If American Primitive Guitar begins with John Fahey and the Takoma School, then the actual origins of this sound is found within this collection of fourteen classic solo guitar performances. Recorded between 1923 to 1930, this set is the "Rosetta Stone" of style and repertoire tapped into deeply by Fahey, Basho & Rose, among many others. Sam McGee, Riley Puckett, Bayless Rose, Sylvester Weaver, Lemuel Turner, Frank Hutchison and Davey Miller are the rural artists included in this anthology. Each one of these showcases a particular technique and sensitivity sourced from the earlier 19th century parlor guitar tradition. Several of these sides are reissued for their first time including Sylvester Weaver's "Guitar Blues" which is the first solo finger picked guitar solo ever recorded. Stunningly remastered and annotated by Christopher King.
Guitar Rag - Sylvester Weaver - Sylvester Weaver
Buck Dancer's Choice - Sam McGee - Sam McGee
Darkey's Wail - Riley Puckett - Riley Puckett
Cannon Ball Rag - Davy Miller - Davy Miller
Way Down Yonder Blues - Lemuel Turner - Lemuel Turner
Hutchison's Rag - Frank Hutchinson - Frank Hutchinson
Frisco Blues - Bayless Rose
Fuzzy Rag - Riley Puckett
Knoxville Blues - Sam McGee
Guitar Blues - Sylvester Weaver
Jailhouse Rag - Davy Miller
Tramp Waltz - Lemuel Turner
Franklin Blues - Sam McGee
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.