Takoma

Takoma

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US record label co-founded by John Fahey and Ed Denson in 1959; originally owned by Takoma Records, Inc..
Label Code: LC 30452
The Takoma story began in 1959 in the Washington, DC suburb of Takoma Park, Maryland when Fahey borrowed $300 and pressed 100 copies of his now-legendary Blind Joe Death. By 1963 Fahey and Denson had moved to California. The label's diverse roster included blues guitarist Bukka White (who the partners had rediscovered in Mississsippi), electronics pioneer Bernie Krause, beat poet Charles Bukowski, bluegrass musician Mike Auldridge, guitarist Leo Kottke, and 'One String Blues' by Eddie "One String" Jones and Edward Hazelton (which was known as Captain Beefheart's favorite record).

Denson, who went on to become the manager of Country Joe And The Fish, sold his stake in the label to Fahey and later founded another label Kicking Mule Records with Stefan Grossman

In 1979 Chrysalis purchased the label, selling it in 1983. In 1995 Fantasy purchased the Takoma catalog from Essex Entertainment, Inc. Became part of Concord Music Group in the mid-2000s after Fantasy merged with Concord Records, Inc.
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1974 Address:
Takoma
P.O. Box 5369
Santa Monica, California 90405
U.S.A.

Takoma Records
Tenth and Parker
Berkeley, CA 94710
U.S.A.
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
4m192 Bukka White - Mississippi Blues Bukka White Mississippi Blues(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m192 US 2010 Sell This Version
4m193 Robert Pete Williams - Louisiana Blues Robert Pete Williams Louisiana Blues(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, Bro) 4 Men With Beards 4m193 US 2016 Sell This Version
4XF 72720 John Fahey - The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album John Fahey The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album(Cass) Takoma 4XF 72720 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XF 72745 John Fahey - Christmas With John Fahey Volume II John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II(Cass, Album, RE) Takoma 4XF 72745 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XF 72746 Joseph Byrd - A Christmas Yet To Come Joseph Byrd A Christmas Yet To Come(Cass, Album, Dol) Takoma 4XF 72746 US 1976 Sell This Version
4XT72701 Bukka White - Mississippi Blues Bukka White Mississippi Blues(Cass, Album, RM) Takoma 4XT72701 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72702 John Fahey - Blind Joe Death John Fahey Blind Joe Death(Cass) Takoma 4XT 72702 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72703 John Fahey - Death Chants, Break Downs & Military Waltzes John Fahey Death Chants, Break Downs & Military Waltzes(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72703 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72704 John Fahey - Volume 3 / The Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites John Fahey Volume 3 / The Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites(Cass, Album, RE) Takoma 4XT 72704 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72715 John Fahey - Volume 5 - The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death John Fahey Volume 5 - The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72715 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72733 Mike Auldridge - Dobro Mike Auldridge Dobro(Cass, Album, RE) Takoma 4XT 72733 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-72735 John Fahey - Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)(Cass, Album, RE) Takoma 4XT-72735 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72748 Stephen C. Foster*, Henry Clay Work, George F. Root, The American Music Consort Stephen C. Foster*, Henry Clay Work, George F. Root, The American Music Consort - Sentimental Songs Of The Mid-Nineteenth Century (Cass, Album, RE) Takoma 4XT 72748 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72758 John Fahey - The Best Of John Fahey 1959-1977 John Fahey The Best Of John Fahey 1959-1977(Cass, Comp) Takoma 4XT 72758 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72759 Michael Bloomfield* - Analine Michael Bloomfield* Analine (Album) 4XT 72759 US 1977 Sell This Version
