Below is a current list of historic tracks, live cuts, and out-takes by Harvey Reid that are currently available for $1.50 per cut from Woodpecker Records as part of our new Custom CD offer. Only 2 of these tracks are currently available in our normal catalog of CD's. Many of them are songs Harvey has recorded before or since, and these may be alternate takes, or live versions. (Tracks marked with * after the title have never been released; with a # sign means they were released in the past and are out-of-print, $ means they were released by someone other than Woodpecker Records and may or may not be in print, and a + sign means they are currently available on one of our CD's, and have been re-released in a compilation or new CD) These are not MP3's, they are real CD-quality, 16-bit music files, that sound identical to what you would get on a "commercial" CD. The ones you choose will be burned onto a CD and mailed to you, along with complete liner notes and recording information.

This includes Harvey's 1st two recordings, which are currently out of print: #101- Nothin' But Guitar (15 tracks) , #102- A Very Old Song (12 tracks) though #103- The Coming of Winter which was out of print for years, is available in 2012 again as a remastered and remixed CD in our regular catalog. These are each available as a group, in the original order of tracks on the albums. Eventually available as a group will be 1) a batch of 15 songs recorded in 1995 with Lynn Rothermich, and 2) a concert at Holstein's in Chicago in March 1985, 3) Cuts from various live concerts 4) out-takes dating back to 1982. Several sample cuts from each of these groups are available below. We also hope to make available in the future some original songs of Harvey's that have never been released as well as other interesting live cuts and out-takes from all the various albums.

(For the live tracks that have a spoken intro, please specify if you would like that included. It is free if you buy the song, but will take up time on your CD.) Remember that there will be a space of approx 2-3 secs between cuts, and that published times here could be slightly in error, so don't try to fill the CD to the full 80 minutes-- we recommend no more than 77-78 minutes to make sure you don't run over the time limit.

We currently do not have the software in place to add up your total track times and make sure they do not exceed the limit of what will fit on a CD, nor do we have a shopping cart of money spent so far and what tracks you have selected, and are still working out procedures for printing out the written materials that will accompany the CD, and for billing and accounting to pay the songwriters. This is a complicated project, and it is unclear whether demand will justify the effort and expense of automating the ordering process.

TO ORDER: This is sort of primitive, but it's all we have right now. Get a pencil and write down (in order!) the track catalog numbers you want on your CD. Then go to our on-line order form, fill out your name, address, contact and payment info along with the songs you want to purchase. Be sure to specify the catalog #'s in the exact order you would like them to appear on your CD. There may also be a $4 shipping/handling charge per CD, since we have to burn the CD and prepare the printed materials, plus package everything specially. You will get a custom printout of the liner notes and recording/historical inormation for the cuts you selected, a mini-jewel box and some art work for the booklet.

There are currently 73 songs available.

Cat # Song Title/Notes
101-01 The Albatross # (4:03) 1982
On 1st LP "Nothin' But Guitar." Re-recorded in 1989 for "Solo Guitar Sketchbook." This is the first studio recording of this, which is still the only piece known that uses this clever trick to play minor-key slide guitar. The guitar is tuned major, then has a capo on all but 1 string at the 1st fret, making the open chord minor, but the slide makes major chords wherever it is placed. It is played on a 1965 12-string Mosrite Dobro (with only 6 strings on it) with heavy gauge strings and fingerpicks. There is also a live version available here. It is very very rarely performed.
