The Charles Ford Band: With Robben, Mark & Pat Ford

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All Music Guide - Dan Forte
Recorded after the quartet had packed it in, their sole vinyl document inevitably left much to be desired for anyone who'd witnessed their through-the-roof club appearances. Still, the expressive opener, "Blue and Lonesome," manages to create a space of its own, avoiding comparisons with Little Walter's original. Middle brother Robben's expressive vocals defy his 20 years, and his Bloomfield-inspired guitar playing is even more authoritative. Meanwhile harmonica-playing Mark, only age 18, gives Butterfield a run for his money. A later CD reissue gives a glimpse at the band's jazz leaning with a live rendition of John Coltrane's "The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dan Forte
Recorded after the quartet had packed it in, their sole vinyl document inevitably left much to be desired for anyone who'd witnessed their through-the-roof club appearances. Still, the expressive opener, "Blue and Lonesome," manages to create a space of its own, avoiding comparisons with Little Walter's original. Middle brother Robben's expressive vocals defy his 20 years, and his Bloomfield-inspired guitar playing is even more authoritative. Meanwhile harmonica-playing Mark, only age 18, gives Butterfield a run for his money. A later CD reissue gives a glimpse at the band's jazz leaning with a live rendition of John Coltrane's "The Promise."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/1/1993
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297035320
  • Catalog Number: 353
  • Sales rank: 72,792

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Ford Band Primary Artist
Charles Ford Indexed Contributor
Robben Ford Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Vocals
Mark Ford Harmonica
Michael Osborn Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Patrick Ford Drums
Mike Osborne Guitar
Stanley Poplin Bass
Technical Credits
Buddy Guy Composer
Michael Cogan Remixing
Patrick Ford Producer, Liner Notes, Remixing
Deadric Malone Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Liner Notes
Wayne Pope Cover Art
Joseph Scott Composer
Sheldon Feinberg Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
Ronald Bager Composer
Folsom Composer
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