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Blue Moon

Robben FordAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A five-time Grammy nominee, he has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John ... Read more in Amazon's Robben Ford Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 12, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B000060OWV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,861 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Robben Ford, whose album Blue Moon is a typically hard-hitting modern blues-and-soul collection, has one of the most bewitchingly loose-limbed and attractive guitar tones in the business. Coupled with his effortless technique and penchant for honest-to-goodness blues phraseology, that makes him one of the most pleasing guitarists on the circuit. The fact that he's a decent singer and accomplished songwriter, as well as an eagle-eyed spotter of talent for his supporting bands, means you've got a pretty safe bet that he's going to serve up superior blues-drenched music with a light dose of modern soul. Blue Moon delivers on the bet, being a beautifully produced, lean and hungry set of performances that never strays far from the mother lode. It doesn't matter whether the drummer is Vinnie Colaiuta or Tom Brechtlen, the bassist Roscoe Beck or Jimmy Earl, each performance cooks, and not a note is wasted. With a blues style that is both modern and traditional and production values that are second to none, this is a very welcome release indeed. --Keith Shadwick

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll play this one a lot! November 29, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one great album. Don't buy it until you have time to listen to it several times at one sitting, because you will want to play it over and over. It just sounds great. Ford's playing is crisp and smooth. His voice is a little thin for the blues, but still sounds good. Something For the Pain, Indianola, and You're Gonna Be Sorry are terrific blends of jazz, rock and blues. A lot of jazz and blues guitarists get a little out there in terms of improvisational riffs. On this album Ford plays straight ahead melodies that are fun to listen to. You'll wear out the ol' air guitar listening to this one. Enjoy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Performance! March 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Robben Ford has been extremely busy over the last couple of years. Since his 1999, release "Supernatural", he has released the 2001, "Paul Butterfield Tribute", the 2002, "Jing Chi" CD with Vinnie Colaiuta and Jimmy Halsip and now, "Blue Moon", which, like "Jing Chi" also features Colaiuta on drums. Robben Ford has also dropped his label in favor of Concord Records and, for those guitarst out there, his Fender RF model guitar in favor of a Fender Telecaster. The result? Robben's most exciting release in years.
Ford's blues fans will be happy to know that despite Ford's earlier Jazz releases and Concord Record's focus on some formidable jazz artists such as the Rippingtons, Herb Ellis, Gary Burton, Dave Weckl and Eric Marienthal, Robben's new material remains true to the Blues. On this disc, Ford demonstrates some rather exceptional guitar playing, as well as performances on the Wurlitzer and the Piano on a couple of tracks. The CD contains mostly new and original material although Robben has included a sensational cover of Little Walter Jacobs "Up The Line" as well as Willie Dixon's "It Don't Make Sense", which is performed extremely well. The CD's highlights while hard to choose, are probably "Something For The Pain" which has a rather lively beat and uptempo guitar and the slow blues cover of "It Don't Make Sense". Simply Outstanding!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Concord Jazz welcomes a new member...Robben Ford" March 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best albums released by Robben Ford since "Handful of Blues"(1995),
"Blues Collection"(1997) and "Tiger Walk"(1997)...featuring tunes like "Rugged Road" and
"When I Leave Here"...but with this release from Concord Jazz, we find more Jazz with a
taste of blues.
Stand outs ~ "INDIANOLA", shows how much of a guitarist he is, tremendous arrangement
with great style..."SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN" and "DON'T DENY YOUR LOVE",
digs deep into the soul with a smidgen of rock thrown in for good measure..."IT DON'T
one is a Willie Dixon tune, the later by Ford, both have Jazz written all over them, some fusion
sprinkled moments.
Super job by Concord Jazz, Glen Barros and John Burk (executive producers)...a big
welcome to the newest member of their label...hope this is the beginning of a beautiful
friendship...ROBBEN FORD!
Total Time: 59:03 on 12 Tracks ~ Concord Jazz CCD-2112 ~ (2002)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Robben Ford's Blue Moon April 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The enigmatic Robben Ford hits pay dirt here.. I hesitate to call this a come-back album, but the last three or four albums Fod has put out have been unfocused, and sketchy. In contrast, Blue Moon sounds like it knows where it's going. I'd add a half a star here if I could.
Some of the hightlights:
Robben sings a lot more loosely and confidently then he has in the past. One gets the sense that he's having fun..
The guitar playing is not regulated to the back room. He does judicious time playing the hell out of his Telecaster and his Gibson scaled guitars. But the virtuosity does the music well, and there is a wonderful balance between the blues and just going out. His solos sing, and cry, and come to a wonderful point. Listen to the solo on "You're going to be sorry." Great job from a really great player.
He gets gooooooood backup, from the various combination of side men and backup vocalists. Some wonderful, subtle B3 and sax playing on this album. Again, think loose but funky.
One other thing. This album sounds great CRANKED. Turn it up.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robben's back to his roots August 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is a great Robben Ford disc. It has seemed like he's been a bit unfocused lately, but this disc gets back to his roots and just kicks. Great guitar sound, great songs, great backing musicians. It's great to hear Robben with Roscoe Beck again. He's one of the few guys to play blues/rock with intelligence and virtuoso chops. He certainly doesn't play blues because it's the only thing he can do; his jazz fusion material from the '70's shows that. A must have...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Robben Ford offer to date June 28, 2002
By 21and12
Format:Audio CD
Folks, this CD just plain cooks. I hesitated to buy it at first because 1. he sings and 2. I was very disappointed in Supernatural. But the CD has been either in my home or car stereo since I bought it last week.
The band is so tight it "sounds" as if it were recorded live in the studio. Ford's playing is downright swamp-like raunchy at times. His guitar sound is just plain nasty, bellowing blues/rock/funk lamentations to stir the masses. And his singing is the most soulful yet.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great. April 16, 2002
By A Customer
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First of all, this is (or should be) an album for guitar players. And as always, Robben Ford sounds terrific. Seven stars for his playing. Unlike a lot of guys, he just keeps getting better.
But after the first cut--a sort of Robben Ford meets Sam & Dave thing--the rest of the tunes just plod along. None of them is as catchy as I'm Your Man or Talk To Your Daughter. Some songs have changes that are clever, like when Scott Henderson plays blues but clever doesn't get my feet tapping.
Last but not least, he sings. And sings. We can argue if he's the greatest vocalist since Caruso but the lyrics are just filler.
Robben Ford has so many killer albums its hard to pick but if you want one that will give you chills look for the semi-bootleg Live In San Francisco. In the middle of a long and brilliant solo he cuts from I'm Your Man to Purple Haze. Robben Ford playing Purple Haze...need I say more?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Robben Ford in excellent form...
Robben Ford is the complete package on this record...great vocal performances, very good tunes and the always sublime playing of a true master of American blues... Read more
Published 20 months ago by ethersea
5.0 out of 5 stars Robben Ford great Guitar
Robben Ford can really play the guitar and his smooth voice make listening to these songs a pleasure. Love his music. Read more
Published on December 24, 2008 by Jeffrey Wolfenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Moon, my review from Barcelona
I've got most Robben's Ford discography and telling the truth is very very good since he started with THE CHARLES FORD BAND following with contributions with his brothers PATRICK... Read more
Published on August 17, 2007 by Bluesman From Barcelona
4.0 out of 5 stars another great jammin' buddy
I've had this cd for a few years and really like it. Sure, not every tune is perfect but darn close.

