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Robben Ford

    Genre : Instrumental Jazz

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    http://www.robbenford.com


  

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Running Out On Me - Robben Ford

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Growing up in the '60s, a teenaged Robben Ford spent countless hours listening to artists like Aretha and Otis, at the same time soaking in guitar blues from Mike Bloomfield, Eric Clapton, and B.B. King. In his early 20s, Ford went on to join blues luminary Jimmy Witherspoon's band. But soon, Ford experienced a diversion from the genre. In 1974, the guitarist was discovered by saxophonist Tom Scott, whose progressive fusion group, L.A. Express, then teamed up with Joni Mitchell to support her Court and Spark tour and play on two of her albums (1974's Miles of Isles and 1975's The Hissing of Summer Lawn).

Today, possessing a resume that includes stints with an impressively broad range of other musical personalities -Miles Davis, George Harrison, Little Feat, and the Yellowjackets, among many others - Ford has demonstrated an uncanny adaptability similar to that of the MG's and the Muscle Shoals group. The guitarist has effortlessly traversed genres without compromising his exquisite, blues-based playing and singing. So it's only natural that on his latest album, Keep On Running (CCD-2187), Ford tips his hat to Muscle Shoals and the MG's, offering fresh takes on soul classics, in addition to serving up several glowing originals.