Archive for the Takoma Category
A reissue of Robbie Basho’s Basho Sings, originally released in 1967. It’s become an oft-quoted statement that John Coltrane was the Father, Pharaoh Sanders was the Son, and Albert Ayler, the Holy Ghost. It could arguably apply to the holy trinity of steel string guitarists as well. Many claim John […]
A fine, innovative album of six extended pieces that blend American, Asian, and other forms of folk/acoustic styles. All of the tracks are now available on the Guitar Soli reissue Lp, which also features five other selections from Basho’s mid-’60s Takoma records.
“This 1968 album, a monumental piece of folk guitar invention from the pioneering American six-string master, fuses the drones of Indian raga to flamenco and traditional folk in a similar fashion to his peers John Fahey and Sandy Bull. Robbie Basho had a profound influence on a younger generation of […]