Thursday

The Roots of John Fahey



In my 'to do' box, as it were, has been the intention to start uploading the original source material that Fahey drew from and used to shape his own music; I had very kindly been sent a copy of the wonderful VrootzBox and had found that a lot of the material on it opened up Fahey's work more than I anticipated. I had got as far as ripping an initial selection of recordings, but now I find that I have been beaten to it by the Irate Pirate over on Wrath of the Grapevine, who has produced his own 5 CD selection of material (plus a bonus disc). He's put a lot of time and effort into a very substantial project, and it's well worth taking advantage of all his work.

Here's the link to the Pirate's specific post - The Roots of John Fahey

Dick Waterman's wonderful photo is of JF with Son House; I've appropriated it from the Irate Pirate but only to catch your attention!

4 comments:

Rebecca Davis Winters said...

Is that a Dick Waterman photo? Metinks I recall seeing it in one of his collections at some point.

Stephen said...

Rebecca, it's lovely to see you here, your blog seems to have been very quiet this last week.

Yes it is indeed a Dick Waterman photo, and a fine one at that. I must acknowledge him on the post itself, it was thoughtless of me not to do so.

The Irate Pirate said...

thanks for the post & link. yes, i suppose i should mention the source of the photo in my post too. for the benefit of those whose eyes can't quite make out the watermark.

Stephen said...

My eyesight is very poor these days I fear.