Harlem (album)

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Studio album by Shawn Amos
Released February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
Recorded Early 2000 at Amos’ Fairfax district apartment, Los Angeles, California
Genre Americana music
Length 40:08
Label Unbreakable Records
Producer Shawn Amos, Patrick Milligan
Shawn Amos chronology
Thank you Shirl-ee May
(2005)Thank you Shirl-ee May2005

Harlem is an album by artist Shawn Amos. Harlem was released on February 15, 2011.

Amos titled the album Harlem after being inspired by a museum exhibit dedicated to the Harlem Renaissance.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Shawn Amos, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Independence Day" 3:54
2. "Vicksburg" 1:37
3. "Southern Man" (written by Neil Young) 5:51
4. "Blackface" 4:57
5. "Mean As You" 3:29
6. "Inside Out" 5:08
7. "Vicious Circle" 3:11
8. "Fire Down Below" 3:35
9. "Goin East" 5:41
10. "Angel In Black" 2:45
11. "Long Time Gone" (With Julie Miller, Bonus iTunes track) 2:17
Total length: 40:08


  • Shawn Amos sings, plays acoustic & electric guitars, harmonica, plus banjo on "Vicksburg"
  • Patrick Milligan plays banjo, electric & acoustic guitar, and sings
  • Ben Peeler plays lap steel, mandolin, and dobro
  • Roger Len Smith plays bass and sings
  • Robert Jolly plays drums
  • Chris Anderson plays piano, plus guitar on "Blackface"
  • John Thomas plays organ and piano
  • David Henry plays cello and organ
  • Gia Ciambotti sings
  • Derf Reklaw plays congas on "Blackface"
  • Mark Olson sings, plus plays harmonica on "Independence Day"
  • Frank "Poncho" Sampedro plays guitar on "Southern Man"
  • Jeremy Parzen plays electric guitar on "Angel in Black"
  • Charlie George plays snare on "Angel in Black"
  • The 3 J's sing on "Vicious Circle"
  • Ian Whitcomb arranges brass section on "Goin' East"


  1. ^ Hardy, Ernest. Renaissance Man. LA Weekly, 2000


  • Los Angeles Times
  • National Public Radio