Saturday, January 25, 2014
Bill Fay, born and still living in north London, released two albums by 1971 on the Deram label — Bill Fay (1970) and Time of the Last Persecution (1971). Following the release of his second album, Fay was dropped by Deram, but he kept a cult following. Fay wouldn't record another album, outside of his home recordings and dealings with friends, for over forty years. In 2012 arrived Life Is People, a full album of new material. We thank producer Joshua Henry, who listened as a youngster to his father's early recordings of Fay, up in the foothills of Nevada City, California. A great showing of hand-me-down.