Michael Hurley Discography

First Songs
Mike Hurley
Folkways Records FG3581 LP 1965
Smithsonian Folkways Cassette 03581 1992. Locust Music CD 2002

Blue Mountain, You Get Down by the Pool Hall Clickety-Clack, I Like My Wine, No No No I Won't Come Down No More, Tea, Just A Bum, They Took Away the Diesel, Fat Mama, The Animal Song, Captain Kidd, Intersoular Blues, Werewolf
Michael Hurley, Robin Remaily 

"A secret pillar of the folk revival, Hurley still makes fine, stark mountain songs. Here, his raw-sugar wail and eccentric drifter's tales glow with high lonesome fidelity."  David Fricke , Rolling Stone , November 14, 2002

Armchair Boogie 
Michael Hurley 
Racoon/WB ws1915US 1971 LP 
Snocko Music Cassette 1988
Future Days Recordings  FDR 603  CD
Mississippi Records MR-018  LP 2009

Grand Canyon Line, English Nobleman, Be Kind To Me, Troubled Waters, Red Ravager's Reel, Sweedeedee, Open Up, Jocko's Lament, Light Green Fellow, Get the Best of Me, Biscuit Roller, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, Penquins 
Michael Hurley, Robin Remailly, Michael Kane, Maggie Hurley, Jeff Meyer, Earthquake Anderson, Scott Lawrence, Jesse Colin Young,

"A great cosmic trip.. a delightful masterpiece"
Rolling Stone

Hi Fi Snock Uptown 
Michael Hurley 
Racoon 2625USLP 1972  
Snocko Music Cassette 1984
Mississippi Records MR-048  LP 2010

Blue Driver, Watertrain, The Sun is Sinkin', Old Black Crow, Twilight Zone, I'm Worried, In Florida, Mr. Whiskerwitz, Lilly Pads, Eyes Eyes, The Girl I Love, Uncle Bob's Corner, Ratface, In Trinidad 
Elwood Snock, Banana, Joe Bauer, Michael Kane 

"some of his finest (and still extant) songs" Folk Roots

Have Moicy 
Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Frederick and the Clamtones 
Rounder 3010 US 1976 LP, 1992 CD
Midnight in Paris, Robbin' Banks, Slurf Song, Jacknife - the Red Newt, Griselda, What made my hamburger disappear, Sweet Lucy, Country Bump, Fooey Fooey, Jealous Daddy's Death Song, Driving Wheel, Weep Weep Weep, Hoodoo Bash. 
Jeffrey Frederick, Jill Gross, Michael Hurley, Wax Iwaskiewicz, Robert Nickson, Paul Presti, Dave Reisch, Robin Remailly, Peter Stampfel. 

"The greatest piece of recorded music ever" Omnibus 

" A fucking masterpiece" Village Voice

Long Journey
Michael Hurley 
Rounder 3010 US 1976 LP, Rounder 1998 CD, Light in the Attic Lp 2011

Long Journey, The Portland Water, So You Say, Reconciled to the Blues, You Got To Find Me, The 8-Ball Cafe, Polynesia #1, Monkey on the Interstate, Whiskey willie, Panama Hat, Why Should I have to Worry? The Vt.-Ore Floor, Hog of the Forsaken, In the Garden, Watchin' the Show

Michael Hurley, Robert Nickson, Morgan Huber, John Keyes, Medulla, Peter Stampfel, Derick Semler, Robert Iwaskiewicz, Rob Hykys, Al Zanzler, Christopher L'Estrang, Paul Presti, Dave Reisch, Robin Remailly, Peter Stampfel. 

'His songs are hilarious and mountain-stream-clear way over on the other side of sense. This album is Michael's best, apart from Hi Fi Snock Uptown."  Michael C. Stephens

'Chicken-skin music from the king of Relaxed Strange'.  Eileen Gunn

Michael Hurley
Rounder US 3043 1980 LP, Rounder CD 1997, Light in the Attic 2011 LP

Midnite Rounder, O My Stars, Tia Marie, I'm Getting Ready to Go, Watchin' the Show, Automatic Slim & The Fat Boys, Don't Treat Me Bad, I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop, No Home, Joe' Blon, I Think I'll Move Goin' to Florida, You're Gonna Look Like a Monkey. (CD Bonus: Sweet Lucy [alternative take], Grapefruit Juice Blues)
Michael Hurley, Gary Sisco, Robert Nickson, Dave Reisch, Robin Remailly, Jill Gross, Richard Tyler, H. Archer, N. Branch. 

