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Jeff Beck — Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Album: Wired
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 1911









Released: 1976
Length: 5:26
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(instrumental)
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 Dirtfarmer wrote:
only thing better than Wired ...Blow by Blow
 
Wired, Blow By Blow and There and Back are the trinity of instrumental electric guitar albums
The Man and his favorite guitars:
https://www.veojam.com/watch/1304549595


Gave this a nine because it is beck
There's a reason why none of the other guitar players in this generation wanted to jam with Jeff Beck. He could do what they could do, but they couldn't do what he could. 
 midigitguy wrote:
Perhaps the most carefully nuanced electric guitar playing ever captured on a recording.  Every note, every tone... simply amazing...Proof that he is the greatest electric guitarist alive today.
 
Definitely an iMMmmm....merse yourself into......mmmm šŸ˜
 gusig53 wrote:
A classic one by Charlie Mingus.
 

Ah Um album, 1959. ICONIC!
A classic one by Charlie Mingus.
With the positive response to this, why not more instrumental stuff?
 gmichaelt wrote:
Is the tie-in to "King of Pain" the 'black hat caught in the high tree top'?
 
Honky Chapeau
Is the tie-in to "King of Pain" the 'black hat caught in the high tree top'?
If it's Jeff Beck, it's a 10. So shall it be written, so shall it be.
 bbqking wrote:
This man sounds like he was born with a guitar in his hand.  Precision playing at its best.
 
 
From Wikipedia:
Beck has said that he first heard an electric guitar when he was 6 years old and heard Paul playing "How High the Moon" on the radio. He asked his mother what it was. After she replied it was an electric guitar and was all tricks, he said, "That's for me".

So yeah...pretty much!
one of those deep cuts hardly anyone knows about.this very reason is why radio paradise is indeed paradise,they play such a diverse selection of music.everthing from deadmau5 to moby,thank you radio paradise for not playing the same tired music like others may want you to.
geodesmo wrote:
Thank you for the Jeff Beck tunes I've heard in the past few days.

When you hear this music, doesn't it become crystal clear that Moby and Deadmau5 have no business in your rotation?

Love you RP...... keep it real!

BillG wrote:
Somehow I manage to enjoy this very much, and still like Deadmau5 & Moby, too... :-)

BillG, Iā€™m going to have to go ahead and accuse you of eclecticism now. ; p

Ronan the Accuser Ronan The Accuser
Sorry, but this seriously needs to be remastered, I can't bear the constant fading from left to right left right left right left rightleft rightleft rightleft rightleft rightleft right
Horrible
I'm sure it would be fantastic otherwise

 geodesmo wrote:
Thank you for the Jeff Beck tunes I've heard in the past few days.

When you hear this music, doesn't it become crystal clear that Moby and Deadmau5 have no business in your rotation?

Love you RP...... keep it real!


 

Somehow I manage to enjoy this very much, and still like Deadmau5 & Moby, too... :-)
There was a retrospective done of Jeff Beck.  I suppose there have been a few given his extraordinary nature, but this one was fairly recent.  One of the people who commented about him, and I cannot recall exactly who it was off the top of my head though the person was female, she said.  

"Jeff Beck doesn't just play music.  He IS music."

I cannot disagree.  This guy is the embodiment of someone tapped into a main vein from the musical source.  He's almost literally a force all his own.  If from his perspective his is an epiphany it's one of the longest running, continuous, ones I've ever had the pleasure to follow and experience.  May he live a long, long, time and keep that fount open and flowing.  It is marvelous.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
wonderful
Hey! That's groovy
 Bert7 wrote:
Just can never get enough Jeff Beck!!{#Cool}
 
So true!
unclehud wrote:

Yeah, baby, this is the real deal!  Recorded in 1976.  Were you born?

 
Propayne wrote:

I was 16. Perfect timing.
 

So was I! Great album. Please play more Jeff Beck. And Robin Trower, too!
Just can never get enough Jeff Beck!!{#Cool}
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! almost zappa like
 drictor wrote:
Loved this back in the day, and still sounds really good at the end of the work day with a cocktail in hand.  Thanks Bill!

 
{#Cheers}
Yeah I really like great guitar work, slow and sensual with a growl.
Loved this back in the day, and still sounds really good at the end of the work day with a cocktail in hand.  Thanks Bill!
This man sounds like he was born with a guitar in his hand.  Precision playing at its best.
 
 midigitguy wrote:
Perhaps the most carefully nuanced electric guitar playing ever captured on a recording.  Every note, every tone... simply amazing...Proof that he is the greatest electric guitarist alive today.

 
This, in spades.
 Proclivities wrote:
 Hannio wrote:
Every hipster doofus in Austin wears a pork pie hat.

Is that better or worse than them wearing cowboy hats?

 

The cowboy hats provide more protection from the sun, rain, snow and overhanging branches when riding horses on the range.  (Modern cowboys tend to prefer a peaked baseball-style hat.) 

