JOHN FAHEY - Return Of The Repressed: The John Fahey Anthology (1994)
The late John Fahey holds a unique place in the history of popular music. In the early 1960s, as the folk boom was turning listeners on to such musical pioneers as Woody Guthrie, Fahey was tuned to Delta blues icon Charley Patton. John Fahey captured both the purity of the blues and its intimations of mortality on 20 albums of instrumental compositions, most for his own Takoma label, and the "American Primitive Guitar" style he created has been enormously influential. The two-CD Return of the Repressed is the first comprehensive collection of this master acoustic guitarist's best work. Spanning nearly 30 years, the 42 tracks on these two CDs are primarily Fahey originals and arrangements of traditional tunes played on solo acoustic guitar. The accompanying booklet was written by Barry Hanson (aka Dr. Demento), a friend of Fahey's since the beginning of his career, making this anthology the definitive look at the fretsman extraordinaire.
"This collection represents nearly 30 years of my recordings with the acoustic guitar, an instrument that I dearly love and continue to play. To my fans new and old, thank you for letting me share my music with you and permitting the return of my repressed subconscious." - John Fahey
DISC 1: 01. Desperate Man Blues 02. Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Phillip XIV Of Spain 03. Sligo River Blues 04. Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues 05. On Doing An Evil Deed Blues 06. I'm Gonna Do All I Can For My Lord 07. Some Summer Day 08. Worried Blues 09. Tell Her To Come Back Home 10. Poor Boy 11. Orinda-Moraga 12. The Death Of The Clayton Peacock 13. Brenda's Blues 14. On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean 15. Revelation On The Banks Of The Pawtuxent 16. Night Train To Valhalla 17. Knott's Berry Farm Molly 18. Bill Cheatum 19. Knoxville Blues 20. Sunflower River Blues 21. A Raga Called Pat - Part One 22. In Christ There Is No East Or West
DISC 2: 01. The Yellow Princess 02. Lion 03. The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade 04. The Portland Cement Factory At Monolith California 05. Steamboat Gwine 'Round De Bend 06. Lord Have Mercy 07. Beverly 08. Hawaiian Two-Step 09. Candy Man 10. Jaya Shiva Shankarah 11. Medley: Silver Bell/Cheyenne 12. The Approaching Of The Disco Void 13. Summer Cat By My Door 14. Theme And Variations 15. Lava On Waikiki 16. Samba De Orfeo 17. Rain Forest 18. Twilight Time 19. The Sea Of Love 20. Yes, Jesus Loves Me
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