Past, Present and Future

Past, Present And Future, Aron’s debut album for Earwig Music Company, marks the long overdue arrival in the limelight of this major...


  • Past, Present And Future, Aron’s debut album for Earwig Music Company, marks the long overdue arrival in the limelight of this major blues talent who was a member of Albert Collins’ original Ice Breakers. Burton’s original bass lines and his warm, expressive vocals on covers such as Percy Mayfield’s “A Highway Is Like A Woman” and Tony Joe White’s evocative standard, “Rainy Night In Georgia, plus his passionate life-affirming originals, “Past, Present And Future” and “Spirit” recommend this project without reservation.

    “Past, Present, & Future is an exceptional work by an artist who has been around for a good long time, but never really took center stage. Aron Burton has put together a first-rate collection of gritty blues that should bring him out of the shadows once in a while. Burton, who holds down the lead vocal and bass chores, composed most of the tunes, all of which are saturated with a hard-edged urban blues feeling.”
    – Blues Revue Quarterly

    1. Been Down 4:20
    2. Answering Machine Blues 5:23
    3. Live Like a Beggar 4:15
    4. Garbage Man 5:29
    5. Trouble 3:57
    6. Wayward Blues Boy 6:13
    7. Southbound Train 3:50
    8. Rainy Night In Georgia 6:14
    9. The Highway Is Like a Woman 3:54
    10. Funky Emma 4:58
    11. Any Day But Today 6:01
    12. Past, Present And Future 6:10
    13. Two Way Street 4:40
    14. Spirit 3:26
  • Release Date: October 8, 1993

    © P 1993 Earwig Music Company, Inc.
    Producers: Michael Robert Frank and Aron Burton
    tracks 1,4,6,7,9,10,11,13 previously released on Avaron LP Aron Burton Usual Dangerous Guy
    Recorded by Etienne Bron March 27, 1986 at The Sound Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Aron Burton – lead vocals, bass on all tracks except 10,14
    Kenn Lending – lead guitar on tracks 1,4,6,7,9,10,11,13
    Frank Larsen – drums on tracks 1,4,6,7,9,10,11,13
    Kjeld Lauitsen – organ on tracks 7,9,10,11 electric piano on track 13
    Svenni Svafnisson – bass on track 10
    Jorgen Lang – harmonica on tracks 4,6,7,9,13
    Champion Jack Dupree- grand piano on tracks 4,6,11, background vocals 4,10
    track 14 recorded and mixed November 1987 by Etienne Bron, New Sound Studio, Plaffikon, Switzerland
    Aron Burton – vocals
    Norman Marogg – guitar
    Benno Rupp – lead guitar
    Rene Mehrmann – bass
    Christian Willison – drums
    Ordy Somchai Sihaampai – drums
    tracks 2,3,5,8,12 recorded January 27, 1993 by Blaise Barton, Acme Recording, Chicago, Illinois
    assistant engineers, Dan White and Reza Ebrahimi
    Aron Burton – vocals, bass
    Larry Burton – lead guitar
    Tino Cortes – drums
    Pat Hall – electric piano and electronic keyboard
    Vocal chorus on Live Like a Beggar Aron Burton, Pat hall, Lisa K. Swanstrom, Michael Frank
    Cover photography: Robert Barclay
    Cover design: Terran Doehrer, Earth Star Graphics, Evanston, Illinois