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Thread #116930   Message #2580623
Posted By: katlaughing
03-Mar-09 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: John Fahey Docufilm: In Search of Blind Joe Death
Subject: RE: John Fahey Docu due out in Feb 2009
In light of the above, I wonder about this, which I just found at

John Fahey: The Legacy of Blind Joe Death (Documentary)

    * Youtube video preview/trailer: John Fahey: The Legacy of Blind Joe Death (Documentary) (Update: the trailer has been removed.. no news on release other that the February 2009 date mentioned in the trailer)
    * "This 30-minute documentary focuses on the life of John Fahey, beginning with his humble beginnings in Takoma Park, MD, through his success as a guitarist and record producer in California, and following him through his dark days in Salem, OR. Thanks to Stefan Grossman for Fahey footage and support!"
    * Coming February 2009
    * Update 2009-02-17: The future might look bleak for this project after Adelphi Recordings president and CEO Gene Rosenthal commented on this blog entry:

          This video is, as far as I can ascertain, an unauthorized bootleg…………& further uses stolen (still) and 16mm film footage from this Company- Adelphi Records, Inc.



          PS- These rip-off artists NEVER contacted us about using our copyrighted material!

          PPS- Please supply us an address so we can begin legal proceedings (against these pirates) in my friend John Fahey's name, thanks. Gene R.