Harry Smith was my father

Hiawatha Telephone Company
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13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Happy as a mole 3:09 31
2 Flowers in the window free download 3:30 52
3 Richard and Liz 3:17 19
4 One Step Ahead 2:53 23
5 Moving House Today 2:52 31
6 Six weeks after the break up 2:41 30
7 Alone again free download 2:37 25
8 Long Hard Road 2:31 27
9 Cards on the table 3:01 36
10 Child is Father to the Man 4:15 36
11 What's your move? free download 2:43 31
12 Why do you make it so hard? free download 4:06 98
13 The Ship Song 2:17 39

About this album

Harry Smith was my Father is a collection of one-take demos recorded in a single five hour session at Peppercorn Studios, Kemp Town, Brighton (UK) on 23 January 2009.

All songs were written by Jon between 2002 and 2008, and he sings and plays his Kay’s nylon string guitar (now a quarter of a century old) with no over dubs.

Download the full album via Bandcamp. A lyric sheet is also available here

Harry Smith was an artist and film-maker who in 1952 compiled a legendary three-volume anthology of American roots music which influenced a generation of folk singers and beyond. Harry Smith died in 1991.

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