Personnel: H. Reid (slide guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-02 Le Petit Rien # (1:32) 1982
On 1st LP "Nothin' But Guitar." Played on a 1974 Gallagher guitar with fingerpicks in standard tuning, capo 2. A little baroque piece learned from a book, appears nowhere else. There is a nice outtake of this also.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-03 Simple Gifts # (2:16) 1982
Recorded in Open-A capo configuration on B-45 Gibson 12-string, with fingerpicks. This track was re-recorded for inclusion on Chestnuts, using the Taylor 12-string.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-04 The Fisherman # (2:35) 1982
Leo Kottke's fingerpicking classic, played on the 1974 Gallagher guitar with fingerpicks, capo 2. Re-recorded in 1989 for "Solo Guitar Sketchbook." Slower and sweeter, but less steady than the newer version. There is also a very nice live version from the Holstein's 1985 concert.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-05 The Elves And The Shoemaker # (3:09) 1982
This cut was re-issued on #105 Solo Guitar Sketchbook, and is the same exact track. It is the only one from #101 that was used-- the other 8 that appeared on the CD were re-recorded. It is played in G in normal tuning, with fingerpicks. One of the tunes Harvey played to win the National Fingerpicking contest. Written in 1972.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-06 Rocky Road # (2:13) 1982
The only thing Harvey ever recorded in Open E capo, which uses 2 Third Hand capos to form an E chord. Standard tuning, fingerpicks. A nice little Travis picked ditty.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-07 I'll Fly Away # (2:33) 1982
Recorded on a Gibson B-45-12, with capo Open A and fingerpicks. A sweet arrangement of this classic bluegrass gospel song.
Personnel: H. Reid (12-string guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-08 Minuet In G # (1:32) 1982
This is essentially Sophocles Pappas' transcription of the Segovia arrangement, played with fingerpicks. It was later re-recorded for the 6-string banjo album, and there is another 2001 unreleased version available below, done bare-finger for an Apple Computer software release.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-09 For Whom The Bell Tolls # (4:14) 1982
Mock flamenco played with fingerpicks, this is one of the tunes Harvey played in the finals to win the National Fingerpicking contest. It was re-recorded, on #105cd and again for the 6-string banjo CD.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-10 Dirty Dish Rag # (2:31) 1982
Re-recorded for #105CD, this is the original version. One of the tunes Harvey played to win the National Fingerpicking contest. One of a handful of his works that use a sophisticated right hand technique (Scruggs banjo roll played with the fingers with a Travis thumb line) Harvey developed, and which may be unique to him. The technique also appears on "Slipped Through My Hand" and "Mockingbird" though this is the most involved piece that uses it.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-12 Slipped Through My Hand # (2:17) 1982
Uses Open A capo configuration. This is the original version; it was re-recorded on the Taylor 12-string for Solo Guitar Sketchbook. There is a vocal version on LP # 102.
Personnel: H. Reid (12-string guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-13 Irish Washerwoman/ Home From The Sea # (2:19) 1982
A rare flatpicking cut, with very solid picking. The second tune was learned from a book of fiddle tunes. The rhythm guitar was overdubbed.
Personnel: H. Reid (lead & rhythm guitar s)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-14 The Ghost Of Casey Jones # (2:39) 1982
A cool Travis-picked slide guitar train song played on the metal body guitar, improvised in the studio. This is the only recording of this.
Personnel: H. Reid (slide guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-15 Farewell To Tarwaithe # (3:01) 1982
A lovely old whaling song, and the first thing ever recorded in Double-dropped E capo configuration, where the middle 4 strings are capoed at fret 2.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
101-16 Addams Family # (0:25) 1982
Not listed in the liner notes, this one was at the end of Harvey's 2st LP as a surprise "bonus" track.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #101-Nothin' But Guitar LP
Song group: #101 Nothin' But Guitar [Studio cut]
102-01 Dreamer Or Believer # (3:15) 1983
1st recording of one of Harvey's best-known songs, with Rick Watson on 2nd guitar and harmony vocal. A live version appears on CD #112 "In Person."
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal) Rick Watson (guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-02 I Will Learn To Love You # (3:52) 1983
The only studio recording of this love song from long ago. Harvey is playing rhythm on his B-45 Gibson 12-string. A beautiful arrangement with Lynn's descant vocal, plus piano and violin.
Personnel: H. Reid (12-string & vocal), Brian Silber (violin), Lynn Rothermich (vocal), Rick Watson (piano & vocal)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-03 Raspberry Reel # (2:26) 1983
The only recording of this original fiddle tune. A rare flatpicking composition by Harvey, with Akira Otsuka ( mandolin), Al Petteway (bass), Brian Silber (violin.)
