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John FaheyLive In Sausalito – September 9, 1973 ... LP
Alternative Fox (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful live performance by John Fahey – and one that's very much in the spirit of his key early albums on Takoma! The set was recorded live for radio, with excellent sound quality – and Fahey's sense of tone and flow are amazing – sounds that seem completely effortless, and very much at the top of his tuning creativity – moving from song to song as easily as breathing – even though any other guitarist might be hard-pressed to even come close to this brilliance! Titles include "Thus Krishna On The Battlefield", "Fare Forward Voyagers", "Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain", "Stomping Tonight On The Pennsylvania Alabama Border", and "Beverley". LP, Vinyl record album

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John FaheyVoice Of The Turtle ... LP
Takoma, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
A tremendous early statement from the great guitarist John Fahey – and a record that has all his best ideas coming into really sharp focus! Fahey was a very collaborative person right from the start – even as a record collector, before his own recordings – and that spirit is felt here on some of the duet tracks, in which John and associates perform these acoustic instrumental tunes that plumb the past of underground America, but turn it out again into something completely new and fresh – not folk revial, but more a reworked fantasy of the nation, almost as a refuge for the changes of the late 60s. The sound is beautiful – with a flute accompaniment here, a bit of fiddle there, and even Fahey duetting with himself on guitar – thanks to the magic of overdub. As usual with these early Takoma records, the style is very fluid – sometimes very tied to the 78rpm generation, but other points much more towards the freewheeling guitar introspection of some of Fahey's underground contemporaries. The overall sound is amazing, too – as Fahey almost uses the studio as an additional instrument, but in very subtle ways. Titles include "Bottleneck Blues", "Bill Cheatum", "Lewisdale Blues", "Bean Vine Blues", "A Raga Called Pat (part 3)", "A Raga Called Pat Part IV", "Train", "Je Ne Me Suis Reveillais Matin Pas En May", "The Story Of Dorothy Gooch (part 1)", "Nine Pound Hammer", and "Lonesome Valley". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black & gold label pressing in the gatefold booklet cover, with some wear, aging, and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ John FaheyChristmas With John Fahey Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Takoma, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic follow up to the first, better-known Christmas album from guitar genius John Fahey – and a set that's maybe even more mindblowing overall! Side one features Fahey's shorter interpretations of Christmas themes – done on acoustic guitar, with his amazing sense of phrasing and tone – in duet with Richard Ruskin on a few tracks, with titles that include "Oh Holy Night", "Carol Of The Bells", "Russian Christmas Overture", and "White Christmas". But on side two, things really get interesting – as the side features two long tracks – "Christmas Fantasy", in two parts – with the kind of long, exploratory guitar lines that we love on some of Fahey's non-Holiday albums for Takoma – extended acoustic work that goes way beyond the simple sounds of the season! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John FaheyEssential John Fahey (Yellow Princess/Requia) ... LP
Vanguard, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great pairing of two key John Fahey albums from the 60s! Yellow Princess is an album as lovely as its title, and John Fahey's 8th record – mostly solo guitar, but with guest drums and bass on 2 cuts – "March For Martin Luther King" and "Dance of The Inhabitants Of The Invisible City Of Bladensburg". The sound is extremely magical – introspective, yet far-seeing – with that fragile sense of being in the world that's made Fahey's work endure far longer than that of most of his contemporaries. Other titles include "Irish Setter", "Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion At Magruder Park", and "Lion". Requia is excellent work by Fahey – all solo, and featuring some wonderful production on the guitar that brings out all the brilliance of his warm chromatic playing. Side one features "Requiem For John Hurt", "Requiem For Russell Blaine Cooper", and "When The Catfish Is In Bloom" – and side two features the four-part "Requiem for Molly", which has Fahey's guitar over some very cool effects! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ John FaheyYellow Princess ... LP
Vanguard, Late 60s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
An album as lovely as its title, and John Fahey's 8th record – mostly solo guitar, but with guest drums and bass on 2 cuts – "March For Martin Luther King" and "Dance of The Inhabitants Of The Invisible City Of Bladensburg". The sound is extremely magical – introspective, yet far-seeing – with that fragile sense of being in the world that's made Fahey's work endure far longer than that of most of his contemporaries. Other titles include "Irish Setter", "Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion At Magruder Park", and "Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and old masking tape over parts of the seams.)
 
