Takoma

Takoma

Profile:
US record label co-founded by John Fahey and Ed Denson in 1959.

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.
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Contact Info:
1974 Address:
P.O. Box 5369
Santa Monica, California 90405

Takoma Records
Tenth and Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710
Sites:
[l24549]

Label


Cat# Artist  Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A-1048 The American Music Consort Sentimental Songs Of The Mid- Nineteenth Century (LP, Album) Takoma A-1048 US 1976 Sell This Version
D1-72876 Barbi Benton Kinetic Voyage(LP, Album) Takoma D1-72876 US 1988 Sell This Version
D2-72876 Barbi Benton Kinetic Voyage(CD, Album) Takoma D2-72876 US 1988 Sell This Version
CDP 72774 Bernie Krause Citadels Of Mystery(CD, Album, RM) Takoma CDP 72774 US 1987 Sell This Version
ST-72774 Bernie Krause Citadels Of Mystery(LP, Album) Takoma ST-72774 US 1979 Sell This Version
TAK 7074 Bernie Krause Citadels Of Mystery (Album) TAK 7074 US 1979 Sell This Version
C-1042 Bertram Turetzky Dragonetti Lives!(LP) Takoma C-1042 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1037 Billy Faier Banjo(LP) Takoma C-1037 US 1973 Sell This Version
C-1049 Bola Sete Ocean (LP, Album) Takoma C-1049 US 1975 Sell This Version
4m192 Bukka White Mississippi Blues(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m192 US 2010 Sell This Version
31364 Bukka White Midnight Blue(7", Single) Takoma 31364 US 1964 Sell This Version
B-1001 Bukka White Mississippi Blues (Album) B-1001 US 1963 Sell This Version
CDP 72701 Bukka White Mississippi Blues(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDP 72701 US 1987 Sell This Version
cdtak 1001 Bukka White Mississippi Blues Vol.1(CD, Album, RE) Takoma cdtak 1001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SNTF 609 Bukka White Mississippi Blues (Album) SNTF 609 UK 1969 Sell This Version
TAK 7001 Bukka White Mississippi Blues(LP, Album, RE) Takoma TAK 7001 US 1980 Sell This Version
D41G 72761 Byron Berline And Sundance* Live At McCabe's(Cass, Album) Takoma D41G 72761 US 1977 Sell This Version
D-1061 Byron Berline And Sundance* Live At McCabe's(LP) Takoma D-1061 US 1977 Sell This Version
C-1056 Cal Hand The Wylie Butler(LP) Takoma C-1056 US 1977 Sell This Version
ST-72766 Canned Heat Human Condition(LP, Album) Takoma ST-72766 US 1978 Sell This Version
TAK 7066 Canned Heat Human Condition (Album) TAK 7066 US 1978 Sell This Version
CDTAK 6514 Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry(CD, Album) Takoma CDTAK 6514 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
ST-72773 Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry(LP) Takoma ST-72773 US 1980 Sell This Version
TAK 7073 Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry(LP) Takoma TAK 7073 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
TAKCD-6514-2 Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry(CD, Album, RM) Takoma TAKCD-6514-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
C-1015 Charlie Nothing The Psychedelic Saxophone Of Charlie Nothing(LP) Takoma C-1015 US 1967 Sell This Version
TAK 7092 Chris Darrow / Max Buda Chris Darrow / Max Buda - Eye Of The Storm(LP, Album) Takoma TAK 7092 US 1981 Sell This Version
TAK 7083 Colin Winski Rock Therapy(LP) Takoma TAK 7083 US 1980 Sell This Version
4XT 72796 Craig Leon Nommos(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72796 US 1981 Sell This Version
TAK 7096 Craig Leon Nommos(LP) Takoma TAK 7096 US 1981 Sell This Version
TAK 7103 Denny Laine Japanese Tears (Album) TAK 7103 US 1980 Sell This Version
CDTAK 7087 Dr. Ross* One Man Band(CD, Album, RE) Takoma CDTAK 7087 UK 1998 Sell This Version
D11G-72787 Dr. Ross* One Man Band(LP) Takoma D11G-72787 US 1981 Sell This Version
D41G 72787 Dr. Ross* One Man Band(Cass, Album, RE) Takoma D41G 72787 US 1981 Sell This Version
SNTF 862 Dr. Ross* One Man Band(LP) Sonet, Takoma SNTF 862 UK 1981 Sell This Version
TAK 7087 Dr. Ross* One Man Band(LP) Takoma TAK 7087 US 1981 Sell This Version
CDTAK 6507 Doug Sahm Hell Of A Spell(CD, Album) Takoma CDTAK 6507 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TAK 7075 Doug Sahm Hell Of A Spell (Album) TAK 7075 US 1980 Sell This Version
TAKCD- 6507-2 Doug Sahm Hell Of A Spell(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma TAKCD- 6507-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
CDTAK 1023 Eddie "One String" Jones / Edward Hazelton Eddie "One String" Jones / Edward Hazelton - One-String Blues(CD, Album) Takoma, Ace Records Ltd. CDTAK 1023 UK 1996 Sell This Version
B 1023 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
CHR1287 The Fabulous Thunderbirds What's The Word(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Takoma CHR1287 US 1980 Sell This Version
L37355 The Fabulous Thunderbirds What's The Word (Album) L37355 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
PV 41287 The Fabulous Thunderbirds What's The Word(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis PV 41287 US Unknown Sell This Version
TAK 7068 The Fabulous Thunderbirds Girls Go Wild (Album) TAK 7068 US 1979 Sell This Version
TAS 8001 The Fabulous Thunderbirds She's Tuff / Scratch My Back(7", Promo) Takoma TAS 8001 US 1979 Sell This Version
C-1029 The Floating House Band The Floating House Band(LP, Album) Takoma C-1029 US 1970 Sell This Version
D41G 72782 Frank Wakefield Blues Stay Away From Me(Cass, Album) Takoma D41G 72782 US 1980 Sell This Version
TAK 7082 Frank Wakefield Blues Stay Away From Me (Album) TAK 7082 US 1980 Sell This Version
C-1028 Fred Gerlach Songs My Mother Never Sang(LP, Album) Takoma C-1028 US 1968 Sell This Version
4XT 72812 Gene Clark Firebyrd(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72812 US 1987 Sell This Version