4XT 72763 Michael Bloomfield* - Michael Bloomfield Michael Bloomfield* Michael Bloomfield(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72763 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-72773 Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry(Cass) Takoma 4XT-72773 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-72781 Various - Rare Blues Various Rare Blues(Cass, Comp) Takoma 4XT-72781 US 1980 Sell This Version
4XT 72786 Sir Douglas Quintet - Sir Douglas Quintet "The Best Of"(Cass, Comp) Takoma 4XT 72786 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72795 The Sir Douglas Quintet* - The Sir Douglas Quintet Live The Sir Douglas Quintet* The Sir Douglas Quintet Live(Cass, Album, RE) Takoma 4XT 72795 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72796 Craig Leon - Nommos Craig Leon Nommos(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72796 US 1981 Sell This Version
4XT 72812 Gene Clark - Firebyrd Gene Clark Firebyrd(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72812 US 1987 Sell This Version
8TA-7024 Leo Kottke - 6 & 12 String Guitar Leo Kottke 6 & 12 String Guitar(8-Trk) Takoma 8TA-7024 US Unknown Sell This Version
1040-8 Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey - Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey - Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey(8-Trk) Takoma 1040-8 US 1974 Sell This Version
1977 John Fahey - The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977 John Fahey The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977(CD, Comp) Takoma 1977 US 1986 Sell This Version
1979 John Fahey - The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977 John Fahey The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977(CD, Comp) Takoma 1979 US 1986 Sell This Version
5055 Rose Maddox - Reckless Love And Bold Adventure / Mr. Jackson Rose Maddox Reckless Love And Bold Adventure / Mr. Jackson(7") Takoma 5055 US 1977 Sell This Version
31364 Bukka White - Midnight Blue Bukka White Midnight Blue(7", Single) Takoma 31364 US 1964 Sell This Version
4447/8 John Fahey - Blind Joe Death John Fahey Blind Joe Death(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Takoma 4447/8 US Unknown Sell This Version
532222/23 Various - Rare Blues Various Rare Blues(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE) CFE 532222/23 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
00025218650328 Leo Kottke - 6- And 12-String Guitar Leo Kottke 6- And 12-String Guitar(CD, Album, RE) Takoma 00025218650328 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
A-1010 The Possum Hunters - Death On Lee Highway & Other Southern Lullabies The Possum Hunters Death On Lee Highway & Other Southern Lullabies (Album) A-1010 US 1966 Sell This Version
A-1013 Tony Thomas (13) - Old Style Texas & Oklahoma Fiddlin' Tony Thomas (13) Old Style Texas & Oklahoma Fiddlin' A-1013 US 1966 Sell This Version
A1022 Rita Weill - Sings Ballads And Folksongs Rita Weill Sings Ballads And Folksongs(LP) Takoma A1022 US 1969 Sell This Version
A-1025 The Possum Hunters - In The Pines The Possum Hunters In The Pines (Album) A-1025 US 1970 Sell This Version
A-1027 Janet Smith - Vol I / The Unicorn And Other Songs Both Old & New Janet Smith Vol I / The Unicorn And Other Songs Both Old & New(LP) Takoma A-1027 US 1968 Sell This Version
A-1038 No Artist - Last Chance On The Merry Go Round No Artist Last Chance On The Merry Go Round(LP, Album) Takoma A-1038 US 1973 Sell This Version
A-1048 Stephen C. Foster*, Henry Clay Work, George F. Root, The American Music Consort - Sentimental Songs Of The Mid-Nineteenth Century Stephen C. Foster*, Henry Clay Work, George F. Root, The American Music Consort Stephen C. Foster*, Henry Clay Work, George F. Root, The American Music Consort - Sentimental Songs Of The Mid-Nineteenth Century (LP, Album) Takoma A-1048 US 1976 Sell This Version
B-1001 Bukka White - Mississippi Blues Vol. 1 Bukka White Mississippi Blues Vol. 1 (Album) B-1001 US 1964 Sell This Version
B-1001 Bukka White - Mississippi Blues Bukka White Mississippi Blues (LP, Album) Takoma B-1001 US 1968 Sell This Version
B-1009 J. B. Smith - Ever Since I Have Been A Man Full Grown J. B. Smith Ever Since I Have Been A Man Full Grown (Album) B-1009 US 1966 Sell This Version
B 1011 Robert Pete Williams - Louisiana Blues Robert Pete Williams Louisiana Blues (Album) B 1011 US 1966 Sell This Version
B 1023 Eddie Eddie "One String" Jones And Edward Hazelton Eddie "One String" Jones And Edward Hazelton - One String Blues(LP) Takoma B 1023 US 1968 Sell This Version
