Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Listen
updated 04/05/1999 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/05/1999 AT 01:00 AM EDT
WHO ELSE! Jeff Beck (Epic) Unlike that other '60s guitar god, Eric Clapton, Beck (no relation to his young Yank namesake) can't sing. But he sure can play. Here the old Yardbird showcases his virtuoso talents on 11 instrumental tracks.
A GOOD DAY FOR THE BLUES Ruth Brown (Rounder) She's 71 now, but the 1950s R&B pioneer, whose comeback decades later was capped with a 1997 Grammy nomination, still belts tunes ("Can't Stand a Broke Man") with bawdy gusto.