Best of John Fahey 1959-1977

The Best of John Fahey 1959-1977

by John Fahey
     
 

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One of the finest and most underrated blues acoustic guitarists to come out of California, John Fahey was a master of fingerpicking and modal blues and gospel explorations. He also had the ability to reinterpret Elizabethan ballads and other English folk material. All of this talent is represented in this excellent anthology. On cuts such

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One of the finest and most underrated blues acoustic guitarists to come out of California, John Fahey was a master of fingerpicking and modal blues and gospel explorations. He also had the ability to reinterpret Elizabethan ballads and other English folk material. All of this talent is represented in this excellent anthology. On cuts such as "Poor Boy a Long Way From Home" and "St. Louis Blues," Fahey is virtually a reincarnation of Son House and Mississippi John Hurt. Medieval-oriented tracks like "Revolt of the Dyke Brigade" show Fahey's incredible mastery of modal tunings and complex chord structures, all of which come out sounding deceptively simpler than they really are. A real guitar player's record, this is excellent to learn by, and even more fun to listen to.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2002
Label:
Ace Records Import
UPC:
0029667981521
catalogNumber:
6798152
Rank:
314210

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