B-1059 Michael Bloomfield* - Analine Michael Bloomfield* Analine (Album) B-1059 US 1977 Sell This Version
B-1063 Michael Bloomfield* - Michael Bloomfield Michael Bloomfield* Michael Bloomfield(LP, Album) Takoma B-1063 US 1978 Sell This Version
B-5059 Mike Bloomfield - Analine / Peepin' An' A Moanin' Blues Mike Bloomfield Analine / Peepin' An' A Moanin' Blues(7", Single, Promo) Takoma B-5059 US 1977 Sell This Version
BT-7202 The Kentucky Colonels - Livin' In The Past The Kentucky Colonels Livin' In The Past (Album) BT-7202 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1002 John Fahey - Volume 1 / Blind Joe Death John Fahey Volume 1 / Blind Joe Death (Album) C-1002 US 1964 Sell This Version
C 1002, TAK 1002 John Fahey - Blind Joe Death John Fahey Blind Joe Death(LP, Album, RE) Takoma C 1002, TAK 1002 US Unknown Sell This Version
C 1003 John Fahey - Death Chants, Break Downs & Military Waltzes John Fahey Death Chants, Break Downs & Military Waltzes (Album) C 1003 US 1964 Sell This Version
C 1004 John Fahey - Vol 3 / Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites John Fahey Vol 3 / Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (Album) C 1004 US 1965 Sell This Version
C-1005 Robbie Basho - The Seal Of The Blue Lotus Robbie Basho The Seal Of The Blue Lotus (Album) C-1005 US 1965 Sell This Version
C-1006 Robbie Basho / John Fahey / Max Ochs / Harry Taussig / Bukka White - Contemporary Guitar - Spring '67 Robbie Basho / John Fahey / Max Ochs / Harry Taussig / Bukka White Robbie Basho / John Fahey / Max Ochs / Harry Taussig / Bukka White - Contemporary Guitar - Spring '67 (Album) C-1006 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1007 Robbie Basho - The Grail & The Lotus Robbie Basho The Grail & The Lotus (Album) C-1007 US 1966 Sell This Version
C 1008 John Fahey - Guitar Vol. 4 / The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party And Other Excursions John Fahey Guitar Vol. 4 / The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party And Other Excursions (Album) C 1008 US 1966 Sell This Version
C-1012 Robbie Basho - Basho Sings Robbie Basho Basho Sings (Album) C-1012 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1014 John Fahey - Volume 6 / Days Have Gone By John Fahey Volume 6 / Days Have Gone By (Album) C-1014 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1015 Charlie Nothing - The Psychedelic Saxophone Of Charlie Nothing / In Eternity With Brother Frederic Charlie Nothing The Psychedelic Saxophone Of Charlie Nothing / In Eternity With Brother Frederic(LP, Album) Takoma C-1015 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1016 Phil Yost (2) - Bent City Phil Yost (2) Bent City(LP, Album) Takoma C-1016 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1017 Robbie Băsho* - The Falconer's Arm I Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm I (Album) C-1017 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1018 Robbie Băsho* - The Falconer's Arm II Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm II (Album) C-1018 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1019 John Fahey - The Voice Of The Turtle John Fahey The Voice Of The Turtle (Album) C-1019 US 1968 Sell This Version
C-1020 John Fahey - The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album John Fahey The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album (Album) C-1020 US 1968 Sell This Version
C-1021 Phil Yost (2) - Fog-Hat Ramble Phil Yost (2) Fog-Hat Ramble(LP, Album) Takoma C-1021 US 1968 Sell This Version
C-1024 Leo Kottke - 6- And 12-String Guitar Leo Kottke 6- And 12-String Guitar (Album) C-1024 US 1969 Sell This Version
C-1026 Homegas - Homegas Homegas Homegas(LP, Album) Takoma C-1026 US 1970 Sell This Version
C-1028 Fred Gerlach - Songs My Mother Never Sang Fred Gerlach Songs My Mother Never Sang(LP, Album) Takoma C-1028 US 1968 Sell This Version
C-1029 The Floating House Band - The Floating House Band The Floating House Band The Floating House Band (Album) C-1029 US 1970 Sell This Version
C-1030 John Fahey - America John Fahey America (Album) C-1030 US 1971 Sell This Version
C-1031 Robbie Basho - Song Of The Stallion Robbie Basho Song Of The Stallion(LP, Album) Takoma C-1031 US 1971 Sell This Version
C-1034 Peter Lang - The Thing At The Nursery Room Window Peter Lang The Thing At The Nursery Room Window (Album) C-1034 US 1973 Sell This Version
C-1035 John Fahey - Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) (Album) C-1035 US 1973 Sell This Version
