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.
I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town - (previously unreleased)
S.K. Blues - (previously unreleased)
Kansas City - (previously unreleased)
Goin' Down Slow - (previously unreleased)
Walkin' by Myself - (previously unreleased)
Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do - (previously unreleased)