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#2899637 - 01/04/18 01:33 PM The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 !
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We start w/ Jeffy himself showcasing & giving the skinny on his gtr collection.
The bg stories are often intriguing & interspersed throughout are some neat bits of playing but do not miss the unexpected county stuff he slips down his sleeve at 4:05, 6:00 & 7:25 ( that last being particularly up Roy Clark Blvd rawk )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_lAy1sGMys
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#2900080 - 01/06/18 11:49 AM Re: The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 ! [Re: d]
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Finally got a chance to go back and watch the video d, a very cool and interesting chance to hear Jeff in a relaxed conversation while demoing his guitars and telling their stories. I knew he was into Scotty Moore and James Burton (Elvis' guitar players) and other rockabilly guys. His seeing Buddy Holly live back in the day was a cool story on the Strat. I loved his James Burton Tele licks and his love for the Tele's.

Just after one of the Tele stories, he pulled out that Gretsch that he bought in pieces and put it back together out from under some guys bed @ 8:35 under the Cliff Gallup and the Blue Caps story. As soon as he started playing Cliff's rockabilly licks on that guitar I could hear exactly where Brian Setzer got his licks and sound from LOL!

Anyway, it's a fun vid to watch with some cool history! Jeff is definitely a cool dude and super talented guitar God! thu
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#2900083 - 01/06/18 11:58 AM Re: The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 ! [Re: Larryz]
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#2900096 - 01/06/18 01:10 PM Re: The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 ! [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Neat... I watched about half the video,impressive, one of my all time favorite players.
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#2900314 - 01/07/18 02:01 PM Re: The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 ! [Re: desertbluesman]
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Only 1/2 ? We do live in a busy world, eh ?
Don't y''wonder what ya missed ?
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#2900539 - 01/08/18 10:31 AM Re: The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 ! [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz

Just after one of the Tele stories, he pulled out that Gretsch that he bought in pieces and put it back together out from under some guys bed @ 8:35 under the Cliff Gallup and the Blue Caps story. As soon as he started playing Cliff's rockabilly licks on that guitar I could hear exactly where Brian Setzer got his licks and sound from LOL!


If you want to hear more of his Cliff Gallup stylings, check out his album "Crazy Legs", which was a tribute to the Blue Caps. Now I have to pull out my copy of it - it's been too long since I gave it a spin.
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#2900576 - 01/08/18 12:08 PM Re: The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 ! [Re: Danzilla]
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#2900663 - 01/08/18 03:44 PM Re: The Jeff Beck file / don't miss episode 1 ! [Re: Larryz]
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EPISODE 2
Ok here's JB headquarters = http://www.jeffbeck.com/
Sign up if ya know what's good fer ya !
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Backtracking a bit Most know JB in the Yardbirds before his solo career but I'll wager even some of his fans don't know of his teenage friendship w/fellow teen & gtr fanatic Jim Page.
Many may not know abt his pre-YBirds band the Tridents.
Biography by Bruce Eder
The Tridents never issued any official recordings, but they were one of the top R&B/blues outfits working in area around Chiswick during the early 1960s, and managed to achieve a kind of posthumous immortality as the band that Jeff Beck belonged to prior to his joining the Yardbirds. They were formed in the early '60s, and even before Beck joined, they were known for playing some of the more authentic-sounding R&B and blues on their local club circuit. The group was comprised of two brothers, John Lucas on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Paul Lucas on bass and vocals, with Ray Cook -- a diminutive fellow with immensely long hair that would fall over his kit, according to Beck -- on the drums. Beckjoined the band in the summer of 1963 and, over the next 18 months, built up his jaw-dropping pyrotechnic guitar vocabulary, which reportedly astounded those engineers who tried to record the Tridents.

The group reached the pinnacle of its success as a club band, attaining a residency at the Eel Pie Island in Twickenham and eventually attracting as many as 1000 patrons at one time to their shows. It was at these shows that Beck regularly astounded audiences with his playing, particularly his controlled use of feedback. Ironically, he'd begun to work with these effects to overcome the limitations of the amplifiers his band was using, particularly as they started playing to ever-larger audiences and bigger rooms, and it became his trademark. The Tridents left behind a large handful of demo recordings, primarily intended to earn them the credibility they needed to get bigger gigs at better clubs -- three of those tracks surfaced in the '90s on the Beckology triple-CD set, and they reveal a band with a grasp of R&B that matches its reach. The Lucas brothers were more than fair players and singers, and Ray Cook was a very powerful drummer, fast and busy.

The band might have made it, but for the fact that they were a little late getting noticed on the early British blues scene -- groups like the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds had already moved into a slightly more pop-oriented direction to get noticed and sell records. Had the Tridents held on, based on the evidence of songs like "Nursery Rhyme" or "Wanderin' Man Blues," they might've been rivals to the Pretty Things or even gone head-to-head with John Mayall's Bluesbrakers, but it wasn't to be. In early 1965, Eric Clapton elected to leave the Yardbirds, over their decision to move in more of a pop/rock direction and away from blues. After turning down the spot himself, guitarist Jimmy Page directed the inquiries toward Beck, who left the Tridents in March of 1965 to join the Yardbirds. That marked the end of the Tridents' relevant history, though Cook later played on the Beck-Ola album by the Jeff Beck Group.

Here's a couple samples:
This is the best of the bunch (I'n uncertain if that's Beck on slide)
[dig the sweet vocals laugh !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bri_aA6tMlo

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This one shows that while JB was skilled (his best line is a Gallup-like country lick @ 2:35) but he's got some pitch probs & he's overshadowed by the much more responsive cat playing harmonica (presumably Paul Lucas).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELeXRkay04Y


Here's one that demonstrates that the "punk-blues-jam-as-onslaught" may' not have originated w/ the 'Birds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLo2h0F22bI&t=190s


I'll close this episode w/ a mention of the 1999 Beck bio Crazy Fingers by Annette Carson
An in-depth musical and personal exploration, it describes Beck's favorite guitars and uncanny techniques, passion for hot rods and rockabilly, collaborations ranging from Donovan to Tina Turner, landmark solo and instrumental work, love of animals, and more. Includes a wealth of personal, musical and historical detail, great photos, and a (then) comprehensive discography.

AND the more recent Jeff Beck: Hot Wired Guitar by Martin Power
New, revised edition brings Beck's story bang up to date, from his adventures at The White House in December 2012 with Mick Jagger and US President Barack Obama, to touring the world with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and the 2014 release of Jeff's latest solo disc.The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the world-wide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond.
Power talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others.
Supported by full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography.

EPISODE 3 ?
The YB yrs !
......... but don't let that stop ya from commenting here & now !
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