Rock 'N' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)
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Jeff Beck paid fitting tribute to Les Paul last summer, celebrating what would have been the pioneering guitarist's 95th birthday by playing his friend and mentor's music, along with classic tunes from the era, in the same Times Square nightclub that Les Paul played every Monday for 14 years, before his death in August 2009.
Sponsored by Gibson Guitar and billed as 'A Celebration of Les Paul,' Jeff Beck was joined by The Imelda May Band at the Iridium Jazz Club on June 9th, 2010. The two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee mesmerized the star-studded audience with a tour de force performance of classics that Paul recorded with Mary Ford, 'How High The Moon,' 'Vaya Con Dios' and 'Mockin' Bird Hill,' along with such rock and roll standards as 'Twenty Flight Rock' and 'Walking In The Sand.'
Following this release, Beck will take the 'Rock And Roll Party' on the road for a short U.S. tour. Beck will once again be backed by The Imelda May Band and its enchanting singer, Imelda May, who joined Beck on stage at the 2010 Grammy® Awards for a spot-on rendition of Paul's 'How High The Moon.'
PBS will give fans a first look at a unique edition of this performance with the premiere of 'Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul,' a concert special that captures the first night of 'The Celebration to Honor Les Paul,' which was recorded on June 9, 2010, what would have been Les Paul's 95th birthday. Special guest performers included Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, Gary U.S. Bonds and Brian Setzer, who traded riffs with Beck on Eddie Cochran's rockabilly classic 'Twenty Flight Rock.'
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Les Paul was the Guitar God who also invented many of the recording techniques and music technologies that are still important to the entire world today... He deserves to be a bigger legacy than most people know... I had the privilege to meet Les and hang out with him briefly for one evening about 20 years ago and his charisma and professionalism just knocked me out. This music here is a GREAT way to honor the man!!! It captures a lot of his spirit and the soul that he streamed in his artistry and musical dialogues --- Jeff Beck definitely summoned his spirit and I bet that the presence of Les Paul was really felt by the artists and audiences here as the music just exudes heavenly vibrations and really connects to another dimension....
I have always loved Jeff Beck... I saw him and the Yardbirds (with Jimmy Page) in the 60's and I loved his guitar style and the music from this band alot --- I loved his style 20 years ago but I think he is now better than ever... He is a musician's musician but highly charismatic to almost anyone who will give his music a couple of listens...
I literally wore out my Jeff Beck Beckola and Truth vinyl albums from the later 60's that had Rod Stewart singing great blues and with a band that included other legends like John Paul Jones and with guest appearances by Jimmy Page I believe...Read more ›
Smokin' to say the least.
Also another option is: if you buy the Amazon 1 CD version, along with Amazon's "Jeff Beck's Live at The Grammy Museum" CD, you'll have the basically the exact same thing, that was the "Deluxe, limited, edition. Because the extra bonus CD, on the 2 CD Deluxe Edition, 8 performances live from the Grammy Hall of Fame, contains the exact same 8 live performances, on the "Jeff Beck Live From the Grammy Hall of Fame CD". However, it will not be a genuine "collector's item", like the 2CD Deluxe Limited Edition, version. I hope this has been helpful. Thanks!!!
Jeff Beck acquits himself more than adequately of paying homage to Les Paul's legacy and some of the classic songs from the rock and roll era. Also great to hear the old Yardbirds Chestnut, "Train Kept A Rolling" getting a rare live outing. Listening to this CD is like stepping back to 50's or the early 60's, and evoking a bygone golden era.
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This album is amazing. An eclectic mix of songs and what talent...from Imelda May to Trombone Shorty.....
and of course the amazingly talented Jeff Beck!
Jeff has put together great bands to re-create the 50's Les Paul feel with current sound quality. Imelda May is really good.Published 15 months ago by R. Smith
playing is next to none. he just gets better with time. always adapting, innovating, and trying new things. he's amazing. looking for