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Robbie BashoSong of the Avatars – The Lost Master Tapes (5CD set) ... CD
Tompkins Square, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... On December 4, 2020
Unheard music from guitar genius Robbie Basho – a selection of tracks that were never issued at the time, all rescued from Basho's archive of over 100 reel to reel tapes! Robbie gave us some groundbreaking records on Fantasy, Vanguard, and Blue Thumb – which established him as one of the most important guitarists of the new acoustic generation to rise up in the 60s, alongside important contemporary John Fahey. But Basho also kept on evolving in his music before his untimely early death in 1986, even though he was often not getting the attention from labels that he deserved – which is why a package like this is so great! CD

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Robbie BashoVenus In Cancer ... LP
Blue Thumb/Traffic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the wildest albums ever from the great Robbie Basho – as you might guess from the cover! Basho first made waves with his solo guitar work (and a bit of vocalizations) for the Takoma label, during the early years of John Fahey – but as the 60s ended, Robbie had more of a spiritual awakening – which really changed up certain aspects of his music. The set's still got some beautiful long-spun guitar passages – acoustic work that makes Basho maybe an even closer tie to Sandy Bull than Fahey – but Robbie also sings a bit too, in this weirdly trilling voice that almost feels as if it's been pulled from some 15th century pagan culture, but infused with a new missionary spirit. Most of the set is instrumental, but these vocal moments are wonderfully haunting too – and titles include "Venus In Cancer", "Eagle Sails The Blue Diamond Waters", "Kowaka D'Amour", "Song For The Queen", "Cathedrals Et Fleur De Lis", and "Wine Song (Sweet Wine Of Love)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sandy BullFantasias For Guitar & Banjo ... LP
Vanguard/Alternative Fox (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Mindblowing minimalism from the legendary Sandy Bull – an artist who might have had acoustic roots in folk music, but who was instantly turning his music into something else – drawing on modal styles of Eastern music, European generations of expression on guitar, jazz-based improvisation – and maybe even prefiguring work to come from composers like Terry Riley and La Monte Young! This album's one of Bull's first, and it's pure genius right from the start – with a side-long performance on the incredible "Blend", which features slight drums from jazz musician Billy Higgins – which Sandy extrapolates these long passages on acoustic guitar. Side two features the fantastic "Carmina Burana Fantasy" on banjo – a kind of trans-historical performance that's right up there with John Fahey's best of the decade – alongside equally mindblowing "Non Nobis Domine" and "Little Maggie" – and the closing electric guitar genius of "Gospel Tune". LP, Vinyl record album

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DVDVoice Of The Eagle – The Enigma Of Robbie Basho (DVD) ... DVD
Liam Barker Film Production, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.95
A great look at the guitar genius of Robbie Basho – a creative guitarist and key contemporary of John Fahey and others on the Takoma Records scene – and a musician who was taken from us all too soon! Basho's got a personality and history that's every bit as enigmatic as Fahey – and his story is finally told here in great detail, with contributions from guitarists Pete Townshend, Henry Kaiser, Country Joe McDonald, and William Ackerman. The documentary features interview and archival material, and really gets at the unique spirit of Basho's music. Film is 87 minutes long – and this package features 26 minutes of bonus interviews. DVD

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Charley PattonScreamin' & Hollerin' The Blues – The Worlds Of Charley Patton ... CD
Revenant, Late 20s/1930s. Used 7CD & Book ... $84.99
... CD
(Please note this copy is missing the small paperback copy of Charley Patton by John Fahey and has a short 2" split on bottom of the slipcover – otherwise a solid copy.)

