Song Of The Day – 2/23/11

Song Of The Day – “Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Phillip XIV Of Spain” by John Fahey

This song comes from John Fahey’s second album, 1963′s “Volume 2: Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes.” I can hear the roots of Led Zeppelin in this 1963 recording…I bet Jimmy Page did too! John Fahey started his recording career by pressing up his first few releases himself on his own Takoma Records label. In fact, his first album was only a pressing of 100 copies, several of which were delivered damaged.  If you’ve got one…I’ll give you $10.00 for it! If you don’t, get yourself Rhino’s 1994 2 CD “Return Of The Repressed Anthology,” it’s well worth it to hear the recordings of this amazing guitarist.

Posted: February 23rd, 2011 under Folk, John Fahey, Music.
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