Blind Joe Death

Here you can purchase a copy of Blind Joe Death: Volume 1 directly from the author. Volume 1 contains transcriptions of the six solos on side one of the c. 1968 release of the original LP. These are:
On Doing an Evil Deed Blues
St. Louis Blues
Poor Boy a Long Ways from Home
Uncloudy Day
John Henry
In Christ There Is No East or West

The transcriptions are of a very high quality and are edited with all of the suggested fingerings to play these pieces exactly as Fahey did. Below is a sample of “St. Louis Blues” from the book.

As a nod to the original pressing of Blind Joe Death, 100 copies of the book will be signed, numbered, and made available at no additional charge. The lowest serial number will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Please limit two per household. You can purchase either version of the book here as long as supplies last. Once the signed edition is sold out the regular edition will continue to be available as long as it is in print.


Domestic Orders
Shipping and handling costs $4.00 for the continental US. All copies will be shipped USPS media mail. Please select which version of the book you would like below.

U.S. Orders

International Orders
Shipping and handling costs $22.50 for international shipping (Europe and beyond). Canada costs $16.00. All copies ship in a sturdy cardboard mailer with tracking available. I can fit up to two copies of the book in each cardboard mailer with no additional shipping charge. The mailer holds up to three books but the addition of a third brings the weight up to $34.50 for shipping.

For my international Fahey allies, you do have more affordable options for purchasing the book. You can buy the book as a digital download through Mel Bay for 19.99

You can also purchase the book on Amazon which provides lower shipping rates. Amazon is selling a version that is slightly smaller and unfortunately has uneven margins. Our books are 8.75X11.75″ and the Amazon version is 8.5X11″.


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