Happy Birthday Jeff Beck: Collection Of Collaborations Spotify Playlist
Born on this date in 1944 in Wallington, England, renowned guitarist Jeff Beck today celebrates his 73rd birthday. Since being brought in by Jimmy Page to replace Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds, Beck’s signature fluid style has flourished in many settings including as a bandleader, solo artist and guest performer. In honor of Jeff Beck’s birthday, JamBase examines recordings featuring a diverse collection of collaborations from across Beck’s storied career via a 21-track Spotify Playlist.
The three songs opening the playlist showcase Beck performing in different situations alongside Page, with assistance from Lord David Sutch, Ronnie Wood, Joe Perry and others. Iconic guitarists Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and fellow blues rockers ZZ Top are also presented, as are acclaimed vocalists Paul Rodgers, Donovan, Diana Ross, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, Seal, Imelda May and former Jeff Beck Group singer Rod Stewart.
Beck’s guitar can be heard on additional tracks by Stevie Wonder, Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin, Trombone Shorty and more. Listen to the playlist here:
[Originally Published: June 24, 2017]