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On Top Of Fool's Hill

Available on LP Only
Clips from Early Jerling CD

Side One

On Top of Fool's Hill (clip) (lyrics)
Riverboat Rag (clip) (lyrics)
Drivin' Willy Home (clip) (lyrics)
Mr. Billy Bones
Factory Town (clip) (lyrics)

Side Two

Everybody's Scared
Marry Me, Mary Edwards
Kitchen Two-Step (clip) (lyrics)
Lullabye
Just a Good Boy Tryin' to Go Bad

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On Top of Fool's Hill (1981) was Michael Jerling's first recording and a limited number of the original vinyl pressing in shrink-wrap are still available. Recorded at Ranger Records in Oak Park, IL, the album was produced by Randy Rice, Victor Sanders & Izzy Reinish and engineered by Victor Saunders. The album features ten original songs, five of which, Mr. Billy Bones, Everybody's Scared, Marry Me, Mary Edwards, Lullabye, and Just A Good Boy Tryin' To Go Bad, have never been reissued on CD.

MJ Says - I had almost no studio experience when I began recording this album, and zero experience playing with a rhythm section (Click track? Click track? We don't need no steenking click track!), but fortunately there were some talented friends there to make me sound better than I deserved to sound. And the great Peter Ostroushko flew down from Minnesota to play mandolin and fiddle on a few songs, which certainly elevated the proceedings and Victor Sanders' acoustic guitar solo on the title cut was just perfect. Great memories.

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