Hartford, John

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Hartford, John - Mark Twang Mark Twang
Bluegrass Used - LP 020 Flying Fish
1976 Original.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Catalogue Catalogue
Bluegrass New - LP 259 Flying Fish
Sealed 1981 Original With Gold Promo Stamp On Cover. Recorded At 30ips.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Gum Tree Canoe Gum Tree Canoe
Bluegrass Used - LP FF 289 Flying Fish
Beautiful 1984 Original. Features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, And Others. Hartford's Banjo Playing Is Exceptional As Is The Accompaniment Provided By A Host Of Great Country, Bluegrass And Newgrass Pickers. 4½ Stars In All Music Guide.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Morning Bugle Morning Bugle
Bluegrass New - LP BS 2651 Warner
Sealed 1972 White Label Promo With Promo Bio Insert Under The Shrink Wrap. Features Norman Blake And Dave Holland. Banjo Guitar And Bass Recorded Without Overdubs. Rare.... more details
 
Hartford, John - All In The Name Of Love All In The Name Of Love
Pop New - LP FF 044 Flying Fish
Sealed 1977 Original, Small CC.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Housing Project Housing Project
Pop New - LP LSP 3998 RCA
Sealed 1968 Heavy Vinyl Stereo Original. One Of His Finest Albums.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Iron Mountain Depot Iron Mountain Depot
Pop New - LP LSP 4337 RCA
Sealed 1970 Heavy Vinyl Orange Label Textured Jacket Original With Insert.... more details
 
Hartford, John - John Hartford Looks At Life John Hartford Looks At Life
Bluegrass Used - LP LSP 3687 RCA
Beautiful 1967 Stereo Original Still In Shrink Wrap. Rare.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Love Album Love Album
Pop New - LP LSP 3884 RCA
Sealed 1968 Stereo Original. Rare. “Some Country And Folk Purists Might Not Be Able To Get Past The Overlays Of Strings And Assorted Touches Of Pop Production In The Arrangements. For Everyone Else, Though, The Love Album Is Another Solid Entry In The Series Of Late-'60s Hartford RCA Lps, Boasting Some Of The Wryest And Slyest Country-Pop Ever Written. "You Hit Me In The Face In The Middle Of The Night" He Sings On The Very First Line Of The Very First Track, Though The Backing Music Is His Usual Amiable Country-Pop/Bluegrass, And That Pretty Much Sets The Tone For The Record. For You Can't Really Tell Whether Hartford, A Master Of Understatement, Is Subverting Both Country And Pop Conventions With His Laconic Wit, Penning Lyrics That Would Have Risked Outright Rejection By Big Label A&R Departments Had They Not Come From The Hand Of Someone Who'd Established Himself As A Bankable Property With "Gentle On My Mind." His Droll Delivery And Toying With Clichés Makes It Hard To Tell Whether He's The Straight Man Or A Joker, And It's That Ambiguity That Makes These Oddball Tunes So Intriguing -- Such Pleasant, Straight Country-Pop On The One Hand, But Such Deviously Subtle Irony On The Other.” Richie Unterberger, AMG.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Earthwords & Music Earthwords & Music
Bluegrass Used - LP LSP 3796 RCA
1967 Deep Groove Stereo Original In Shrink Wrap. Grammy Winner!... more details
 
Hartford, John - Nobody Knows What You Do Nobody Knows What You Do
Bluegrass New - LP 028 Flying Fish
Sealed 1975 Original.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Gum Tree Canoe Gum Tree Canoe
Bluegrass New - LP FF 289 Flying Fish
Sealed 1984 Original, CC. Features Sam Bush, Mike Auldridge And Others.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Annual Waltz Annual Waltz
Bluegrass New - LP 5861 MCA
Sealed 1987 Original. COH.... more details
 
Hartford, John - You And Me At Home You And Me At Home
Bluegrass New - LP FF 228 Flying Fish
Sealed 1980 Original. Features Buddy Emmons.... more details
 
