Thursday, April 15, 2010
Eric CLAPTON, Jeff BECK, Jimmy PAGE - Guitar Boogie 1971
"Guitar Boogie" is also the name of a song written by musician by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith.
Guitar Boogie is a compilation blues album with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, with additional credit to The Allstars. Most songs on this album were written by Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page. Guitar Boogie was released as a part of a British Archives series and is rare in that form. The album was re-released in the US in 1977 by Pickwick Records. Only two of the guitarists appear on any given track. Jeff Beck does not appear on any of the Page/Clapton numbers. Similarly, Clapton doesn't appear on the Allstars tracks.
Jeff Beck's two tracks were recorded in 1963 and can be found on several different compilations.
This instrumental LP of seminal British blues rock features Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page in some of their earliest recorded works, from 1963-1966 I believe. It is outstanding and bears repeated listening. It shows how these artists were formed and where they came from. It was not super-popular at the time it was compilied and released in 1971 because it has no vocals, and rock had moved on into and past the "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Whole Lotta Love" stages by then, but it is truly an excellent piece.
By Brett A. Pedersen.
A1. Choker (1:21) - Eric Clapton with Jimmy Page
A2. Snake Drive (2:30) - Eric Clapton
A3. Draggin' My Tail (3:56) - Eric Clapton with Jimmy Page
A4. Steelin' (2:33) - The Allstars featuring Jeff Beck
A5. Freight Loader (2:43) - Eric Clapton with Jimmy Page
B1. West Coast Idea (2:15) - Eric Clapton
B2. L.A. Breakdown (2:02) - The Allstars featuring Jimmy Page
B3. Down in the Boots (3:22) - The Allstars featuring Jimmy Page
B4. Chuckles (2:20) - The Allstars featuring Jeff Beck
B5. Tribute to Elmore (2:05) - Eric Clapton