Tim Hardin 4

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Tim Hardin 4
Studio album by Tim Hardin
Released February 1969
Recorded May 1964
Genre Folk
Label Verve (FTS 3064)
Producer Erik Jacobsen
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Tim Hardin 4 is an album by folk artist Tim Hardin, released in 1969.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

Folk music musical and poetic creativity of the people

Folk music includes traditional folk music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. The term originated in the 19th century, but folk music extends beyond that.

Tim Hardin American musician

James Timothy Hardin was an American folk musician and composer. He wrote the Top 40 hit "If I Were a Carpenter", covered by, among others, Bobby Darin, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, The Four Tops, Robert Plant, Small Faces, Johnny Rivers, and Bert Jansch; his song "Reason to Believe" has also been covered by many artists, notably Rod Stewart, Neil Young, and The Carpenters. Hardin is also known for his own recording career.


Erik Jacobsen recorded these Blues songs as a demo with Tim, John Sebastian, Sticks Evans, and Bob Bushnell in 1964. They were not issued until 1969. The songs are in a straight blues style. A similar release was done by Atco on This is Tim Hardin .

ATCO Records is an American record company and label founded in 1955 as a division of Atlantic Records. It was devised as an outlet for productions by one of Atlantic's founders, Herb Abramson, who had returned to the company from military service. It was also intended as a home for acts that did not fit the format of Atlantic, which was releasing blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul. The Atco name is an abbreviation of ATlantic COrporation. Atco also provided distribution for other labels, including RSO Records, Volt, Island, Modern, Ruthless, and Rolling Stones Records.


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In his review for Allmusic, music critic Jim Newsom wrote "... the album holds some interest as a historical document... This is not essential listening by any means, but it's pleasant enough to hear on a lazy, cloud-covered afternoon." [1]

Track listing

All songs by Tim Hardin unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Airmobile" – 2:19
  2. "Whiskey, Whiskey" – 5:39
  3. "Seventh Son" (Willie Dixon) – 2:05
  4. "How Long" - 4:30
  5. "Danville Dame" - 2:45
  6. "Ain't Gonna Do Without" (Part I) – 2:08
  7. "Ain't Gonna Do Without" (Part II) - 1:30
  8. "House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional)- 3:35
  9. "Bo Diddley" (Bo Diddley) - 2:45
  10. "I Can't Slow Down" - 2:27
  11. "Hello Baby" - 5:23


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  1. 1 2 Newsom, Jim. "Tim Hardin 4 > Review". Allmusic . Retrieved June 22, 2011.