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Stevie Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas Texas in 1954. He was one of the fastest and giftest guitarist of the history. He blast Rock and Roll with an incredible style full of aggressiveness. He his famous for his wonderfull Fender Stratoecaster with 13/56 stirng which mean enormous string unplayable by mortal men!!! It gaves a real power to his sound, because of the high tension of this string.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan was the spiritual heir of Jimi Hendrix, he was the only guitarist who took up “Voodoo Child” with so much talent, anb bring his feeling and creativity.

His live at the “El Mocombo” is the greatest quality recording of this generation. He played all his famous and best song this night with a hypnotic aura and a frightened devotion to his music and his guitar.

If you don’t know this man I really advise you to run to your nearest CD shop and listen for a moment… But if you are too tired, just give a glanes to this video… A featuring with my friend Jeff Beck

 

 

Jimi Hendrix  was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Hendrix is considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. After initial success in Europe, he achieved fame in the USA following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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Hendrix helped develop the technique of guitar feedback with overdriven amplifiers. He was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, and Elmore James,rhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield, Steve Cropper, as well as by some modern jazz

Carlos Santana has suggested that Hendrix’s music may have been influenced by his Native American heritage.As a record producer, Hendrix also broke the line of experimentation in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas; he was one of the first to experiment with stereophonic effects during recording.

He wrote some timeless song like “Sunshine of your love”, “Hey Joe”, “Foxey Lady”, “Voodoo Child”… I am going to stop here because I can quote his song for a month!! As you can see this kid from Seattle had an impact on his generation and on our generation. He died at the age of 27, and he take away a part of our heart, a part of our soul…

You’ll never be forgotten!!

HEY JOE

(1967) 

Hey Joe, where you goin’
With that gun in your hand?
I said now
Hey Joe, where you goin’
With that gun in your hand?

Goin’ down to shoot my old lady
‘Cause you know
I caught her messin ’round town
I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
‘Cause I caught her messin’ ’round
With another man

Hey Joe, I heard
You shot your woman down, shot her down
Hey I said, hey Joe I heard
You shot your woman down
Shot her down to the ground

Yes I did, I shot her
‘Cause I caught her messin’ ’round town

Hey Joe, I heard
You shot your woman down, shot her down
Well I said, oh hey Joe
I heard you shot your woman down
Shot her down, shot her down

Yes, yes I did, I shot her
‘Cause I caught her messin’ ’round town

Hey Joe, where you gonna run to now?
I said, I said hey Joe
Where you gonna run to now
Where you gonna go?

Well dude, I’m goin’ down south
Way down to Mexico way
I said I’m goin’ down south
Way down to Mexico way

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 How can we write a blog based on Rock music without talking about Led Zeppelin?

This band is obviously one of the most famous and influencial band of music history.  It was the heavy-metal pioneer impress of blues arrangements. The real leader of the band is Jimmy Page (guitar) who played Bass with the “Yardbirds” lead by Jeff Beck. At their beginning they wanted to be the “New Yardbirds” but a strange character named Keith Moon(The Who’s Drummer!) advised Jimmy to become “Led Zeppelin”!!

 

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They recorded nine album but just four of them deserved to be considered as chef d’oeuvre. These four bible were easily entitled as Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin 2, Led Zppelin 3, Led Zeppelin 4!! They’re composed of unforgettable song like “Stairway ta Heaven”, “Rock’n Roll”, “Baby I’m gonna leave you”, “Whole lotta love”, “Dazed and confused”…

All of them had a particular style and an amazing talent. It was maybe the most complete band of the 70s because Jimmy Page was an “alien”, Robert Plant had the most amazing voice of rock music and he could died on stage, John Bonam was just a drummer creator and John Paul Jones could followed every music with his Bass.

These four english artist will always be considered as fathers of Hard Rock and creativity.

I really advise you to go on this great and complete site on Led Zeppelin which there are interesting information like tabs!

Achilles last stand

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Jeff Beck was born in Surrey in 1944. He grew up in a suburban street in Carshalton. When he was about 10 he wanted to play the guitar. His mum, however, wanted him to play the piano because she didn’t approve of the guitar. When he was in his late teens he joined the Tridents on lead guitar. In 1965 he replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds . He played with them until 1967 when he decided he had enough and wanted to go solo. In the same year he released his first solo effort “Hi-Ho Slver lining” which was the only one of his tracks he ever sang on. In his backing group he had Rod Stewart and Ron Wood who later went on to form the Faces . Thoughout the rest of the 60s and 70s he continued to record instrumental albums. In 1984 he contributed lead guitar on Mick Jagger’s first solo album “She’s the Boss”.The same year he released his next album “Flash” which was voted best instrumental album. In 1989 he released the album “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop” which was also a big success, one of his most famous in which you can hear the wrenching “Stand on it”!!! . Throughout the 90s Jeff Beck still toured around and in 1998 played a sellout date in Mexico. In early 2001 he released his last album “You had it coming”.Unlike most of his contemporaries, Beck does not use a guitar pick to play. Instead, he uses a combination of his finger to pluck his guitar strings. But he does not have the same style than flamenco guitarist, he just have his own rock style…one of the best rock style.

