The Jeff Beck Group - BBC Sessions 1967 - 1971
This is a selection of recordings from The Jeff Beck Group, which were recorded as sessions for the BBC (Radio One), from 1967 to 1971. This is not the complete set of songs performed by the band for the BBC, however it does represent a very good flavour of the material the band were performing live at that time.
The audio quality of tracks one to nine are notably better quality than track ten to seventeen however the latter tracks include some classic material, along with off air comments and introduction from DJ John Peel. I have separated the material into two files along the above lines.
There were two versions of the Jeff Beck Group the first existing from 1966 through to 1969, and the latter group (with different musician line up) from 1970 to 1972. With the exception of two songs (which were probably from a longer 'in concert' performance) this material is from the original band line up.
Source: BBC transcription discs and off air recordings.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps.
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock.
Set: Various BBC Radio Sessions.
1. Hi-Ho Silver Lining
2. I'm Losing You
Saturday Club – 7th March 1967 – From Radio Transcription LP
3. Rock My Plimsol
4. The Tallyman
Saturday Club – 4th July 1967 – From Radio Transcription LP
5. Hi-Ho Silver Lining
6. Shapes Of Things
7. Rock My Plimsol
Top Gear 17th September 1968 – From Radio Transcription LP.
8. Going Down
9. Got The Feeling
With vocalist Alex Ligertwood, keyboardist Max Middleton, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Clive Chaman. BBC 1971 - From Radio Transcription LP
10. Becks Bolero
11. You’ll Never Go To heaven
12. You Shook Me
13. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Top Gear 1st November 1967 - From Radio Broadcast 5th November 1967.
14. You Shook Me
15. Shapes Of Things
16. Mothers Old Rice Pudding
17. Sweet Little Angel
Top Gear 17th September 1968 - From Radio Broadcast 29th September 1968.
Website: Official HERE.
One of the reasons that bands were invited to perform sessions for the BBC during the 1960's and 1970's was due to the restricted 'needle time' that existed in the UK at the time. By undertaking 'live sessions' it enabled the BBC to provide more popular music performances, and get around the rediculous limitations placed on them by the 'Performance Rights' authorities. These crazy restrictions were also in part the reason that Offshore 'pirate' Radio took off in the 1960's and 70's. The legacy however has ironically given us high quality live performance recordings of bands from The Beatles through to The Yardbirds.
Reloaded - 27/May/2015 - download link in comments.