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Leo Kottke — Morning is the Long Way Home
Album: One Guitar, No Vocals
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7.6

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Total ratings: 946









Released: 1999
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 kcar wrote:
I keep hearing bits of the Allman Brothers' "Little Martha"...
 
He does a fine version of that tune!
 fredriley wrote:
F*ck me, this guy can play that gittar. Quite amazing.
 
yeah,  since ages, I discovered him almost 45 years ago.
No vocals, as promised :)
Easy 8
Nice!
No mistaking the master.
 kcar wrote:
I keep hearing bits of the Allman Brothers' "Little Martha"...
 

Yes, it got my ear worm too. Sounds like? 
Stunning musician - especially after not hearing this in a few years.

Instant 10.
Does a great show too.  
Such a great album from an amazing musician. TALENT.
F*ck me, this guy can play that gittar. Quite amazing.
I keep hearing bits of the Allman Brothers' "Little Martha"...
Had the pleasure to see Mr. Kottke several times in small venues, up close and personal so to speak.  Amazing guitar playing and great stories he tells in between songs.

We love Leo "CarKeys", as my daughter called him. More!


He actually plays stuff like this in concert. Incredibly virtuosic.
Kottke is one of the many artist that RP introduced me to, and for that I am very thankful!{#Sunny}
 owchita wrote:
The 1973 version on the Iced Water album is much better
 

Who cares Mate, go set up your own radio station and play it. Great riff, great version in my opinion !
wow. i really like this.
The 1973 version on the Iced Water album is much better


incredible...  love it...

 


This puts a spring in my step this spring night...

Hi Lester,

 
lester wrote:
Never heard anything like this before. Is he showing off?
 
No way — Leo Kottke plays like this all the time.

Neil



absolutely awesome...  love it...
 


We be dancing...  love it...


 hbs47 wrote:
This guy is scarily good. I always have visions of him unravelling his fingers after a song. {#Smile}
 
I"m laughing so hard I can barely type - what a GREAT statement! {#Notworthy}
Leo is my favorite guitarist. I love the slides on this song. And besides, he's in the NYTimes sunday crossword this week!  He MUST be good! (At least I think he is.  I'm having trouble in that section of the puzzle...)


This guy is scarily good. I always have visions of him unravelling his fingers after a song. {#Smile}
 Stingray wrote:
LEO - TIME TO MOVE TO AN ELDERLY HOME!
 
Guessing you've forgotten more about twelve-string guitar playing than he's ever learned, right?  Bring it on. I wanna see you play circles around him on YouTube. *Throws down gauntlet*

 Cynaera wrote:
Oh, if I had his skill and he had a feather, we'd both be tickled.  I love Leo Kottke. {#Sunny}
 
LOL.
8 -> 9!
Oh, if I had his skill and he had a feather, we'd both be tickled.  I love Leo Kottke. {#Sunny}
the perfect tune to make ribs by, which is exactly what i am doing right now.
"Long" is the word to remember from this song...
LEO - TIME TO MOVE TO AN ELDERLY HOME!
 madaxeman wrote:
This guy is so good, it's scary. On a frigginf 12 string. Dows he think he's Glen Campbell?{#Lol}
 
He's Will Ackerman's cousin - and if you know Will Ackerman, well then, there ya go! {#Angel}
Lovely piece of music.
Leo rocks - in his very own way.
Puts me in the mood for Adrian Legg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd4uVwxsSHk
This guy is so good, it's scary. On a frigginf 12 string. Dows he think he's Glen Campbell?{#Lol}
 RedGuitar wrote:


He, himself, compared his voice to "geese farts on a muggy day."
 
Canadian or greylag?

 woozurbuddy wrote:
Ah, Leo.....you are indeed The Man.
 

great finger-picking...



I've seen this guy a dozen times but I never tire of his magic.
 frednic wrote:
I miss the vocals. This is nice though. It sounds like he's trying to show someone how to play it.
 
One guitar, no vocals.
i don't know if you ever have had the opportunity to hear Leo K sing?
it's better so ... ;-)

