Blind Joe Death

John Fahey - Blind Joe Death
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WhatTheFunk
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I Am Legend.

Listening to "Blind Joe Death" is witnessing the birth of a legend. That of a self-taught man who could revolutionize all the styles he touched from near or far: blues, folk, country, raga, Spanish guitar, I could go on, taking the traditional "old-time" in unexplored territories. A guy so incredible that even today every acoustic guitarist has the misfortune of being subjected to an inevitable comparison of style by a music critic that has never recovered from ... read more
EMR
86
A rare work of beauty and narrative told through notes and guitar lines. John Fahey, the true master of american primitivism, gave masterclasses with his solo-guitar albums. Those are works of an unparalled genius, where the composer and guitar virtuoso used nothing more than his guitar to summon a bright vision of his surroundings, in the simple, but most effective way possible. Blind Joe Death highlighted the humble beginnings of the genius, before he reached his very creative peak,a few ... read more
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Added on: February 23, 2016