Discovering The Blues
Clarence Atkins writes in the liner notes, "Taken from live performances at the Ash Grove in Hollywood and the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, the repertoire for "Discovering The Blues" holds considerable appeal to both blues and jazz aficionados. Robben kicks off "Sweet Sixteen" with a searing guitar solo that leads into his emotional vocal chorus. "You Drive A Hard Bargain" is a well articulated Ford original, while on John Lee Hooker's "It's My Own Fault", Ford gives his impression of Hooker's suggested dicta. The instrumental ballad "You Don't Know What Love Is" provides a platform for Robben's soulful saxophone solo. "Raining In My Heart" features the singing of Ford in the classic Chicago blues mode and clearly shows the capacity of his band to really swing as they support him. The final track, "Blue & Lonesome", epitomizes what the entire record is about... classical blues presentations from a musical phenomenon and his band, as they elucidate and demonstrate "Discovering The Blues"."
|05:42||You Drive A Hard Bargain||Vocal|
|10:28||It's My Own Fault||Vocal|
|08:49||You Don't Know What Love Is||Instrumental|
|03:34||My Time After Awhile||Vocal|
|10:33||Raining In My Heart||Vocal|
|08:25||Blue & Lonesome||Vocal|
|Robben Ford||Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals|
|John Bolden||Remix Production|
|Terry Bolden II||Remix Production|
|Eddie Levine||Executive Production|
|Larry Goetz||Remix Engineering|
|Abbey Anna||Production Coordination|
|Recorded live by Far Out Mobile Recording Unit in 1972 at the Ash Grove, Hollywood, CA and the Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA.
Remixed at Room 222 Recording, Los Angeles, CA.
Re-mastered and edited at A&M Mastering, Hollywood, CA.
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