Friday, 21 November 2014

JOHN FAHEY - AZALEA CITY AND OTHER TOXIC NOSTALGIA






















Unreleased 1992

01. Dorothy Gooch, Part 2
02. Dorothy Gooch, Part 1
03. Two American Folk Hymns
04. In The Still Of The Night
05. Banjo Street
06. My Prayer
07. Springtime In Azalea City
08. Our Lady Of Sorrows

This is an unreleased original John Fahey album. Written, recorded and completed at the same time as 'Old Girlfriends And Other Horrible Memories'. There is no artwork for this and would probably have been on the Varrick label if originally released.

'Dorothy Gooch, Part 2' was originally intended to have lyrics, but was never completed. The second part is a re-recording of 'Voice Of The Turtle' track.

'Two American Hymns' is a re-recording from 'Yes! Jesus Loves Me'.

'In The Still Of The Night' is a cover of the hit record by The 5 Satins.

'Banjo Street' is a new composition.

'My Prayer' is a cover of a single by The Platters.

'Springtime In Azalea City' is from Fahey's own archives and dates from 1965/66.

'Our Lady Of Sorrows' is a new version of  'The Voice Of The Turtle'.

Ace.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.mediafire.com/download/wu0udis10s1m9uo/Azalea_City_and_Other_Toxic_Nostalgia.zip

rev.b said...

Where on earth did you find this?!? I like this more than Old Girlfriends and wish they'd released this one instead. Releasing them both would have been even better. For what it's worth, I penned the comment about John that appeared on the back cover of Old Girlfriends. My 15 minutes I suppose...

guitarnowski said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Rev. B -

Spreading the word, and just wanted to pass on Stephen's name. Back in 2008, Stephen over at The Fahey Blog posted these recordings plus tons and tons of other gems.

johnfahey.blogspot.com

I do not know where he originally found them, perhaps he is very close to someone who originally possessed all these rarely shared material. Stephen seems to have fallen ill throughout the past 5 years and has since never re-upped any of that material. Lots of it has popped up here and there over the years. "Azalea" has always been one of my favorite finds. Some people claim that it circulated on an unofficial cassette throughout the early 90s.

"Springtime in Azalea City" is one of my top 3 for sure.

MRB

glown said...

love this album. love "springtime" for its similarity to "dry bones in the valley." love fahey.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comments everybody. Special thanks to MRB for pointing out the (probable) source for this. Check it out: johnfahey.blogspot.com

ilif

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice -- JF's deft touch at its finest.
Thanks for posting!