Hartford, John - John Hartford John Hartford
Pop New - LP LSP 4156 RCA
Sealed 1969 Heavy Vinyl Gatefold Original With The Rare Song Hype Sticker On The Rear Shrink Wrap. First Sealed Copy We Have Had In Stock In Over Ten Years. “RCA Probably Thought They Were Just Signing The Guy Who Wrote "Gentle On My Mind" When They Signed John Hartford Back In 1966, But His Own Albums Just Kept Getting Stranger And Stranger During The Late '60s, Culminating In This Bizarre Piece Of Orchestrated Country-Tinged Art Rock From 1969, Which Sounds Kind Of Like Nashville's Take On Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle. Opening With The Descriptively Titled "Dusty Miller Hornpipe And Fugue In A Major For Strings, Brass And 5-String Banjo," The Album Eases Into A Cockeyed Blend Of Middle-Of-The-Road Orchestrations And Hartford's Quirky Sense Of Humor. There Are A Few Almost Normal-Sounding Tunes, But Even The Most Commercial Song Has The Unwieldy Title "I've Heard That Tearstained Monologue You Do There By The Door Before You Go" And Rueful Lyrics To Match. After That Interlude, The Album Touches On Creepy Character Studies Like "The Collector" And "Mr. Jackson's Got Nothing To Do," Interlarded With Short Instrumental Pieces That Are As Odd And Artsy As Anything Parks Was Doing At The Same Time, Including An Ironic Deconstruction Of "Gentle On My Mind" Under The Title "A Short Sentimental Interlude." The Combination Of Hartford's Remarkable Voice, His Eccentric But Accessible Sense Of Whimsy, And Al Capps' Utterly Straight Strings And Brass Arrangements Is Quite Fascinating. Fans Of The Comparatively Twee And Normal Neon Philharmonic Should Check Out This Similar (But Much Better) Album, As Should Anyone Who Adores Glen Campbell's Jim Webb Collaborations.” Stewart Mason, AMG.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Gentle On My Mind Gentle On My Mind
Pop New - LP LSP 4068 RCA
Sealed 1968 Stereo Original. Pristine Copy. “Poetic. Blissful. Wonderfully Arranged. Lavishly Recorded. This Collection Of Original Melodies Written And Recorded By Widely Recognized Singer/Songwriter John Hartford Is Vivid And Beautiful. Each Tune Throws In Hints Of Creative Brilliance And Sincerely Artistic Poetic Expression, Much To The Likings Of Bob Dylan And Willy Nelson. Charming Songs Such As "A Simple Thing As Love" And His Radio-Friendly Single, "Gentle On My Mind," Stir The Kettle Of Emotion, Where More Serious Subjects Are Covered In The Deep Retrospect Song "California Earthquake" And The Chilling "Mouth To Mouth Resuscitation." "Mouth To Mouth" Is An Upbeat, Vibrant Tune Stressing The Need For A Nation's Rebirth, As Hartford Chants, "Good For The Country, Good For The Nation." Surely It Finds Itself As Song Born For A Good Old Time Mingling Among Friends. The Album's Most Deeply Gripping Tune Is The Lyrically Poetic Gem "I Would Not Be There," A Passionate Six-Verse Tune Detailing The Characteristic Lives Of A Man Visiting A Baker-Street Bookstore To Check Out A Book Of Steamboats And Cotton, He Who Is Inspired By A Fifth Grade Replacement Schoolmistress, A Man At The Barracks, And Sam, Hung Over From Drinking. The Record's Overall Lyrical Content Is Mystic And Sharp In Quality And Respectfully Strong In Arrangement. Gentle On My Mind Is Folk-Rock Music At Its Best During The '60s. Music That Can Bring Together Friends In Times Of Laughter And Nights Of Tears, This Record Can Warm The Soul, Never Leaving Its Power Of Nostalgia.” Shawn M. Haney, AMG.... more details
 
Hartford, John - John Hartford Looks At Life John Hartford Looks At Life
Pop New - LP LSP 3687 RCA
Sealed 1967 Stereo Original, Small CC.... more details
 
