John Fahey

Vol. 3: Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites [LP]

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One of Fahey's less eccentric early efforts, featuring relatively straightforward instrumentals showcasing his deft finger work and occasional keening slide. Blues, ragtime, and Appalachian influences come to the fore on this even-toned collection, with occasional excursions into dark and somber territory, as on the closing track "Dance of Death." Also includes an adaptation of "Poor Boy," taken from Bukka White, whom Fahey rediscovered with Ed Denson in the early '60s.

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