Sunday 18 March 2018

Jeff Beck: Joss Stone is 'electric'

Jeff Beck says working with Joss Stone was a blast
Jeff Beck says working with Joss Stone was a blast

Jeff Beck has gushed about his time working with Joss Stone, calling her "electric".

The rock guitarist collaborated with the Grammy-winning songstress on two tracks for his upcoming album, Emotion And Commotion, his first in seven years.

"Electric, she was - she's full on, Joss, she's a wild thing," he said.

Jeff, whose album will be released on April 12, was thrilled with Joss' performance on I Put A Spell On You.

"She just nailed it in a spectacular way," he said.

"We wanted a track that suited her, rather than she choose something she would be too powerful in. I thought, who screams in the rock era other than Little Richard? And I had the amazing idea of a Screamin' Jay Hawkins song. I remember hearing it at school and being literally scared."

He went on: "It's lunatic - it's operatic in one verse and then screams like a murderer in another - and I thought that's the song for Joss."

:: Emotion And Commotion is released on April 12.

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