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Old 08-05-2010, 11:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, I discovered the man not too long ago. Very impressive songwriter. The Legend of Blind Joe Death is a great album of acoustic delta-style blues.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Listening to The Yellow Princess now, but apparently I have already heard a few of his albums. Don't remember doing that.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i have America and some of the Blind Joe Death stuff

wicked stuff
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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He single handedly created America Primative Guitar. Strangley enough I read somewhere that he's credited for first to play New Age music, because he mixed different genres together.
I can understand why he`s considered a new age pioneer and it`s especially apparent on the America album that Howard mentions. At the time the original was issued, 1971 I think, there was almost nothing comparable; who else was risking an album consisting of slow, rambling acoustic guitar instrumentals that lasted 12 minutes or more ? Just like New Age music, it was ideal for chilling out and focusing on the minutiae of sound that comes from one simple instrument.

In fact I became such a fan that I ended up with seven JF albums,
Blind Joe Death
The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Requia
The Yellow Princess
America
After The Ball
Old Fashioned Love


...of which After The Ball , signaling a big stylistic change from his earlier albums, remains my favourite. Sadly, my copy of this melancholy masterpiece has been locked away in an inaccessible London basement for 20 years - so if anyone can help me find a replacement, a PM would be truely appreciated.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I can understand why he`s considered a new age pioneer and it`s especially apparent on the America album that Howard mentions. At the time the original was issued, 1971 I think, there was almost nothing comparable; who else was risking an album consisting of slow, rambling acoustic guitar instrumentals that lasted 12 minutes or more ? Just like New Age music, it was ideal for chilling out and focusing on the minutiae of sound that comes from one simple instrument.

In fact I became such a fan that I ended up with seven JF albums,
Blind Joe Death
The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Requia
The Yellow Princess
America
After The Ball
Old Fashioned Love


...of which After The Ball , signaling a big stylistic change from his earlier albums, remains my favourite. Sadly, my copy of this melancholy masterpiece has been locked away in an inaccessible London basement for 20 years - so if anyone can help me find a replacement, a PM would be truely appreciated.
how on Earth did it end up there?
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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^ Well, when I re-located to Mexico in 1992, I rented out my apartment and locked up most of my personal stuff in the basement. I was only going to be gone six months or so - but I`m still waiting to get back !
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Haven't heard him before but a brief listen tells me he may have been a source of inspiration for David Thomas Broughton.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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A excellent guitarist and a troubled soul.....

I have....

The legend Blind Joe Death `59
Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes `64
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Haven't heard him before but a brief listen tells me he may have been a source of inspiration for David Thomas Broughton.
^ That never occured to me, but you`re right - there is a similarity between some of their material.
When he wants to, Cyril Pahinui can sound like Fahey too :-



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^ Of all Fahey`s strange and stylish album titles, I think this is my favourite. Favourite song title might go to The Singing Bridge Of Memphis.
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Favourite song title might go to The Singing Bridge Of Memphis.
I had to a little hunting around for that one....It`s on The Yellow Princess and I could not find his version on youtube but I did find a cover



Check this out and let me know if it`s close to Fahey`s.
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