Leo Kottke My Feet Are Smiling (Live)
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- Released: February 1, 1992
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
- 2.Hear the Wind Howl
- 3.Busted Bicycle
- 6.Blue Dot
- 8.Living in the Country
- 9.June Bug
- 10.Standing in My Shoes
- 11.The Fisherman
- 12.Bean Time
- 13.Egg Tooth
- 14.Medley: Crow River Waltz / Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring / Jack Fig
Recorded live at Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 19-20, 1972.
Personnel: Leo Kottke (guitar).
Recording information: Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN (12/19/1972-12/20/1972).
Photographer: Norman Seeff.
Arranger: Leo Kottke.
A 1992 import reissue of a live album first released in 1972, MY FEET ARE SMILING is an intoxicating dose of Leo Kottke's early instrumental wizardry. Entirely solo performances on acoustic slide and 12-string guitar, with a handful of Kottke's inimitable froggy baritone vocals, these are brilliant folk-blues pieces pitched somewhere between John Fahey--on whose Takoma label this was first released--and British folk/blues wizards like Davey Graham.
Drawing heavily from Kottke's 1969 debut SIX AND TWELVE-STRING GUITAR, MY FEET ARE SMILING also includes versions of Paul Siebel's "Louise" and a jaw-dropping reworking of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." The closing "Crow River Waltz" medley is a particular highlight, a stunning example of solo acoustic guitar at its most uninhibited.
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