I miss the vocals. This is nice though. It sounds like he's trying to show someone how to play it.
FTW!!1!
Candela wrote:
Weeey... Nice:)
Yes, very.
Weeey... Nice:)
WOW :music:
iTuner wrote:
He is so much better when he keeps his mouth shut. No vocals 10, vocals 1
He, himself, compared his voice to "geese farts on a muggy day."
frednic wrote:
I like the original version with vocals much better. This ain't bad though.
I'm also partial to the original, but probably only 'cause I heard it first. Nuthin' wrong with this version either!
freaking sweet, i like this alot!!
Jeffrey wrote:
Just saw him last week in very small and intimate venue--the most entertaining and enjoyable evening I think I've ever experienced.
JEALOUS! over here ...must have been incredible!
:bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam:
I like his guitar and his voice.....not sure what is meant by he is such a show off?? He's the opposite of a show off.
iTuner wrote:
He is so much better when he keeps his mouth shut. No vocals 10, vocals 1
I like the original version with vocals much better. This ain't bad though.
Just awesome playing! So tasteful and not a lot of pure overplaying. Incredibly talented gentleman.
He is so much better when he keeps his mouth shut. No vocals 10, vocals 1
he's such a show off ! :clap:
I think this is one of the most underrated songs played on Radio Paradise. More of this please!
AlienRelic wrote:
Yeah. Just how many fingers DOES he have?
This reminds me of Leadbelly style on the 12 string. People used to ask the same question about him too.
ktnsb wrote:
I first heard him in 1973 or 1974, right after "6 and 12 string" was released, and I've seen him probably a dozen times, the last time this spring. His music has never left my side, so to speak, through all my heavy metal, classical, and jazz phases of music consumership (none of which have truly ended). His performances are amazing: just a guy standing there telling jokes and being hilarious, humble, straddling the line between profound and bizarre, playing the guitar with pure joy and perfect, effortless mastery. Thanks.
Just saw him last week in very small and intimate venue--the most entertaining and enjoyable evening I think I've ever experienced.
I first heard him in 1973 or 1974, right after "6 and 12 string" was released, and I've seen him probably a dozen times, the last time this spring. His music has never left my side, so to speak, through all my heavy metal, classical, and jazz phases of music consumership (none of which have truly ended). His performances are amazing: just a guy standing there telling jokes and being hilarious, humble, straddling the line between profound and bizarre, playing the guitar with pure joy and perfect, effortless mastery. Thanks.
slartibart_O wrote:
leo is a mutant gift, thank you to whatever dimension he came from.
Seemingly the same dimension as Victor Wooten and Oteil Burbridge... I'd love to go see a concert there.
Mugro wrote:
This reminds me of "Martha" by the Allman Brothers off of Eat a Peach. Anyone else hear this?
Yeah, just heard that...
slartibart_O wrote:
leo is a mutant gift, thank you to whatever dimension he came from.
Yeah. Just how many fingers DOES he have?
slartibart_O wrote:
leo is a mutant gift, thank you to whatever dimension he came from.
Yes. Seeing him live was maybe the most enjoyable experience of my life..
This whole album is really good.
leo is a mutant gift, thank you to whatever dimension he came from.
The guy is amazing. I'm going to see him this fall in a really small venue. I think I'm in the second row -- can't wait!
Wow. Every time I hear one of Leo Kottke's songs I'm just blown away. I'm learning to play guitar and I can only hope to be able to play like this one day. I probably don't have the perseverence to reach this level but it's nice to dream :)
brokemusician wrote:
It is a 12-string guitar but using "open tuning," therefore not tuned like a regular guitar and hence the extra full and "different" sound. . . Most excellent!
Reminds me of Ledbelly. He used to do similar magic with a 12 string
Yes we like Leo - but he's also got a beautiful baritone voice - "Louise" for example. Now that IS special.
Damn!
:clap: Sounds great...I likey.
One Guitar, No Vocals: :guitarist: :taped-shut:
woozurdaddy wrote:
He plays 6 & 12 string guitars in various open tunings and quite often with slide. In person he sounds like 2-3 guys at once. And is a very, very funny guy.
David Lindley is another one. Strange tunings on frightening sounding (his words) instruments. Also very funny. Sort of a rock n roll version of Leo. Much respect to both in this comparison.
This reminds me of "Martha" by the Allman Brothers off of Eat a Peach. Anyone else hear this?
Not to discount Leo's talent, but can he only play in 1 or 2 time signatures?....ever?
miles of smiles!
Never heard anything like this before. Is he showing off?
Roverfish wrote:
Holy crap. Is that a 24 string guitar?? Wow. Man, I can't wait to see him in Austin next month. Excellent tune.
It is a 12-string guitar but using "open tuning," therefore not tuned like a regular guitar and hence the extra full and "different" sound. . . Most excellent!
If Leo Kottke had not existed, it would have been necessary to invent him, if only to give us mere mortals a vision of what is possible .... damn he's good!
Wow.
Holy crap. Is that a 24 string guitar?? Wow. Man, I can't wait to see him in Austin next month. Excellent tune.
Nice.... folks who like this may wish to give English guitarist Gordon Giltrap a listen.
leo is GOD
Good Stuff that leo k. Just saw him in concert a few months ago and he is one strange bird. very incredible musician.
Hello Greg: Gregorama wrote:
Always a treat to hear more Leo Kottke. Although I thought Morning is a Long Way Home had vocals on it. Maybe he does it both ways. I was thinking that this was originally on the Icewater album. Anybody know?
I believe that you are correct. This is a later version from the "One Guitar, No Vocals" CD; hence just the guitar. My upload, BTW. :sunny: Neil
LEO :notworthy: *edit* I repeat myself.
Best... guitarist... EVAR!
go see him in concert.
Nice
LEO! :notworthy:
Gosh...this is so sweet to my ears.
I agree - especially in the morning...
Always a treat to hear more Leo Kottke. Although I thought Morning is a Long Way Home had vocals on it. Maybe he does it both ways. I was thinking that this was originally on the Icewater album. Anybody know?