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Monthly Archives: April 2008

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.


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.


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, 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


 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”!!



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


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!!!