6- And 12- String Guitar

Leo Kottke

6 And 12 String Guitar TAKCD 6503 2
  • Release Date: 25 Mar 1996
  • Label: TAKOMA
  • Genre: JAZZ
  • CAT # TAKCD-6503-25

    1. The Driving Of The Year Nail 1:54
    2. The Last Of The Arkansas Greyhounds 3:14
    3. Ojo 2:12
    4. Crow River Waltz 3:17
    5. The Sailor's Grave On The Prairie 2:30
    6. Vaseline Machine Gun 3:08
    7. Jack Fig 2:10
    8. Watermelon 3:07
    9. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring 2:21
    10. The Fisherman 2:29
    11. The Tennessee Toad 2:37
    12. Busted Bicycle 2:45
    13. The Brain Of The Purple Mountain 2:07
    14. Coolidge Rising 2:47

Scores of guitarists and tens of thousands of fans remember “the armadillo album” as their first exposure to solo steel-string guitar fingerpicking and the modern concept of the guitarist/composer. Leo Kottke’s close-miked, crisp, aggressive, and inventive steady-bass fingerpicking on this 1969 LP for John Fahey’s Takoma Records redefined the market for this genre, which had been invented and nurtured by Fahey and Robbie Basho in the early and middle 1960s. 6- and 12-String Guitar remains one of the top five sellers in the history of solo steel-string guitar recordings.

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In the 1950s the young John Fahey discovered the funky, unpretentious, down-home, spontaneous guitar-oriented 78s recorded in the late 1920s and… More