Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul

Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul

by Jeff Beck


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A year after Les Paul's death, Jeff Beck saluted the guitar pioneer by staging a rousing tribute show to the great man at Paul's regular stomping ground, the Iridium Jazz Club. Backed by his current running mates the Imelda May Band, Beck enlisted some heavy-hitters for help -- Brian Setzer comes in for the rock & roll, Trombone Shorty for the jazz, Gary U.S. Bonds sings some oldies -- all the better to get the party started. Despite its title, Rock 'N' Roll Party skews ever so slightly to the old-fashioned swing and standards that were Paul's specialty and with the notable exception of tightly wound versions of "The Train Kept A Rollin'" and "Twenty Flight Rock," even the rockers feel closer to jump blues than rockabilly. And that's fine: a tribute to Les Paul's music shouldn't be greasy, it should be a jumping, joyous blast of nostalgia, which is precisely what this party is.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2011
Label: Atco
UPC: 0081227978457
catalogNumber: 526629

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Beck   Primary Artist,Guitar
Gary "U.S." Bonds   Guest Appearance
Jason Rebello   Keyboards
Brian Setzer   Guest Appearance
Leo Green   Saxophone
Lou Marini   Baritone Saxophone
Dave Priseman   Trumpet
Darrel Higham   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Guest Appearance
Imelda May   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Steve Rushton   Drums,Background Vocals
Gare   Bass

Technical Credits

Tiny Bradshaw   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Jeff Beck   Liner Notes
Gene Vincent   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
David Bennett   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Jerry Lordan   Composer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Larry Russell   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Ted Daffan   Composer
Chauncey Gray   Composer
Ben Findlay   Audio Production
Ann Farina   Composer
Santo Farina   Composer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Bert Lown   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Claude Trenier   Composer
Cliff Trenier   Composer
Eugene Lockhart   Composer
Joseph Royster   Composer
Danny Wolfe   Composer
Ned Fairchild   Composer
Frank Guida   Composer
Inez James   Composer
Frederick Hamm   Composer
Samuel Lewis   Composer
Louis Mann   Composer
Howie Kay   Composer
John Farina   Composer
Rod Cousins   Artwork
Wynona Carr   Composer
Harry DeCosta   Composer
Buddy Pepepr   Composer
Edward Switz   Composer

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Jeff Beck's Rock 'N' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
patronzo More than 1 year ago
this is the liveliest, most fun album i've heard in years. everything about it is superb..and the les paul/mary ford covers sound so similar to the originals, it's eerie. buy it. you won't be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago