Kodac records for Corner Records which is located in Atlanta, Ga. After his near death experience in 1989, Kodac decided to take control of his life and career. One of the things he did to accomplish that was to start Corner Records. Kodac wanted to have artistic control and learn about every aspect of the business. With the help of friends Kodac released the CD, Static on the Radio, in 1991. That CD was followed by the release of, Glad to be Live! in 1992, and The Heart of the Soul in 1993. Kodac then released two cassettes of live music recorded with his band, "Luckie Street" call Beatnik Blues Vol. I & II, in 1994. In 1997 Kodac released, Hard to Stop a Train which received rave reviews here and in Europe. In 1999 Kodac and Edd Miller of CMO Productions produced the CD, In Search of the Blue Groove. In late 2000 Kodac released a limited edition CD entitled Kodac Harrison in Concert, which was recorded live with his bands "Luckie Street" and "Drive by Soul". In April 2003 Kodac released, Portraits and Passages produced by Kodac Harrison and Dan Coy. Two other limited release editions have been recently released. The first, Georgia Soul, a compilation of mostly original soul songs was released in 2004 and a compilation of original jazzy songs called Backstreet Jazz was released in 2005. In 2007, Dreams and Nightmares, a CD of new originals was released and in 2009 Reach for the Moon was released. This CD was recorded live a Eddie's Attic and contained an audio version of Kodac's theatrical production, which debut at 7 Stages theater. All on Corner Records/Luckie Street Music.....
P.O. Box 17624
Atlanta, Ga. 30316
Prior to starting Corner Records, Kodac recorded 3 albums for Luckie Street Records. Just a Disguise (1984), Tear the Old House Down (1986), and the Brendan O'Brien produced When Dreams Become Real (1988)
Kodac's first release was an independently released 4 song EP entitled (simply) KODAC, which came out in 1981 (Back to top)
|Kodac & Amy Lee||Big House||Dreams & Nightmares||Dan Coy & Dave Webb||Kodac Harrison|
|Sean, Dan & Dave||Kodac @ Trackside||Poster @ Trackside||Sean & Dan||David Webb|
|Luckie Street @ Smith's||Kodac plays at school||KH in Prague 11||KH in Prague 15||KH in Prague 3|
|Kodac & Nick||Kodac @ SOBs||Kodac @SOBs2||Kodac standing2||Kodac&PattiSmith|
|Luckie Street @ Hall||Java Monkey Speaks||Opera House||Sean & The Count||Kodac & Jon Goode|
|with Andrew Young||with Billy Collins||with Jimmy Carter||Dan & Dave||Luckie Street @ SOBs|
|KH in Prague 4||Kodac||The Eyes Have It|
Poetry Atlanta Site where you can find info on poetry events in Atlanta plus the home of The Atlanta Review. Kodac is chairman of the Community Board for this organization.
The Dan Coy Trio Great Jazz! Dan has been in and out of bands fronted by Kodac since 1984. This talented guitar player has co-produced two of Kodac's recordings and has been on more of Kodac's recording than any other musician.
Sean O'Rourke A great drummer who recorded with Kodac on Beatnik Blues Vol. II, Kodac Harrison in Concert,and Portraits and Passages
Eddie's Attic The place to hear acoustic music in the Atlanta area.
Amy Lee Sax is a great sax player who has recorded and performed with Kodac since 1991, the same year she started playing with Jimmy Buffett
Min Xiao-Fen She hails from China and is a virtuoso on the ancient Chinese instrument, the Pipa. Kodac performed with Ms. Min in The Netherlands.
Elise Witt Wonderful folk musician who is well connected and active in many good causes.
The Moonlitroad is a site to hear ghost stories on the web. Kodac performed several of their stories.
Chaz's Waste of Bandwidth- The title says it all.
Gray Matters My friend Jules' page with LOTS of nifty links.
This link should put you in touch with the "reading room" at the Defoor Centre, where I host Kodac's Blue Plate Special every 2nd Wednesday.
On Monday, November 12th, 2001 at Cafe' Berlage in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Kodac shared billing with Chinese virtuoso, Min Xiao-Fen, who is a master of the ancient Chinese instrument, the "pipa". Kodac had the opportunity to perform with her as well as to hear her inspiring performance. The following is a poem Kodac wrote after the experience:
Her Pipa Sings
Today I heard a Chinese waterfall
The sounds of the countryside
Far away from cars
Where the insects, the frogs
The birds cry
In silence, in storm
A Chinese opera performed on four strings
And thirty frets
An ancient battle for glory
For love, for hate
In darkness, in light
So mystical, so magical
With all the drama intact
All the emotions contained
Through all the seasons
She messages music
From those four strings
Her pipa sings
Her pips sings
Her pipa sings
In my soul
I am transported
On the wings of virtuosity
To a far away land
In a far away time
In a different space
In another world
I lose myself
I find myself
Her pipa sings
by Kodac Harrison (c) 2001
See "About" page for more on Ms. Min
The following is a translation of Kodac's first international review from the daily newspaper of Goettingen Germany:
Blues-Poet with the Courage to be Emotional
The good-natured rogue, Kodac Harrison comes from a rough raw place. When the American songwriter performs spoken word or sings in his scratchy baritone, he bares his soul and exposes the essence of his warm humanity. He is a man who hides nothing. Kodac Harrison is a song-poet of a dying breed in the USA. This lovable rogue, to his credit, has the courage to show hurt and to exhibit human emotion. The story-tellers songs and words create a poetic atmosphere and tell of a world which is often filled with pain, but his tales always reveal a glimpse of light, a ray of hope.
He calls his music "Beatnik Blues" and his soulful blues-voice cuts like a cross between Tom waits and Howlin' Wolf. Accompanying himself on guitar, he is melancholy like Leonard Cohen. In the background often are one or two sweet and sentimentally beautiful violins or a saxophone squealing like a braking automobile.
Warm and Raw
Kodac Harrison's lyrics are literature, are poetry. Maybe it's a pity, but sometimes the words are almost better without music; simply with his warm, raw, magnificent speaking voice.
Udo Hinz, Goettinger Tageblatt, 10/26/00
READY TO FLY
I saw a big yellow moon
Bust through a dark blue cloud tonight
And I had a sudden certain feeling
That everything was going to be okay
So it's time to put the past to bed
And let tomorrow's dreams carry me
It's almost Independence day
I think I finally found the groove
I think I'm ready to fly
By Kodac Harrison (c) 1999