A year after Les Paul's death, Jeff Beck saluted the guitar pioneer by staging a rousing tribute show to the great man at Paul’s regular stomping ground, the Iridium Jazz Club. Backed by his current running mates the Imelda May Band, Beck enlisted some heavy-hitters for help – Brian Setzer comes in for the rock & roll, Trombone Shorty for the jazz, Gary U.S. Bonds sings some oldies – all the better to get the party started. Despite its title, Rock 'N' Roll Party skews ever so slightly to the old-fashioned swing and standards that were Paul's specialty and with the notable exception of tightly wound versions of “The Train Kept A Rollin’” and “Twenty Flight Rock,” even the rockers feel closer to jump blues than rockabilly…
Originally released 1969 on Verve this is a truly lost jewel, released for the first time on CD. Joe Beck, one of the most famous jazz guitar players, recorded this album with fellow Donald McDonald on drums and among guest musicians is Danny Whitten, guitar player of Crazy Horse before they worked together with Neil Young. On this album Beck, influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, created a song-oriented psychedelic rock style with slightly jazz influences showing his remarkable guitar skills, including some fine Wah-Wah treatments. Really great stuff. CD comes with informative booklet.
Explore the riffs, solos, and sounds of the original electric jazz guitar virtuoso with this in-depth analysis of 8 songs. Hugely influential on his contemporaries and later generations of musicians, Charlie Christian set the standard for jazz guitar with his unique swing style, riffs, and soloing ability. Through a detailed breakdown of several songs, experts explore the elements that contributed to Christian's inimitable sound. Songs include: "Solo Flight," "Gone with What Wind," "Till Tom Special," "Grand Slam," "Air Mail Special," "Seven Come Eleven," "Benny's Bugle," and "Shiver."
House of Lords singer, James Christian built for himself during the years a reputation as a fine songwriter and producer in his own right. His first solo album "Rude Awakening" was originally released in 1994 and is, to this day, regarded as a musical delight for any lover of first class AOR.
f you still got the talent, you may as well show it, and also show the youngsters how real rock vocals are done. Vocalist Robin Beck still has the strength and range to deliver solid melodic rock, even as she approaches her 59th birthday. Age is just a number, friends. Underneath, Beck's tenth album, if I'm counting correctly, is a potent platter of genuine melodic hard rock with Robin at the helm and her husband James Christian (House of Lords) at the knobs.