Robben Ford "Blue Moon"

Robben Ford "Blue Moon"

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Robben Ford
Blue Moon
The Story
Four times Grammy Nominee Robben Ford has distinguished himself in a variety of genres, from R&B to jazz-fusion. The guitarist/singer's first love has always been the blues, an idiom he has explored at several points in his richly varied career. Ford's new album, "Blue Moon" - his first recording for the Concord label - takes the eclectic musician back to his musical roots. From the very first track - a spirited take on Little Walter's "Up The Line" - it's clear that Ford is a rarity among musicians: a technical virtuoso who can play with true blues authenticity. Robben's own compositions for "Blue Moon" take in a broad emotional range, from the jazzy film noir mood of "Good to Love" to the smooth Muscle Shoals groove of "Don't Deny Your Love" to the all out grit of "Indianola" - Robben's instrumental tribute to B.B. King.
The Music
03:48 Up The Line Vocal
04:12 Hard To Please Vocal
05:02 Don't Deny Your Love Vocal
05:10 Make Me Your Only One Vocal
05:19 Indianola Instrumental
04:41 My Everything Vocal
06:44 The Way You Treated Me (You're Gonna...) Vocal
03:58 Sometime Love Vocal
03:42 Good To Love Vocal
04:58 Something For The Pain Vocal
06:13 It Don't Make Sense (You Can't Make...) Vocal
04:56 Remix: Don't Deny Your Love Vocal
The Artists
Robben Ford Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Piano, Production
Russell Ferrante Piano
Neil Larsen Organ, Piano
Tom Brechtlein Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Roscoe Beck Bass
Jimmy Earl Bass, Production
Lee R. Thornburg Trumpet, Trombone
Dave "Woody" Woodford Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Julie Christensen Vocal on "Make Me Your Only One"
Louis Pardini Background Vocal on "Don't Deny Your Love"
Walter New Production, Engineering, Mixing
Glen Barros Executive Production
John Burk Executive Production
Brian Hearity Engineering Assistance
Seth Present Engineering Assistance
Eric Miller Engineering Assistance
Raphael Serrano Engineering Assistance
Michael James Remixing
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Valerie Whitesell Production Management
Andrea R. Nelson Art Direction, Art Design
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Lisa Peardon Photography
Recorded at Sunset Sound (October 2, 3, 18, 19, 2001), Bay 7 (October 15, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2001), G Studio (October 8-12, 2001), Sonic Fiction Studios (October 1, 2, 3, 2001).

Mixed at Mad Dog Studios.

Remix performed at Alternator Records.

Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Stylist: Janet Booth.

Make-up and hair: Danielle Russell.