Recently finding it's way under the radar and into your favorite record shops is a new compilation entitled "Jimmy Page- Playin' Up A Storm," a collection of tunes showcasing JP as sideman. But don't be fooled, all this really is is the Keith De Groot LP from 1968. (Hello? Wait! Come back!)
As Dave Thompson over at AMG says:
Keith De Groot is one of those names that flickers only briefly across the average fan's mind, courtesy of just one performance -- as lead vocalist on one of the manifold superstar jam albums recorded in the U.K. during the late '60s.
None of this very exciting. If you're ready to bail and head over to the Naked Midget Canola Oil Wrestling site, I wouldn't blame you. But, let me just get one more thought in.
When I first saw the title of this release, it was Joe Cocker's version of "Bye Bye Blackbird" that immediately came to mind, and not any one of Jimmy's stellar performances from a little band called Led Zeppelin.
Check it out:
Got to be in the Top 3 Jimmy solos... in my book.
So, I was burning some wood, and aside from Eric Clapton, who we've chinwagged to death on these pages, who else rises to the occasion when someone else is the boss? If you want to get real specfic, is there a guitar player whose best performance appears on a record other than his own?