OMG. You could eat off Ruthie's voice. She is killer, that girl.I had completely forgotten about that Georgie Fame album...
Would be good if someone could upload the Guitar Player flexi-disc of RF playing that tune they didn't put on 'Talk To Your Daughter'- that is a great track.
The Charles Ford Band album on Arhoolie contains some wonderful tonesome & firey early stuff.
Anything from the Jimmy Witherspoon Live at the Ash Grove album is great and relatively obscure.
My brother gave me Ruthie Foster's album. I thought the guitar playing sounded pretty competent - good chops, nice tone, in the pocket timimg...then he told me who it was.
Yeah, that was a great one with the 'Isn't She Lovely' kind of groove and then a great funk/blues part. It's on at least one bootleg. Other great stuff on the Ford Brothers Reunion album - Forty Days and Forty Nights and Cotton Creeper. I've got him doing Footprints at GIT and also Born Under a Bad Sign with Eric Johnson - Eric takes about 10 choruses so there isn't much room left for Robben ! Bullfunk was a good one, Dave Koz, maybe ? Monmouth College Fight Song from Casino Lights. Got a great version of 'I Put a Spell On You' from a boot, too. Bad Luck Blues, Ain't Got Nothin but the Blues and Roberta are great from the North Sea Jazz fest in 90. I think Roberta is on Youtube from about that time with his brother on harp. There is some great stuff on his instructional tapes, the Blues and Beyond and also his Hot Licks tape. Some of the best stuff is just him jamming in the intro. Doodlin, from Live at Notodden with Witherspoon is like a tutorial on how to play a I VI II V turnaround blues, and the organ player is great too.Would be good if someone could upload the Guitar Player flexi-disc of RF playing that tune they didn't put on 'Talk To Your Daughter'- that is a great track.
Joe,Some of my favorite work hands down by Robben ...
is his playing on Larry Steen's View from A Far album (a masterpiece of a CD BTW)
You can check his solos from two of the tracks at the Guitar9 site ...
talk about some sweet outside playing here & there
Here's the link ...
Click on these two song samples which play two complete solos by Robben on the CD
Kharslama Blues & Second Wind
Richard, were you looking for people to tell you about solos or to post the solos? I could TELL you about dozens of solos in a list format. I was thinking by your OP that you were looking for artifact.
I THOUGHT you were looking for actual clips of solos he did on commercial releases (as there are hundreds of boots). I always loved this one, from 1979. I bought the tape for a road trip in 1980, and the solo came on this tune and I flipped out, immediately recognizing it as Robben:
Robben solo on a Little Feat record in 1979
The Guy to talk to about some old Robben Ford takes would be Chris Cain.Yeah, it's called 10th Ave. Tango. It's the one he did with Bruce Willis:
Here are the three smokin' cuts off of Call of the Wild by Victor Feldman's Generation Band. RF KILLING it. Download to conserve ny bandwidth please. Took a while to find btw...