Blue Navigator
Michael Hurley
Rooster No. 124 US 1984,
Feeding Tube Records  FTR 539, 2021

Blue Navigator, Whoever heard of You?, Dices Dices, Werewolf, Wolf Dispatch, '54 Chevy, Code of the Mountains, Ghost Woman Blues, Somebody to Say Bye Bye To, Open Up (eternal lips) 
Michael Hurley, Peter Riley, Gordon Stone, Derick Semler, William Wright, Jon Weber, Spencer Lewis, Nancy Beaven, Tim Baker

"Feel free to tape this album: Blue Navigator is not solely a commercial venture but is intended for a spiritual life far out traveling the destination of one arrow."


Michael Hurley 
Fundamental Save 051 1988 LP/CD
The Revenant, I Paint a Design, Lush Green Trees, Keep Rockin', You'll Never Go to Heaven, Ma's Dream Blues, I Still Could Not Forget You Then, Indian Chiefs & Hula Girls, Broadcasting the Blues, Uncle Bob's Corner, Moon Song 
Michael Hurley, Peter Riley, Dan Archer, Michael Boise, Marcia Brewster, Debbie Joan Patton, Nancy Beaven, Gary Sisco, John Carlton

Michael Hurley 
Veracity IRS 993.156 CD 1994

The Portland Water, Eyes Eyes, Mayor of Alburg, I Paint A Design, Werewolf, Hog of the Forsaken, Somebody To Say Bye Bye To, Diddy Boy Twang, Letter In Neon, 3 Blind's Blues 
Michael Hurley, Gus Ziesing, Jim McGinness, Mickey Bones, Brian Rost, 
Jill Gross, Margaret Pash, Bob Jordan, Gideon Freudman

Rolling Stone [German Edition] Record of the Year, 1994.

Parsnip Snips 
Michael Hurley
Veracity LP 002, 1995
Mississippi Records MR-044  LP 2009

You're a dog don't talk to me, Hoot Owls, Give me the cure, New Tea, Don't blame it on me, Parsnip Snips, Runaway, Old Black Crow, Light Green Fellow, The Time is Right, Goin' to Polynesia, Abominable Snowman, US Space Weevils 
Michael Hurley solo with guitar. Amy Boute sings on The Time is Right. 
Recorded 1965-72 on a Mono Wollensak, from the vaults of Bellemeade Phonics.

Bellemeade Sessions 
Michael Hurley
Blue Navigator BN 010 CD 1998

$10.00 gig, Girl on the Billboard, Victoria, Ruben's Train, The Beggar's Terms, Misery, Pay No Attention to Alice, Love Changin' Blues, English Nobleman, Ghost Woman Blues, Sweet Thing

Michael Hurley, Gail Valentine, Karen Yates, Kim Rigsby, Will Rigby, Stephen 'Oatmar' Smith,
Michelle Lemond, Michael Styers 

"Michael Hurley is marvellous - a surrealist hillbilly with deep roots, a whimsical touch and a voice like gin-soaked chocolate cake dropped in sand... On these 11 originals and covers he's the antithesis of the bedsit singer-songwriter or folk-clubber: outdoorsy and free"

Michael Hurley
Field Recording FR 010 CD 1999

Your Old Gear Box, Extra Love, Beggars Terms, Nat'l Weed Grower's Assoc., Me and Red, Rue of Ruby Whores, Vanessa, Mr. Man in the Moon, Lean on Me, Dust off This Old Guitar, Rider's Lament, Don't Call Me Sam, Wildegeeses 
Michael Hurley, David Mansfield, Kevin Maul, Dave Reisch, Johnny Hott, Paul Watson, Jeff Valentine, LouAnn Timberlake, Michelle Adams, Pinewood Woodbill, Kornbred.

Michael Hurley
Trikont CD-0296, 2002

Ohio Blues, Rue of Ruby Whores, Barbera Allen, Question, Blockade Stillers, Edinburgh Lag, Negatory Romance, Got Over It, O My Stars, Mona Lisa, End of the Road 

Michael Hurley

"For newcomers it's the bees knees, pretty much defining the man's idiosyncratic US-roots art" Folk Roots

Down in Dublin 
Michael Hurley
Blue Navigator BN 030, 2004

Goners, What I'd Give, Rough and Rocky, Slurf Song, Uncle Smoochface, Monkey on the Dual Carriageway, Have I told you lately, Gooseball Brown, I Don't Care X 3, Pancho and Lefty, Whisky Willy, You Got To Say 

Michael Hurley, Dave Reisch, Tim Rogers, Bill Whelan, Ben Keogh, Thurstan Binns 

"Michael Hurley’s albums creep up on you, and this one’s no exception. Hurley triumphs where others fail because behind his ultra-relaxed demeanor he’s an enormously skilled entertainer." 
Bill Meyer, Dusted.

