Jim Ford Harlan County LP
Jim Ford Harlan County LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Jim Ford Harlan County LP

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SKU:
LIALP068
UPC:
826853006811
Reissue Of Country-Funk Classic On Vinyl LP!
Remastered From The Original Master Tapes!


Here's how it went down: Jim Ford, a musically minded country boy from rural Kentucky heads to the Golden State with dreams of making it. Making the scene in Los Angeles, he befriends and writes songs for such artists as Bobby Womack ("Harry Hippie"), Aretha Franklin, P.J. Proby, The Temptations, and even appears on Sly & the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin' On. He eventually hooks up with legendary session players Dr. John, Jim Keltner (John Lennon), and James Burton (Elvis Presley) and books into the equally legendary Wally Heider Recording Studios to cut an album of blue-eyed country-funk and soul. The year is 1969. What came next was a series of missed opportunities, burned bridges, and a few decades lost to drug abuse. And what's left? Harlan County.

Released in 1969 on the minor label Sundown Records, Harlan County simply fell through the cracks between monster selling titles by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Despite being allied with some of the biggest names in the business and a deft musical touch, Ford never struck gold as a solo artist and eventually left the often cutthroat music business for a quieter life at the turn of the 1980s.

"Jimmy Ford is the baddest white man on the planet," said Sly Stone of Jim Ford, and listening to Harlan County today who's to argue? Needless to say, Light In The Attic Records are honored to re-release these ten country-funk gems on wax with Ford's original cover artwork, beautifully re-mastered audio, extensive liner notes by Kurt Wolff (The Rough Guide to Country Music), and rare photos. Fans of Charlie Rich, Tony Joe White, Lee Hazlewood, and Bobby Charles, please take note. Harlan County is a revelation to deep music heads and for the previously converted, an opportunity to revisit one of the California studio scene's crowning glories. To quote the title of Wolff's booklet essay, "Jim Ford's Music Will Kick Your Ass And Blow Your Mind."

"Jimmy Ford is the baddest white man on the planet." – Sly Stone

"Jimmy was a beautiful cat, one of the most creative people that I've ever met." – Bobby Womack

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Remastered from the original master tapes
• Original cover artwork
• Gatefold jacket
• Extensive liner notes by Kurt Wolff
• Rare photos

Selections:
1. Harlan County
2. I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me
3. Changin' Colors
4. Dr. Handy's Dandy Candy
5. Love On My Brain
6. Long Road Ahead
7. Under Construction
8. Workin' My Way To L.A.
9. Spoonful
10. To Make My Life Beautiful
Description
Reissue Of Country-Funk Classic On Vinyl LP!
Remastered From The Original Master Tapes!


Here's how it went down: Jim Ford, a musically minded country boy from rural Kentucky heads to the Golden State with dreams of making it. Making the scene in Los Angeles, he befriends and writes songs for such artists as Bobby Womack ("Harry Hippie"), Aretha Franklin, P.J. Proby, The Temptations, and even appears on Sly & the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin' On. He eventually hooks up with legendary session players Dr. John, Jim Keltner (John Lennon), and James Burton (Elvis Presley) and books into the equally legendary Wally Heider Recording Studios to cut an album of blue-eyed country-funk and soul. The year is 1969. What came next was a series of missed opportunities, burned bridges, and a few decades lost to drug abuse. And what's left? Harlan County.

Released in 1969 on the minor label Sundown Records, Harlan County simply fell through the cracks between monster selling titles by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Despite being allied with some of the biggest names in the business and a deft musical touch, Ford never struck gold as a solo artist and eventually left the often cutthroat music business for a quieter life at the turn of the 1980s.

"Jimmy Ford is the baddest white man on the planet," said Sly Stone of Jim Ford, and listening to Harlan County today who's to argue? Needless to say, Light In The Attic Records are honored to re-release these ten country-funk gems on wax with Ford's original cover artwork, beautifully re-mastered audio, extensive liner notes by Kurt Wolff (The Rough Guide to Country Music), and rare photos. Fans of Charlie Rich, Tony Joe White, Lee Hazlewood, and Bobby Charles, please take note. Harlan County is a revelation to deep music heads and for the previously converted, an opportunity to revisit one of the California studio scene's crowning glories. To quote the title of Wolff's booklet essay, "Jim Ford's Music Will Kick Your Ass And Blow Your Mind."

"Jimmy Ford is the baddest white man on the planet." – Sly Stone

"Jimmy was a beautiful cat, one of the most creative people that I've ever met." – Bobby Womack

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Remastered from the original master tapes
• Original cover artwork
• Gatefold jacket
• Extensive liner notes by Kurt Wolff
• Rare photos

Selections:
1. Harlan County
2. I'm Gonna Make Her Love Me
3. Changin' Colors
4. Dr. Handy's Dandy Candy
5. Love On My Brain
6. Long Road Ahead
7. Under Construction
8. Workin' My Way To L.A.
9. Spoonful
10. To Make My Life Beautiful
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Jim Ford
Title
Harlan County
Composer
Additional Artists
Dr. John, Jim Keltner, James Burton
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
10-24-2018
Release Date
11-06-2018
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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