Some people pick on Robben's vocals but I think thats BS. Read more
Published on June 11, 2007 by Glen Kepic
1.0 out of 5 stars Booooring
Great guitarist with a terrible voice. I can't beleive someone hasn't broke the news to Robben that HE CAN'T SING FOR S**T. At least Joe Satriani got a clue. Read more
Published on March 15, 2007 by John Sebastian
4.0 out of 5 stars When is the tour?
Perhaps not excellent, but still a really good record from Robben Ford. Like most of RF's albums, it keeps getting better each time you listen to it.
Published on July 29, 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired
This record is not Robben Ford at his best, uninspired playing and singing and the lyrics are really at a low level, not a good record at all..
Published on January 14, 2003 by Hans Nygård
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great One
His music is tasteful, diverse and technically advanced. This is another great Ford CD. Don't miss it.
Published on November 17, 2002 by W. K. Sievers
1.0 out of 5 stars Androgyner Gesang
Selten habe ich eine so eine schlechte Blues-CD gehört,odder?
Der androgyne Gesang von Robben Ford ist nicht Fisch, nicht Fleisch, sondern Soach!
Published on August 17, 2002
2.0 out of 5 stars Talk to Your Disappointed Daughter
I have been a Robben Ford fan since the Court & Spark tour and have seen him play whenever I hear about it. Read more
Published on May 3, 2002
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