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John Fahey - Blind Joe Death download album
Folk, Country Blues
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    Blind Joe Death
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    Folk, Country Blues
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    1666 megabytes
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The Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album is a tribute CD to guitarist John Fahey released in 2006 by Takoma Records. This John Fahey tribute album was produced by Jon Monday, former art director and later Vice President and General Manager of Fahey's label, Takoma Records. It contains a collection of interpretations of Fahey compositions and original compositions played in Fahey's style. All the performers were either friends, students, collaborators or label-mates of Fahey.

The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death is a 1965 album by American fingerstyle guitarist and composer John Fahey. As with all of Fahey's independently released early albums, it had little critical recognition upon release. The album has grown in stature since its reissue on CD in 1997 and is now highly regarded critically

Selections By Blind Joe Death. A1. West Coast Blues. Written-By – Blind Blake. Written-By – W. C. Handy. SNTF 607. John Fahey. Volume 1, Blind Joe Death ‎(LP, Album, RE). Sonet.

This album has an average beat per minute of 102 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 75/185 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Blind Joe Death. BPM Profile Blind Joe Death. Album starts at 96BPM, ends at 185BPM (+89), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by John Fahey.

Free download and listen The Legend Of Blind Joe Death. John Fahey - Poor Boy Long Ways From Home 03:12. John Fahey - Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues 03:32. John Fahey - Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues 04:37. John Fahey - John Henry 02:05. John Fahey - I'm Gonna Do All I Can For My Lord 01:24. John Fahey - Sligo River Blues 03:05.

Blind Joe Death is the first album by American fingerstyle guitarist and composer John Fahey. The recording of steel-string acoustic guitar solos was "incredibly avant-garde" in 1959. It was released on Takoma Records, Fahey's own label Blind Joe Death. Studio album by.

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Selections By Blind Joe Death
A1 On Doing An Evil Deed Blues
Written-By – Death*
A2 St. Louis Blues
Written-By – W. C. Handy
A3 I'm A Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home
Written-By – Barbecue Bob
A4 Uncloudy Day
Written-By – Traditional
A5 John Henry
Written-By [Spiritual] – Traditional
A6 In Christ There Is No East Or West
Written-By [Episcopal Church Hymn] – Traditional
Selections By John Fahey
B1 The Transcendental Waterfall
Written-By – John Fahey
B2 Desperate Man Blues
Arranged By – John Fahey
B3 Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues
Written-By – John Fahey
B4 Sligo River Blues
Written-By – John Fahey


  • Acoustic Guitar – John Fahey
  • Producer – Ed Denson


First catalog number on sleeve, second catalog number on spine, third catalog number on lablels, fourth (Piedmont) catalog number in booklet.

This record is a limited pressing, second edition. TRANSCENDENTAL WATERFALL/ ON DOING AN EVIL DEED BLUES/ IN CHRIST THERE IS NO EAST OR WEST and UNCLOUDY DAY recorded in Berkeley, California, in April, 1964, in the studio of an anonymous benefactor. Comes with a booklet Insert.

The first issue was released in 1959 with fewer then 100 copies on Takoma Records. This issue has a slightly different track listing.

This album was later issued in 1967 as John Fahey - Volume 1/ Blind Joe Death

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side A): TAKOMA VOL I SIDE 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side B): TAKOMA VOL I SIDE 2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TAKCD-8901-2 John Fahey The Legend Of Blind Joe Death ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Takoma TAKCD-8901-2 US 1996
SNTF 607 John Fahey Volume 1 / Blind Joe Death ‎(LP, Album, RE) Sonet SNTF 607 UK 1969
SNTF 607 John Fahey Volume 1 / Blind Joe Death ‎(LP, Album, RE) Sonet SNTF 607 UK 1969
TAK1002-1NC John Fahey Blind Joe Death ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Bla) Takoma TAK1002-1NC US 2015
C-1002, TAK-7002 John Fahey Volume 1 / Blind Joe Death ‎(LP, Album, RE) Takoma, Takoma C-1002, TAK-7002 US Unknown

How come there's no listing for the original 1959 release? This second release states that it has a different track listing, but yet we don't seem to have any info on the original track listing to compare it to. I'm asking because I seem to have a copy that isn't represented in discogs and I'm wondering if I may have a 1959 original sitting in my lap. My gut tells me it's the 1964 second release but the label is slightly different with no horizontal "white lines", otherwise the same. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Submit your copy. There isn’t a ‘59 copy on here because no one who has it has submitted it. On that Fahey catalogue site there could be pics/info on the ‘59 version that could help you, or a least address an era of your copy.
I wish that there was more information in general about the different releases of this album, but here's some info taken from Wiki which I know I've seen elsewhere:This second pressing claims that "On Doing an Evil Deed Blues", "In Christ There Is No East or West", "The Transcendental Waterfall", and "Uncloudy Day" are 1964 rerecordings and the rest ("St. Louis Blues", "Poor Boy Long Ways from Home", "John Henry", "Desperate Man Blues", "Sun Gonna Shine in My Back Door Someday Blues", and "Sligo River Blues") are the original 1959 versions. "Uncloudy Day" was actually the same recording, as was "St. Louis Blues" in an edited version. The 1959 album contained a version of Blind Blake's "West Coast Blues", which (despite being rerecorded in 1964) was not included on the album. To fill the gap, the new version of "Transcendental Waterfall" was extended to over 10 minutes long, a glimpse of things to come.So, if your edition's version of The Transcendental Waterfall is only 6:36 instead of 10:36, contains "West Coast Blues" as the opening track and has a version of "St. Louis Blues" running to 5:28 instead of 4:53, you should have an original pressing (also, I know that there at least was a digital transfer of an original pressing floating around on the 'net at one point).
any body know which vinyl versions have the 1963 recordings
How does something get to be 530 dollars after having a median price of 59.95? Holy smokes. Anyone curating a folk museum?
This is the original Piedmont/Takoma press. Which means it has a slightly different track listing. More importantly, a few of the tracks are completely different takes than the ones on all subsequent vinyl presses (excluding some recent boots of questionable audio quality).