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.
|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|
|06:44||The Way You Treated Me (You're Gonna...)||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|
|Robben Ford||Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Piano, Production|
|Neil Larsen||Organ, Piano|
|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|
|Valerie Whitesell||Production Management|
|Andrea R. Nelson||Art Direction, Art Design|
|Abbey Anna||Art Direction|
|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.