John Fahey

Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965

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Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965 is a massive John Fahey document that was a full decade in the making by Dean Blackwood of Revenant, guitarist Glenn Jones, and Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital. Released a full decade after Fahey's death, it contains 115 tracks compiling the guitarist's complete 78-rpm recordings for Joe Bussard's Fonotone label -- solo, as Blind Thomas, the Mississippi Swampers, etc. -- remastered from the original reel-to-reel tapes. These are Fahey's earliest recordings, the vast majority of which are previously unreleased on CD. The 12"-by-12" collection also contains an 88-page hardback book with essays and track annotations by Jones and contributions from Eddie Dean, Claudio Guerrieri, Malcolm Kirton, Mike Stewart, and R. Anthony Lee, as well as a previously unpublished 1967 interview by Douglas Blazek.

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:57
2
3:11
3
3:47
4
2:09
5
2:37
6
1:49
7
1:52
8
1:24
9
1:35
10
1:30
11
2:25
12
4:32
13
2:33
14
3:14
15
2:11
16
3:06
17
1:09
18
3:24
19
1:46
20
1:25
21
1:00
22
0:53
23
1:37
24
1:41
25
1:16
26
6:01
27
2:06
28
2:46
29
0:12
30
2:59
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