By Tony Scherman
Updated November 06, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST
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Georgia Stomps, Atlanta Struts, and Other Contemporary Dance Favorites

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The title — Georgia Stomps, Atlanta Struts, and Other Contemporary Dance Favorites — is typically sardonic: This is as far from dance music as you’ll get. Acoustic guitarist John Fahey goes electric, swapping his oaken tone for a reverberant shimmer. Through the haze, bare-boned melodies emerge (”House of the Rising Sun,” Ellington’s ”Mood Indigo”), beautifully hymnlike in their starkness. Fahey’s doing what he’s always done: painting highly personal soundscapes, using American roots music as his palette. A-

Georgia Stomps, Atlanta Struts, and Other Contemporary Dance Favorites

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