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Watch the Ballad for Robert online guitar lesson by Jimmy Reiter from Soul Guitar Guidebook

Soul guitarist and singer Robert Ward was born in Georgia in 1938, who formed a band called The Ohio Untouchables after moving to Ohio in 1960. Sometime in the 70's, he disappeared from the music scene and was rediscovered in 1990 by Black Top Records, for which he recorded a couple of albums as well as one for Delmark before his passing in 2008. He had a very unique style and sound; part of the reason being the Magnatone amplifier that he was using with its great sounding vibrato effect.

In this lesson, I'll show you some of his trademark licks. Let's break down "Ballad for Robert" together.