V.A. - Imaginational Anthem - Vols. 1-3 (2008)
After the freak-folk wave, with its emphasis on primitivism and weirdness over chops, crested in the mid '00s, Tompkins Square Records rose to the forefront of outsider acoustic music with a stream of releases and reissues by artists whose one on link was their out-and-out mastery of acoustic string playing. Featuring underground legends and next-generation geniuses, the label was to contemporary folk what Vanguard was to the `60s folk revival. IMAGINATIONAL ANTHEM, VOLS 1-3 is the label's first box set and compiles three volumes of their incredible IMAGINATIONAL ANTHEM series. Volume One focuses on veterans such as Jack Rose, Sandy Bull, and John Fahey. Volume Two compiles works by contemporary masters such as James Blackshaw and Jose Gonzalez. Volume Three acts as a secret history of modern folk with incredible banjo and guitar picking by the likes of R. Keenan Lawler and George Stavis. An essential purchase for fans of adventurous folk, IMAGINATION ANTHEM VOLS 1-3 is truly transporting acoustic music. - cduniverse.com
01. Max Ochs - Imaginational Anthem (2004) 02. Brad Barr - Bouba's Bounce 03. Suni McGrath - Train Z 04. Harris Newman - Lake Shore Drive (Slight Return) 05. Harry Taussig - Dorian Sonata 06. Jack Rose - White Mule III 07. Steve Mann - My Thoughts Began To Crystallize 08. Glenn Jones - The Little Dog's Da 09. Gyan Riley & Terry Riley - La Cigale (The Locust) 10. Bern Nix - Low Barometer 11. Bob Hadley - Celtic Reverie 12. Janet Smith & Steve Mann - Daemon Lover Variations 13. John Fahey - O'Holy Night 14. Kaki King - Night After Sidewalk 15. Sandy Bull - Untitled 16. Max Ochs - Imaginational Anthem (1969)
01. James Blackshaw - River of Heaven 02. Peter Lang - Future Shot at the Rainbow 03. Jose Gonzalez - Sestions 04. Jesse Sparhawk - Light Cycle/Tetrahedra 05. Michael Chapman - Leaving The Apple 06. Sean Smith - What Blooms in Summer Dies in Winter 07. Fred Gerlach - Devil's Brew 08. Christina Carter - Ascend Mem 09. Jack Rose - Cross The North Fork II 10. Billy Faier - New World Coming 11. Sharron Kraus - Looking For The Hermit's Cave 12. Robbie Basho - Kowaka D'Amour" (live)
01. Richard Crandell - Zocalo 02. Ben Reynolds - Here Toucheth Blues 03. Greg Davis - Sleep Architecture 04. Nathan Salsburg - Bold Ruler's Joys 05. Steffen Basho-Junghans - Blue Mountain Raga II 06. Cian Nugent - When the Snow Melts and Floats Downstream 07. Matt Baldwin - Sean Cycle 08. Mark Fosson - Another Fine Day 09. George Stavis - Goblins 10. R. Keenan Lawler - High Tower Bells For Loren Connors 11. Shawn David McMillen - Texarkana 1971
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