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Ron E. Beck (2016)

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Drummer/singer/songwriter Ron. E. Beck grew up in a large musical household in Omaha, Nebraska.

Ron E. B. first moved the the Bay Area at age 18, and got busy playing drums on the world's foremost stages with Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock, The Temptations, Bobby Womack, John Lee Hooker, Etta James and Santana--among too many others to list.

For decades, Ron E. B.'s soulful singing and his songwriting were in the background--but no longer. He's just added his fourth CD to his growing back catalog (following the wryly named "Baby Boomer"), featuring both of those aspects--as well, of course, as the drumming for which he initially became famous.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Calvin Keys Detours Into Unconscious Rhythm Detour Wide Hive
# 2 Sista Monica Parker Soul Blues and Ballads Never Say Never Mo Muscle Records and Entertainment
# 3 Gregory Porter Be Good Lion's Song Motéma
# 4 Big John Patton John Patton Hot Sauce Blue Note
# 5 Larry Young Young Blues Nica's Dream Prestige
# 6 Ron E. Beck Ron E. Beck Mon Potiron www.ronebeck.com
# 7 Nat Cole The World of Nat King Cole Nature Boy Capitol
         
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Luxury Item A microwave oven