Jeff Beck – Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Blu-Ray)
2011, Eagle Vision
On June the 9th of last year Jeff Beck along with some special guests gathered on a New York City stage on what would have been Les Paul’s 95th birthday. The intimate club setting held even a more special meaning as it was the same stage that Les himself played on every Monday night.
Kicking off the evening are a a few upbeat old time Rock classics that set the mood for what would be an enjoyable evening of music. Unfortunately this pace does not keep up once Imelda May joins Beck and band. The pace gets slowed down incredibly but the music is somewhat soothing to the ears and it carts you back into a pre-Rock n Roll era. This is the music Les himself would play with Mary Ford. In a few numbers the tempo is picked up slightly but not to the extent it started out as with Darrel Higham on vocals. It isn’t until the instrumental “Peter Gunn” that we get back to a Rock show. Gary “US” Bonds lends his voice to “New Orleans” and Brian Setzer comes up on stage for “Twenty Flight Rock” which was the evening’s high point. The evening then ends as it began with a few upbeat Rock songs.
A release for fans of early and Pre-Rock n Roll. Does that make sense? It doesn’t really have to. It’s Rock n Roll and we all love it.