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Happy Birthday To A Master

 

 

JEFF BECK

” Beck grew up in Wallington, England. His mother’s piano playing and the family’s radio tuned to everything from dance to classical made sure Beck was surrounded by music from a young age.

“ For my parents, who lived through the war, music was a source of comfort to them. Life was tense and music helped them forget about their troubles. I’m sure that made an impression on me,” recalls Beck. “I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio—much to my parent’s disapproval.”

  Inspired by the music he heard, it wasn’t long before Beck picked up a guitar and began playing around London. He briefly attended Wimbledon’s Art College before leaving to devote all of his time to music. Beck worked as a session player, with Screaming Lord Sutch – the British equivalent to Screaming Jay Hawkins – and the Tridents before he replaced Eric Clapton as the Yardbirds’ lead guitarist in 1965.”

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ” Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds(Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page are the other two). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

  Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rockheavy metal, jazz fusion and an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates.

   Beck appears on albums by Mick JaggerKate BushRoger WatersDonovanStevie WonderLes PaulZuccheroCyndi LauperBrian May and ZZ Top. In 1988, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Twins.

  He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.  MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist”.  Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).  “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 All About Jazz is celebrating Jeff Beck’s birthday today!

 

” Jeff Beck isn’t your typical guitar legend. His goal, in fact, is to make you forget that he plays guitar. “I don\’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound,” says Beck.”Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off… Read more. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This Jeff Beck recordings listing is arranged in chronological order, except for the recordings he made with the Yardbirds. Jeff Beck was a member of the Yardbirds for two years and some of the recordings he made with them were not released until 14 years later. All records listed are US and England, unless otherwise specified.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Jeff , Long May You Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Beck With Eric Clapton And A Roy Buchanan Song- 2 Of The Most Beautiful Songs In The World

 

 

 

 

Published on Jan 3, 2015

” I like Clapton’s opening comment at 0:12 “If there was a coin we could be like,you know,I could be on one side and he could be on the other”. Jeff Beck should have the words “Talent Scout” in his resume because he knew great talent when he saw it, heard it or performed with them. Les Paul,Cliff Gallup,B.B. King,Bo Diddley,Scotty Moore,Little Richard,Jerry Lee Lewis,Chuck Berry,Matt Murphy Paul Burlison,Buddy Guy,Earl Hooker,James Burton,Steve Cropper,Hank Marvin,Ian Stewart,Hendrix,Clapton,Page,Townsend,Ro­d Stewart,Ron Wood,Billy Gibbons,John McLaughlin,Stevie Wonder,Stanley Clarke,Jan Hammer,Carlos Santana,David Gilmour,Roger Waters,Aynsley Dunbar,Cozy Powell,Jack Bruce,Tim Bogert,Carmine Appice,Buddy Miles,Paul McCartney are just a few of many more to add.
The opening song “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” was written by Stevie Wonder and was voted the number 1 most beautiful instrumental of All Time. Jeff dedicated that song to Roy Buchanan on his landmark 1975 LP “Blow by Blow”. Since it was Jeff Beck who turned me onto Roy Buchanan’s music (I have almost every recording by him starting back from 1957) so I felt that I had to add,what I think is, Roy’s most beautiful song as a follow up. This Roy Buchanan song is an instrumental version of “The Messiah Will Come Again” recorded live in Chicago around 1985. Roy was known as “The World’s Greatest Unknown Guitarist” and there is a great book about him titled “American Axe”http://www.amazon.com/Roy-Buchanan-Am…
Buy it if you want to learn more about this great guitarist.
Jeff Beck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Beck
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Blow by Blow LP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blow_by_…
Roy Buchanan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Buch…
Roy Buchanan’s first lp from 1972 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Buch…)
Back issues of Jeff Beck Bulletins http://www.ainian.com/backbull.html
0:00 Nice intro by Clapton
0:34 Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers
2:54 Eric Clapton lets loose
3:30 Doyle Bramhall II solo
4:02 Jeff Beck’s solo
Nathan East-Bass http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_East
Steve Gadd-Drums http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Gadd
6:13 The Messiah Will Come Again (I love how this song starts off slow then by the end it’s smoking hot. I once listened to this song 13 times in a row and it still gives me the goose bumps when ever I hear those pinched harmonics and Flash Guitar runs.
Here is a link to one of my favorite Roy Buchanan songs called “When A Guitar Plays The Blues” at Carnegie Hall in NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka7yH…
And here is another link of Roy performing “Green Onions” and “Short Fuse” at Carnegie Hall in NYC 1985https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNW-5… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yardbirds – Jeff Beck – Jimmy Page -Train Kept A Rollin’

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Feb 25, 2011

” Great Yardbirds clip with Page and a pissed off Beck! This beats the piss outta Duckface! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Goin’ Down” – Jeff Beck ft Beth Hart

 

 

 

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Jeff Beck & Imelda May – Rock n Roll

 

 

 

 

Published on June 30, 2013

” One of the most influential and charismatic in the history of rock guitarists, mainly for his seminal work with the Yardbirds and diversity of styles.

