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Jim Ford

Harlan County

Light in the Attic


CD $12
LP Black $21
LP Blue $23
  • First ever vinyl reissue of this country-funk classic
  • Album recorded at the legendary Wally Heider Los Angeles studios by Rik Pekkonen (Neil Young, T. Rex, Ariel Pink) and features heavy session players Dr. John, Jim Keltner, and James Burton
  • Lovingly re-mastered from the original master tapes
  • Pressed on blue vinyl


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.


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Preview Tracklist

  • 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