Christmas with John Fahey

For this New Sounds, listen to Christmas music from the late guitarist John Fahey. An iconic figure on the American guitar scene, Fahey’s albums included several collections of alleged and recognized Christmas music. We’ll hear selections, plus a live performance from the New Sounds archives.

PROGRAM #2621 “Christmas with John Fahey” (First aired on 12/24/06)

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John Fahey

The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album/Christmas with John Fahey, Vol. II

Oh Holy Night [3:30]
Carol of the Bells [2:30]
Medley: Hark the Herald Angels sing/O Come All Ye Faithful [3:00]
Go I Will Send Thee [2:30]

Takoma #8912, reissue of 2 separate LPs. In stores, or www.fantasyjazz.com*

Aimee Mann

One More Drifter In the Snow

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [2:00]

SuperEgo Records aimeemann.com Available for download at www.emusic.com* or iTunes.

John Fahey

Live, New Sounds, December 1992

Joy To The World/Little Drummer Boy [3:30]
Good King Wenceslas Medley [4:30]

Not commercially available.

John Fahey

The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album/Christmas with John Fahey, Vol. II

Christmas Medley [3:30]
What Child Is This [3:00]
Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming [4:00]
White Christmas [5:00]

See above.

Aimee Mann

One More Drifter In the Snow

White Christmas [3:00]

See above.

Sufjan Stevens

Single (download)

That Was The Worst Christmas Ever [3:00]

Available as a download at iTunes.

John Fahey

The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album/Christmas with John Fahey, Vol. II

Russian Christmas Overture, excerpt [2:00]

See above.