KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in St. Michael's and All Angels' Church, Adelphi, Maryland in 1959, for John Fahey's "Sligo River Blues", first self-released on his "Blind Joe Death LP (Takoma Records)...
"The American John Fahey was/is a titan of the steel-string acoustic guitar, and his influence on other guitar players of all kinds, massive. He was also an alcoholic, a prankster, difficult and very much his own man.
There are 3 versions of the "Blind Joe Death" LP: the 1959 original (now re-issued), a 1963 partial re-recording also featuring some of the '59 session, and a 1967 complete re-recording. Fahey covered a lot of ground as a guitar player and died in 2001, aged 61.
This is the only LP of his that I own and in the early days of the Covid 19 Pandemic, I painted to it every day for over a month." - KV