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VariousTakoma Blues ... CD
Takoma, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Features music by Big Joe Williams, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Maxwell Street Jimmy, James Cotton, Dr. Isaiah Ross, Rev. Robert Wilkins, and Eddie Boyd – 17 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Norman BlakeLive At McCabe's ... LP
Takoma, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A hip Takoma Records set from Norman Blake – with Blake on guitar and fiddle and Nancy Blake on cello! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene ClarkFire Byrd ... CD
Takoma, 1984. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print Takoma pressing with original LP artwork.)

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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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Leo KottkeLeo Kottke – 6 & 12 String Guitar ... CD
Takoma, 1968. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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MergerPrisoner Of Your Love ... LP
Takoma, 1984. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a gold promo stamp.)

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RoulettesRoulettes ... LP
Takoma, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and a lightly bent corner.)

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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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✨✧ Sir Douglas QuintetLive Texas Tornado ... CD
Takoma, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Robert Pete WilliamsLouisiana Blues ... CD
Takoma/Water, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A bruised-up beautiful blues record from Robert Pete Williams – the excellent, individualistic guitar and voice should-be classic that is his Louisiana Blues! Woke up this mornin' country blues tradition is in the marrow of Williams' craft – but nothing he does on this set feels like anything but the realest of the real deal, and his playing is unfailingly unique. He plays in keys just to the left of familiar, his notes unpredictable from one pluck to the next, but never self-consciously out there or different for the sake of it. It's genuine blues and his weary, expressive voice serves the playing perfectly. Titles include "Somebody Help Poor Me", "Freight-Train Blues", "It's Hard To Tell", "Motherless Children Have A Hard Time", "Ugly", "So Long Boogie", and "It's A Long Old Road". CD

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✨✧ Leo KottkeLeo Kottke – 6 & 12 String Guitar ... LP
Takoma, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & gold label pressing.)
Also available Leo Kottke – 6 & 12 String Guitar ... CD 5.99
 
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Marisa AndersonCloud Corner ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Completely captivating work from Marisa Anderson – an instrumentalist who could easily match the groundbreaking sound of Takoma Records in the 60s with her work on albums like this! Marisa's a guitarist at heart – and mostly plays electric and acoustic on the record, using the instrument in this spare, open sort of way – far from American roots, but also very American at the same time – informed by all the modern changes on the instrument in the hands of the acoustic underground in recent decades, but delivered with a very down-to-earth approach that's extremely beautiful. Anderson plays a few other instruments over the course of the record – including a bit of Wurlitzer electric piano – bu the guitar dominates, in a wonderful way – on titles that include "Lift", "Sanctuary", "Surfacing", "Cloud Corner", "Sun Song", "Lament", "Slow Ascent", and "Pulse". CD

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Robbie BashoSongs Of The Great Mystery – The Lost Vanguard Sessions ... CD
Vanguard/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A never-issued album from the guitar genius Robbie Basho – material recorded at the same Vanguard Records sessions that produced his monumental albums Voice Of The Eagle and Zarthus, and every bit as great as the work that appeared on those records – and as the tracks on Basho's Takoma Records albums from the 60s! The set features Robbie doing a bit of his unusual vocalizations, but in a way that's folded in very strongly with his unusual phrasings on acoustic guitar – although with Basho maybe hitting a more familiar folk style at some moments, even though the lyrics are all his own, and have a mystical quality that really matches his work on guitar. There's a really haunting quality to the whole record, and the vocal tunes could easily have Basho right up there with left-field contemporaries, like Fred Neil on Capitol, or Tim Hardin on his early Columbia years – but, mixed with the longform guitar explorations, create a vibe that's completely Robbie's own. Titles include "A Day In The Life Of Lemuria", which is an unusual piano/whistling tune – plus "The Butterfly Of Wonder", "Thunder Sun", "Song Of The Great Mystery", "Thunder Love", "Death Song", "Night Way", and "Katerei Tekakwitha". CD
Also available Songs Of The Great Mystery – The Lost Vanguard Sessions (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 38.99

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Robbie BashoSongs Of The Great Mystery – The Lost Vanguard Sessions (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Vanguard/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $38.99 39.99
A never-issued album from the guitar genius Robbie Basho – material recorded at the same Vanguard Records sessions that produced his monumental albums Voice Of The Eagle and Zarthus, and every bit as great as the work that appeared on those records – and as the tracks on Basho's Takoma Records albums from the 60s! The set features Robbie doing a bit of his unusual vocalizations, but in a way that's folded in very strongly with his unusual phrasings on acoustic guitar – although with Basho maybe hitting a more familiar folk style at some moments, even though the lyrics are all his own, and have a mystical quality that really matches his work on guitar. There's a really haunting quality to the whole record, and the vocal tunes could easily have Basho right up there with left-field contemporaries, like Fred Neil on Capitol, or Tim Hardin on his early Columbia years – but, mixed with the longform guitar explorations, create a vibe that's completely Robbie's own. Titles include "A Day In The Life Of Lemuria", which is an unusual piano/whistling tune – plus "The Butterfly Of Wonder", "Thunder Sun", "Song Of The Great Mystery", "Thunder Love", "Death Song", "Night Way", and "Katerei Tekakwitha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing – limited to 1000 copies!)
Also available Songs Of The Great Mystery – The Lost Vanguard Sessions ... CD 12.99

