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Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: October 2, 1929 | Died: June 28, 1992

Howard Roberts was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1929. He began playing guitar at age 8 and by age 15 was playing gigs in and around the Phoenix area. In 1950 (at age 20) Howard decided to move to Los Angeles, and through hard work and the invaluable assistance of fellow guitarist/arranger-composer Jack Marshall, Howard met and began playing with some of L.A.'s very best musicians, including Bobby Troup, Chico Hamilton and Barney Kessel. This led to a job with Bobby Troup and circa 1956 to a solo recording contract with Verve Records. At around that same time as he signed with Verve, Howard decided to concentrate on recording/studio work - work that he would do nearly non- stop until the early 1970's....
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The Real Howard Roberts

Concord Music Group
1977
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    Antelope Freeway / Equinox Express Elevator

    Not On Label
    2011
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    Good Pickin's

    Verve Music Group
    2007
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    Good Pickin's

    Not On Label
    2006
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    Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar

    Not On Label
    1981
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    The Real Howard Roberts

    New World Records
    1978
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    Equinox Express Elevator

    New World Records
    1975
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    Lord Shango

    New World Records
    1975
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