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar) Brian Silber (violin), Akira Otsuka (mandolin), Al Petteway (bass)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-04 Slipped Through My Hand # (3:31) 1983
First (and so far only) vocal recording of this song with words. This first appeared as a guitar instrumental on #101 LP, and was re-recorded on #105 Solo Guitar Sketchbook. Few people know this was originally a song, and the much-requested instrumental grew out of the guitar breaks on the song. Harvey is playing his B-45 Gibson 12-string. (It's usually sung in F and this is in G to accomodate the viola.)
Personnel: H. Reid (12-string guitar & vocal), Brian Silber (viola), Lynn Rothermich (vocal)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-05 Suite In F- Part 1 # (2:03) 1983
Written in 1982, this was the first piece of instrumental music written for the Esus partial capo configuration, and this is the first recording of it. A transcription appears in the book "Sleight of Hand." It was re-recorded on Solo Guitar Sketchbook, using the Taylor 810 guitar. Harvey plays rhythm autoharp on Part 3 of this version.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-06 Suite In F- Part 2 # (2:03) 1983
Written in 1982, this was the first piece of music written for the Esus partial capo configuration, and this is the first recording of it. A transcription appears in the book called Sleight of Hand. It was re-recorded on Solo Guitar Sketchbook, using the Taylor 810 guitar.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-07 Suite In F- Part 3 # (2:33) 1983
Harvey plays rhythm autoharp on Part 3 of this version.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & autoharp)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-08 All Or Nothing (It's Up To Me) # (3:15) 1983
Harvey plays lead guitar and lead autoharp and trades licks with Robbie Flint, who has been Alan Jackson's pedal steel player for many years. They were playing in a band together in Virginia in 1980. This is to date the only cut with a drum in Harvey's catalog. The song was re-recorded with Anne Dodson and Dan Crary on #106, and a live version appears on #112.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar, lead guitar, autoharp), Brian Silber (violin & viola), Lynn Rothermich (vocal), Rick Watson (vocal), Robbie Flint (pedal steel), Ron Freeland (snare)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-09 Cryin' Shame # (4:00) 1983
Harvey plays 3 guitars on this-- a fingerpicked rhythm/lead, a flatpicked rhythm, plus a lead slide guitar. Quite a different feel from the other recordings of this on #106 and #112.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitars & vocal, slide guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-10 The Flower Of Loudoun County # (4:14) 1983
The only studio recording of this so far. Re-released in 2002 on #116CD "Dreamer or Believer." Harvey lived in Virginia for a few years in the early 1980's. Recorded vocal + autoharp, with overdubbed fingerpicked guitar and some beautiful backup viola, bass and pedal steel.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar, autoharp & vocal), Brian Silber (viola), Lynn Rothermich (vocal), Robbie Flint (pedal steel) Al Petteway (bass)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP, 116CD
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-11 Johnny The Fisherman # (3:21) 1983
This cut was re-issued on #106 "Overview." A very nice fiddle tune with words, it is also one of the only examples of a guitar technique Harvey developed, using a 12-string played like a melodic banjo. (See also: Pegasus & Dance the Storm is Over) The solos on Part 1 of this song are done this way, with rhythm autoharp. The instrumental part 2 is another rare flatpicking cut, with a rhythm guitar overdubbed.
Personnel: H. Reid (6 & 12-string guitar, lead guitar & vocal), Brian Silber (violin), Lynn Rothermich (vocal), Rick Watson (vocal & bass vocal)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP/ #106CD Overview
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
102-12 A Very Old Song # (4:53) 1983
Possibly the first song written in the now-famous Esus capo configuration. Played with fingerpicks in Esus with a Third Hand Capo, later version (#112) is played bare-finger in Eb, with Shubb Esus capo, which allows a different V chord. A very early celtic song, pre-dating the celtic music revival by quite some time.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: REEL
Previous Release: #102- A Very Old Song LP
Song group: #102 A Very Old Song [Studio cut]
103-01 The Last Dance Of Summer # (2:29) 9/21/86
A classic cut-- written and recorded on the Fall Equinox, this is a magical blend of just autoharp and violin.
