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6 and 12 String Guitar
     

6 and 12 String Guitar

by Leo Kottke
 

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Leo Kottke's wide-release debut came about after he sent a cassette to John Fahey's Takoma label. Not surprisingly, it recalls Fahey's work in a number of respects: the synthesis of numerous influences from blues, pop, classical, and folk styles, the weirdly titled instrumentals, even the tongue-in-cheek liner notes. Kottke's brand of virtuosity, however, is more

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Leo Kottke's wide-release debut came about after he sent a cassette to John Fahey's Takoma label. Not surprisingly, it recalls Fahey's work in a number of respects: the synthesis of numerous influences from blues, pop, classical, and folk styles, the weirdly titled instrumentals, even the tongue-in-cheek liner notes. Kottke's brand of virtuosity, however, is more soothing and easy on the ear than Fahey's. It's far from sappy, though, the rich and resonant picking intimating some underlying restlessness, like peaceful open fields after a storm. Establishing much of the territory Kottke was to explore throughout his career, this release was also one of his most popular, eventually selling over 500,000 copies.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2011
Label:
Takoma
UPC:
0025218650311
catalogNumber:
1024
Rank:
63268

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Tracks

  1. The Driving of the Year Nail
  2. The Last of the Arkansas Greyhounds
  3. Ojo
  4. Crow River Waltz
  5. The Sailor's Grave on the Prairie
  6. Vaseline Machine Gun
  7. Jack Fig
  8. Watermelon
  9. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  10. The Fisherman
  11. The Tennessee Toad
  12. Busted Bicycle
  13. The Brain of the Purple Mountain
  14. Coolidge Rising

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Performance Credits

Leo Kottke   Primary Artist

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