1973 release After the Ball from his all too brief sojourn with the label. These recordings represent a shift for Fahey, playing both solo and with an ensemble. On Of Rivers & Religion, the ensemble included many of the New Orleans players who performed on Walt Disney's Song of the South film soundtrack. Gorgeous, slow, ringing slide and fingerplucked tones establish easy themes before the band enters with clarinets, banjos, and trumpets. After the Ball was a more up-tempo affair steeped in the Delta blues and in wildly varying ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This German Warner Bros. reissue is a nice repackaging of the late John Fahey's 1972 album Of Rivers & Religion and his wonderfully genteel 1973 release After the Ball from his all too brief sojourn with the label. These recordings represent a shift for Fahey, playing both solo and with an ensemble. On Of Rivers & Religion, the ensemble included many of the New Orleans players who performed on Walt Disney's Song of the South film soundtrack. Gorgeous, slow, ringing slide and fingerplucked tones establish easy themes before the band enters with clarinets, banjos, and trumpets. After the Ball was a more up-tempo affair steeped in the Delta blues and in wildly varying New Orleans and bluegrass music. There is some fine Piedmont playing on the disc, as well, on "Horses." There are a number of stylistic collisions here, where Delta blues meets ragtime on "Om Shanthi Norris" and slide guitar meets the 19th-century ballad on the title track that closes the album. Taken together, these two albums represent a radically underappreciated yet fiery and fertile period for the guitarist. Both albums are available here for a better price than they are individually and they feature dynamically remastered sound and great liner notes by Sid Griffin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • UPC: 081227366322
  • Catalog Number: 273663

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Steamboat Gwine 'Round de Bend - John Fahey & His Orchestra (4:14)
  2. 2 Medley: Deep River/Ol' Man River - John Fahey & His Orchestra (5:47)
  3. 3 Dixie Pig Bar-B-Q Blues - John Fahey & His Orchestra (4:00)
  4. 4 Texas & Pacific Blues - John Fahey & His Orchestra (4:32)
  5. 5 Funeral Song for Mississippi John Hurt - John Fahey & His Orchestra (4:23)
  6. 6 Medley: By the Side of the Road/I Come, I Come - John Fahey & His Orchestra (6:07)
  7. 7 Lord Have Mercy - John Fahey & His Orchestra (2:32)
  8. 8 Song - John Fahey & His Orchestra (5:26)
  9. 9 Horses - John Fahey & His Orchestra (2:07)
  10. 10 New Orleans Shuffle - John Fahey & His Orchestra (3:18)
  11. 11 Beverly - John Fahey & His Orchestra (4:51)
  12. 12 Om Shanthi Norris - John Fahey & His Orchestra (5:50)
  13. 13 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free - John Fahey & His Orchestra (2:38)
  14. 14 When You Wore a Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose) - John Fahey & His Orchestra (2:35)
  15. 15 Hawaiian Two-Step - John Fahey & His Orchestra (2:42)
  16. 16 Bucktown Stomp - John Fahey & His Orchestra (2:15)
  17. 17 Candy Man - John Fahey & His Orchestra (1:28)
  18. 18 After the Ball - John Fahey & His Orchestra (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Fahey Primary Artist, Guitar
Dick Cary Piano, Alto Horn
Chris Darrow Dobro, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin
Joanne Grauer Piano, Calliope
Britt Woodman Trombone
Jack Feierman Trumpet
Peter Jameson Guitar
Nappy Lamare Banjo
Ira Nepus Trombone
John Rotella Alto Saxophone
Allen Reuse Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele
Joel Druckman Double Bass
Technical Credits
John Fahey Arranger, Composer, Producer
Jerome Kern Composer
Denny Bruce Producer
Rev. Gary Davis Composer
Doug Decker Engineer
Jack Feierman Arranger
Sid Griffin Liner Notes
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
Billy Taylor Composer
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Barbara Casado Original Cover Artwork
John Casado Original Cover Artwork
Chris Whorf Original Cover Artwork
Jack Mahoney Composer
Rick Conrad Reissue Producer
Dick Dallas Composer
Percy Wenrich Composer
A. Brumley Composer
Dan Hersh Remastering
Traditional Composer
Bill Whitmore Composer
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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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    Tranquility

    John Fahey was one of the masters, if not THE master, of the acoustic guitar. Don't look for high energy, that was not what he was about. His music never hurried but relied on the tones he pulled from his instrument. Some of the cuts here feature backing musicians who add some variety to his stoic tunes. After a while you may find yourself pulled into music that would have fit easily into a Kern Burns film of the 19th Century.

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