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Takoma Records: A Special

Washington DC, 18.10.20

Two hours of folk, blues, country and solo guitar compositions from the influential catalogue of Takoma Records, founded by John Fahey in the late 50's.

The Takoma story began in 1959 in the Washington, DC suburb of Takoma Park, Maryland when Fahey borrowed $300 and pressed 100 copies of his now-legendary Blind Joe Death. By 1963 Fahey and Denson had moved to California. The label's diverse roster included blues guitarist Bukka White (who the partners had rediscovered in Mississsippi), electronics pioneer Bernie Krause, beat poet Charles Bukowski, bluegrass musician Mike Auldridge, guitarist Leo Kottke, and 'One String Blues' by Eddie "One String" Jones and Edward Hazelton (which was known as Captain Beefheart's favorite record).


  • John Fahey 
    On The Banks Of The Owchita
  • Janet Smith 
    The Unicorn
  • Rita Weill 
    Pretty Fair Damsel In The Garden
  • J. B. Smith 
    I Got Too Much Time For The Crime I Done
  • Bukka White 
    I Am In The Heavenly Way
  • Robert Pete Williams 
    High As I Want To Be
  • John Fahey
    Sligo River Blues
  • Robbie Basho
    The Falconer's Arm
  • Fred Gerlach
  • The Kentucky Gospel Singers 
    Roll On Jordan
  • Mike Auldridge 
    Dobro Island
  • Eddie 'One String' Jones & Edward Hazleton
    Rolling & Tumbling Blues
  • Harry Taussig 
    Childrens' Dance
  • Max Ochs 
  • Leo Kottke 
    The Last Of The Arkansas Greyhounds
  • Bola Sete 
    Guitar Lamento
  • John Fahey 
    The Transcendental Waterfall
  • Billy Faier 
    Longhorn Express
  • Robbie Basho 
    Seal Of The Blue Lotus
  • Phil Yost 
    Bent City I
  • Rabindra Danks
    Lords Sweet Name
  • Homegas 
  • Richard Ruskin
    Break Out The Wine
  • Lawrence Hammond 
    The Legend Of The Pale-Eyed Companion