AOR & West Coast Pop Music
Dwayne Ford / Needless
- In 1953, Dwayne Ford was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1971, Dwayne
joined Road School Of Music, the band for Ronnie Hawkins. Then Dwayne strted
the band with the bass player, Terry Danko, guitarists Jim Atkinson as Atkinson,
Danko and Ford. Soon, they added drummer Brian Hilton and another guitarist
Hugh Brockie, and got a change to release an album, the self-titled ""Atkinson,
Danko & Ford with Brockie & Hilton" (1972) for Columbia Records
Canada. In 1974, they added bassist Chris Vickery and renamed the band "Bearfoot",
which released 2 albums "Bearfoor" (1973) and "Passing Time"
(1975) released as Dwayne Ford & Bearfoot. Between 1976 and 1979, Dwayne
did many session works in Toronto and also was known as a movie music composer.
Dwayne released 2 single records "Roll Me Away" (1980) and "Seven
Men From Texas" (1981) before his first solo album "Needless Freaking"
reviewed here. It was fully supported by David Foster.
At the same time, this album might remind you the sound of early-years Toto
sounds. It is quite natural because Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, and Steve
Lukather plays on this album. For your information, Dwayne Ford released another
solo album "Another Way To Fly" in 1997.
- Label : Epic Records, Canada (NPEC-90688)
- Original Release Year: 1981
- Reissued CD: 1st Reissue: September 1, 1991 (Epic Sony Records, Japan
<ESCA-5392>) 2nd Reissue: June 19, 2002 (Epic Records International,
- Producers: David Foster, Ken Friesen and himself
- Dwayne Ford: Lead & Background Vocals, Keyboards
- Guitars: Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, David
Bendeth, Mike (Perry) Francis
- Drums: Jeff Porcaro, Mike Baird, Barry Keane
- Bass: Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Dennis Pendeth
- Keyboards: David Foster
- Sax: Earl Seymour
- Background Vocals: Patricia Gallant
- Lovin' And Losin' You
- Am I Ever Gonna Find Your Love
- Stranger In Paradise
- The Hurricane
- Midnight Ride
- There's A Life In Me
- The American Blues
- The Best Will Survive
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