Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965

Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965

by John Fahey
     
 
Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965 is a massive John Fahey document that was a full decade in the making by Dean Blackwood of Revenant, guitarist Glenn Jones, and Lance Ledbetter of

Overview

Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965 is a massive John Fahey document that was a full decade in the making by Dean Blackwood of Revenant, guitarist Glenn Jones, and Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital. Released a full decade after Fahey's death, it contains 115 tracks compiling the guitarist's complete 78-rpm recordings for Joe Bussard's Fonotone label -- solo, as Blind Thomas, the Mississippi Swampers, etc. -- remastered from the original reel-to-reel tapes. These are Fahey's earliest recordings, the vast majority of which are previously unreleased on CD. The 12"-by-12" collection also contains an 88-page hardback book with essays and track annotations by Jones and contributions from Eddie Dean, Claudio Guerrieri, Malcolm Kirton, Mike Stewart, and R. Anthony Lee, as well as a previously unpublished 1967 interview by Douglas Blazek.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2011
Label:
Dust To Digital
UPC:
0880226002121
catalogNumber:
21
Rank:
44263

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Interview: John Fahey on Fonotone Records and Joe Bussard
  2. Franklin Blues
  3. Smoketown Strut
  4. Steel Guitar Rag
  5. Takoma Park Pool Hall Blues
  6. Buck Dancer's Choice (1)
  7. Medley: Pretty Polly/Shortnin' Bread
  8. Barbara Namkin Blues
  9. In Christ There Is No East or West
  10. Stak 'O Lee Blues (Louis Collins)
  11. The Transcendental Waterfall (1)
  12. John Henry (1)
  13. Over the Hill Blues (1)
  14. St. Louis Blues
  15. On Doing an Evil Deed Blues
  16. Reinumeration Blues (Brenda's Blues) (1)
  17. The Transcendental Waterfall (2)
  18. Mississippi Boweavil Blues
  19. Green River Blues
  20. Over the Hill Blues (2)
  21. Libba's Rag
  22. Chris's Rag

Disc 2

  1. St. Louis Tickle
  2. Pat Sullivan's Blues
  3. Blind Blues (aka Martin's Esso Blues)
  4. Poor Boy Blues
  5. Long Time Town Blues
  6. Gulf Port Island Blues
  7. Blind Thomas Blues, Pt. 1
  8. Blind Thomas Blues, Pt. 2
  9. New Newport News Blues #2
  10. Wanda Russell's Blues
  11. Going Away to Leave You Blues
  12. Lay My Burden Down
  13. Hill High Blues
  14. John Henry (2)
  15. Paint Brush Blues
  16. Blind Thomas Blues, Pt. 3
  17. Blind Thomas Blues, Pt. 4
  18. You Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond
  19. Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed
  20. Banty Rooster Blues
  21. Tom Rushen Blues

Disc 3

  1. Yallaboosha River Blues
  2. You Gonna Miss Me
  3. Wissenschaftlich River Blues, Pt. 1
  4. Wissenschaftlich River Blues, Pt. 2
  5. Zekiah Swamp Blues
  6. Nobody's Business
  7. Going Crabbing Talking Blues, Pt. 1
  8. Going Crabbing Talking Blues, Pt. 2
  9. You Better Get Right So God Can Use You
  10. Weissman Blues
  11. Dasein River Blues
  12. Racemic Tartrate River Blues, Pt. 1
  13. Racemic Tartrate River Blues, Pt. 2
  14. Smoky Ordinary Blues (1) (Dance of the Inhabitants (1))
  15. I Shall Not Be Moved
  16. Old Country Rock
  17. Little Hat Blues
  18. Guitar Solo Title Unknown (1) (Revelation on the Banks of the Pawtuxent
  19. Guitar Solo Title Unknown (2) (Night Train to Valhalla (1))
  20. Some Summer Day (2)
  21. The Langley Two-Step
  22. Dream of the Origin of the French Broad River

Disc 4

  1. Saint John's Hornpipe
  2. Sail Away Ladies
  3. Dreaming Under the B & O Trestle
  4. 900 Miles
  5. Prince George's Dance
  6. Improvisation for Flute and Guitar
  7. Dorothy/Calvert Street Blues (1) (Brenda's Blues (2))
  8. Brenda's Blues (3)
  9. Buck Dancer's Choice (2)
  10. Night Train to Valhalla (2)
  11. In the Pines
  12. Pretty Polly
  13. Take This Hammer
  14. Yazoo Basin Blues
  15. Stomping Tonight On the (Old) Pennsylvania/Alabama Border
  16. Smoky Ordinary Blues (2) (Dance of the Inhabitants (2))
  17. Revelation on the Banks of the Pawtuxent (2)
  18. Bean Vine Blues (Pea Vine Blues)
  19. Green Blues
  20. Stone Pony

Disc 5

  1. Dorothy/Calvert Street Blues (2) (Brenda's Blues (4))
  2. Days Have Gone By
  3. Some Summer Day (2)
  4. Texas & Pacific Blues (My Bucket's Got a Hole in It)
  5. John Henry Blues
  6. Brenda's Blues (5)
  7. St. Patrick's Hymn
  8. Bicycle Built for Two
  9. The Blues You Saved for Me
  10. House Carpenter
  11. How Long (1)
  12. The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California
  13. You Take the E Train (The Last Steam Engine Train)
  14. I Sing a Song of the Saints of God
  15. How Long (2)
  16. O Jesus I Have Promised (1)
  17. [Untitled] (1)
  18. Medley: (2)/O Jesus I Have Promised (2)
  19. I Am a Rake and Rambling Boy
  20. Medley: Goodbye Old Paint (1)/Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo, Git Along Little Doggie
  21. Goodbye Old Paint (2)
  22. Simple Gifts
  23. [Untitled] (3)
  24. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  25. Goodbye Old Paint (3)
  26. Western Medley
  27. Durgan Park
  28. The Bitter Lemon
  29. Old Southern Medley
  30. Bottleneck Blues

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