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.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!