God Bless Rock ‘N’ Roll Baby!-Jeff Beck and Friends
Shot 1-Don’t Fall For Me Baby-Jeff Beck,Stevie Ray Vaughan,Jimmie Vaughan
As contribution to the May (Baby) edition of All About Lemons Music Passion has been a little on the thin side this month, I’d like to close it out with a Double shot of awesome guitar playing. We’re talking Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff beck on stage together in 1984 jamming out on Don’t Fall For Me Baby.
Shot 2-Baby Doll-Jeff Beck,Mick Ronson,Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
The second shot in this post is the first part of the missing footage from ‘Ziggy The Motion Picture’. Jeff Beck joins Bowie and The Spiders onstage for two songs, the first of which is The Jean Genie (the second being Chuck Berry’s Round And Round. Davids studio version was released as a single B-Side and available on the bootleg Baby Doll). But Bowie’s failure to tell Beck that the show was being filmed, found the guitarist wearing “the most disgusting pair of dirty-white stack-heeled shoes you’ve ever seen”. Officially, Beck claimed to be dissatisfied with his playing and actually refused to allow the footage to be used. David attempted to overdub (then) current guitarist Earl Slick for the rebroadcast in 1974, but the inclusion of Beck’s Over, Under, Sideways Down in the solo confirms that what was aired and captured by fans on both radio and video is the actual performance. (I can confirm that this is identical to the F.M. stereo simulcast I personally recorded at the time). Although this stellar version was shown at a cinema in Rome the same year, it has subsequently been taken out of David’s movie and has never been officially released to fans. Regardless of the reason, Jeff and Mick’s guitar playing is so good it should at least be on the CD without the video.
P.S. Actually, it is on a few bootlegs including His Masters Voice and Missing Links One Ziggy, which I have on pressed silver disc. Just try to get me to give that one up!
Shot 3-Hey Baby!-Jeff Beck,Billy Gibbons,ZZ Top
Ah Hellllll….Let’s Make a it a Double Double shot of Jeff who continues to inspire with his guitar artistry in the current century. First let’s rock out with ZZ Top at the 2010 Lucca Summer Festival. Hell Yes!!!!!!!!!!!
Shot 4-God Bless Rock ‘N’ Roll Baby!-Jeff Beck and his Band,Jimmy Page,Joe Perry,Flea,Ron Wood,Metallica
Now let’s close out our little party with a whole slew of the world’s greatest Axe Grinders!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a FANTASTIC line up of Guitar Greats. Some of the best in the world!
Jeff Beck Bio
Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). 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 rock, heavy 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 Jagger, Tina Turner, Morrissey, Jon Bon Jovi, Malcolm McLaren, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Donovan, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Zucchero, Cyndi Lauper, Brian May, Stanley Clarke and ZZ Top.
He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine, upon whose cover Beck has appeared three times, 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 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).