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Charles Rumback & Ryley WalkerLittle Common Twist ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A wonderful instrumental duo effort from drummer Charles Rumback and guitarist Ryley Walker – the former a vital player in the Chicago jazz and experimental scene, the latter one one time Chicago, now NYC based player who has been as important as anyone taking the folk and blues-steeped avant garde acoustic guitar influences of Jansch, Fahey and others into new realms. Where their previous work together and some more angular edges, this one his a more hypnotic sound overall, with loose folk passages that flow into surprisingly futuristic sounds, with producer John Hughes on synth and electronics. Thrill Jockey continues to be an welcoming home to progressive instrumental music. Includes "Half Joking", "Self Blind Sun", "Idiot Parade", "And You, These Sang", "Menebhi", "Ill-Fitting/No Sickness", "If You're Around And Down" and "Worn And Held". CD

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Tidiane ThiamSiftorde (with bonus download) ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Beautifully spare work on guitar from Tidiane Thiam – a Senegalese guitarist who's got some of the same amazing sense of tone and phrasing as John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and the acoustic underground of their generation! Thiam's sense of chromatics is wonderful – and the tunes have a slow-bubbling sense of rhythm, but really get complicated around the edges – as Tidiane brings all these amazing flourishes to the strings, but all in a way that feels very organic and personal. There's a bit of percussion at points – very light, and it might just be Thiam's rapping the guitar – and titles include "Minuit", "Yeery Mayo", "Dannibe", "Djatasoun", "N'Dianguene Demngal Men", "Hommage A Toumani Diabate", and "Liggoden Leydi Men". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card.)

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VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those movies – cool jazz, vocal, and instrumental records that sometimes feature weird reworkings of more famous soundtrack numbers, sometimes lesser-known cuts from b-grade films, and sometimes fresh new spy numbers on their own! The style ranges from groovy guitar numbers to blaring jazzy tracks to slinky steppers that find a very cool balance between suspense and swing. Titles include "Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" by The Supremes, "The Last Of The Secret Agents" by Nancy Sinatra, "Theme From Danger Man" by Red Price, "A Man Alone" by John Barry, "Deadlier Than The Male" by The Walker Brothers, "Burke's Law" by Wynton Kelly, "We Should've" by Cleo Laine, "Our Man Flint" by Billy Strange, "Theme From Where The Spies Are" by Jimmy Smith, "The Liquidator" by Shirley Bassey, "I Spy" by Roland Shaw, "Come Spy With Me" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "High Wire" by Brian Fahey. CD

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✨✧ Robbie BashoSelections From Song of the Avatars – The Lost Master Tapes (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Tompkins Square, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Unheard music from guitar genius Robbie Basho – a selection of tracks that were never issued at the time, all rescued from Basho's archive of over 100 reel to reel tapes! Robbie gave us some groundbreaking records on Fantasy, Vanguard, and Blue Thumb – which established him as one of the most important guitarists of the new acoustic generation to rise up in the 60s, alongside important contemporary John Fahey. But Basho also kept on evolving in his music before his untimely early death in 1986, even though he was often not getting the attention from labels that he deserved – which is why a package like this is so great! The LP distills down some of the best tracks from the 5CD project put together by Tompkins Square – the vinyl debut of recordings that include "Golden Palomino", "If I Had Possession", "Come To Me", "Gypsy Rosary", "American Sunday", "Califia", and "Bride Of Thunder". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hans ReichelBonobo ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A seminal album from Hans Reichel – a musician who might be to free jazz what John Fahey was to acoustic music – a player who can at once be immediately modern and completely timeless in his approach – working here in a way that opens up the instrument beyond any conventional expectations! Many of these tracks have an inherent cyclical pulse – a bit like the way that Fahey could mix Eastern elements with blues inspiration – but there's also a more chromatic approach to the instrument, and ways of playing that go beyond simple notes – so that each touch of a string is almost like a little explosion of color – explosions that work together to make some amazing sounds throughout! Titles include "Bonobo I", "Peter Zweifel", "Lurch", "Toeni", "Moor", "Nicht Sand Sondern Popel Im Getriebe", and "Mariahhilf". CD