Personnel: H. Reid (autoharp), Brian Silber (violin)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: REEL
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-02 Twilight # (5:24) 1986
One of Harvey's most mysterious and lovely songs, and one that rarely gets performed. Guitar, vocal and viola.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Brian Silber (viola)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: REEL
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-03 The Bonnie Streets Of Fyvio # (2:07) 1986
Just the autoharp and viola intertwining on a lovely old celtic melody. It was re-released in 2002 on CD #116.
Personnel: H. Reid (autoharp), Brian Silber (viola)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: REEL
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter, 116CD
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-04 The Fisher's Hornpipe # (1:42) 1986
Nice mandolin work by Harvey on this old fiddle tune classic. With a rare overdub of jew's harp.
Personnel: H. Reid (mandolin, jew's harp), Brian Silber (violin)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-05 Old Portsmouth Town # (5:17) 1986
One of Harvey's most requested songs, and one he has never done a "studio" version of. He used to perform quite a bit in the early 1980's with this trio (with Rick Watson and Linda Schrade), and this is the only recorded cut from them. There are some unexplored cassettes tape of concerts with the 3 of them that may yield something good.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Rick Watson (piano & vocal), Linda Schrade (vocal)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-06 The Hunter's Moon # (7:41) 1986
An extended, improvised, moody celtic-flavored guitar & viola duet. Long and lovely.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar), Brian Silber (viola)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-07 The Road To Dundee # (2:42) 1986
Possibly the sweetest autoharp/viola duet Harvey ever recorded. Achingly beautiful.
Personnel: H. Reid (autoharp), Brian Silber (viola)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-08 Guide Me # (3:19) 1986
Just a guitar and 3 voices on a gospel-style song. Lynn sings lead.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Brian Silber (vocal), Lynn Rothermich (lead vocal)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-09 The Coming Of Winter + (5:35) 1986
One of the recording hilights of Harvey's career, this is one of the most captivating and hypnotic things he ever recorded. This violin/autoharp duet has never been performed, and is of immense interest to autoharp fans. It was re-issued on #106, which is still in print, and re-mixed and remastered and released in 2003 on "The Autoharp Album."
Personnel: H. Reid (autoharp), Brian Silber (violin)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-10 The Minstrel's Dream # (22:11) 1986
One of Harvey's most amazing performances-- an unedited epic solo guitar performance, and the first of his tunes to feature his 1983 invention of using "van Halen style" 2-handed tapping to mimic a bagpipe. A must for fans of his guitar work. There are some other out-takes of this that may surface later.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-11 Lord Of The Dance # (2:25) 1986
Another of the brilliant autoharp/violin duets from this 1986 album.
Personnel: H. Reid (autoharp), Brian Silber (violin)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-12 Archibald MacDonald Of Keppoch # (3:57) 1986
An extended and captivating Scottish slow air on solo guitar.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
103-13 Gathering The Harvest # (5:15) 10/6/86
Recorded the day it was written, a Thanksgiving song, and some of Harvey's best lyrics ever, sung to a memorable hymn-like melody. Voice, autoharp and guitar. A new, definitive version of this lovely song was re-recorded in 2003 and released on "The Autoharp Album."
Personnel: HR (autoharp, guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: The Cottage (Bath, Maine) Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: #103- The Coming of Winter
Song group: #103 The Coming of Winter [Studio cut]
484-01 Cocaine Blues * (10:32) 1984
This was a real find, and is quite similar to the 11-minute version released on #112cd from Chicago in 1985, though this was recorded in a bar, and is funnier, stronger and more irreverent than even that landmark version. Very strong guitar work.
Personnel: H. Reid: guitar, vocal
Recorded at: Unknown Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
484-04 Hesitation Blues * (3:01) 1984
A wild and crazy version of this ragtime blues, recorded in an unknown bar during Harvey's tavern period. Very strong guitar work.
