Various Artists: Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album

Audio Samples

>Sunflower River Blues - Dale Miller
>Sally Goodin - George Winston
>St. Louis Blues - Michael Gulezian
>Alligator Walks Sideways on Sunday, The - Alex de Grassi
>Desperate Man - Charlie Schmidt
>Dance of the Inhabitants of the Palace of King Phillip XIV of Spain - Canned Fish
>Sun Gonna Shine on My Mardi - David Doucet
>Thinking of John Fahey - Country Joe McDonald
>In Christ There Is No East or West - Peter Lang
>Joe Kirby Blues - Terry Robb
>Yellow Princess, The - Sean Smith
>Steamboat Gwine 'Round The Bend / How Green Was My Valley - Henry Kaiser/Johnny Schott
>Red Poney - Nick Schillace
>Assassination of John Fahey - Stefan Grossman
>& .50 Cents Gets You a Cup of Coffee - Rick Ruskin
>Requiem For John Fahey - Phil Kellogg
>Days Have Gone by in the Halls of Valhalla - Andrew Stranglen
>On the Banks - Nels Cline/Elliott Sharp
>Jesus Is a Dying-Bed Maker - Pat O'Connell
>John Henry - Blind Joe Death

Track List

>Sunflower River Blues - Dale Miller
>Sally Goodin - George Winston
>St. Louis Blues - Michael Gulezian
>Alligator Walks Sideways on Sunday, The - Alex de Grassi
>Desperate Man - Charlie Schmidt
>Dance of the Inhabitants of the Palace of King Phillip XIV of Spain - Canned Fish
>Sun Gonna Shine on My Mardi - David Doucet
>Thinking of John Fahey - Country Joe McDonald
>In Christ There Is No East or West - Peter Lang
>Joe Kirby Blues - Terry Robb
>Yellow Princess, The - Sean Smith
>Steamboat Gwine 'Round The Bend / How Green Was My Valley - Henry Kaiser/Johnny Schott
>Red Poney - Nick Schillace
>Assassination of John Fahey - Stefan Grossman
>& .50 Cents Gets You a Cup of Coffee - Rick Ruskin
>Requiem For John Fahey - Phil Kellogg
>Days Have Gone by in the Halls of Valhalla - Andrew Stranglen
>On the Banks - Nels Cline/Elliott Sharp
>Jesus Is a Dying-Bed Maker - Pat O'Connell
>John Henry - Blind Joe Death

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

John Fahey had something to say, and said it with his music. The span of his recording career reflects what his senses took in, and how it affected his life. You can hear the progression from country, blues, original American Primitive Guitar, experimental, raga and beyond. The purpose of this album is both a tribute to John Fahey's influence, and a fundraising effort to support the MusiCares Foundation, which helps musicians who are in serious financial or medical trouble.

Album Notes

Tributee: John Fahey.

Hot on the heels of the M. Ward-curated I AM THE RESURRECTION: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN FAHEY, which mostly featured the late guitarist's young admirers from the indie, post-rock, and experimental scenes, LEGEND OF BLIND JOE FAITH: THE JOHN FAHEY TRIBUTE ALBUM features covers and tributes from folk and new-age contemporaries. George Winston and Alex De Grassi's pieces show how influential Fahey's instrumental work was to the Windham Hill crowd, while folkies like Country Joe McDonald and Stefan Grossman focus on his folk and blues roots.



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