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✨✧ Charles Rumback & Ryley WalkerLittle Common Twist ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful instrumental duo effort from drummer Charles Rumback and guitarist Ryley Walker – the former a vital player in the Chicago jazz and experimental scene, the latter one one time Chicago, now NYC based player who has been as important as anyone taking the folk and blues-steeped avant garde acoustic guitar influences of Jansch, Fahey and others into new realms. Where their previous work together and some more angular edges, this one his a more hypnotic sound overall, with loose folk passages that flow into surprisingly futuristic sounds, with producer John Hughes on synth and electronics. Thrill Jockey continues to be an welcoming home to progressive instrumental music. Includes "Half Joking", "Self Blind Sun", "Idiot Parade", "And You, These Sang", "Menebhi", "Ill-Fitting/No Sickness", "If You're Around And Down" and "Worn And Held". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Little Common Twist ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Skip JamesWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most legendary bluesmen of the early 78rpm generation – heard here in a wonderfully-recorded set from 1964! The session came at a time when Skip James was hardly getting any mainstream attention, but had been rediscovered by a younger generation – which led to the fledgling Adelphi Records bringing him into the studio and really letting him do his thing! There's no attempt at commercialism here at all – as the tracks are spare, of varying length, and have James letting that amazing vocal style loose – soaring out with a heavenly sound at some moments, and hewing to the rhythms of his guitar at others – given reverent production treatment by the young John Fahey. Titles include "Broke & Hungry", "Crow Jane", "Cypress Grove Blues", "Black Gal", "Drunken Spree", "Illinois Blues", "Look Down The Road", and "Bad Whiskey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Wall MatthewsSpine River – The Guitar Music Of Wall Matthews 1967 to 1981 ... LP
Tompkins Square, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime solo guitar work from Wall Matthews – a musician who's maybe best known for his work in the group Entourage, who issued two 70s albums on Folkways – although that group is also pretty darn obscure too! Matthews has a great sound here – a solo acoustic mode that's filled with experimental elements, but also very down to earth – part of the 60s legacy of Robbie Basho and John Fahey, but also graced with a chromatic sensibility that points the way towards the direction of William Ackerman. Those references are all pretty huge in our mind, and very well-attached here – on a beautiful set of tracks that should get Wall a much larger place in the acoustic underground. Titles include "Spine River", "The Doves Of Venus", "Wendy's Piece", "The Dance In Your Eye", "Roping", "Kotokes", and "Walk In A Country Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DVDVoice Of The Eagle – The Enigma Of Robbie Basho (blu-ray & DVD) ... DVD
Liam Barker Film Production, 2019. New Copy Blu-ray & DVD ... Out Of Stock
A great look at the guitar genius of Robbie Basho – a creative guitarist and key contemporary of John Fahey and others on the Takoma Records scene – and a musician who was taken from us all too soon! Basho's got a personality and history that's every bit as enigmatic as Fahey – and his story is finally told here in great detail, with contributions from guitarists Pete Townshend, Henry Kaiser, Country Joe McDonald, and William Ackerman. The documentary features interview and archival material, and really gets at the unique spirit of Basho's music. Film is 87 minutes long – and this package features a bonus 24 page booklet, plus 410 minutes of extra interviews! DVD
(Dual format version with the blu-ray & DVD versions – plus a second DVD with bonus material!)
Also available Voice Of The Eagle – The Enigma Of Robbie Basho (DVD) ... DVD 15.99

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✨✧ Leo KottkeMy Feet Are Smiling ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really fantastic album from Leo Kottke – the kind of 70s material that really set him apart from the rest, and which really gave him a special place away from the acoustic underground of the time! Kottke started out with a album on Takoma Records that was every bit as great a guitar classic as his famous labelmates like John Fahey and Robbie Basho – but by the time of this mid 70s live date, he'd evolved to a level where his guitar playing was even more incredible than before, but also matched with slight vocalizations, and a sense of wit that always helped avoid any too-posturing modes that might have got in his way. At some level, it's almost as if Leo were developing this personality in which the rest of himself was a way of distracting from the genius of the work of his fingers on the guitar – while he was quietly using that instrument to knock you over the head with all these unusual tunings and phrasings. Titles include "June Bug", "Standing In My Shoes", "Hear The Wind Howl", "Eggtooth", and "The Fisherman". CD
 
 
 



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