Leo Kottke — When Shrimps Learn to Whistle
Album: Dreams And All That Stuff
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Released: 1974
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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I never would have guessed this is 43 years old. Nice.
Gosh! I haven't heard this in ages, and of course still love it. I'm dating myself but will say I fancy a "run around" with my pristine vinyl copy. {#Guitarist} 
I really like this one but I've found that with Leo's music a little goes a long way. For me, it's like eating a very rich piece of cake.  One small piece is enough.  More right away is too much.
 TreborG2 wrote:
now to follow this with Journey of the Sorcerer .. that would be awesome..

 
Heh. Yep.

This song is such a great memory for me. Love it. 
Never ceases to amaze.
{#Bananapiano}{#Guitarist}{#Guitarist}
 WonderLizard wrote:

I can't find any independent corroboration that's Sean Penn next to Leo on the album cover. Can you—or anyone—provide same, please?

 
Naw...It's just a dead-ringer look-alike.  Penn didn't really get famous until the 1980's.
 
It's still a great song/title anyway!! 
 TerryS wrote:
In my London family a trump was a loud noise form your nether regions, so why can't a shrimp whistle, I ask.

 
I haven't seen anything in the meejah relating D. Trump and fart.
My relatives in Poland laughed and thought it most apposite when I told them of the connection. 
In my London family a trump was a loud noise form your nether regions, so why can't a shrimp whistle, I ask.
 exurbia wrote:
Gotta be a contender for "Best song title ever"

 
I agree totally! I saw him perform a couple months ago solo without shrimp. He is still one the best players ever.
Gotta be a contender for "Best song title ever"
So great....not long enough!
Marvelous! {#Cheers}
 wtango wrote:
I wonder if this playing is current-event driven?...
'Sea monster' of prehistoric era resembled 7-foot giant shrimphttp://news.discovery.com/animals/7-foot-long-sea-monster-was-ancestor-of-shrimp-150311.htm

shrimpy

 
Prescience, perhaps?
One of my favorite magical Kottke moments...more please!
 hayduke2 wrote:
wow cool, I have the same plaid shirt Sean Penn's wearing in that photo

 
I can't find any independent corroboration that's Sean Penn next to Leo on the album cover. Can you—or anyone—provide same, please?
 skooba wrote:
I once had a sea monkey (brine shrimp) that could hum, but I could never teach him to whistle.{#Roflol}

 
{#Lol}
This is really guitar played with the balls. Awesome sound.
If I were a believer, musicians like Leo Kottke would be my prove of God's existence.
I wonder if this playing is current-event driven?...
'Sea monster' of prehistoric era resembled 7-foot giant shrimphttp://news.discovery.com/animals/7-foot-long-sea-monster-was-ancestor-of-shrimp-150311.htm

shrimpy