A little bit overshadowed by his former colleagues, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page – but he’s a master guitarist that’s for sure.
He was ranked as one of the best guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone putting him at the number five spot.
We look back at the great 7 Jeff Beck songs:
7. People Get Ready
One of the rarest songs that you can still listen to even for twenty-years and you couldn’t go without hearing it.
He was with Rob Stewart as the singer for the song – are you ready? So, folks get ready and listen to one of the best Jeff Beck songs featuring a prolific singer, Rob Stewart featured on his album Flash.
6. She’s A Woman
The song was a total hit back in the day, especially with college guys.
She’s A Woman on his Blow By Blow album really managed to blow everyone’s mind. It’s a cover version of the Beatles and Beck turned it into a jazz fusion version featuring a cool talk box.
5. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Jimmy Page had considered his friend and former bandmate Jeff Beck as one of the greatest guitarists of all-time, and he really admired him as an ax-slinger. They paved the way for each other to be better – and this song was that proof. Beck on lead, and Page on riffs.
4. Freeway Jam
The fan-favorite track where you can jam to it for even three decades and yes, it’s three decades year old.
Included on the album 1975, Blow By Blow and written by keyboardist Jan Hammer.
3. Heart Full of Soul
One of the first important tracks by Jeff Beck – Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck formed the supergroup called The Yardbirds and this is one of their first track – introducing them to the world of rock n’ roll.
But, of course, the credit would go to Graham Gouldman, the man who wrote the iconic Yardbirds song.
2. I Ain’t Superstitious
From the album Truth, featuring Rod Stewart on vocals. Beck’s own take of the song originally written by bluesman Willie Dixon and Howlin’ Wolf who recorded it in 1961. Many artists have done their own renditions of the song, but Beck’s version is indeed over-the-top.
1. Beck’s Bolero
Jeff Beck was with a supergroup during the release of the song – with Jimmy Page (12 string rhythm), John Paul Jones (bass), Keith Moon (drums) and Nicky Hopkins (piano).
It’s one of his most well-known instrumental tracks and was indeed an important track as a solo artist. The multiple guitar parts were inspired by Ravel’s Boléro.