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Steve Forbert, born in 1954 in Meridian, Mississippi, could easily be classified as a one-hit wonder for his song "Romeo's Tune", which reached number 9 on the Billboard chart in 1980. The single, dedicated to the memory of Florence Ballard, came from the album Jackrabbit Slim, issued in 1979 by Nemperor /CBS Records. Critics hailed him at the time as "The new Bob Dylan" because of a similar vocal timbre and thoughtful songwriting. The front cover of Jackrabbit Slim encourages such comparisons with its simplicity: a black and white photo of Steve Forbert playing a well-worn Martin acoustic guitar with a capo on it, his shirt tinted green. He looks like a folk singer. The record was recorded in Nashville.
Personnel on Jackrabbit Slim:
- John Simon: producer
- Steve Forbert: vocals, guitar, and harmonica
- Bobby Ogdin : piano
- Paul Errico : organ and accordion
- Jon Goin : lead guitar
- Alan Freedman : guitar
- Roger Clark : drums
- Gunnar Gellote : drums
- Bob Wray : bass
- Jack Williams : bass
- Jerry Bridges : bass
- Mike Leech : bass
- Bill Jones : saxophone
- Ron Keller : trumpet
- Dennis Good : trombone
- The Shoals Sisters:
- Ava Aldridge : backing vocals
- Cindy Richardson : backing vocals
- Marie Tomlinson : backing vocals
- Alive on Arrival Nemperor, 1978.
- Little Stevie Orbit Nemperor, 1980.
- Steve Forbert Nemperor, 1982.
- Streets Of This Town, 1988.
- The American In Me, 1992.
- Best of Steve Forbert: What Kinda Guy?
- Be Here Now: Solo Live 1994
- King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Steve Forbert
- Mission of the Crossroad Palms Giant/Warner Records , 1995.
- Here's Your Pizza 1998
- Be Here Again: Solo Live 1998
- Rocking Horse Head Giant/Warner 1999.
- Evergreen Boy 2000
- Acoustic Live: The WFUV Concert 2000
- Live at the Bottom Line 2000
- Young Guitar Days 2001
- Any Old Time (Songs of Jimmie Rodgers) 2002
- More Young Guitar Days 2002
- Solo Live in Bethlehem 2002
- Rock While I Can Rock: The Geffen Years
Official web site: http://www.steveforbert.com/
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