CTA 7112 Gene Clark Firebyrd(Cass) Takoma CTA 7112 US 1984 Sell This Version
ST-72812 Gene Clark Firebyrd(LP, Album) Takoma ST-72812 US 1984 Sell This Version
TAK 7112 Gene Clark Firebyrd (Album) TAK 7112 US 1984 Sell This Version
TAKCD 7112 Gene Clark Firebyrd(CD, Album) Takoma TAKCD 7112 US 1984 Sell This Version
R-9016 George Winston Piano Solos(LP, Album) Takoma R-9016 US 1973 Sell This Version
C-1026 Homegas Homegas(LP, Album) Takoma C-1026 US 1970 Sell This Version
B-1009 J. B. Smith Ever Since I Have Been A Man Full Grown(LP, Album) Takoma, Takoma B-1009 US 1965 Sell This Version
TAK 7065 Jack Skinner (2) A Thriving Species(LP, Album) Takoma, Takoma TAK 7065 US 1978 Sell This Version
TAK-7110 James Lee Stanley Racing The Moon(LP, Album) Takoma TAK-7110 US 1984 Sell This Version
A-1027 Janet Smith Vol I / The Unicorn And Other Songs Both Old & New(LP) Takoma A-1027 US 1970 Sell This Version
4XF 72720 John Fahey The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album(Cass) Takoma 4XF 72720 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72702 John Fahey Blind Joe Death(Cass) Takoma 4XT 72702 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72704 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(Cass, Album) Takoma 4XT 72715 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-72735 John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)(Cass, Album, RE) Takoma 4XT-72735 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT 72758 John Fahey The Best Of John Fahey 1959-1977(Cass, Comp) Takoma 4XT 72758 US 1987 Sell This Version
4447/8 John Fahey Blind Joe Death(LP, Album, RE, 180) Takoma 4447/8 US Unknown Sell This Version
C 1002 John Fahey Blind Joe Death (Album) C 1002 US 1964 Sell This Version
C 1002, TAK 1002 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 (Album) C 1003 US 1964 Sell This Version
C 1004 John Fahey Vol 3 / Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (Album) C 1004 US 1965 Sell This Version
C 1008 John Fahey Guitar Vol. 4 / The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party And Other Excursions (Album) C 1008 US 1966 Sell This Version
C-1014 John Fahey Volume 6 / Days Have Gone By (Album) C-1014 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-1019 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 (Album) C-1020 US 1968 Sell This Version
C-1030 John Fahey America (Album) C-1030 US 1971 Sell This Version
C-1035 John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)(LP, Album) Takoma C-1035 US 1973 Sell This Version
C-1045 John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II (Album) C-1045 US 1975 Sell This Version
C-1058 John Fahey The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977(LP, Comp) Takoma C-1058 US 1977 Sell This Version
CDP-72720 John Fahey The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album(CD, RE) Takoma CDP-72720 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 72745 John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II(CD, Album, RE) Takoma CDP 72745 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 72769 John Fahey Visits Washington, D.C. (Album) CDP 72769 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 72789 John Fahey Live In Tasmania(CD, Album, RE) Takoma CDP 72789 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDTAK 1002 John Fahey The Legend Of Blind Joe Death(CD, Album, Comp, RM, RE) Takoma CDTAK 1002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CDTAK 1019 John Fahey The Voice Of The Turtle(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDTAK 1019 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CDTAK 1069 John Fahey Visits Washington, D.C. (Album) CDTAK 1069 US 2008 Sell This Version
cdtak 6508 John Fahey Guitar Vol. 4 / The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party And Other Excursions (Album) cdtak 6508 US 2000 Sell This Version
cdtak 6509 John Fahey Days Have Gone By(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma cdtak 6509 US 2001 Sell This Version
CDTAK 6509, TAK 1014 John Fahey Volume 6 / Days Have Gone By(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDTAK 6509, TAK 1014 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDTAK 6513 John Fahey Live In Tasmania(CD, Album, RM) Takoma CDTAK 6513 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CDTAK 7015 John Fahey The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDTAK 7015 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDTAK 7035 John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)(CD, Album, RE) Takoma CDTAK 7035 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CDTAK 7085 John Fahey Yes! Jesus Loves Me(CD, Album) Takoma CDTAK 7085 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CDTAK 7102 John Fahey Railroad I(CD, Album, RE) Takoma CDTAK 7102 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CDTAK 8903 John Fahey America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDTAK 8903 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDTAK 8908 John Fahey Death Chants, Breakdowns And Military Waltzes(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDTAK 8908 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDTAK 8909 John Fahey The Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites(CD, Album, RE, RM) Takoma CDTAK 8909 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDTAK 8912 John Fahey The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album / Christmas With John Fahey Vol. II(CD, RE, RM, Comp) Takoma CDTAK 8912 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CDTAK 8915 John Fahey The Best Of John Fahey 1959 - 1977(CD, Comp, RM) Takoma CDTAK 8915 UK 2002 Sell This Version