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One of the most enduring Bassist of the past decades, PARIS FORD has taken his place as one of the most groundbreaking “New Old School” session players in popular music, from sharing recording sessions with the likes of Marcus Miller and Anthony Jackson to Recording and/or touring with everyone from Punk/Funk R&B recording artist Rick James to Jazz Fusion Violinist Micheal Urbaniak to name a few. 


PARIS FORD’s early days of Junior High School in the Bronx, playing in local bands with a great deal of his influences Larry Graham, Graham Central Station and Francis Rocco Prestia of Tower Power to name a few, makeup the unique style of his bass playing technique. His production combines the undeniably funky soulful song writing skills of R&B Jazz/Funk and Hip Hop. 


PARIS FORD has released several Recordings throughout Europe and has played Bass for Rick James, The B.B.&Q Band, Johnny Gill, New Edition, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Lenny White, Tyrone Thomas, Norman Conners, Lonnie Liston Smith, Micheal Urbankiak, Urszula Dudziak, James Robinson, Invisible Man's Band, The Village People, Glen Jones, Vicki Sue Robinson, Jean Carn, Val Young, J Plunky & Oneness and many other well known major recording artist also playing on many Jingles. 

PARIS FORD endorse Spector Basses (since 86'), EMG"s Bass pickups, Mutron products and DR Handmade strings


PARIS FORD Bassist Bio:(Selected)

1- Paris Ford started Playing Bass in 1973 


2- In 74' He did his 1st album w/ my cousin group from Richmond Va Oness of JuJu the Album "African Rhythms' on (Black Fire Records)

3- In 75' Tunston Steel a local  Disco/Funk group 

4- In 76'Tyrone Thomas & The Whole Darn Family dates in support of the "Has Arrived" album on (Soul International) Remixed 2nd release version) was sampled by: and/or he has played sessions for Hip Hop artist’s:Jay-Z & Foxy Brown, KayGee (of Naughty by Nature), Faith Evans f/ Ja Rule,Vita & Caddillac Tah” (Fast & the Furious movie soundtrack), EPMD, Wyclefkf, Jodeci, The Alcoholics, Grave Diggaz, Mob Deep, Q-Tip, The College Boyz,T-Ski Valley, DrawDown  just to name a few. 

5- In 77' Vicky Sue Robinson toured with her North America

6-In 77' Kenyatta  Recorded EP CBS/Ndugu Records

7-In 78'  Michal Urbaniak toured & recorded with "Ecstasy" Album on (Marlin Records)

8-In 79' Lonnie Liston Smith  toured & recorded   "Love is the Answer" Album on (CBS Records)

9- In 80' Johnny Gill toured East Coast

10- In 81' BB&Q Band toured in support of the "On The Beat" album on (Capitol Records) opening act for Teddy Pendergrass,The Commodores & Patti LaBelle

11-In 81' Norman Conners Toured & Recorded Mr.C album on Arista Records (that year Paris Ford picture appeared on Both albums BB&Q Band & Mr. C)(He got in trouble for that LOL!!)

12-In 81'  Invisible Man Band Recorded "Really Wanna See You" "Rated X" ‎ Single on (Board Walk Entertainment Co.)

13-In 82' Released PARIS FORD's 1st Single aka 'Peewee' "Be My Girl" f/ James Crab Robinson on Arthur Bakers Streetwise Records (also playing Bass on most of the Streetwise hits). 

14-In 83' Val Young (Val & the Boys) A RICK JAMES Productions

15- In 83' Village People & The Ritchie Family toured  South America & Brazil 

16- In 83' Stacy Lattisaw toured American & Jamaica Fest

17- In 83' Released Follow up 2nd Single: Peewee In The Newz "Keep Dancin"  f/ James Crab Robinson on N.A.M.E Brand Records 

18-In 84 James Robinson Recorded Album "Guilty"on (Tabu Records)

19- In 84'Evelyn "Champagne" King  Toured  America & Germany

20- In 85' RICK JAMES recorded "The Flag" album on Motown Records

21- In 86' New Edition Toured West & East Coast

22- In 88' Sign with Vintertainment Records

Playing on many Jingles

Single Releases:

82' "Be My Girl" f/James Robinson  Streetwise Records

83' "Keep Dancin" f/James Robinson NAME Records

86' "Freak Stick" (b/w)"Big Legs Gals" Test Press

89' "2 Far" f/James Robinson  Karamel/EMI France

90' '"Dont Pass On Her"  Jammin Records

92' "U R My Luva" Mystique Records

95' "Drop Da Beat" Provocative  Entertainment Grp

96' "Somebody Like U" K-P Provocative Entertainmeny Grp

2001 "Ain't Paid" Provocative Ent Grp

2001' "2 far" Karanel Super Dance Classic (France)

2002' Booty Shakin Thump Pumpin' Overlrord Ent Grp

2002' Funky Or Not! Funk U Records Compilation

2007 "Chocolate Swirl" f/ James Robinson Overlord Ent Grp

2017 "The Best Of Paris Ford Party of The Year" Overlord Ent Grp

2018' "Dont Pass On Her (b/w) Suzy Suzie Six Nine Records UK

2020 Boogie On Down (b/w) You ask for it Come & freak w/ me Epsilon Records UK(Records

2021 I Can't Stand it  Overlord Entertainment Group Inc

2022 Just Want U 2 Know (b/w) Freak Stick Overlord Entertainment Group Inc

2024 Take Me Back By "PUMPKIN" f/ JAMES CRAB ROBINSON b/w  U Drive Me Crazy f/ Paris Ford


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