Burton is a pianist who began playing professionally in Louisville in the '50s. He started with Rahsaan Roland Kirk in 1953, and toured with him through the Midwest for six years. One of Kirk's earliest Argo albums included a Burton composition. In the mid 60's Burton toured with George Adams playing organ, following engagements in New York, Syracuse and Louisville, then worked in Atlanta with Sirone. Burton rejoined Kirk in the late '60s, playing with him until the mid-70s and making several recordings. He formed his own band, the African-American Connection, in the early '70s and has continued heading them at various points.
|SES-7410||The Cosmic Twins, Ron Burton And John Lewis (5)||The Cosmic Twins, Ron Burton And John Lewis (5) - The Waterbearers (LP, Album)||Strata-East||SES-7410||US||1974||Sell This Version|
|VPA 146||Massimo Urbani / Beaver Harris / Cameron Brown / Ron Burton||Massimo Urbani / Beaver Harris / Cameron Brown / Ron Burton - 360º Aeutopia (LP, Album)||Red Record||VPA 146||Italy||1979||Sell This Version|
|CJR 1002||Beaver Harris 360° Music Experience* With Grachan Moncur*, Ken McIntyre, Ron Burton, Cameron Brown||Beaver Harris 360° Music Experience* With Grachan Moncur*, Ken McIntyre, Ron Burton, Cameron Brown - Live At Nyon (LP, Album)||Cadence Jazz Records||CJR 1002||US||1981||Sell This Version|