John Fahey

Born 28 February 1939. Died 22 February 2001
John Fahey
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1939-02-28
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John Fahey

John Fahey Biography (Wikipedia)

John Aloysius Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been enormously influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitive Guitar, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style. Fahey borrowed from the folk and blues traditions in American roots music, having compiled many forgotten early recordings in these genres. He would later incorporate 20th-century classical, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Indian influences into his work.

Fahey spent many of his later years in poverty and poor health, but enjoyed a minor career resurgence in the late 1990s, with a turn towards the avant-garde. He also created a series of abstract paintings in his final years. Fahey died in 2001 from complications from heart surgery. In 2003, he was ranked 35th on Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list.

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the Sunflower River Blues (Radio 1 session 22 May 1969)
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the Sunflower River Blues (Radio 1 session 22 May 1969)
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Steel Guitar Rag (Radio 1 session 22 May 1969)
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Steel Guitar Rag (Radio 1 session 22 May 1969)
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Sligo River Blues
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Sligo River Blues
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Russian Christmas Overture
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Russian Christmas Overture
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The First Noel
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The First Noel
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We Three Kings/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy
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We Three Kings/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy
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Joy To The World
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Joy To The World
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Remember
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Remember
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The Dance Of Death (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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The Dance Of Death (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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Nightmare Summertime (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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Nightmare Summertime (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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Hawaiian Two-Step
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Hawaiian Two-Step
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Sunflower River Blues
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Sunflower River Blues
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I'm A Poor Boy A Long Way From Home
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I'm A Poor Boy A Long Way From Home
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When The Catfish Is In Bloom
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When The Catfish Is In Bloom
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The Discovery Of The Sylvia Scott
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The Discovery Of The Sylvia Scott
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My Grandfather’s Clock
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My Grandfather’s Clock
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Hark The Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful
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Hark The Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful
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Buck Dancer's Choice
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Buck Dancer's Choice
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St Patricks' (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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St Patricks' (Radio 1 Session, 8 Oct 1987)
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Let Go
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Let Go
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The Yellow Princess
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The Yellow Princess
John Fahey
America
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America
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On Doing An Evil Deed Blues
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On Doing An Evil Deed Blues
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The Spanish Two Step
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The Spanish Two Step
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In Christ There Is No East or West
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In Christ There Is No East or West
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Carol of the Bells
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Carol of the Bells
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O' Holy Night
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O' Holy Night
John Fahey
Hark the Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful (Medley)
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Hark the Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful (Medley)
Antonín Dvořák
Dvorak
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Dvorak
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Desperate Man Blues
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Desperate Man Blues
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On the Banks of the O Wichita
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On the Banks of the O Wichita
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Christmas Fantasy Part Two
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Christmas Fantasy Part Two
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Christmas Medley
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Christmas Medley
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Poor Boy
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Poor Boy
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Beverly
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Beverly

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