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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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Eugene ChadbourneLive At Grady's Records (3CD box set) ... CD
Weird Cry, 2015/2018/2020. New Copy 3CD ... $36.99
Three different performances from guitar genius Eugene Chadbourne – each recorded in a very intimate setting at Grady's Record Refuge in Ventura! Each CD features two long tracks – one an extended performance with guitar, the other with banjo – usually with Chadbourne delivering some of his wonderfully offbeat vocals – almost an extension of a Michael Hurley mode from the 70s, but with all of the guitar creativity that's always marked Chadbourne's music – which means lots of sonic stops along the way, and unusual inflections that really mark the music with a creative complexity that's sometimes hidden by the innocence of Eugene's vocals. There's maybe even more currents of Takoma Records-styled outsider acoustic modes here than on some of Chadbourne's work from decades back – which is A-OK with us, as it opens up a further side of his character during these maturing years. CD

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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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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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Gordon GiltrapGordon Giltrap/Portrait ... CD
Transatlantic/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A pair of early albums from the great Gordon Giltrap – both released by Transatlantic Records when Gordon was a very young fellow! The self-titled Gordon Giltrap is a gem from 1968 – a record that has Gordon stepping out as a hell of a guitarist, and a very dark-tinged songwriter – certainly of the generation that was budding with John Renbourn and Bert Jansch – but with a distinct quality that really set Giltrap apart from the rest, maybe making him as much of an individualist as Davy Graham! Although just 18, Giltrap's acoustic guitar work is fantastic– and his vocals are much more biting than some of his contemporaries – almost mean at times. Titles include "Window Pattern", "Blythe Hill", "Won't You Stay Awhile Suzanne", "Don't You Feel Good", "Birth Of Spring", "Don't You Hear Your Mother's Voice", and "Ives Horizon". Portrait is an amazing record – at one level filled with mastery of the 12 string guitar has has Gordon Giltrap matching the best of the Takoma generation in the US – but also graced with vocals that are very distinct, very pointed, and which make the tunes with lyrics such a contrast to the instrumentals! The whole thing is fantastic – a true testament to the legend that has grown up around Giltrap over the years – with titles that include "Thoughts In The Rain", "Never Ending Solitude", "Young Love", "Lucifer's Cage", "Portrait", "Tuxedo", and "Hands Of Fate". CD

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Kinloch NelsonPartly On Time – Recordings 1968 to 1970 ... LP
Tompkins Square, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson – a figure who's spent decades working as a musician and teacher in upstate New York, but who made these recordings when he was just a pretty young guy! The music here fits in perfectly with some of the archival releases on Tompkins Square – very much in the more underground acoustic side of the 60s – post-folk, and dedicated to unusual tunings – and with a very personal, lyrical quality that almost makes Nelson something of a bridge between the older Takoma Records scene, and the acoustic underground of the 70s. Includes "Pearl St", "Lazin' In My Sleep", "Partly On Time", "Funky Sedan", "Coming Down From The Ceiling", "The Eyes Of The Fair Molly", "Solitudes", "Kittens", "Winnipesaukee Night" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousImaginational Anthem Vol 9 – Ryley Walker Presents ... CD
Tompkins Square, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Hard to believe this excellent series is hitting its ninth volume – and this time around, Ryley Walker is at the helm – making excellent musical choices that really keep things fresh! As with previous volumes, the focus is on the most creative talents of the acoustic underground – usually heard here in a solo setting, but sometimes with light additional instrumentation – pushing forward that tradition of music that Tompkins Square has been so essential in capturing in recent years – almost as if the label has become the Takoma Records of the 21st Century! Walker makes some great choices here, and focuses on some overlooked and up-and-coming talents, including a few from our hometown of Chicago. Tracks include "Wooden Waltz" by Eli Winter, "Leicester Hwy" by Shane Parish, "Boat Ride" by Kendra Amalie, "World Of Objects (guitar edit)" by Fire Toolz, "Knots Where Never Was" by Lucas Brode, "Seedlings" by Dave Miller, "Variations On Themes For Blind Dogs" by Pete Fosco, and "I Used To Sing" by Matthew Rolin. CD

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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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✨✧ Kinloch NelsonPartly On Time – Recordings 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Tompkins Square, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson – a figure who's spent decades working as a musician and teacher in upstate New York, but who made these recordings when he was just a pretty young guy! The music here fits in perfectly with some of the archival releases on Tompkins Square – very much in the more underground acoustic side of the 60s – post-folk, and dedicated to unusual tunings – and with a very personal, lyrical quality that almost makes Nelson something of a bridge between the older Takoma Records scene, and the acoustic underground of the 70s. Includes "Pearl St", "Lazin' In My Sleep", "Partly On Time", "Funky Sedan", "Coming Down From The Ceiling", "The Eyes Of The Fair Molly", "Solitudes", "Kittens", "Winnipesaukee Night" and more. CD
Also available Partly On Time – Recordings 1968 to 1970 ... LP 11.99
 
 
 



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