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Ford, Darrian / New Standards
Album:New Standards Collection:General
Artist:Ford, Darrian Added:07/2018
Label:Self Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-08-02 Pull Date:2018-10-04 
Week Ending:30 Sep9 Sep26 Aug19 Aug12 Aug5 Aug
Airplays:111212

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 10, 2021:Butter and Jams (rebroadcast from Aug 16, 2018)
To Be Your Man
4.Aug 23, 2018:Butter and Jams
Loose Cotton Shirt
2.Sep 27, 2018:Butter and Jams
Fatherless Son
5.Aug 17, 2018:Old Fart at Play
Enough
3.Sep 04, 2018:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Lovely Day
6.Aug 16, 2018:Butter and Jams
To Be Your Man

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-25 
Reviewed: 2018-07-24
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: Ford steps into the spotlight with a full arsenal of well-penned originals and a strong instrument in his voice. It has soul and is technically assured. a lyricist tackling the realities of everyday life. His vocal prowess is the icing on the proverbial cake, a manifestation of a deep message. He combines old school soul, blues, pop, and jazz into a seamless amalgam
If You Like: Sam Cooke, Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Gregory Porter
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Loose Cotton Shirt (4:41) – brushes on drums start> midtempo song with chorus> piano solo> flute solo> uptempo song> quick fade on chorus
*2/ Bag Of Rocks (3:55) – horns start> uptempo strutting blues song> quick stop on vocal
3/ Whose Child (0:40) – toy piano> slow song with chorus & children> stop on vocal
4/ Acorns (4:33) – sax starts> midtempo song> trumpet solo> song> quick fade on vocal
5/ Untitled (4:41) – piano starts> slow song swells in volume & soars> guitar solo> midtempo song> fade on vocal
6/ Fatherless Son (5:29) – children’s voices> slow song with horns swells in volume & intensity
*7/ Faith (3:44) – trumpet starts> rocking midtempo song> organ solo> uptempo song swings out> crescendo end
8/ Ocean (4:09) – waves & birds start> strings kick in> midtempo song with soaring chorus> song swells in volume & intensity> crescendo on chorus
**9/ To Be Your Man (4:57) – piano starts> slow song with chorus swells in volume & intensity> slow fade
10/ Truth (0:50) – bells start> short slow song> quick stop on spoken word
*11/ Enough (5:29) – sax starts> midtempo song with hard hitting vocals> raunchy sax solo> song builds in volume> laugh> fade on sax
*12/ Lovely Day (4:55) – cello starts> slow song with soaring vocals & chorus> call & response with chorus builds in volume> fade
13/ The One (4:02) – guitar starts> midtempo funk song with chorus> slow fade
*14/ Not My Brother’s Keeper (4:51) – guitar starts> slow song> builds in volume & intensity> soaring vocals> crescendo end
15/ TBYM (1:06) – piano starts> midtempo gospel song with chorus> slow fade


Track Listing
1.Loose Cotton Shirt 8.Ocean
2.Bag Of Rocks 9.To Be Your Man
3.Whose Child 10.Truth
4.Acorns 11.Enough
5.Untitled 12.Lovely Day
6.Fatherless Son 13.The One
7.Faith 14.Not My Brother's Keeper
 15.T B Y M