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Personnel: Jeff Beck (guitar); Max Middleton (keyboards); Phil Chenn (bass); Richard Bailey (drums, percussion).
The jazz, rock, funky and bluesy BLOW BY BLOW, released in 1975, was produced by Beatles arranger sir George Martin. Beck's playing is all here: fierce attack, thick tone, microtonal bends, distortion, feedback, vibrato, sustain, sonic hoodoo, and rhythmic and harmonic creativity. The album is also a tribute to the great guitar explorer Roy Buchanan with a distinct Beck sound. The album is a great influence for guitar greats like Van Halen and Steve Vai.
A fine collection of one of the most refined American guitarists. It also features Dolly Parton, Les Paul and Jerry Reed. Atkins' playing is effortless , graceful and simple. His immense technical proficiency coexists with complete accessibility. Atkins was real musician for whom the song comes first.
The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Berry Oakley (bass); Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, tympani).
Additional personnel: Elvin Bishop (guitar, background vocals); Thom Doucette (harmonica); Rudolph Carter (saxophone); Steve Miller (piano); Bobby Caldwell (percussion).