ROBBEN FORD -- Discovering the Blues (Avenue Jazz)

Discovering the Blues is the debut in the label's new Avenue Vault Classics series. Recorded in 1972, this previously unreleased perfomance at the infamous Ash Grove in Hollywood captures the 21-year-old guitarist tearing through amazing renditions of B.B. King's "Sweet Sixteen" and the John Lee Hooker classic, "It's My Own Fault," as well as some originals. There are two tracks on that fall flat, but the rest of it is killer. Highly recommended.

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