John Hartford

John Cowan Harford

Also known as Harford, Hartford, Hartlord, J Hartford, J. Harford, J. Hartford, John, John C. Hartford, John Harford, T. Hartford
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Discography of John Hartford:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Natural To Be Gone / Like Unto A Mockingbird 2 Audio 1969 RCA
2 Permanent Wave 9 Audio 1980 Flying Fish (2)
3 Mark Twang 10 Audio 1976 Flying Fish (2)
4 Aereo-Plain 16 Audio 1971-09-00 Warner Bros. Records
5 Earthwords & Music 12 Audio 1967-07-00 RCA Victor
6 Looks At Life 13 Audio 1967 RCA Victor
7 You And Me At Home 11 Audio 1980 Flying Fish (2)
8 Housing Project 12 Audio 1968 RCA Victor
9 Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below 11 Audio 1978 Flying Fish (2)
10 Catalogue 12 Audio 1981 Flying Fish (2)
11 Gum Tree Canoe 10 Audio 1984 Flying Fish (2)
12 John Hartford 14 Audio 1969-05-00 RCA Victor
13 "Gentle On My Mind" And Other Originals By John Hartford 11 Audio 1968 RCA
14 Nobody Knows What You Do 12 Audio 1977 Nature (2)
15 Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings 12 Audio 1977 Stony Plain Records
16 Morning Bugle 11 Audio 1972-06-00 Warner Bros. Records
17 Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings 12 Audio 1977 Flying Fish (2)
18 Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Dave Holland 10 Audio 1985 Rounder Records
19 All In The Name Of Love 11 Audio 1977 Flying Fish (2)
20 Morning Bugle 11 Audio 1972-06-00 Warner Bros. Records
21 Aereo-Plain 16 Audio 1971 Warner Bros. Records
22 Morning Bugle 11 Audio 1995-07-18 Rounder Records
23 Nobody Knows What You Do 12 Audio 1976 Flying Fish (2)
24 The Fun Of Open Discussion 16 Audio 1995 Rounder Records
25 Aereo-Plain 16 Audio 1971-09-00 Warner Bros. Records
26 John Hartford 14 Audio 2009-04-22
27 Nobody Knows What You Do 12 Audio 1992 Flying Fish (2)
28 Hamilton Ironworks 23 Audio 2001 Rounder Records
29 Aereo-Plain 16 Audio 1997-09-09 Rounder Records
30 Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings 12 Audio 1977 Guimbarda
31 Natural To Be Gone 1967-1970 28 Audio 2002 Raven Records
32 Gentle On My Mind 2 Audio 1967 RCA Victor
33 RCA Country Legends 17 Audio 2001-09-25
34 RCA Country Legends 17 Audio 2001
35 One Too Many Mornings / Solitary Sanctuary 2 Audio 1970 Ampex Records
36 Slumberin' On The Cumberland 11 Audio 1979 Flying Fish (2)
37 Housing Project 12 Audio 1968 RCA
38 Annual Waltz 10 Audio 1987
39 Slumberin' On The Cumberland 11 Audio 1979 Flying Fish (2)
40 "Gentle On My Mind" And Other Originals By John Hartford 11 Audio 1968 RCA Victor
41 Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings 12 Audio 1977 Sonet
42 8 (Sophistication In Stereo) 13 Audio 1968
43 Annual Waltz 10 Audio 1987
44 Me Oh My, How The Time Does Fly 10 Audio 1987
45 I Didn't Know The World Would Last This / The Category StompLong 2 Audio RCA
46 Gentle On My Mind 2 Audio 1967 RCA Victor
47 Mark Twang 10 Audio 1996 Flying Fish (2)
48 Live At College Station Pennsyvania 17 Audio 1995-05-25 Small Dog A Barkin'
49 Nobody Knows What You Do 12 Audio 1976 Sonet
50 All In The Name Of Love 11 Audio 1977 Sonet


(December 30, 1937 - June 4, 2001) John Hartford was born in New York City to parents Dr. Carl and Mary Harford. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he was exposed to the influence that would shape much of his career and music, the Mississippi River. From the time he got his first job on the river, at age 16, Hartford was on, around, or singing about the river. John changed his last name to Hartford later in life at the behest of [a=Chet Atkins].

From the 1980's onwards, Hartford had Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. On June 4, 2001, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 63, he died of the disease.

John is largely credited for inventing the musical style known as Newgrass. He played the Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and was a Singer Songwriter.


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