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Leo Kottke — Ojo
Album: 6- And 12-String Guitar
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7.8

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Released: 1969
Length: 2:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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An essential album from a brilliant musician.
one of the first vinyl records I bought
My rating is only 7
{#Hearteyes}
Wonderful stuff from Leo Kottke. We have John Fahey to thank for fostering Kottke ya know yet there's zero results in a search for John Fahey on RP. *nudges Bill*
Oh Leo, what a player!
Thanks RP, didn't listen to him and think of him for a long time, what a great reminder ... :-)
The unmistakable sound (and talent) of Leo Kottke.
I've seen him in concert several times over the decades. Perhaps he'll be coming to your town: https://leokottke.com/
How this album blew minds in 1970 !!!
Leo following Richard Thompson...will Roger McGuinn be next? 
Quite an amazing guitarist he is INDEED!
 Gazraman wrote:
What a shame he has such an affected vocal style. Unlistenable. 
 
Actually, Leo recognizes that he doesn't have much of a voice: 

From a Wikipedia article on "6- And 12-String Guitar": 

Although Kottke has included vocals in other albums, this album is all instrumental – the reason being, as Kottke explains in the liner notes, his voice "sounds like geese farts on a muggy day." 
Gentle as a sea breeze
 Gazraman wrote:
What a shame he has such an affected vocal style. Unlistenable. 
 
? ? ?
Hearing (imaginary) voices again?
I love his version of "louise." (With singing as well.) That is one manly man. 
Crikey, how many fingers does he have?
 
 Stingray wrote:

Leo - you go extremely on my nerves!

No, I do not care that you can play the instrument!

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

 

I understand that sitz baths are a satisfying remedy for your kind of, um, nerves. Maybe you should try one?
What a shame he has such an affected vocal style. Unlistenable. 
A timeless classic; still have the vinyl.
 Cynaera wrote:
Leo Kottke said in an interview once that he's tone-deaf, so has to tune his guitar down, because he can't hear certain registers of notes. Necessity is the mother of invention, and Mr. Kottke has probably forgotten more about guitar playing than most guitarists ever knew (with possible exceptions, of course.) Yep, his "Chewing Pine" CD is wonderful.  I had a DJ friend when I was in high school who used to play "Machine #2" as his opening song.  Ah, the good old days...{#Mrgreen}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this music...
 
 ziakut wrote:
Amazing ability to play and sound like many guitarists at the same time. An eccentric genius Mr. Kottke is.
 
I'm convinced he and Richard Thompson each have at least one extra hemisphere in their brains.

And they make it look easy, like a stroll in the park.


This album is a classic!
 DigitalJer wrote:
Every time I hear a Kottke song my jaw drops
 
Same here, since first seeing him live in 1975.  My favorite acoustic player, hands down.
Every time I hear a Kottke song my jaw drops
Amazing ability to play and sound like many guitarists at the same time. An eccentric genius Mr. Kottke is.
 romeotuma wrote:

This music is soooo good for the ears...

 
But nobody dancing - admit it!

Leo - you go extremely on my nerves!

No, I do not care that you can play the instrument!

ABSOLUTELY NOT!


Fantastic - from the best ever album.
And what a follow on to VBL 52 

This music is soooo good for the ears...



Cynaera wrote:
...Necessity is the mother of invention, and Mr. Kottke has probably forgotten more about guitar playing than most guitarists ever knew...
Nice post, thanks!

Leo Kottke said in an interview once that he's tone-deaf, so has to tune his guitar down, because he can't hear certain registers of notes. Necessity is the mother of invention, and Mr. Kottke has probably forgotten more about guitar playing than most guitarists ever knew (with possible exceptions, of course.) Yep, his "Chewing Pine" CD is wonderful.  I had a DJ friend when I was in high school who used to play "Machine #2" as his opening song.  Ah, the good old days...{#Mrgreen}
I remember the first time I heard this as a kollidge frosh in '72 and thinking: "One guy? No way. That HAS to be double-tracked."

Leo is still an amazement to me. 
We want Fahey!
We want Fahey!
 jhyoungjr wrote:
I don't remember a time in my adult life when I didn't listen to Leo. Let's just be grateful that this song has no lyrics. Have you ever heard him Sing? Still worth it for the guitar..
 
Ah yes. I seem to remember Leo describing his singing as sounding like..."geese farts in the snow". Being a bit severe on himself methinks, but then again...

One of the world's great guitarists though...

Bill's on a guitar-god kick today... Michael Hedges, Richard Thompson, Leo Kottke... and I'm lovin' it!
{#Bananajam} 
Damn. Two Guitar virtuosos in a row! Thanks RP!
 driver8 wrote:

 
Keep runnin little feller

Word.
Richard Thompson followed by Leo Kottke. Man, the term "artist" is much-abused these days, but these two fellows certainly qualify.
great song greater record was released in 1969 so date is wrong there, was on Takoma and damn hard to get back then actually was his 2nd album had whimsical descriptions of songs on back
Fun and pleasant.
jhyoungjr wrote:
I don't remember a time in my adult life when I didn't listen to Leo. Let's just be grateful that this song has no lyrics. Have you ever heard him Sing? Still worth it for the guitar..:guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist:
Peace brother Leo speaks for all of us
CitrusFreak12 wrote:
What lyrics?
You can't hear them? Check your audio setup.
I don't remember a time in my adult life when I didn't listen to Leo. Let's just be grateful that this song has no lyrics. Have you ever heard him Sing? Still worth it for the guitar..:guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist:
I just said.. OH YES, THIS was the album that I remember listening to all the time "back in the day"...
infinity wrote:
The lyrics really pull at my heartstrings.
:roflol:
infinity wrote:
The lyrics really pull at my heartstrings.
What lyrics?
The lyrics really pull at my heartstrings.