Point of No Return
(Germany - Import)
Digipak CD of James Henry Ford (born 1941- found dead Nov. 2007) was the composer of Aretha Franklin's 'Niky Hoeky'. He was Sly Stone's friend and a big influence on Nick Lowe. In 1969 Jim Ford blended the sounds of gritty R&B with down-home country on the now legendary album, Harlan County. Jim Ford had a tremendous impact on everyone who crossed his path. He is featured on Sly & the Family Stone's classic 'There's a Riot Going On' and during a short stint in London 1971, he helped ignite what would later be known as the UK pub rock scene. In the '80s, Jim Ford disappeared into a haze of drug abuse and erratic behavior. In 2006 Bear Family assembled a compilation, Sounds of Our Time, and finally Jim Ford got his long overdue recognition. In the liner notes Jim finally told his full and almost incomprehensible story. 16 tracks. 2008.