|Recordings: Greenhouse (1972)|
[with notes by Leo Kottke]
In the sense that my guitars were once plants, this record's a greenhouse. There are seven instruments and four vocals. The following list is not the song order on the CD....
BEAN TIME (Kottke)
Written for my grandfather who innocently introduced me to the second lowest job I ever had -- bean picking.
IN CHRIST THERE IS NO EAST OR WEST (Fahey)
An Episcopalian hymn arranged for guitar by John Fahey. I over-dubbed a 6-string unison on part of this.
LAST STEAM ENGINE TRAIN (Fahey)
Also John's. In part from a Sam McGee tune.
THE SONG OF THE SWAMP (Kottke)
A slithery tune concerning the pitfalls in real estate. Also some unison over-dubbing.
THE SPANISH ENTOMOLOGIST (Kottke)
A medley made up of a children's song and my two favorite songs when I was a kid.
LOST JOHN (Kottke)
A traditional tune. Part of it is a copy of Doe [sic] Watson's harp break on the same tune. The second guitar is Steve Gammell.
TINY ISLAND (Gaylor)
The last verse should be: "Endless waves and the love that you gave washing over me." My memory slipped when I recorded it. Written by an old friend, Al Gaylor, now in Portland.
by Paul Seibel.
FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE (Kottke/Nagle)
Lyrics written by Ron Nagle while overlooking scenic Bocano Drive.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO NEED ME (Kottke)
Cover from Greenhouse Production Credits:
Producer: Denny Bruce (Takoma Productions)
Recorded at Sound Eight, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Engineer: Shorty Martinson
Album Design: Good Time Graphix
Photography & Artwork: Bill Matthews
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Personal Management: Denny Bruce
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