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Thursday, June 18, 2009

HARLAN COUNTY


by Jim Ford


SUNDOWN/WHITE WHALE RECORDS
JHS 1002
1969
STEREO





SIDE A:



HARLAN COUNTY
I WANTA MAKE HER LOVE ME
CHANGIN' COLORS
DR. HANDY'S DANDY CANDY
LOVE ON MY BRAIN

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SIDE B:



LONG ROAD AHEAD
UNDERCONSTRUCTION
WORKIN' MY WAY TO L.A.
SPOONFUL
TO MAKE MY LIFE BEAUTIFUL

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Editor's note: woah, man! This guy holds the distinction of being Sly Stone's best friend, Nick Lowe's greatest influence and Marlon Brando's children's step-father, but boy could he lay down the southern rock and country soul groove, my brothers! This dude had quite a storied life but unfortunately most of it wasn't very pretty with this album being the high point of a descending spiral. This is the only album of self-penned originals that made it to light despite Ford having recorded with various labels, although in 2005 a previously unreleased compilation of some of these recordings were brought out (see the links above). A surprise underground classic found in a Nashville thrift store for a buck.

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