As for wearing a cowboy hat while driving the F-350 truck to the mall to go shopping.....   I guess it is a fashion preference just like any other.
Nice. Great cover of Charles Mingus' original, and I'm singing Joni Mitchell's voice in my head recalling her great cover of the same.
The return of the axe murderer.
 geodesmo wrote:
Thank you for the Jeff Beck tunes I've heard in the past few days.

When you hear this music, doesn't it become crystal clear that Moby and Deadmau5 have no business in your rotation?

Love you RP...... keep it real!

 
Maybe you want to layer in Stratus once in a while - the Billly Cobham version also!  That would be an awesome back to back set!
Thank you for the Jeff Beck tunes I've heard in the past few days.

When you hear this music, doesn't it become crystal clear that Moby and Deadmau5 have no business in your rotation?

Love you RP...... keep it real!


Ha. I furrowed my brow and thought "A Jeff Beck song I haven't heard?" I then came over to look it up and saw that I had already rated this one a '9' at some point. So apparently, I've enjoyed this bit of Jeff Beck mastery a lot both times I have heard it.
Masterpiece for the ages! Mingus wrote it (and also did it well), but it's Jeff Beck's unique BLUESY ROCK take that makes it transcend!
Perhaps the most carefully nuanced electric guitar playing ever captured on a recording.  Every note, every tone... simply amazing...Proof that he is the greatest electric guitarist alive today.
A beautiful song beautifully handled by "the Master". 
Bravo Beck! 
Plays in last 30 days: 1

Appreciation in last 40 years: Much
 yeshetarchin wrote:
Beck is God

 
Or at the very least a badass.
Beck is God
This song does catch your ear, makes you stop what you are doing, and click on the song list to see who's playing. 

Eghads,  I don't recognize Jeff Beck. WTF? 
Wow... How many times did we jam this impeccable record at E-School parties back in the day? Blue Wind, man, c'mon, play it again!
Default JB is 'most excellent.'
Yeah Baby, Jan Hammer on there as well.
My personal Hatter is https://www.facebook.com/jillcorbett.thehattic I have been wearing her Pork Pie hats for ages. 
 n4ku wrote:
This holds up so well after almost 40 years.
 
From Wiki: "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is a jazz standard composed by Charles Mingus originally recorded by his sextet in 1959" . . .
. . . So 40, 56, a long time in either case. Great songs transcend generations.
I feel like watching "Barney Miller" all of a sudden.
If you like JB, listen to Scott Henderson. Probably too out there for RP.
This holds up so well after almost 40 years.
 Hannio wrote:
Every hipster doofus in Austin wears a pork pie hat.

 
I bought my son a great one about 8 years ago.  He laughed his ass off.  I returned it.  But I still think he would have rocked it.
First contact with this tune... gave a strong 8. {#Yes}
Thanks, Bill!
Timeless.
 That_SOB wrote:
Jeff and Jimi woulda torn it up.....like WAY up!
 
don't forget Duane on that bus too  {#Naughty}
Great to hear this old chestnut again.

(And here's to being stoned back in the day in the Tetons...or maybe Rocky Mtn. National Park...or...)
 kingart wrote:
OMG. I think the last time I heard this, in the late '70s, I was more stoned than the Grand Tetons. 

 
{#Roflol}   "heh hehhh.......he said 'Tetons'" says Beavis.
OMG. I think the last time I heard this, in the late '70s, I was more stoned than the Grand Tetons. 
"Drive by body pierce..."  aaaah...Beck. {#Bananajam}
Jeff and Jimi woulda torn it up.....like WAY up!
You can really FEEL how much he misses that hat… {#Tongue}
Jeff is coming to Ravinia this summer! 
 unclehud wrote:

Yeah, baby, this is the real deal!  Recorded in 1976.  Were you born?

 
I was 16. Perfect timing.
Certainly in the top 5. Love Jeff Beck. Mas y mas por favor.
 ddbz wrote:
FANTASTIC, this song has just about everything in it funky, jammy, rocky, spacey, how cool.
 
Yeah, baby, this is the real deal!  Recorded in 1976.  Were you born?
PERFECT 10!!!!!!!
 ddbz wrote:
FANTASTIC, this song has just about everything in it funky, jammy, rocky, spacey, how cool.

 
yup


man oh man

uummmm ummm, hooooleey shhhhhhiiii..... this is so way cooooool 
Great. Timeless Beck.
From 8 --> 9. Obviously I didn't listen properly 1st time through. 
Thanks Bill and Rebecca. Hadn't heard this in decades.
One of the top ten guitarists of our short lives!!!

thanks for playing this...sighs
{#Devil_pimp}  {#Music}  {#Music}  {#Music}
One of my favorite Sunday albums of all time. morning or evening, either worked great.
rate it an 11...!!
{#Music}
FANTASTIC, this song has just about everything in it funky, jammy, rocky, spacey, how cool.
Logged back in just to say ... that guitar is unmistakably Jeff Beck.  Man, is he great, or what?
 gatorade wrote:
I've seen a bunch, and I mean A BUNCH of great guitarists...Jeff Beck...blew me away. Upped to a 10. Twirling big time in the kitchen.

