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the missing years - record-wise

Fed up with the music industry, Larry Jon didn't record any new material for 25 years from 1979 until 2004. He kept performing though, most often at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA , the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, and the Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key, FL. There's an episode of Turner South's "Live at the Bluebird Cafe" from 2002, when Larry Jon shared the bill with Shawn Mullins, which aired on tv, but so far hasn't been released on dvd.

Larry Jon has been a regular at the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival in Perdido Key, FL.

Larry Jon was among the many guest artists on David Allan Coe's 1980 record I've Got Something To Say,
singing the last verse on Take It Easy Rider. He also sang background vocals on the song Lorelei, which appeared on singer/songwriter Jack Williams' 1996 cd Dreams Of The Songdog.
Two of Larry Jon's 70s songs, Sheldon Churchyard and Ohoopee River Bottomland, were included in the
compilations Country Got Soul Vol. 1 + 2, released on Casual Records in 2004.
soundsxp.com review of Country Got Soul Vol. 2
declineandfall review of Country Got Soul Vol. 2
The same year Casual also released Testifying - The Country Soul Revue, a truely great compilation of new
Country Soul recordings by Tony Joe White, Dan Penn, Bonnie Bramlett, Donnie Fritts, George Soule and others.
Larry Jon contributed Sapelo and Friday Night Fights At Al's It was produced by Dan Penn, recorded in his basement studio, executive producers Ross Allen and Jeb Loy Nichols, the master minds behind Country Got Soul.
reviews of Testifying - The Country Soul Revue:




excerpt from the liner notes by Jerry Deccica from Testifying - The Country Soul Revue:


story in "The Tennessean", 1979: