Tag: Jeff Beck

Buddy Guy ‘Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues’

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#946 in the Series) is Buddy Guy, Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues The process of selecting a blues album to review is not an easy one.  First of all, a lot of people will not think they like the blues or will say they don’t know enough about the blues.  The real answer to both of these questions is that if you listen to music at all, and like music, then you are by definition a fan of the blues.  All of the great rock & rollers of today were heavily influenced by the blues in one form or another. “I’m a King Bee,” “Walking the Dog,” and “Now I’ve Got a...

Stevie Wonder ‘Superstition’ b/w ‘Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)’

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #13 – Stevie Wonder: “Superstition” b/w “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)” – Motown 45 RPM Single Y559F (E2/F2) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like to call it “the prehistoric iPod”) for a little over twelve years and in that time I’d like to think that I’ve perfected the mix of 45s within. The A-Side of today’s double A-sided jukebox single was the lead single from Stevie Wonder’s landmark album Talking Book. Jeff Beck guested on the album playing guitar on the song “Looking For Another Pure Love.” While...

Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck Announce Fall Tour. Chicago Benefit Show Added

Posted 05 Aug 2013 in Music + TV News

Former Beach Boy Bandmate And Co-Founder, Al Jardine, And Original Beach Boy, David Marks, Join Tour That Kicks Off On September 27th And Will Visit Major North American Cities Including New York City, Toronto, Washington D.C., Philadelphia And Los Angeles August 5, 2013 — Los Angeles, CA — Legendary music icons and Grammy® Award winners, Brian Wilson (Co-founder Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) announced today a co-headlining North American tour.  Two of the music industry’s most celebrated entertainers will kick off their tour onSeptember 27 th in Hollywood, FL and will visit 20 cities as they bring an evening of historic musical collaboration to fans across North America.  Tickets go on sale startingAugust 9 that www.livenation.com and will also be available at www.ticketmaster.com. Throughout late September...

Eric Clapton Announces Major U.S. Tour Culminating In 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival

Posted 19 Nov 2012 in Music + TV News

      OVER 30 OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST GUITARISTS PLAY SIDEMEN TO EACH OTHER OVER TWO NIGHTS AT THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, APRIL 12-13 Two-Night Festival To Feature Legendary Music And Collaborations Including: Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Brad Paisley, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck John Mayer, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and many more (November 19, 2012) – Widely considered one of the world’s all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton announced today a major U.S. tour culminating in his fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival presented by Chase.  The Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the...

Mick Jagger, Foo Fighters and SNL Cast Members Follow Successful Show With After Party Jam Session.

Posted 20 May 2012 in Music + TV News

  The fun did not end at 1 AM this morning when the screen faded to black ending the 37th season of Saturday Night Live. Host and musical guest Mick Jagger along with The Foo Fighters led an after party that lasted well into the wee hours of the morning. The band played numerous cover tunes that saw a variety of past and present cast members joining in on the fun. Will Forte sang some Black Sabbath, and Amy Poehler some  Joan Jett. They also covered some Cheap Trick, this time with Fred Armisen on drums while Jason Sudeikis showed off his lead vocal skills. Mick did take the stage and treated the party to “Bitch” and “Miss You.”...

Vanilla Fudge “Vanilla Fudge”

Posted 14 Apr 2012 in Albums of 1967, Albums of the 60s, Rock + Roll

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#678 in the Series) is the debut from Vanilla Fudge. This was another one of those albums that was in my older sister’s record collection as a kid. In fact, one of my sisters saw Vanilla Fudge when they were still playing little bars when they would come thru Chicago.  That must have been pretty darn cool. However, if you saw them touring for this album, you really didn’t know what they would become. This was their debut, and it was all cover tunes. As we’re well aware, releasing an album of complete covers is en vogue now, but it wasn’t at the time. It was even more surprising considering the completely...

Jeff Beck “Rock N’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#435 in the Series and #41 in the Live, Saturday Night Series) is Jeff Beck, Rock N’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) Every Monday night for 12 years up until his death at age 94, Les Paul would hold court with his Les Paul Trio with a show at The Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.  The shows more often than not included guest musicians that happened to be in town at the time.  The club after his death, in keeping with this tradition, has renamed the room he would play, The Les Paul Room, and invites special musical guests to play with The Les Paul Trio each Monday to keep this...

Sly Stone To Release New Album

Posted 27 Jun 2011 in Music + TV News

Sly Stone’s website is reporting that Sly Stone will release a new album on August 18th. It will be made up of remakes of eight of his better know tunes along with three more tracks that have never been released. The remakes will feature guest artists such as Jeff Beck, Ray Manzarek and Ann Wilson. His last album was released in 1982. Here’s the complete listing along with the guest artists. “Dance To The Music” with Ray Manzarek “Everyday People” with Ann Wilson “Family Affair” “Stand!” with Carmine Appice & Ernie Watts “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” with Johnny Winter “(I Want To Take You) Higher” with Jeff Beck “Hot Fun In The Summertime” with Bootsy Collins...

Jeff Beck “Blow By Blow”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#189 in the Series) is Jeff Beck, Blow By Blow. I once heard a great quote. It’s from a TV personality I can’t stand so I’m not going to give him credit. Sorry. Email me if it’s that important for you to know who it is. He said, “You’re not a house-hold name until my Mother knows who you are.” I love that quote!  It’s pretty true. Jeff Beck really was a ‘known’ guitarist after playing in the Yardbirds.  He also had released a few nice solo albums under the Jeff Beck Group banner.  His work with ‘Beck, Bogert and Appice’ was also received very well. Next up was his great album, Blow...