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John Henry's Farm / Ghostrain
Album:Ghostrain Collection:General
Artist:John Henry's Farm Added:05/2011
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-06-12 Pull Date:2011-08-14 
Week Ending:7 Aug17 Jul10 Jul3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun
Airplays:111112

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5.Fri, 17 Jan 14:MC Dizzy Jackson
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3.Fri, 20 Jun 14:MC Dizzy Jackson
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6.Fri, 09 Aug 13:MC Dizzy Jackson
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Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-06-11 
Palo Alto-based band featuring the band’s namesake leader, John Henry Bradshaw. It’s country. It’s blues. It’s folksy. It’s Americana. It’s a debut release...and it’s killer. Great instrumentation of everything you’d expect from Americana music - acoustic guitar, pedal steel, cello, melodica (organ), harmonica, drums, bass, etc. Chris Cotton (recent A-file) guests on #4. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 12.

1. *(5:39) Mid. Begins with train bell and train horn. Upbeat, front-porch-feeling blues, acoustic guitar, drums, cello, male / female vocals.
2. *(3:07) Fast. Screamed-vocal, driving song. Nice piano parts, heavy drumming. Female backing vocals.
3. (6:00) Mid. Plodding drumbeat, piano, drums, acoustic guitar. Long fade-out of rain.
4. *(3:41) Mid. Banjo intro. Harmonica and band join in. Male, female alternate vocals. Driving and upbeat, despite the lyrics. Dig that harmonica solo nod to John Mayall! Sounds a lot like Old Crow Medicine Show as well. Chris Cotton guests on guitar. Killer.
5. (2:41) Mid / Fast. Cool slide work, nice’n’easy beat.
6. (4:03) Mid. Train whistle intro. Pedal steel and drums predominate. another easy-going song. Train whistle returns at end.
7. *(5:08) Mid. Appalachian-style country blues. Great acoustic instrumentation. Galloping, upbeat and danceable good times.
8. *(3:43) Mid. Killer acoustic guitar picking featuring some hollering vocals. Sparse and sure to please.
9. (2:50) Slow. Sustained organ parts and guitar predominate. Has that ‘No Expectations’ sound from the Stones’ Beggar’s Banquet.
10. (3:11) Mid. Harmonica, drums, guitar predominate. Gets rocking.
11. (6:20) Slow / Mid. Easy-going folksy-bluesy song with female and children backing vocals.
12. *(6:46) MId / Fast. Driving with melodica and cello joining electric guitar, bass, drums. Alternates between mellower and driving phrases with some cool changes. Kick ass.
13. (16:55) Slow. Sparse guitar, banjo with female vocal. Ends with 12:54 remaining, then a couple intermittent sounds the rest of the way.

Track Listing
1.Georgia 7.Kentucky Mountains
2.Locked Door Blues 8.Railine
3.Rain Dance 9.Old Addiction
4.Prison Letter 10.Reverence
5.Brother 11.Lp
6.Train Whistle 12.Ghostrain
 13.Yellow Cuckoo