Jeff Beck’s ‘Beck-Ola’ is his second album featuring Rod Stewart and released in June 1969 by Emi Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) – 04:50 . 2.Spanish Boots (Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart) – 03:34 . 3.Girl From Mill Valley (Nicky Hopkins) – 03:45 . 4.Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 03:14 . 5.Plynth (Water Down The Drain) (Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart) – 03:05 . 6.The Hangman’S Knee (Tony Newman, Jeff Beck, Nicky Hopkins, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 04:47 . 7.Rice Pudding (Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck,Tony Newman) – 07:22
Musicians : Jeff Beck – Guitars . Rod Stewart – Vocals . Nicky Hopkins – Piano, Organ . Ronnie Wood – Bass . Tony Newman – Drums
Production : Produced By Mickie Most Martin Birch – Engineer
Package : Rene Magritte – Cover Painting
Recorded April 3–19, 1969 At De Lane Lea Studios.
Released In June 1969 By Emi Columbia.
The jammy “Rice Pudding” and “The Hangman’s Knee” almost have a smile around the edges. With takes on Elvis and assaults on BB King covers, Beck-Ola stands strong, without ever indicating it satisfied the mainman’s restless spirit. […]
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