Episode #665

Program #665

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Thursday, May 09, 1991

The legendary guitarist, composer, and founder of Takoma Records, John Fahey, visited the studio for this May 9, 1991 episode of New Sounds. The late Fahey regales us with tales of psychoanalysis and repressed memories, along with the story of how Takoma Records was started in a basement, and its subsequent demise. Also, why Fahey hates the word “mellow.” Plus, listen to the Looney-Tunes guitar noises, Bartok-inspired folk influences, and finger-picking signature sounds of Fahey’s playing live in the performance studio.

PROGRAM #665 With Guest John Fahey (05/09/1991)





John Fahey

God, Time and Causality

Revelation, excerpt [1:30]

Shanachie #97006 OR at

John Fahey


Twilight on Prince George's Ave./Medley [9:30]
Steamboat Gwine Round the Bend/Come on to my Kitchen/Worried Blues [7:00]
Banjo Street [8:00]
Untitled [5:30]

"Steamboat" appears on the Shanachie CD listed above. Banjo Street and Twilight on Prince George's Ave. are on the Varrick/Rounder CD Old Girlfriends and Other Horrible Memories, available at

John Fahey

God, Time and Causality

Revelation, excerpt [1:30]

See above.

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