A fantastic introduction to the world of acoustic sounds that were brewing deep in the American underground of the 60s – far from the scenes of standard folk, jazz, and rock – where some true pioneers would make music that would only get full appreciation in decades to come! This wonderful collection brings together music from the Takoma and Vanguard Records catalogs – two of the most important imprints in this scene, both of whom gave real freedom to the musicians involved – allowing them to move past familiar restraints of space, time, and style – to create the completely sublime sounds within! You'll recognize some of these figures – who finally got greater fame in later years – but the set also mixes them with some lesser-knowns too. Titles include "Raga 1" by Max Ochs, "Longhorn Express" by Billy Faier, "On The Banks Of The Owchita" by John Fahey, "Gypsy Song" by Peter Walker, "Anyhow" by Leo Kottke, "Little Maggie" by Sandy Bull, "Children's Dance" by Harry Taussig, "Eyrie" by Fred Gerlach, "Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose" by Robbie Basho, "When Kings Come Home" by Peter Lang, "Winterland Doldrums" by George Stavis, "The Portland Cement Factory At Monolith California" by John Fahey, "April In Cambridge" by Peter Walker, "Raga 2" by Max Ochs, and "Water Verses" by Harry Taussig.
(Heavy vinyl pressing, with booklet!)