Ancestral Swamp Michael Hurley
Gnomonsong CD, 2007

Knockando, Dying Crapshooter's Blues, Lonesome Graveyard,New River Blues, El Dorado, 1st Precinct Blues, Light Green Fellow, Gambling Charley, Streets of Laredo, When I Get Back Home, She Got a Mathematic 
Michael Hurley, Dave Reisch, Tara Jane O'Neill, Lewi Longmire

"Blessed with a voice that makes Leon Redbone, JJ Cale and Ry Cooder all sound like a bunch of prissy stage-school elocutionists, Ancestral Swamp is a welcome pit-stop on Hurley’s lo-fi travelogue across the myths and backwaters of rural America." BBC


Ida Con Snock 
Michael Hurley, Ida
Gnomonsong CD, 2009

It Must Be Gelatine, Wildegeeses, Hog of the Foresaken, I Stole The Right to Live, Valley of Tears, Going Steady, Hoot Owls, The Time is Right, I Can't Help Myself, Loch Lomond / Molly Malone, Ragg Mopp, Any Ninny Any
Michael Hurley, Daniel Littleton, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jean Cook

"Rather than mellowing or fading into irrelevance, Hurley seems to only get more and more charismatic with age." Anthony D'Amico, Brainwashed

Blue Hills 
Michael Hurley
Mississippi Records MR-070  LP 2010

In The Morning, Help Me To Get Rid Of Her / How Sweet I Roamed, The Corridor, Shockoe Bottom, Meara O'Reilly, Tea
Michael Hurley


Fatboy Spring 
Michael Hurley
Mississippi Records  MR-094,  Secret Seven SEC-7-009,  LP 2011

Michael Hurley, Robert Iwaskiewicz, Robert Nickson, Doug Southworth, Davy Bessett

A full LP of never-before released Hurley recordings from 1972-73!


Back Home with Drifting Woods 
Michael Hurley
Mississippi RecordsMRP-022   
/ Nero’s Neptune LP -021 , 2012

What'llya Do / What'llya Say? The Blues Had Gone Away, Pretty Girl On Rollerskates, The Tea Song, Intersoular Blues, I Like My Wine, Hey Hey Hey Hey, I Love You Babe

Michael Hurley

Recorded in 1964. Heavyweight faux Folkways wraparound paste-on cover with liner note insert. Liner notes list 1965 as recording date following the recording of First Songs issued on Folkways in the very same year.


Land of Lo Fi
Michael Hurley
Mississippi Records, MRP-052 LP , 2013

Dark Valley Walls, Disaster On Your Wheel, Big Black Spider, The Corridor, Doin' The O'Possum, How Many Biscuits?, Sun To Sun, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Old Doc Gieger, Ohio Blues, You Got To Die.

Limited edition of 2,000. 
Although a Bellemeade Phonics cassette with a similar title and the same cover was released in 1988, this is a different album of new recordings.

Bad Mr. Mike 
Michael Hurley
Mississippi Records,  MRP 103, 2016

Kentucky 3, Charona, Tender Is The Guitar, Beasley's Release, Boone & Jocko, Cuckoo Rock, Lo Bonney, The Moon Song, Moonman Newfie, Dragging The Indian. 
Michael Hurley



Redbirds at Folk City
Michael Hurley

The Twilight Zone, Eyes Eyes, Uncle Bob's Corner, So You Say, Keep 'Em Down, Sweet Lucy, It Don't Take But A Few Minutes, Duck's Yass Yass, Redbird, Hog Of The Forsaken, Monkey On The Interstate

"The music rolls out like the sweetest-ever guzzle of maple syrup laced with Mello Corn Whiskey. So loaded, so powerful, you’re likely to shit the bed if you listen lying down". Byron Coley

The Time of the Foxgloves
Michael Hurley
No Quarter, NOQ075 LP and CD, 2021

Are You Here for the Festival,  Alabama, Se Fue en la Noche, Blondes and Redheads, Love Is the Closest Thing, Boulevard, Knocko the Monk, Jacob's Ladder, Little Blue River, Beer, Ale and Wine, Lush Green Trees

Michael Hurley, Luke Ydstie, Kati Claborn, Gabrielle Macrae, Halli Anderson, Gill Landry, Nate Lumbard, Olaf Ydstie, Lindsay Clark, Barry Southern, Josephine Foster, Betsy Nichols

"Foxgloves is as charming and insightful as any of Hurley’s albums, and it radiates intimacy and coziness even with an expansive list of collaborators."  Pitchfork