Personnel: H. Reid: guitar, vocal
Recorded at: Unknown Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
485-03 Dreamer Or Believer * (3:39) 3/5/85
Very fast and strong guitar-- a solid version, one that shows the early sound.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Holstein's (Chicago IL) Engineer: Rich Warren Format: F-1
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Live at Holstein's [Live cut]
485-04 The Fisherman/ Minuet In G * (4:23) 3/5/85
A very clean and strong version of the classic Kottke instrumental, and the only live recording of this Bach Minuet to date. Great playing and sound quality.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Holstein's (Chicago IL) Engineer: Rich Warren Format: F-1
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Live at Holstein's [Live cut]
485-08i The Flower Of Loudoun County Intro * (:38) 3/5/85
Spoken intro to song. Free with purchase of song. (Specify if you want it.)
Personnel: H. Reid (spoken)
Recorded at: Holstein's (Chicago IL) Engineer: Rich Warren Format: F-1
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Live at Holstein's [Live cut]
485-09 The Flower Of Loudoun County * (4:04) 3/5/85
A very nice version (and the only live version in our vaults) of this much-requested ballad. Just autoharp & voice.
Personnel: H. Reid (autoharp & vocal)
Recorded at: Holstein's (Chicago IL) Engineer: Rich Warren Format: F-1
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Live at Holstein's [Live cut]
485-17i My Zebra Is A Libra Intro * (:45) 3/5/85
Spoken intro to song. Free with purchase of song. (Specify if you want it.)
Personnel: H. Reid (spoken)
Recorded at: Holstein's (Chicago IL) Engineer: Rich Warren Format: F-1
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Live at Holstein's / Comedy Songs [Live cut]
485-18 My Zebra Is A Libra * (2:51) 3/5/85
This is the same concert that brought us the Cocaine Blues (all 11 mins of it on "In Person" ), and was a high-energy night. This is the only recording of this novelty song about the zodiac. Some of the best singing done in that era.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Holstein's (Chicago IL) Engineer: Rich Warren Format: F-1
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Live at Holstein's / Comedy Songs [Live cut]
485-23 Vigilante Man * (4:15) 3/5/85
Harvey's earliest recording of this song, and does not contain the percussion solos Harvey has made a trademark of his version. They apparently emerged somewhere between March 1985 and July 1986.
Personnel: H. Reid (slide guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Holstein's (Chicago IL) Engineer: Rich Warren Format: F-1
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Live at Holstein's [Live cut]
486-01 Vigilante Man * (5:05) 1986
This exciting cut was captured during a tribute to Woody Guthrie, presented by 8 Seacoast folk musicians, including Harvey, Cormac McCarthy, Susie Burke, John Perrault, Linda Schrade and Jim MacDougall. This was Harvey's solo number, and is the earliest recording of his "drum-solo" approach to the song, with a lot of different moves than the later versions. Quite interesting and exciting.
Personnel: H. Reid (slide guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Portsmouth NH High School Engineer: H. Reid Format: Cassette
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
490-01 Freight Train Boogie * (3:24) 6/3/90
This is Harvey's only recorded version of this song. A very exciting performance; Harvey sings lead and plays guitar in a trio with Dan Crary on lead guitar and Rick Watson on the piano. There are also 3-part vocals. Harvey's cool guitar break starts around 1:50 and plays twice through. Pretty good mix and sound-quality.
Personnel: H. Reid ( guitar & vocal), Rick Watson (keyboard & vocal), Dan Crary (guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Unitarian Church (Portsmouth NH) Engineer: Jim Tierney Format: DAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
490-02 Dreamer Or Believer * (3:44) 6/3/90
Harvey sings lead and plays guitar in a trio with Dan Crary on lead guitar and Rick Watson on bass + 3-part vocals. This one is more ragged (but spirited) than some of these out-takes, but is one of only a few cuts of Harvey and Dan playing together.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Dan Crary (guitar & vocal),Rick Watson (bass & vocal)
Recorded at: Unitarian Church (Portsmouth NH) Engineer: Jim Tierney Format: DAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
490-03 Matchbox Blues * (3:31) 6/3/90
Harvey's only recorded version of this old blues classic that he has been playing at bar gigs for decades. It really cooks, and Harvey sings lead and plays slide guitar in duet with the piano. It is a very exciting take.
