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Jeff Beck


Jeff Beck - At The Grammy Museum - 2010 - Woody's Bootlegs

To celebrate the release of his "Emotion & Commotion" album, the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck played "a secret listener show" live from the GRAMMY Museum in LA, CA on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The audience numbered around 200 people. The broadcast was webcasted live at KLOS.com in association with Rhino Entertainment, and the radio broadcast of the event was aired on KLOS FM. The album is available officially from various sources, but most official issues do not include the introduction, interviews, or outro on the version here. The track "Brush With The Blues" is on the official release but not on this version. A version of this song can be found on Jeff's "Who Else" album. Listen to Jeff's brilliant "Blow By Blow" album.


Introduction - 1.49 *
Corpus Christi - Benjamin Britten 3.23
Hammerhead - Jeff Beck / Jason Rebello 4.37
Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen / E.Y. "Yip" Harburg 3.19
Serene - Jeff Beck / Jason Rebello 6.10 *
A Day In The Life - Paul McCartney & John Lennon 5.08
Nessun Dorma - Giuseppe Adami / Giacomo Puccini / Renato Simoni 4.08
How High The Moon - Nancy Hamilton / Morgan Lewis 2.16 #
Interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd - Part A 4.18 *
Interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd - Part B 4.37 *
Interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd - Part C 4.16 *
Interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd - Part D 4.26 *
Interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd - Part E 4.34 *
Interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd - Part F 3.58 *
People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield 4.48
Outro / Final Thanks - 1.19 *

N.B: * Not included on most official releases. The track "Brush With The Blues" is on the official release but not on this version. A version of this song can be found on Jeff's "Who Else" album. # A year after Les Paul died, Jeff paid tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford at the 2010 Grammy Awards Ceremony by playing a note-for-note version of this track with the great Irish rockabilly artist Imelda May singing.


Jeff Beck - Guitar
Rhonda Smith - Bass
Jason Rebello - Keyboards
Narada Michael Walden - Drums


While he was as innovative as Jimmy Page, as tasteful as Eric Clapton, and nearly as visionary as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck never achieved the same commercial success as any of his contemporaries, primarily because of the haphazard way he approached his career. After Rod Stewart left the Jeff Beck Group in 1971, Beck never worked with a charismatic lead singer who could have helped sell his music to a wide audience. Furthermore, he was simply too idiosyncratic, moving from heavy metal to jazz fusion within a blink of an eye. As his career progressed, he became more fascinated by automobiles than guitars, releasing only one album during the course of the '90s. All the while, Beck retained the respect of fellow guitarists, who found his reclusiveness all the more alluring. Beck began his musical career following a short stint at London's Wimbledon Art College. He earned a reputation by supporting Lord Sutch, which helped him land the job as the Yardbirds' lead guitarist following the departure of Eric Clapton. Beck stayed with the Yardbirds for nearly two years, leaving in late in 1966 with the pretense that he was retiring from music. He returned several months later with "Love Is Blue," a single he played poorly because he detested the song. Later in 1967, he formed the Jeff Beck Group with vocalist Rod Stewart, bassist Ron Wood, and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who was quickly replaced by Mickey Waller; keyboardist Nicky Hopkins joined in early 1968. With their crushingly loud reworkings of blues songs and vocal and guitar interplay, the Jeff Beck Group established the template for heavy metal. Neither of the band's records, Truth (1968) or Beck-Ola (a 1969 album that was recorded with new drummer Tony Newman), was particularly successful, and the band tended to fight regularly, especially on their frequent tours of the U.S. In 1970, Stewart and Wood left to join the Faces, and Beck broke up the group. Beck had intended to form a power trio with Vanilla Fudge members Carmine Appice (drums) and Tim Bogert (bass), but those plans were derailed when he suffered a serious car crash in 1970. By the time he recuperated in 1971, Bogart and Appice were playing in Cactus, so the guitarist formed a new version of the Jeff Beck Group. Featuring keyboardist Max Middleton, drummer Cozy Powell, bassist Clive Chaman, and vocalist Bobby Tench, the new band recorded Rough and Ready (1971) and Jeff Beck Group (1972). Neither album attracted much attention. Cactus dissolved in late 1972, and Beck, Bogert, and Appice formed a power trio the following year. The group's lone studio album -- a live record was released in Japan but never in the U.K. or U.S. -- was widely panned due to its plodding arrangements and weak vocals, and the group disbanded the following year. For about 18 months, Beck remained quiet, re-emerging in 1975 with Blow by Blow. Produced by George Martin, Blow by Blow was an all-instrumental jazz fusion album that received strong reviews. Beck collaborated with Jan Hammer, a former keyboardist for Mahavishnu Orchestra, for 1976's Wired, and supported the album with a co-headlining tour with Hammer's band. The tour was documented on the 1977 album Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group -- Live. After the Hammer tour, Beck retired to his estate outside of London and remained quiet for three years. He returned in 1980 with There and Back, which featured contributions from Hammer. Following the tour for There and Back, Beck retired again, returning five years later with the slick, Nile Rodgers-produced Flash. A pop/rock album recorded with a variety of vocalists, Flash featured Beck's only hit single, the Stewart-sung "People Get Ready," and also boasted "Escape," which won the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental. During 1987, he played lead guitar on Mick Jagger's second solo album, Primitive Cool. There was another long wait between Flash and 1989's Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas. Though the album sold only moderately well, Guitar Shop received uniformly strong reviews and won the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental. Beck supported the album with a tour, this time co-headlining with guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Again, Beck entered semi-retirement upon the completion of the tour. In 1992, Beck played lead guitar on Roger Waters' comeback album, Amused to Death. A year later, he released Crazy Legs, a tribute to Gene Vincent and his lead guitarist, Cliff Gallup, which was recorded with Big Town Playboys. Beck remained quiet after the album's release prior to resurfacing in 1999 with Who Else! You Had It Coming followed in 2001 and his 14th release, Jeff, was issued on Epic two years later. An excellent live set, Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, was released in 2008 by Eagle Records. Emotion & Commotion, Beck's first new studio album in seven years, appeared in the spring of 2010. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine © 2010 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jeff-beck-p3650/biography


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w aoofc

guinea pig said...

Master man!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Number 1. I like the title "Master Man". It makes me feel important, which I'm not!

ratso said...

Looking forward to hearing this one, as soon as Rapidshare decides I'm worthy enough. Jeff Beck and Narada Michael. Coo-ool - thanks for posting it Master Fingal

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,ratso. I know rshare can be a pain, but other file hosts are deleting my files too quickly. This J.Beck album is great...good sound quality, and the interviews will make you laugh. Cheers, & thanks, (My humble servant!) (LOL)!