Robben Ford "Sunrise"

Robben Ford "Sunrise"

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Robben Ford
The Story
Joseph F. Laredo writes in the liner notes, ""Sunrise" is the perfect title track for this collection of live performances by Robben Ford, because these early recordings capture his special wizardry at a point in time when the music world was just beginning to sit up and take notice. The elements of jazz and rock-influenced fusion that flavor his burly, blues-based guitar style were there from the beginning, and it is this versatility that has allowed him to thrive in so many different settings over the course of an enduring and influential career. Ford's light has always shone brightest as leader of his own combos, particularly in live settings, where there is a palpable energy that invaribly brings out his best work. The title track, with its religious and mystical overtones, and "Miss Miss" are two Robben Ford originals that make for riveting listening." "Sunrise" includes three instrumental tracks, "Oh Gee", "Eighty One" (with Ford on sax!) and "Miss Miss". The legendary Jimmy Witherspoon provides guest vocals on two tracks.
The Music
06:31 Oh Gee Instrumental
04:25 Red Rooster Vocal
08:08 Eighty One Instrumental
03:50 Ain't Nobody's Business Vocal
11:28 Sunrise Vocal
08:23 Blue & Lonesome Vocal
08:58 Miss Miss Instrumental
05:26 Everyday I Have The Blues Vocal
The Artists
Robben Ford Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals
Paul Nagle Keyboards
Stan Poplin Bass, Guitar
Jim Baum Drums
Jimmy Witherspoon Lead vocals on "Ain't Nobody's Business" and "Everyday I Have The Blues"
Jerry Goldstein Production
Eddie Levine Executive Production
Chris Huston Engineering
Stan Agol Engineering
Larry Goetz Re-mix Engineering
James Bennett Re-mix Engineering Assistance
Alan Yoshida Re-mastering
Pat Sullivan Editing
Abbey Anna Project Coordination
Joseph F. Laredo Liner Notes
Recorded live by Far Out Mobile Recording Unit in 1972 at the Ash Grove, Hollywood, CA., The Golden Bear, Huntington, CA, &The Marquee Club, London, U.K.

Remixed at Room 222.

Remastered and edited at A&M Mastering.

Art design by Graphix Express.