Personnel: H. Reid (slide guitar & vocal), Rick Watson (keyboard)
Recorded at: Unitarian Church (Portsmouth NH) Engineer: Jim Tierney Format: DAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
492-03 Summertime * (6:59) 10/10/92
A monumental version of this song, with extended and impressive guitar and violin solos and a strong vocal by Lynn.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar), Brian Silber (violin), Lynn Rothermich (vocal)
Recorded at: Unitarian Church (Portsmouth NH) Engineer: Jim Tierney Format: ADAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Coming of Winter Concerts [Live cut]
492-04 Old Portsmouth Town * (5:29) 10/10/92
A very nice version of the song with Rick on piano and vocals and Brian on viola. As good or better than the original CD version.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Brian Silber (viola), Rick Watson (keyboard & vocal)
Recorded at: Unitarian Church (Portsmouth NH) Engineer: Jim Tierney Format: ADAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Coming of Winter Concerts [Live cut]
492-07 Waltz Of The Waves/ Road To Dundee * (4:35) 10/10/92
A lovely medley of 2 of Harvey's most memorable autoharp pieces, done at the 10th Anniversary concert in Portsmouth NH 10/10/92. Brian Silber on viola, Rick Watson on keyboard.
Personnel: H. Reid (autoharp), Brian Silber (viola), Rick Watson (keyboard)
Recorded at: Unitarian Church (Portsmouth NH) Engineer: Jim Tierney Format: ADAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Coming of Winter Concerts [Live cut]
494-01 Vigilante Man $ (5:34) 8/18/94
This is the 4th version of this, after the very early 1985 and 1986 live cuts and the 1990 studio version. It appeared on the Folks Live CD put out by the Folks Festival. It was recorded on stage at the folk festival, and is a quite inspired performance. Probably the 2nd best, after the one on #112.
Personnel: H. Reid (slide guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Lyons, CO Engineer: Kevin Clock Format: ADAT
Previous Release: Folks Live CD
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
495-01 Missing A Train $ (2:44) 9/30/95
This was recorded at a 25th anniversary tribute to the Stone Church, a Seacoast area music club. It rocks hard.
Personnel: H. Reid (octave mandolin & vocal)
Recorded at: Stone Church (Newmarket NH) Engineer: Todd Jones Format: ADAT
Previous Release: Live From the Stone Church Vol 2 CD
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
495-02 The Minstrel's Dream $ (6:13) 9/30/95
This was recorded at a 25th anniversary tribute to the Stone Church, a Seacoast area music club. It is a shortened version of the monumental piece.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Stone Church (Newmarket NH) Engineer: Todd Jones Format: ADAT
Previous Release: Live From the Stone Church Vol 2 CD
Song group: Misc Live Cuts [Live cut]
500-02 L-O-N-E-S-O-M-E * (3:00) Jan 2000
This novelty song is one of 5 brilliant Reid originals that appeared on Lonesome Dave & the North Dixie Road Kings tape in 1989, featuring the bluegrass band. This version is a duet by Harvey & Joyce, and features their tight harmony singing.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Joyce Andersen (fiddle & vocal)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: 24-bit
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: #115 Outtakes [Studio cut]
501-01 Bury Me Beneath The Willow * (3:06) Jan 2001
An out-take from Joyce and Harvey's duo CD. It is a fine example of Harvey's unique "faux-frailing" technique on the 6-string banjo. Recorded live in the studio with no overdubs.
Personnel: H. Reid (6-string banjo & vocal), Joyce Andersen (fiddle & vocal)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: 24-bit
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: #115 Outtakes [Studio cut]
501-02 Minuet In G + (1:39) 12/3/01
Harvey re-learned and re-recorded this for Apple Computer, which they included in the release in 2002 of their product iPhoto. This is the version they used, in full fidelity, rather than the MP3 used in the software. Released in 2002 on #116 "Dreamer or Believer."
