Takoma Eclectic Sampler

Takoma Eclectic Sampler

     
 

The Takoma label is most famed for its series of releases by John Fahey (the company's owner in its early days) in the '60s, but issued a fairly diverse catalog of roots-oriented music up through the '80s. That very diversity, however, ensures that a sampler such as this, which has 17 tracks recorded for Takoma between 1964 and 1987, is all over the map...There are… See more details below

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The Takoma label is most famed for its series of releases by John Fahey (the company's owner in its early days) in the '60s, but issued a fairly diverse catalog of roots-oriented music up through the '80s. That very diversity, however, ensures that a sampler such as this, which has 17 tracks recorded for Takoma between 1964 and 1987, is all over the map...There are selections by Maria Muldaur, Sir Douglas Quintet, Canned Heat, Rose Maddox, Michael Bloomfield, and Spencer Davis, all of them past their respective primes; blues from Bukka White (the 1964 single "World Boogie," the first Takoma 45) and Dr. Ross; and entries from Swamp Dogg, Charles Bukowski, and Fahey himself, as well as a recording of a Wurlitzer organ at the Santa Monica Pier Merry-Go-Round (!). The ultimate effect is something like tuning in to an idiosyncratic broadcast by a post-baby-boomer at a college radio station. But there's some good music, to be sure (and some mediocre music as well)...

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/1997
Label:
Takoma
UPC:
0025218890427
catalogNumber:
8904

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bloomfield   Guitar,Track Performer
Ron Thompson   Guitar,Vocals
Bukka White   Slide Guitar,Track Performer
Leo Kottke   Guitar
Canned Heat   Track Performer
Chambers Brothers   Vocals
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Doug Sahm   Guitar,Vocals
Sir Douglas Quintet   Track Performer
Colin Winski   Track Performer
Joe Chambers   Vocals
Ron Cuccia   Vocals
Charles Neville   Saxophone,Vocals
Maria Muldaur   Track Performer
Ronnie Barron   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Doctor Ross   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Barry Goldberg   Organ
Augie Meyers   Organ
Roger Troy   Bass,Vocals
Cal Hand   Track Performer
Ramsey McLean   Cello,Upright Bass
John Hickman   Banjo
Charles Bukowski   Track Performer
Larry Taylor   Upright Bass
Burns Sisters   Vocals
John Fahey   Guitar,Track Performer
Alvin Crow   Guitar,Vocals
Steven Soles   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Byron Berline   Fiddle,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Stephen Bruton   Electric Guitar
Kim Bullard   Keyboards,Vocals
Carlos Carraby   Drums
George Chambers   Vocals
Lester Chambers   Vocals
Willie Chambers   Vocals
Steve Chapman   Drums
Swamp Dogg   Piano,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Mike "Hollywood Fats" Mann   Guitar
Charlie Harrison   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
John Herron   Piano
Bob Hite   Harmonica,Vocals
Richard Hite   Bass
Jim Hobson   Piano
Richard Innes   Drums
Rose Maddox   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
John Magnie   Piano,Vocals
David Mansfield   Fiddle,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Elvin Myers   Bass
Mark Naftalin   Piano
Shannon O'Neill   Vocals
Frank Reckard   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shawn Sahm   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Saunders   Bass
John Selk   Bass,Background Vocals
Speedy Sparks   Bass Guitar
Daniel Timms   Piano
Ed Tree   Guitar,Vocals
Ron Tutt   Drums
Sal Valentino   Background Vocals
Larry Vann   Drums
Beth Burns   Vocals
Brenda Burns   Vocals
Bob Etoll   Guitar
Maurice McCormick   Background Vocals
Leigh Harris   Vocals
Chris Morgan   Rhythm Guitar,Slide Guitar
Spencer Davis   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ron Thompson & the Resistors   Track Performer
Johnny Perez   Drums
Kenny Lewis   Bass
Bob Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

John Philip Sousa   Composer
Leo Kottke   Producer
Canned Heat   Producer
Maria Muldaur   Producer
Cassell Webb   Producer
Craig Leon   Producer
Cal Hand   Contributor
John Fahey   Producer
Denny Bruce   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Norman Dayron   Producer,Engineer
ED Denson   Producer
Kirk Felton   Remastering
Wayne Gailey   Contributor
Paul Martinson   Producer
Allan McDougall   Producer
Jon Monday   Producer
Peter Noble   Producer
Johnny Palazzotto   Producer
Isaiah Ross   Composer
Spencer Davis   Producer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Doug Baker   Producer
D. Samson   Composer

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