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John Fahey Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You

John Fahey
Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You

DUST TO DIGITAL

A DTD co-production with Revenant — so you know the packaging is the shit — presenting the early, Fonotone recordings, 1958-65: over a hundred tracks — mostly on CD for the first time — re-mastered from Joe Bussard's reel-to-reels; an eighty-eight page, twelve-inch-square hardback, with writings from Glenn Jones and co; and extensive notes and never-before-seen photographs.

'The folk guitar-playing equivalent of William Burroughs or Bukowski... a real edge to him' (Pete Townshend); 'as monumental and singular a musical talent as any this country has produced' (Byron Coley); 'what attracted me to Fahey's music was that it was solitary — very austere but very emotional' (James Blackshaw).

'Playing a six-string acoustic guitar, Mr. Fahey used country-blues fingerpicking and hymn-like melodies in stately pieces with classical structures. Wordless and unhurried, his music became a contemplation and an elegy, a stoic invocation of American roots, nameless musicians and ancestral memories. Behind its serene surface, the music was both stubborn and haunted. ...From the beginning, he was an iconoclast and a maverick' (New York Times).

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  • Interview with John Fahey on Fonotone Records and Joe Bussard
  • / Franklin Blues
  • / Smoketown Strut
  • / Steel Guitar Rag
  • / Takoma Park Pool Hall Blues
  • / Buck Dancer’s Choice
  • / Medley: Pretty Polly, Shortnin’ Bread
  • / Barbara Namkin Blues
  • / In Christ There Is No East or West
  • / Stack 'o Lee Blues
  • / The Transcendental Waterfall
  • / John Henry
  • / Over The Hill Blues
  • / St. Louis Blues
  • / On Doing an Evil Deed Blues
  • / Reinumeration Blues
  • / The Transcendental Waterfall
  • / Mississippi Boweavil Blues
  • / Green River Blues
  • / Over the Hill Blues
  • / Libba’s Rag
  • / Chris’s Rag
  • / St. Louis Tickle
  • / Pat Sullivan’s Blues
  • / Blind Blues
  • / Poor Boy Blues
  • / Long Time Town Blues
  • / Gulf Port Island Blues
  • / Blind Thomas Blues Part 1
  • / Blind Thomas Blues Part 2
  • / New Newport News Blues 2
  • / Wanda Russell’s Blues
  • / Going Away to Leave You Blues
  • / Lay My Burden Down
  • / Hill High Blues
  • / John Henry
  • / Paint Brush Blues
  • / Blind Thomas Blues Part 3
  • / Blind Thomas Blues Part 4
  • / You Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond
  • / Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin’ Bed
  • / Banty Rooster Blues
  • / Tom Rushen Blues
  • / Yallaboosha River Blues
  • / You Gonna Miss Me
  • / Wissenschaftlich River Blues Part 1
  • / Wissenschaftlich River Blues Part 2
  • / Zekiah Swamp Blues
  • / Nobody’s Business
  • / Going Crabbing Talking Blues Part 1
  • / Going Crabbing Talking Blues Part 2
  • / You Better Get Right So God Can Use You
  • / Weissman Blues
  • / Dasein River Blues
  • / Racemic Tartrate River Blues Part 1
  • / Racemic Tartrate River Blues Part 2
  • / Smoky Ordinary Blues
  • / I Shall Not Be Moved
  • / Old Country Rock
  • / Little Hat Blues
  • / Guitar Solo Title Unknown
  • / Guitar Solo Title Unknown
  • / Some Summer Day
  • / The Langley Two-Step
  • / Dream of the Origin of the French Broad River
  • / Saint John’s Hornpipe
  • / Sail Away Ladies
  • / Dreaming Under the B And O Trestle
  • / 900 Miles
  • / Prince George’s Dance
  • / Improvisation for Flute and Guitar
  • / Dorothy, Calvert Street Blues
  • / Brenda’s Blues
  • / Buck Dancer’s Choice
  • / Night Train to Valhalla
  • / In the Pines
  • / Pretty Polly
  • / Take This Hammer
  • / Yazoo Basin Blues
  • / Stomping Tonight on the (Old) Pennsylvania-Alabama Border
  • / Smoky Ordinary Blues
  • / Revelation on the Banks of the Pawtuxent
  • / Bean Vine Blues
  • / Green Blues
  • / Stone Pony
  • / Dorothy, Calvert Street Blues
  • / Days Have Gone By
  • / Some Summer Day
  • / Texas And Pacific Blues
  • / John Henry Blues
  • / Brenda’s Blues
  • / St. Patrick’s Hymn
  • / Bicycle Built for Two
  • / The Blues You Saved For Me
  • / House Carpenter
  • / How Long
  • / The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California
  • / You Take The E Train
  • / I Sing a Song of the Saints of God
  • / How Long
  • / O Jesus I Have Promised
  • / Untitled
  • / Medley: Untitled, O Jesus I Have Promised
  • / I Am a Rake and Rambling Boy
  • / Medley: Goodbye Old Paint, Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo, Git Along Little Doggies
  • / Goodbye Old Paint
  • / Simple Gifts
  • / Untitled
  • / Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie
  • / Goodbye Old Paint
  • / Western Medley
  • / Durgan Park
  • / The Bitter Lemon
  • / Old Southern Medley (Fragment)
  • / Bottleneck Blues