Saturday, November 22, 2008

John Fahey Mega Post

One of the greatest guitarists of all time. No disputes necessary.

"John Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of his art. Fahey himself borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American music but also incorporated classical, Brazilian, Indian and abstract music into his eclectic œuvre. In characteristically witty fashion, he once said of his style: "How can I be folk? I'm from the suburbs you know." In 2003, he was ranked 35th in Rolling Stone's "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"."

The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (1965)

The Legend of Blind Joe Death (1964/1967)

Days Have Gone By (1967)

The Yellow Princess (1969)

Death Chants, Breakdowns, and Military Waltzes (1964)

Dance of Death and Other Plantation Favorites (1965)

Voice of the Turtle (1968)

Note: passwords for all files that require it is "levente"

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