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ARTIST
TITLE
Harlan County
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LITA 068LP LITA 068LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/25/2011

Gatefold LP version. "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 Tempations, and even appears on Sly & the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin' On. He eventually hooks up with the legendary session players Dr. John, Jim Keltner (John Lennon), and James Burton (Elvis Presley) and books into the equally legnedary Wally Haider Recording Studios to cut an album of blue-eyed country-funk and soul. Released in 1969 on the minor label Sundown Records, Harlan County simply fell through the cracks between monster selling titles by the Beatles, Led Zepplin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. 'Jimmy Ford is the baddest white man on the planet,' said Sly Stone of Harlan County's main man, and listening to the album today who's to argue? Needless to say, Light In The Attic Records are honored to re-release these ten emotive country-soul songs 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, all presented with an adult portion of love. Fans of Charlie Rich, Tony Joe White, Lee Hazlewood, and Bobby Charles, please take note."