Hartford, John - The Love Album The Love Album
Pop New - LP LPM 3884 RCA
Sealed 1968 Heavy Vinyl Mono Original.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Aero Plain Aero Plain
Bluegrass Used - LP WS 1916 Warner
Stunning 1971 White Label Promo With Lyric Insert. 1A/1B Stampers. “Shortly After Being Released In 1971, Aereo-Plain Achieved Cult Status. Hartford Enlisted Such Nashville Notables As Guitarist Norman Blake, Dobro Player Tut Taylor, Violinist Vassar Clements, And Bassist Randy Scruggs To Help Out In The Studio. The Cult Following Of Aereo-Plain Though, Has Less To Do With The Music Than With Hartford's Quirky Songs And Even Quirkier Approach. "Boogie" Is A Mind-Boggling Song That Includes Grunts, Foot Stomping, And Panting. Hartford Seems To Have No Problem Progressing From The Old-Time Religion Of "Turn Your Radio On" To The Irreverence Of "Back In The Goodle Days." This Later Song Conjures Up Images Of A Future Meeting Between Old Friends At The City Dump ("Oh You'll Pass A Joint/And I'll Pass The Wine") To Relive Their Glory Days. "First Girl I Loved" Is An Unabashedly Gentle Song About Trying To Find Your First Love In Every Subsequent Love. Romantic Fiddle And Mandolin Greatly Add To The Melancholy Mood. "Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry" Is Another Love Song, Memorializing The Ryman Auditorium That Would Be Abandoned In 1974. While Hartford Would Go On To Make Other Great Albums, Aereo-Plain Signaled The Full Blooming Of His Eccentric Talent. This Is An Essential Album For Any Fan, Revealing Both His Genius And The Glory Days Of Early '70s Progressive Bluegrass." Ronnie D. Lankford,Jr., AMG.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Nobody Knows What You Do Nobody Knows What You Do
Bluegrass New - LP 28 Flying Fish
Sealed 1975 Orignal. CC.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Morning Bugle Morning Bugle
Bluegrass Used - LP BS 2651 Warner
Beautiful 1972 Green Label Original Still In Shrink Wrap. Features Norman Blake And Dave Holland. Banjo Guitar And Bass Recorded Without Overdubs. Rare. 1E/1F Stampers. Appears Unplayed.... more details
 
Hartford, John - You And Me At Home You And Me At Home
Bluegrass New - LP FF 228 Flying Fish
Sealed 1980 Original. Features Buddy Emmons, Jeannie Seely And Others. Cut Corner.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Morning Bugle Morning Bugle
Bluegrass Used - LP BS 2651 Warner
Beautiful Near Mint 1972 Green Label Original. Features Norman Blake And Dave Holland. Banjo Guitar And Bass Recorded Without Overdubs. Rare.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below
Folk New - LP FF 063 Flying Fish
Sealed, Rare 1978 Original. “Besides Being A Million-Selling Songwriter And One Of The Most Delightfully Idiosyncratic Performers In Traditional-Style Folk Music, John Hartford Is Also A Licensed Steamboat Captain With A Love For The Mississippi River That Rivals Mark Twain's. Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below Is Hartford's Purest Expression Of His Love For Steamboats And River Rides, With 11 Original Songs On The Subject. Hartford's Songs Are So Pure That It Sounds Like He Made Them Up At The Wheel Of The Boat, Which May Well Be True; In The Case Of The Hilarious "See The Julia Belle Swain," He Actually Sings The Travel Brochure For The Boat On Which He Apprenticed For His License, Occasionally Answered By The Five-Person Chorus Who Are The Only Other Musicians On The Album. Accompanying Himself On Banjo, Guitar, And Violin, As Well As Providing Rhythm By Dancing On A Close-Miked Sheet Of 3/4" Plywood, Hartford Sings In His Friendly Tenor Tales Of Boats And Trips In Such Homely, Vivid Images That It's Easy For Listeners To Imagine Themselves On The Top Decks Of The Mississippi Queen Even If The Closest They've Ever Come To A Steamboat Is The Old Reprise Records Logo. The Tunes Range From Playful Ditties Like "Mama Plays The Calliope" (Which Hartford Pronounces "CALLY-Ope," To Rhyme With "Brother Throws The Rope"), The Bucolic Tale Of A Family-Run Steamboat, To The Title Track, The Haunting Tale Of A Wreck That's Followed By The Poignant "Beatty's Navy," A Simple Field Recording Of The Whistle Of A Steamboat That's Salvaging Another From The Bottom Of The Tennessee River. John Hartford Has Arguably Made Better Records Than Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below, But None Have Been So Personal And Loving.” Stewart Mason, AMG.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Love Album Love Album
Pop Used - LP LSP 3884 RCA
1968 Stereo Original. Appears Unplayed. “Some Country And Folk Purists Might Not Be Able To Get Past The Overlays Of Strings And Assorted Touches Of Pop Production In The Arrangements. For Everyone Else, Though, The Love Album Is Another Solid Entry In The Series Of Late-'60s Hartford RCA LPs, Boasting Some Of The Wryest And Slyest Country-Pop Ever Written. "You Hit Me In The Face In The Middle Of The Night" He Sings On The Very First Line Of The Very First Track, Though The Backing Music Is His Usual Amiable Country-Pop/Bluegrass, And That Pretty Much Sets The Tone For The Record. For You Can't Really Tell Whether Hartford, A Master Of Understatement, Is Subverting Both Country And Pop Conventions With His Laconic Wit, Penning Lyrics That Would Have Risked Outright Rejection By Big Label A&R Departments Had They Not Come From The Hand Of Someone Who'd Established Himself As A Bankable Property With "Gentle On My Mind." His Droll Delivery And Toying With Clichés Makes It Hard To Tell Whether He's The Straight Man Or A Joker, And It's That Ambiguity That Makes These Oddball Tunes So Intriguing -- Such Pleasant, Straight Country-Pop On The One Hand, But Such Deviously Subtle Irony On The Other.” Richie Unterberger, AMG.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Me Oh My, How The Time Does Fly Me Oh My, How The Time Does Fly
Bluegrass New - LP FF 440 Flying Fish
Sealed, Hard To Find 1987 10 Track Compilation Of Cuts From His Previous Flying Fish Releases.... more details
 
