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American guitarist, born January 3, 1941 in Lansing, with a varied career in blues, Broadway, bebop, avant-garde, funk, Motown, and gospel.
For his friends, [a=Bob Baldori] and [a=Woolies, The], he contributed the guitar solo in 1967 on the cover of Bo Diddly’s Who Do You love?
He joined the Detroit Contemporary 5, led by trumpeter Charles Moore, in the mid-60s.
In the 70s, Ron played with some of the later expanded editions of the CJQ, led by Charles Moore and pianist Kenny Cox. He was featured on a couple Strata releases, CJQ’s Locations and Lyman Woodard’s Saturday Night Special.
From the 70s on into the 90s, Ron toured and recorded with Michigan jazz artists Lyman Woodard, Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison, Kenny Cox, the Jimmy Wilkins Orchestra, the Austin-Moro Big Band, and Eddie Russ.
He also toured backing the Four Tops, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, and the Supremes’ Mary Wilson, and recorded with Gladys Knight and the Pips. He also played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.