||Lord, Mr. Ford||Jerry Reed||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Folsom Prison Blues||Jerry Reed||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rainbow Ride||Jerry Reed||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Two Timin'||Jerry Reed||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolled Around Heaven All Day)||Jerry Reed||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Can't Keep Me Here In Tennessee||Jerry Reed||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Lady Is a Woman||Jerry Reed||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pickie, Pickie, Pickie||Jerry Reed||2:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||One Sweet Reason||Jerry Reed||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm Gonna Write a Song||Jerry Reed||2:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Lord, Mr. Ford is a fairly typical Jerry Reed album, which is to say it's filled with jaw-dropping guitar playing, excellent songs, and warm, rugged vocal performances. As usual, Reed alternates between countrypolitan ballads which showcase his smooth baritone vocal style and the ultra-funky swamp pop hybrid that he virtually created. Of course, those who know Reed's music well understand that he is equally at home with both these genres; his unwillingness to be pigeonholed has always at once somewhat limited his mainstream appeal and won him the undying devotion of a particularly loyal core fan base. The big hit here was the title track, a semi-political song written by the great hippie country songwriter Dick Feller. Reed's version is appropriately crotchety considering the song's "simple working man" theme, but it's amusing to hear notorious bad boy Reed forced to substitute the word "trick" for the original version's "bitch." The vocalist completely reinvents the Johnny Cash standard "Folsom Prison Blues" by employing an intensely rhythmic, New York City-style disco beat (several years before that craze hit), complete with Latin percussion. To top it off, Reed rips into a Discipline-era Robert Fripp-esque repeating guitar figure that sounds almost exactly like an African thumb piano. In addition, the album contains two of Jerry Reed's most beautiful guitar instrumentals and "One Sweet Reason," (another Feller composition), which features one of his most sensitive vocal performances. Overall, though Jerry Reed doesn't offer a lot of surprises here considering his always-varied output, Lord, Mr. Ford stands as one of the high points of his catalog and is a must-have for anyone interested in left-of-center country music.
One of Jerry's best
Love this album all the way through.
Lord Mr. Reed!
Another hit song for Reed with "Lord Mr. Ford." This album was recorded during Reed's heyday. I personally enjoy Jerry's funky songs the most such as the title track. Unfortunately there isn't much of that on this release. Still, the singing, playing and production (Chet Atkins) are top notch. The material is a bit too commercial, but I still enjoy it.
Born: March 20, 1937 in Atlanta, GA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s