The Record Collection

John Fahey: The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (1965)

Riverboat Records RB 1

Track list:

01 – Beautiful Linda Getchell
02 – Orinda-Moraga
03 – I Am The Resurrection
04 – On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean
05 – Tell Her To Come Back Home
06 – My Station Will Be Changed After While
07 – 101 Is A Hard Road To Travel
08 – How Green Was My Valley
09 – Bicycle Built For Two
10 – The Death Of The Clayton Peacock
11 – Brenda’s Blues
12 – Old Southern Medley
13 – Come Back Baby
14 – Poor Boy
15 – Saint Patrick’s Hymn

Personnel:

John Fahey – guitar
L. Mayne Smith – banjo

Recorded by Brian & Barry Hansen
Edited by – Barry Hansen & John Fahey
Guitars by Ed Freeman & L. Mayne Smith
Tuning by AL Wilson & John Fahey

Recorded MIT, Cambridge, MA and Berkeley, CA 1965. Re-issue 1997

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The distinctive cover of The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death is briefly focused on in a shot of a record store in Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange.  The jacket design and drawing are by David Omar White.
—bullmoose.com

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Transfiguration (liner notes) (pdf 58KB)

Transfiguration (re-issue notes) (pdf 10KB)

Transfiguration (notes on songs) (pdf 178KB)

Transfiguration (bullmoose’ notes + review) (pdf 113KB)

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