February 22, 2016

Audience Recording of Fahey at the Memphis Blues Festival of 1969

It's Fahey Week and this year is all about re-upping all the previous posts lost to the divShare crash. Everything is now on Dropbox, hopefully the free account can handle the traffic.

Here's a little gem sent to me this week. Two live songs recorded on a hand-held recorder by someone in the audience at the Memphis Blues Festival, June 6-7th, 1969.  See page 396 of The John Fahey Handbook, volume 2 for details. Fahey was included in a two hour PBS program "The Memphis Birthday Blues Festival" hosted by Steve Allen, aired on June 29th, 1969. Does anyone have this video that they would share?

"The Death of the Clayton Peacock"
"How Green Was My Valley"

WAV file 

Remastered file


  1. Hi!
    Thanks again!
    I did some quick remastering on this gem with Audacity; I am sure some folks around here that know how to work with Wave Editor or Adobe Audition can do much better!
    By the way, I was also responsible for the most recent Fahey in Dublin upload, forgot to put my signature in.
    Rank Stranger
    Link to Memphis:

  2. Hi! Is it possible to have the audio files link posted again?
    It would be lovely.
    Thank you very much!

  3. Remaster:
    Rank Stranger

  4. Hello,
    Is it possible to have the audio files links up-loaded/posted again?
    Thank you!