Robbie Basho: Songs Of The Great Mystery - Lost Vanguard Sessions

Robbie Basho: Songs Of The Great Mystery - Lost Vanguard Sessions
Title: Songs Of The Great Mystery - Lost Vanguard Sessions
Label: Real Gone Music
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Archive release. Robbie Basho was one of the big three American acoustic guitar innovators, John Fahey and Leo Kottke being the other two. Basho was the least commercially successful of the three, but his influence and reputation has steadily grown since his untimely death in 1986 at the age of 45. Flash forward to 2009: Vanguard contacted guitarist (and long-time Basho champion) Glenn Jones with the intriguing news that an unreleased Robbie Basho album session had recently been found, on a tape that, alas, lacked any real documentation. It was only 12 years later, when Jones, in the process of researching the liner notes for this release, discovered the truth: that not just the mysterious tape but both Voice of the Eagle and Zarthus were the result of one marathon session in 1971 or 1972 recorded in New York City by Vanguard staff engineer Jeffrey Zaraya. Songs of the Great Mystery - The Lost Vanguard Sessions, then, takes it's place as the third of the triumvirat of albums Basho recorded for the label, and it is their equal in every way, exploring, in particular, some of the same Native American themes found on Voice of the Eagle. Some of the tunes showed up on later albums in much different forms.

Tracks:
1.1 A Day in the Life of Lemuria
1.2 Night Way
1.3 The Butterfly of Wonder
1.4 Laughing Thunder, Crawling Thunder
1.5 Thunder Sun
1.6 Kateri Tekakwitha
1.7 Thunder Love
1.8 Song of the Great Mystery
1.9 Death Song
1.10 A Day in the Life of Lemuria (Alternate Take)

Robbie Basho: Songs Of The Great Mystery - Lost Vanguard Sessions

Regular price Sale price $13.19 $14.99
Product-type:CD
/

Recently viewed