1.04.2006

John Fahey Tribute

this is the info I have on the tribute:
As one of acoustic music’s most influential innovators, John Fahey has influenced musicians from many genres. On February 14, a who’s who list of indie rock artists’ pay their respects to the guitar-extraordinaire with the release of I Am The Resurrection: A Tribute To John Fahey. Produced by M. Ward, the tribute features cuts from the Fruit Bats, Sufjan Stevens, Calexico, Devendra Banhart, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, and Granddaddy, among others – a full track listing is below.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of his signing with the label (12/12/66), and the fifth anniversary of his death (2/21/01), a simultaneous reissue of the 1968 fan favorite The Yellow Princess is also planned. The reissue will include three new tracks, as well as new and original liner notes.

The goal of the tribute, which was the idea of Vanguard staff member and the album’s co-producer Stephen Brower, was to compile a roster of contemporary artists, primarily from the indie rock and indie folk worlds, who have been profoundly influenced by John’s work. “As relatively obscure as he was, John Fahey’s unmistakable stamp is all over the current strains of rock and folk music,” says Brower.

01 Fruit Bats - Death of the Clayton Peacock
02 Pelt - Sunflower River Blues
03 Sufjan Stevens - Variation on 'Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion at Magruder Park'
04 Devendra Banhart - Sligo River
05 Calexico - Dance of Death
06 The Coelcanth - The Singing Bridge Of Memphis, Brooklyn Bridge Version
07 Lee Ranaldo featuring the Lazy 8 Chorale - The Singing Bridge of Memphis, Brooklyn Bridge Version: The Coelcanth
08 M. Ward - Bean Vine Blues # 2
09 Cul de Sac - The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, CA
10 Immergluck, Kaphan, Krummenacher, & Hanes - Joe Kirby Blues
11 Currituck Co. - Medley: John Hurt Shiva Shankarah
12 Peter Case - When the Catfish Is in Bloom
13 Howe Gelb - My Grandfather's Clock

and here's two of the tracks that I have:
Calexico - Dance of Death
Devendra Banhart - Sligo River

and keep an eye out - I'll be posting some tracks from the upcoming New Amsterdams record in the next day or two...maybe even later today!

ALSO, I just realized that I've been messing up the track names and artists on the download pages. I apologize for that, and all the new ones after today will be done right. I swear I need to learn what I'm doing sometimes...

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