 
Yeah. Too true. Ditto.
I've seen a bunch, and I mean A BUNCH of great guitarists...Jeff Beck...blew me away. Upped to a 10. Twirling big time in the kitchen.
Damn....whew, terrific
8 < 9.  He is amazing.
 Hannio wrote:
Every hipster doofus in Austin wears a pork pie hat.
 
Is that better or worse than them wearing cowboy hats?
well say goodbye to it...
Every hipster doofus in Austin wears a pork pie hat.
HE IS JUST SUBLIME.  NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY HE DIDN'T GET THE SAME RECOGNITION AS HENDRIX OR CLAPTON.
Brilliant and underrated guitar player.....{#Cheers}
 spigolli wrote:
So refreshing... best tune by a mile I've heard all day on RP.
 


Agreed...JB is my favorite former Yardbird guitarist by far
There is Jimi Hendrix, then a ways down the road, Jeff beck, then every other guitar player
Listen carefully.  Simply the most sublime mastery of guitar ever recorded...
i bought this album in high school because i was into guitar players and thought the cover looked cool - had no idea who he was or what type of music. I was basically an Allman Brothers junkie then. This album totally opened up my musical world with its jazz and funk influences. I played "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" for my college jazz professor who only knew the Mingus version....he was blown away!!
Just terrific.  Beck always has had a jazz influence.  I wonder if Mingus ever heard this version.  I'm sure he would have liked it.


Goodbye Pork Pie Hat? Not a chance. . . I wear mine with pride. (very similar to the one above).  
Superb artist , great live shows.
I learned to love this song when it first came out, with this version and on Rahsaan Roland Kirk's album The Return of the 5000 lb. Man (1975), and recently discovered the original on Charles Mingus's Mingus Ah Um (1959). All three versions are sublime. Then I picked up (really cheap) a box with 10 cds of the music of sax player Lester "Prez" Young, who inspired the Mingus composition. Lester was an amazing musician and the prototype of "cool." I had been wondering who he was for 35 years! Finally all the pieces come together. Thanks, Radio Paradise, for playing this.
This is simply the finest example of mastery of the electric guitar that I can think of.
There is so much subtle manipulation of the tonality and dynamics and absolute control of the instrument. 
Oh man, this takes me back to '76.  What an awesome album!
can I get an "11"..?

 MiracleDrug wrote:
Jeff's ALWAYS epitomized guitar "hero" to me...
 
That whole album is absolutely awesome.

Jeff's ALWAYS epitomized guitar "hero" to me...
This is just what I needed on a hot humid night.  Beautiful.
 NarfU wrote:
Best Jazz Song done on an electric guitar, BAR NONE!
{#Guitarist}
 
It's a very long list to choose from, starting with Charlie Christian, Les Paul, and Wes Montgomery.
 blotto wrote:
Used to love listening to this album Sunday evenings, years ago, for some odd reason.
 
Weird how that happens with music, for me Pink Floyd is mostly for rainy days, Porcupine tree only for after dark, etc...

Now, there's a segue. Gabriel to Beck. Hmm. Uh ...
I can play guitar like this. (Then I wake up.)
Saw the ARMS show in LA. Talk about a freakin mind blower.
 Propayne wrote:
Saw Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray when they were touring together.

It was an incredible show. 
Saw the same tour, back in '84 or '85.
At our show, Jeff opened for SRV.



Saw Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray when they were touring together.

It was an incredible show. 
 BKardon wrote:
If Jeff Beck is passing through your town and you have the chance to see him, DO NOT MISS HIM.
 
Ditto! Meanwhile, you might want to watch any of the Crossroads Guitar Festival DVDs which feature Jeff Beck! (CRGF 2010 took place in June of this year: https://www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/) Of course, nothing beats a live concert! {#Cheers}

Somebody lend me a dime......
Used to love listening to this album Sunday evenings, years ago, for some odd reason.
{#Music}
If Jeff Beck is passing through your town and you have the chance to see him, DO NOT MISS HIM.
So refreshing... best tune by a mile I've heard all day on RP.
Only on RP  :)
Mingus and Jeff Beck in a memorial song on the day after Alex Chilton dies. I'm cryin'

 jools wrote:
Got tickets to see him at our local venue on October 16th....hope he plays this...
 
Ditto on the tickets- only in Bristol.

Can't wait (10 months....)

 Limpopoking wrote:
I recently bought his "Live at Ronnie Scott's" DVD..... sublime!
 

No doubt! I love the mix of tunes he chose to perform, in particular when he covered The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Sounds as beautiful as the first time I heard it, almost 35 years ago.
Got tickets to see him at our local venue on October 16th....hope he plays this...
 jadewahoo wrote:
Divine.
 
absolutely

Divine.

so nice of you to play this one..........    The Strat king!