Scott Fagan performing 'South Atlantic Blues' - Live at Le Guess Who? 2016
Scott Fagan together with members of Trembling Bells perform Fagan's lost 60s classic 'South Atlantic Blues' in full at Le Guess Who? 2016.
For every generation-defining icon, there’s an equally impressive talent who fizzled into obscurity. Scott Fagan’s lost 60s classic South Atlantic Blues is a gorgeous synthesis of Donovan-ish pop, jazz, R&B and Caribbean sounds plus a grandiose vocal delivery that recalls Scott Walker and Bowie. Thanks to a series of reissues, Fagan – the biological father of Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt – finally achieved recognition as a trailblazer after a wild sequence of odd flukes and footnotes. At Le Guess Who? 2016, Fagan performed 'South Atlantic Blues' in full.
Recorded by Marc Broer at Le Guess Who? on Sunday, 13 November 2016. Recordings made in cooperation with VPRO / Vrije Geluiden.
Photography by Jelmer de Haas.