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Autour de Blues Meets Larry Carlton and Robben Ford
Autour de Blues Meets Larry Carlton and Robben Ford
Actors: Francis Cabrel, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Michael Jones, Beverly Jo Scott
Director: Patrick Savey
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     1hr 41min

In late 2006, the New Morning presented an incredible meeting of legendary blues players specially flown in from Nashville & Tokyo, to live it up in Paris. As the climax of the club's 25th Anniversary Festival - and a bir...  more »


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Actors: Francis Cabrel, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Michael Jones, Beverly Jo Scott
Director: Patrick Savey
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Blues
Studio: Inakustic Gmbh
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Not really a Carlton/Ford DVD
Len Scaffidi | NC | 04/21/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"When I saw the Larry Carlton/Robben Ford listing on this "new" DVD, I naturally thought it was from their recent worldwide tour, chronicled in the "Live in Tokyo" CD. There have been several video clips from the concerts featured on YouTube, and I have been anxiously awaiting the commercial video release. This DVD is actually a performance by a French "All-Star" band of sorts, with Larry and Robben occasionally and sporadically sitting in. The DVD contains a lot of different French singers and guitar players doing their best to replicate the blues. Unfortunately, their performances or on a par with what you can find in a Thursday night amateur/semi-pro blues jam in just about any US city. It's infuriating to hear one and then another, and another, guitarist take a solo while Larry and/or Robben graciously play sideman and wait for a discreet opening to give us 12 or 24 bars of the real thing. Pay no attention to the packaging displaying their names prominently: There's very little Carlton and Ford to be heard -- some songs are completely absent either one of them. And if you are into obscure French blues players, you'll have a hard time figuring out who IS playing. The packaging looks like a bootleg, with a paper sleeve wrapped around a generic DVD case. There's no booklet or liner notes to speak of. No personnel listing, etc. If you want to hear the real deal, buy Live in Tokyo and wait for a proper Carlton/Ford DVD to come out.
Save your money for gas.
L. Leonard Gurule | Seattle,WA USA | 05/27/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is awful. I was going to call this review Pepe La Pew!!! or Pepe La Stink, but I decided that the relations between the U.S. and France were strained enough. Robben and Larry have very little to do with this DVD. Don't waste you money!!! Here's a thought, take two sharp pencils and shove them in your ears at the same time. Even at that it still wouldn't be as painful as sitting through this terrible DVD.
Not enough Larry and Robben
Scott M. Mishoe | Denver, CO | 05/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big fan of both Larry Carlton and Robben Ford. Unfortunately, this DVD uses their names as bait for you to buy it, but doesn't give you enough of either of them. The french players are adequate players, but singing the blues with french accents and without the signature licks of the headliners makes for a disappointing DVD. We barely even get to see Robben sing. I'd skip this one unless you've got an unlimited budget and are collecting all the blues DVD's you can find (like me)."
Not what it looks like. READ THIS Before you buy.
Pat OBryan | 08/30/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Go slowly.

If you're looking for a video of Robben Ford and Larry Carlton playing guitar together, you're in the wrong place.

This is a video of a group of French musicians playing in a bar. I'm sure they're fine players and nice people, but, for some reason, they hired Larry Carlton and Robben Ford to stand on a small stage holding their guitars while listening to the French musicians play.

Like I said, I'm sure they're nice guys. I just can't imagine what they were attempting to accomplish. If I had either of those guys on my stage, I'd probably let them play.

The video is a pleasant enough blues show. Kinda like a slow night at Antones, maybe while the a-team was in the parking lot and the b-team had taken over. I can't say enough about what nice guys the players probably are. If you're trying to buy a video of competent musicians playing 3 chord blues songs in a bar, with lots of long solos- this is it.

But, if you're trying to buy a video of Robben Ford and Larry Carlton actually playing their guitars- this is not it."