Morning Bugle

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Morning Bugle
Hartford Morning Bugle.jpg
Studio album by John Hartford
Released June,1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Bluegrass
Length 41:20
Label Warner Bros.
Producer John Simon
John Hartford chronology
Morning Bugle
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Morning Bugle is an album by John Hartford. It was released in 1972 on Warner Bros. Records.


Morning Bugle is Hartford's second and final album for Warner Bros. Records and was recorded at Bearsville Studios in Bearsville, New York. The music was all written by Hartford, except for one traditional tune. The song "Old Joe Clark", while an old traditional song, was rewritten by Hartford for this album. The album features jazz bassist Dave Holland, who performs with both Hartford and Norman Blake for the very first time.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Jim Worbois wrote "One of Hartford's finest records. Done mostly live in the studio with virtually no over-dubs, this is a fine collection of song covering a variety of subjects."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Hartford; except where indicated

  1. "Streetcar" – 3:54
  2. "Nobody Eats at Linebaugh's Anymore" – 4:52
  3. "Howard Hughes' Blues" – 2:52
  4. "All Fall Down" – 3:11
  5. "On the Road" – 3:44
  6. "Morning Bugle" – 2:22
  7. "Old Joe Clark" – 5:48
  8. "My Rag" – 3:40
  9. "Late Last Night When My Willie Came Home" (Traditional) – 3:19
  10. "Got No Place to Go" – 4:18
  11. "Bye-Bye" – 3:20



  • Producer, Liner Notes: John Simon
  • Recording Engineer: Mark Harman
  • Mixing (CD Edition): Toby Mountain
  • Cover Illustration: Don Punchatz
  • Photography, Art Direction: Ed Thrasher


  1. ^ a b Worbois, Jim. "Morning Bugle > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 11, 2011.