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: 16-bit MOTU
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc. Outtakes [Studio cut]
501-03 Wreck Of The Isidore (Solo) * (7:13) 4/15/01
This is just the very strong rhythm guitar and vocal track from the 2001 CD "The Great Sad River." There was a bit of overdubbing on the CD, with violin, harmony vocals, bass and mandocello added, This is just the powerful solo performance, done in a single take, which is interesting in its own right.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: 24-bit
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: #115 Outtakes [Studio cut]
586-02 Railroad Bill/ Freight Train * (5:06) Sept 1986
Railroad Bill is pretty much like the version on "Steel Drivin' Man" (recorded 5 years later) but the Freight Train version is sweet and the only one there is.
Personnel: H. Reid: guitar & vocal
Recorded at: The Cottage Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc. Outtakes [Studio cut]
595-01 Crossing The Water * (2:24) 8/9/95
A rousing duet version of Bill Staines' uplifting song, with guitar and 2 vocals.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Lynn Rothermich (vocal)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: DAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: "Joined at the Voice" [Studio cut]
595-02 Coat Of Many Colors * (3:39) 11/15/95
Lynn sings lead, Harvey sings harmony and plays some rare and beautiful straight-ahead Carter-style rhythm guitar with Maybelle-type solos.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Lynn Rothermich (vocal)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: DAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: "Joined at the Voice" [Studio cut]
595-05 Are You From Dixie * (2:07) 8/10/95
An old pre-bluegrass classic learned from the Blue Sky Boys, sung as a duet throughout.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Lynn Rothermich (vocal)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: DAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: "Joined at the Voice" [Studio cut]
595-07 Come Walk With Me * (2:32) 8/11/95
A spirited version of a Joe Val bluegrass song, with some strong (and rare) pure bluegrass mandolin work by David Surette, plus some very crisp bluegrass rhythm guitar and lead vocal by Harvey.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar & vocal), Lynn Rothermich (vocal), David Surette (mandolin)
Recorded at: Woodpecker Studios (York ME) Engineer: H. Reid Format: DAT
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: "Joined at the Voice" [Studio cut]
680-02 Rocky Road * (2:02) 1980?
Pretty much the same arrangement that is on the 1st LP, but done 2 years earlier. It's cleaner & better in most ways.
Personnel: H. Reid: Gallagher guitar
Recorded at: Other Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Misc. Outtakes [Live cut]
680-04 The Boring Gypsy * (7:41) 1980
A completely unique piece-- unlike anything Harvey has ever done before or since. It's largely a flamenco-style jam, but it is an involved piece with a lot of parts, and must have been more than just a whim. It is played in E minus capo/tuning, and was created the same week that tuning was discovered, and it came shortly before The Albatross. One of the only things Harvey ever did with a nylon-string guitar.
Personnel: H. Reid: nylon- string guitar
Recorded at: Veitch St Arlington VA Engineer: H. Reid Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: Early Outtakes [Studio cut]
682-01 For Whom The Bell Tolls * (4:33) 1982
This is a very exciting and interesting and somewhat longer alternate take of this tune. Unclear why it was not used.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: #101 Outtakes [Studio cut]
682-02 Last Steam Engine Train * (3:14) 1982
Out-take from the 1st LP. A pretty hot version, and not used because Harvey did not want to include 2 Kottke tunes, and already had a train song.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: #101 Outtakes [Studio cut]
682-04 Musette In D * (1:48) 1982
Out-take from the 1st LP. A nice baroque piece, and Harvey's own arrangement. Played in Dropped D tuning.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased
Song group: #101 Outtakes [Studio cut]
682-06 Le Petit Rien * (1:31) 1982
Version 2 (outtake) of this tune from #101 LP. Played on a Charles Hoffman grand-concert koa guitar won at Winfield the Sept before. Played with fingerpicks in standard tuning, capo 2. A little baroque piece learned from a book.
Personnel: H. Reid (guitar)
Recorded at: Track Studios (Silver Spring MD) Engineer: Ron Freeland Format: Reel
Previous Release: Unreleased (101)
Song group: #101 Outtakes [Studio cut]