Hartford, John - All In The Name Of Love All In The Name Of Love
Pop New - LP FF 044 Flying Fish
Sealed 1977 Original.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Housing Project Housing Project
Pop New - LP LSP 2998 RCA
Sealed 1968 Stereo Original. Of His Finest Albums. Pristine Copy.... more details
 
Hartford, John - Gentle On My Mind Gentle On My Mind
Pop New - LP LSP 4068 RCA
Sealed 1968 Stereo LP (Label Variation Unknown). “Poetic. Blissful. Wonderfully Arranged. Lavishly Recorded. This Collection Of Original Melodies Written And Recorded By Widely Recognized Singer/Songwriter John Hartford Is Vivid And Beautiful. Each Tune Throws In Hints Of Creative Brilliance And Sincerely Artistic Poetic Expression, Much To The Likings Of Bob Dylan And Willy Nelson. Charming Songs Such As "A Simple Thing As Love" And His Radio-Friendly Single, "Gentle On My Mind," Stir The Kettle Of Emotion, Where More Serious Subjects Are Covered In The Deep Retrospect Song "California Earthquake" And The Chilling "Mouth To Mouth Resuscitation." "Mouth To Mouth" Is An Upbeat, Vibrant Tune Stressing The Need For A Nation's Rebirth, As Hartford Chants, "Good For The Country, Good For The Nation." Surely It Finds Itself As Song Born For A Good Old Time Mingling Among Friends. The Album's Most Deeply Gripping Tune Is The Lyrically Poetic Gem "I Would Not Be There," A Passionate Six-Verse Tune Detailing The Characteristic Lives Of A Man Visiting A Baker-Street Bookstore To Check Out A Book Of Steamboats And Cotton, He Who Is Inspired By A Fifth Grade Replacement Schoolmistress, A Man At The Barracks, And Sam, Hung Over From Drinking. The Record's Overall Lyrical Content Is Mystic And Sharp In Quality And Respectfully Strong In Arrangement. Gentle On My Mind Is Folk-Rock Music At Its Best During The '60s. Music That Can Bring Together Friends In Times Of Laughter And Nights Of Tears, This Record Can Warm The Soul, Never Leaving Its Power Of Nostalgia.” Shawn M. Haney, AMG.... more details
 

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