C-1037 Billy Faier - Banjo Billy Faier Banjo(LP, Album) Takoma C-1037 US 1973 Sell This Version
C-1039 Richard Ruskin* - Richard Ruskin Richard Ruskin* Richard Ruskin (Album) C-1039 US 1973 Sell This Version
C-1040 Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey - Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey - Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey (Album) C-1040 US 1974 Sell This Version
C-1042 Bertram Turetzky - Dragonetti Lives! Bertram Turetzky Dragonetti Lives!(LP) Takoma C-1042 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1043 John Fahey & His Orchestra - Old Fashioned Love John Fahey & His Orchestra Old Fashioned Love (Album) C-1043 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1044 Rick Ruskin - Microphone Fever Rick Ruskin Microphone Fever(LP) Takoma C-1044 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1045 John Fahey - Christmas With John Fahey Vol. II John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Vol. II(LP, Album) Takoma C-1045 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1046 Joseph Byrd - A Christmas Yet To Come Joseph Byrd A Christmas Yet To Come C-1046 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1047 Lawrence Hammond - Coyote's Dream Lawrence Hammond Coyote's Dream(LP, Album) Takoma C-1047 US 1976 Sell This Version
C-1049 Bola Sete - Ocean Bola Sete Ocean (LP, Album) Takoma C-1049 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1050 Tut Taylor - Dobrolic Plectral Society Tut Taylor Dobrolic Plectral Society(LP, Album) Takoma, Takoma C-1050 US 1976 Sell This Version
C-1051 Joseph Byrd - Yankee Transcendoodle Joseph Byrd Yankee Transcendoodle(LP, Album) Takoma C-1051 US 1976 Sell This Version
C-1053 Tom Akstens - Original & Traditional Music Tom Akstens Original & Traditional Music(LP, Album) Takoma C-1053 US 1976 Sell This Version
C-1054 Various - The Walnut Valley Spring Thing Various The Walnut Valley Spring Thing(LP, Comp) Takoma, Takoma C-1054 US 1976 Sell This Version
C-1056 Cal Hand - The Wylie Butler Cal Hand The Wylie Butler(LP) Takoma C-1056 US 1977 Sell This Version
C-1057 Rick Ruskin - The Six String Conspiracy Rick Ruskin The Six String Conspiracy(LP, Album) Takoma C-1057 US 1977 Sell This Version
C-1058 John Fahey - The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977 John Fahey The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977 (Comp) C-1058 US 1977 Sell This Version
C-5047 Lawrence Hammond - Light As A Coyotes Dream / Trucker's Nightmare Lawrence Hammond Light As A Coyotes Dream / Trucker's Nightmare(7", Promo, Pic) Takoma C-5047 US 1976 Sell This Version
C-10248 Leo Kottke - 6- And 12-String Guitar Leo Kottke 6- And 12-String Guitar(8-Trk) Takoma, Takoma C-10248 US 1974 Sell This Version
C 37168 John Fahey - Visits Washington, D.C. John Fahey Visits Washington, D.C.(Cass, Album, Dol) Takoma C 37168 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
CDP 72701 Bukka White - Mississippi Blues Bukka White Mississippi Blues(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDP 72701 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP-72720 John Fahey - The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album John Fahey The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album(CD, Album, RE) Takoma CDP-72720 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 72740 Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey - Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey - Leo Kottke / Peter Lang / John Fahey(CD, Album, RE) Takoma, Takoma, Allegiance, Allegiance CDP 72740 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 72743 John Fahey & His Orchestra - Old Fashioned Love John Fahey & His Orchestra Old Fashioned Love(CD, Album) Takoma CDP 72743 US 1990 Sell This Version
CDP 72745 John Fahey - Christmas With John Fahey Volume II John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II(CD, Album, RE) Takoma CDP 72745 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 72746 Joseph Byrd A Christmas Yet To Come(CD, Album) Takoma, Allegiance CDP 72746 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 72769 John Fahey - Visits Washington, D.C. John Fahey Visits Washington, D.C. (Album) CDP 72769 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 72774 Bernie Krause - Citadels Of Mystery Bernie Krause Citadels Of Mystery(CD, Album, RM) Takoma CDP 72774 US 1987 Sell This Version