  After passing through the Wimbledon School of Art Art in London, Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944 Surrey) began professionally in the world of music with a band called The Tridents. His big break came when Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 to understand that they moved away from blues and welcomed more commercial sounds.

  Beck’s entry into the group opened new perspectives for English training with his imaginative style, making the band pioneers of psychedelic pop-rock and mirrors the American garage with his innovations in distortion and feedback.

  Also Beck decided to quit the Yardbirds in 1966 to form a new group that called Jeff Beck Group, set in the future were Faces, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, with keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who was replaced by Mickey Waller.

  Before that and Mickey Most as a producer, Jeff had recorded a simple pop that had been well received in the British charts, “Hi-Ho Silver Lining”.

  With the Jeff Beck Group, Surrey guitarist adopted a rocky and powerful sound based on the blues-rock.
Their live performances were enthusiastically received. Alongside them, the band released two essential Lps, “Truth” (1968) and “Beck-Ola” (1969), both produced by Mickey Most. In 1970 the group ceased to exist.
After suffering a car accident which prevented the creation of supertrío Beck, Bogert and Appice with Vanilla Fudge members Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, Jeff Jeff Beck Group reformed with new components, recruiting the singer Bobby Tench, bassist Clive Chapman, drummer Cozy Powell and keyboardist Max Middleton.

” Rough and Ready” (1971) was the first Lp of the new project, a job that failed to sell too in Britain despite its attractive mix of jazz, funk and rock.
“The Jeff Beck Group” (1972), an album produced by Steve Cropper, also failed to draw the attention of press and public, which led to the final Beck Appice and Bogert binding, who had begun prior experience with Cactus.

  The trio also failed to reach valid conclusions and another interesting project of Jeff finished collapsing.
“Blow by blow” (1975), a large Lp blues-rock with jazz scraps produced by George Martin , like “Wired” (1976), were two important works of Jeff Beck fully recovered.
After a live album recorded in 1977 with Jan Hammer, Beck published works very occasionally, without returning to the studies to 80s.

  His new album, co-produced with Ken Scot, took the title of “There and Back” (1980), an album continued by Lps as “Flash” (1985) album produced by Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker he returned to associate with Rod Stewart on a version of “People get ready” and “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop” (1989), one of the best jobs in the last stage of his career that afforded him a Grammy Award.

  In the years 90 published by Jed Leiber’s soundtrack telefilm “Frankie’s House” (1992), a tribute album to Gene Vincent called “Crazy Legs” (1992) and “Who else” (1999), Lp in which Beck showed his ability to accommodate current sound times.

  Also the legendary guitar this great amateur automotive appeared in collaborations with various artists like Donovan, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Roger Waters, offering his expertise in the six strings Service of hard rock, blues, psychedelia, jazz or pop-rock. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Dose Of Blues 10.25.14

The British Blues Boom Of The 60’s (Jeff Beck,Eric Clapton,Jimi Hendrix & Jimmy Page)

 

 

 

 

Published on Jan 22, 2013

” The start of the British Blues Scene in The U.K.

