The Yellow Princess is the ninth album by American folk musician John Fahey. Released in 1968, it was his second and last release on the Vanguard label. The Yellow Princess was Fahey's second and last release on the Vanguard label. Denny Bruce, Fahey's manager, discussed the unwillingness of the label to provide a budget for additional musicians for Of Rivers and Religion with music critic Richie Unterberger, citing the reception of The Yellow Princess.
Album · 1968 · 12 Songs. 2. View (East from the Top of the Riggs Road, B&O Trestle. 4. March! for Martin Luther King. The John Fahey Sampler, Themes and Variations. 11. Fare Forward Voyagers, 1965. 12. Steel Guitar Medley.
And although such a judgment is tough, if one were looking to own only one album by this unique guitarist, The Yellow Princess could be the one. The recording sound is among the best of his many releases; at the proper volume, the effect is as if one had taken up residency inside the sound hole of a giant acoustic guitar. The program of pieces is marvelously emotional and varied, with many moments of precisely stated harmonies moving at courageously slow tempos. The second piece on the first.
1. The Yellow Princess. View (East From The Top Of The Riggs Road/B&O Trestle). Listen to The Yellow Princess in full in the this site app. Play on this site. ℗ 2006 Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company.
John Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style.