Paris Ford is a well renowned bassist that has played with many of the greatest artists around all the way from the 70s until today.
In his early years Ford was one of the members of the soul/Funk band Tyrone Thomas & The Whole Darn Family and a part of their biggest hit ”7 Minutes of Funk”, one of the most sampled Hip Hip tracks ever.
In 1981 Executive producer Jacques Fred Petrus hired Ford to participate on his new project, later known as The B. B. & Q. band. Ford experienced a short but highly successful period, perhaps his biggest, with the band including their smash hit "On The Beat" that same year. Leaving for other engagements Ford managed to release a solo single "Be My Girl" in 1982 reaching #69 on Billboard's Top 100 R&B/HipHip charts. During all the years Ford has played with such great acts like Rick James, Johnny Gill, New Edition, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Lenny White, Tyrone Thomas, Norman Conners and Lonnie Liston Smith.
After a few releases in the late 80s and 90s including hit single "Ain't Paid" and "2 Far" on which Ford worked with ex. Change member James Robinson the single "Chocolate Swirl" hit the market in January 2007.
The new single
The new 12" single "Chocolate Swirl" got it all. It sounds just great with a deep bass, tasty arrangements, nice rap, bouncy chorus and classy vocals wrapped in a perfect blend of urban hiphip and old skool HipHop/R&B/Funk! The legacy from the 80s is clearly present and gives the track the best from the decade where the x-factor was "too much melody". Paris wrote, arranged and produced the track featuring fellow musicians/vocalist James Robinson (ex. Change member), K-von, DJ-Hype and Sheek Da Freak. The release also includes a lot of different versions that should satisfy everyone out there. Ford's new 12" is a good asset in anyone's music library whether you are an old skool fan or not. The cult factor is unquestionable though, so grab it when you can!
- Chocolate Swirl (128 Kbps, 2.00 min)