Lynyrd Skynyrd – Call Me The Breeze piano solo – updated with sheet music
The Lynyrd Skynyrd version of J. J. Cale’s Call Me The Breeze has a killer piano solo. It starts out cool and kind of chilled for the first twelve bars and then boom, what follows are twelve of the fastest, funkiest, most foot-stomping piano playing in all of rock and roll. I’m pretty sure it was played by roadie-turned-keyboardist Billy Powell (who died January ’09, RIP). Here please enjoy Billy playing the solo mostly in the left channel, with me doubling it, mostly in the right.
(Updated 3/21/2010 – here’s a PDF of sheet music for the solo based on my transcription.)