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Folk Rock, Acoustic
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America is an album by American folk musician John Fahey, released in 1971. Originally intended to be a double album, it was released as a single LP. The unreleased material was subsequently restored in later CD and vinyl reissues. The America sessions yielded over 80 minutes of music and Fahey worried that a double album wouldn’t sell

America is the debut studio album by America, released in 1971. It was initially released without "A Horse with No Name", which was released as a single in late 1971. When "A Horse with No Name" became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track. The album went to No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in the United States and stayed there for five weeks

John Fahey ‎– America. Label: 4 Men With Beards ‎– 4m117. Country: US. Released: 2009. Look at all the releases they have. Impossible to press all these releases in such a short period of time. These guys are frauds and completely taking advantage of the vinyl resurgence. Their packaging is great. The quality of the music sucks!!!

Listen to John Fahey's America and hear an honest-to-goodness pioneer of solo acoustic steel-string guitar. With a truly distinctive approach, Fahey creates dusty, sweetly evocative worlds of American folk and blues that make the soul throb. His fingerpicking on alternating and drone bass lines, coupled with chorded melodies, continues to provide inspiration to acoustic players. America opens with the bittersweet "Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker," a spirited folk painting of elation dressed in suffering. Fahey's halting articulation at the outset of the tune eventually gives way.

John Aloysius Fahey (/ˈfæhi/; February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been enormously influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitive Guitar, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist style.

This album has an average beat per minute of 92 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 68/128 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. 1. Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker. Album starts at 88BPM, ends at 87BPM (-1), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by John Fahey. Red Cross, Disciple of Christ Today.

This song was revived 13 years later for the album Let Go. Finale. This song was revived 13 years later for the album Let Go. America. Revived from Volume 2. Played on 12-string. Dalhart, Texas, 1967. The first incarnation of The Grand Finale (issued on John Fahey Visits Washington DC (1979). According to Fahey, it’s partly his interpretation of Jess Morris' Goodbye Old Paint. Scholars have also detected elements of the African-American composer Louis Gottschalk’s work The Banjo.

John Fahey Format: Vinyl. 2-LP set) Originally released in 1971, America is one of the artistic high points of John Fahey's career. And yet, for nearly 30 years it was not heard in its entirety, as what was originally intended as a double album was pared down to a single LP. 4 Men With Beards is proud to present the complete America double album, released on vinyl for the first time ever.

Is America the best album by John Fahey? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. America by John Fahey (1971) Overall rank: 13,006th. Accolades: Top albums of 1971 (197th). Top albums of the 1970s (1,888th). Best albums of all time (13,006th).

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A1 The Voice Of The Turtle
A2 The Waltz That Carried Us Away And Then A Mosquito Came And Ate Up My Sweetheart
B1 Mark 1:15
B2 Knoxville Blues
Written-By – McGee*


  • Illustration – Patrick Finnerty
  • Mastered By – Steve Guy
  • Recorded By – Dallas Jordan, John Judnich
  • Written-By – John Fahey (tracks: A1, A2, B1)


Gatefold with booklet of drawings by Patrick Finnerty.
First release has the short-lived orange & purple inner labels.
*This release has the names of tracks B1 & B2 reversed on the label and within the gatefold. Audio tracks on record are as normal. See pics

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C-1030 John Fahey America ‎(LP, Album) Takoma C-1030 US 1971
CDTAK 8903 John Fahey America ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDTAK 8903 UK 1998
4m117 John Fahey America ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4m117 US 2009
C-1030 John Fahey America ‎(LP, Album) Takoma C-1030 US Unknown
C-1030 John Fahey America ‎(LP, Album) Takoma C-1030 US Unknown