Shook Me- Let Me Love You, 2. The Sun Is Shining, 3. Jeff s Boogie, 4. You
Shook Me, 5. Let Me Love You, 6. Morning Dew, 7. Jeff s Boogie, 8. The Sun Is
Shining, 9. Hi Ho Silver Lining.
release presents the coupling of two performances that happened in the summer
of 1968 by the Jeff Beck Group, the well known San
Francisco set that has been part of many bootlegs and this New York recording
(1st or 2nd set unknown)
which is new to me and presents some classic songs from the band s repertoire.
First of all the sound quality is superb and the performances are both killer
ones, it is a real pity that no comprehensive set of live performances from the
early Jeff beck Group concerts has appeared officially, but thanks to
bootleggers we can enjoy them anyhow even if Empress Valley title is said to
have been released in scarce quantity. This version of the Jeff Beck Group had
Mickey Waller on drums: after a powerful
You Shook Me another gem is Let Me Love You
where the contrast between Stewart raspy vocals and Beck s electric punctuation
is sharp and effective while Wood bass plays pretty melodic lines supported by
Waller flashy drumming. This are very nice recording, originally from WNEW FM
in New York and
KSAN FM in San Francisco,
lately broadcasted by Wolfgang s Vault and the setlist is about the same on
both concerts, too bad just these few New York tracks have surfaced, however
this disc presents some high quality stuff that all rock collectors should
enjoy. On the disc it irs written Disc 1, however this is a single disc release.