Brithish Blues http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_…
Jeff Beck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Beck
Eric Clapton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Cla…
Jimmy Page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Page
Jimi Hendrix http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_hen…
1:39 The Crossroads Blues http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Ro…
2:45 New Castle,England (Eric Burdon)
5:06 Belfast,Ireland (Van Morrison)
6:35 London (The Stones)
7:09 Chess Records and Pye Records
7:48 Cyril Davies & Alexis Korner of Blues Incorporated (The Ealing Club)
8:41 John Mayall and Eric Burdon talk about Alexis Korner
9:55 Keith Richards meets Mick Jagger at a train station
10:30 Brian Jones
11:26 Giorgio Gomelsky talks about the Stones
12:55 Mick Jagger & Bill Wyman talk about Andrew Loog Oldham
15:25 Gomelsky signs The Yardbirds to a contract.
18:03 Van Morrison Interview
18:53 The Animals
23:03 The Rolling Stones arrive at Chess Records
24:01 John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton
24:52 Jeff Beck joins The Yardbirds after leaving The Tridents.
27:42 Brian Jones and Mick Jagger introduce Howlin’ Wolf
28:44 John Mayall interview
29:08 The Stones begin to lose Brian.
30:40 Jimmy Page interview
31:33 Jeff Beck talks about Jimmy Page during the Yardbirds years.
32:50 Cream is formed
34:11 Robert Johnson
34:45 In 1966 The Animals were crumbling. Chas then found Jimi Hendrix at The Cafe Wah?, thanks to Linda Keith,in July 1966. Jimi wanted to meet Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton if he goes to London. Chas said if the powers be you will.
38:00 Chas recruits Noel Redding to play bass for Hendrix
39:23 Chas and Noel talk about how Jimi got his sound.
42:36 Eric Burdon Interview about Hendrix
43:48 Jeff Beck talks about Jimi Hendrix and Hendrix tells Jeff how he stole a lick from Happenings Ten Years Time Ago and used it on Foxy Lady.
45:21 Hendrix at Monterey
46:08 Led Zeppelin Willie Dixon-You Need Love became “Whole Lotta Love”.
52:13 Robert Plant talks about his personal Blues hero Tommy Johnson “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Les Paul – Jeff Beck – Jamming Together HD

 

 

 

 

Published on Jul 27, 2012

” Les Paul – Jeff Beck – Jamming Together – Upgraded Version of my track-hack copy.
Billy Squier intro with Les Paul & Jeff Beck trading off riffs.
(note the wad of duct tape on JB’s strat..
word was he knew LP was going to yank the cord out …cause its not a Les Paul……………. Rip Les Paul (Lester William Polfuss) June 9 1915 – Aug 13 2009

*NOTE* This video uses copyrighted material in a manner that does not require approval of the copyright holder. No copyright infringement is intended. The musical content is used under the FAIR USE policy, and is presented purely in good faith for the purposes of promoting information of an educational and historical nature only. All copyright claim is fully retained by the authors, publishers, and owners of the original copyright.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backstage With Jeff Beck

 

Jeff Beck Interview

” Guitarist Jeff Beck, a virtuoso of the Fender Stratocaster, talks to the WSJ’s John Jurgensen about touring with Brian Wilson, bonding with Jimi Hendrix and losing patience with Rod Stewart.”

“The Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation”

 

Jeff Beck

 

 

” To honour one of the greatest guitarists of all time, “The Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation”, a non-profit founded by modern guitar Blues Phenom Joe Bonamassa, is giving away Jeff Beck’s signature series electric guitar in an effort to help Keep the Blues alive. Enter to win and share the message of great guitar music with your friends to do your part in keeping this music alive. EVERYONE IS A WINNER! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Jeff Beck

JEFF BECK

Beck grew up in Wallington, England. His mother’s piano playing and the family’s radio tuned to everything from dance to classical made sure Beck was surrounded by music from a young age.

“For my parents, who lived through the war, music was a source of comfort to them. Life was tense and music helped them forget about their troubles. I’m sure that made an impression on me,” recalls Beck. “I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio—much to my parent’s disapproval.”

Inspired by the music he heard, it wasn’t long before Beck picked up a guitar and began playing around London. He briefly attended Wimbledon’s Art College before leaving to devote all of his time to music. Beck worked as a session player, with Screaming Lord Sutch – the British equivalent to Screaming Jay Hawkins – and the Tridents before he replaced Eric Clapton as the Yardbirds’ lead guitarist in 1965.”

 

 

 

 

 

 ” Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds(Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page are the other two). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rockheavy metaljazz fusion and an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates.[1][2] Beck appears on albums by Mick JaggerKate BushRoger WatersDonovanStevie WonderLes PaulZuccheroCyndi LauperBrian May and ZZ Top. In 1988, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Twins.

He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”[3] and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.[4] MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist”.[1] Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).[5] “

 

 

 

 

 

 

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeff Beck’s birthday today!

Jeff Beck isn\’t your typical guitar legend. His goal, in fact, is to make you forget that he plays guitar. “I don\’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound,” says Beck.”Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off… Read more. ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This Jeff Beck recordings listing is arranged in chronological order, except for the recordings he made with the Yardbirds. Jeff Beck was a member of the Yardbirds for two years and some of the recordings he made with them were not released until 14 years later. All records listed are US and England, unless otherwise specified.”