I haven’t done one of these in a while, but yesterday’s Zombies reference seems to have struck a chord (see what I did there?) with some of you, so here goes.
Jeff Beck is sort of the forgotten guitar god of the sixties. That’s a shame, because he hasn’t lost a step, as you’re about to hear. Beck’s been out on tour with his “Rock and Roll Party” show honoring the late, great Les Paul. It’s a mix of Paul’s music and rockabilly and it’s damned good. Good enough that you get to sample three clips.
Start with this version of “Sitting On Top Of The World”, sung by Imelda May. And listen to Beck when he kicks in at about the 0:45 mark.
Then listen to what the two of them do with this remake of “(Remember) Walking In The Sand”.
Finally, Beck and Brian Setzer take on some Eddie Cochran.
Tasty, tasty stuff.