Live At the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival
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- Released: August 5, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Monterey Jazz Fest
- 1.I'm Gonna Move To the Outskirts of Town - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 2.S.K. Blues - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 3.Kansas City - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 4.Goin' Down Slow - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 5.Wlakin' By Myself - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 6.Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 7.I Want a Little Girl - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 8.I Don't Know - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 9.Early One Morning - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 10.Reds and Whiskey [Incomplete] - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
- 11.When I Been Drinkin' - (with Jimmy Witherspoon)
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Personnel: Jimmy Witherspoon (vocals); Robben Ford (guitar, alto saxophone); Woody Herman (clarinet); Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Roy Eldridge (trumpet); Earl Hines (piano); Paul Nagel (Fender Rhodes piano); Vernon Alley, Stanley Poplin (bass instrument); Mel Lewis (drums, drum); Jim Baum (drums); Jim Baum (drum).
Recording information: The Monterey Jazz Festival (09/16/1972/10/02/1959).
Authors: Jim Baum; Tim "T-Bone" Jackson; Jason Olaine; Robben Ford; Stanley Poplin; Paul Nagel.
Arranger: Jimmy Witherspoon.
In 1972 Jimmy Witherspoon blew away the Monterey Jazz Festival with a line-up helmed by blues guitar master Robben Ford. On this live recording from that performance, Ford covers an impressive emotional gamut with his fretboard that matches Spoon's slow-burning soul vocals note for note. Rarely have two giants been so ably matched and MJF LIVE 1972 captures their bond at its creative peak.
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