But I really think that his most wonderfull album is “Wired”. A real mix between Rock and Roll, Jazz and Funk!! He recorded this album in May 1976 with the incredible Wilbur Bascomb (Bass) and the inimitable genius Narada Michael Walden (Drum). These two guys realized unforgettable’s Drum & Bass introduction in two music of this album : “Come dancing” and “Head for Backstage Pass”. Walden’s drumroll are really striking!

Jeff Beck had always been one of my favourite guitarist because of his talent for music, and his volition for mixing different style of music. I wanted to quit Mister Jeff Beck with an amazing video which is an amazing song of his 1999 recording album : “Who Else!”…You will understand that he knows a thing or two of Blues music… Look out!!! 


 

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The Rolling Stones are an English band whose rhythm and blues and rock & roll- based music became popular during the “British Invasion” in the early 1960s. They were promoted as bad boys. The band were formed in London in 1962 by original leader Brian Jones, but were eventually led by the songwriting partnership of singer Mick Jagger and the guitarist Keith Richards. The pianist Ian Stewart, the drummer Charlie Watts and the bassist Bill Wyman completed the band.

The Rolling Stones define rock ‘n’ roll. They are the longest running act in the history of rock music, having remained wildly popular and prodigiously productive over their 30-year career.

This wonderfull rock band had always yearl his love for wild life and wild music. And we have to remember that when the Beatles sang “Let it Be”, The Rolling Stones sang proudly and strongly : “Let it Bleed”!!!

…Just another way of describing Rock and Roll!!

The band

Rolling Stones complete biography and discography : http://www.scaruffi.com/vol1/stones.html

Hello my name is Chuck Berry and I could play guitar just like a ringing a bell!!!!!

Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born october 18, 1926 in St LOUIS Missouri) is one of the pioneers of Rock music. He comes the closest of any single figure to being the one who put all the essential pieces together. He had a strong influence on many famous rock n’ roll band in the world. As John Lenon said : “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry”. This tall black man is a genious and he is known to be a real pigheaded with a strong character.

He wrote one of the most famous Rock and roll song of the last centuty called Johnny B Goode!! We don’t know who is that Johnny, but we could imagine that chuck talk of his own life in this song…

Johnny B Goode Lyrics

Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like a ringing a bell

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh, the engineerswould see him sitting in the shade
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by they would stop and say
Oh my that little country boy could play

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

His mother told him “Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight.”

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go go go Johnny go
Go go go Johnny go
Go go go Johnny go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

Let us give you a really small introduction of Rock n’Roll, in order to talk about the band and their music and aura.

Rock ‘N Roll is a type of music. It “shook things up” in the 1950s and 1960s. Many musical styles from around the world contributed to this new sound. Along with the African American influence, rock ‘n roll also drew on the lyrical melodies of recent European immigrants and the country and western music of Texans.
 
First, the music became popular in small clubs and on the radio. Later, with the introduction of programs such as American Bandstand, teenagers could watch their favorite bands on television. Not everyone was excited about this music. Many parents didn’t like the suggestive dancing, naughty lyrics, and loud, fast beat.
 
 Rock ‘N Roll is a musical genre whose ‘golden age’ is usually recognized as the decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s. This musical form had its beginnings in the blues tunes, gospel music, and jazz-influenced vocal music that became popular among African-American audiences after World War II. A new kind of blues, it featured electrically amplified guitars, harmonicas, and drummers that emphasized afterbeats. At the same time, black gospel music grew in popularity. These forms of black popular music were given the label rhythm and blues (R and B) and were played on big-city radio stations (Chicago, NYC…). Radio spread this music’s appeal from black communities to towns throughout all of the United States. By the mid-1950’s such performers as Little Richard, Joe Turner, and Chuck Berry were becoming popular with white audiences. Radio disc jockeys began calling their music rock ‘n roll.
 
We advise you to give a glanes to this french site quickly dealing with rock star. 
This blog is a tribute to MUSIC! Especially to Rock n’Roll in english spoken countries.
We are gonna try to make you aware of the fact that Rock n’Roll is a hot land of dream, full of music, of dance, of leather, of madness, of love, of hope, of drugs and rebellion.
As I always love to say : Rock n’Roll is a big garden which grow wild!

So…… now………………..Keep on Rockin my friend and on the road again!!!

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