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"John Hardy" originally was placed on the B-side of Manfred Mann's strongly -British-influenced cover of the Shirelles' "Sha-La-La," which was a Top 15 hit for the group. "John Hardy" is an old traditional American blues (the exact author is unknown) about a drifter who shoots another man in a jealous rage on the West Virginia-North Carolina state line. About 10 years later, George Thorogood and the Destroyers put out an equally impressive version of the song on their first… read more


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  • Avatar for oldiesfanjohn
    album filler,not even their half-best
  • Avatar for amissspentyouth
    I have just found this track after looking for it for the past 45 years as I could never remember who sang it. It brings back many memories.
  • Avatar for kanga17
    I didn't see the name at the beginning of this, and I thought it was a lost Neil Diamond track. That aside, though, It's rather railroad-ish for Manfed Mann, isn't it. Meaning folky, with an Appalachian appellation.
  • Avatar for Retro_Saiyan
    I Dig This Song

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