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The Cream of Clapton

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Clapton is rightly revered as one of rock’s greatest guitarists. Yet this carefully programmed compilation proves his total musicianship, showcasing his talents as singer, composer, arranger, and bandleader. While his scorching licks on Cream’s psych-boogie jam “Crossroads” set the bar for multiple generations of six-stringers, his R&B-infused vocals on Derek & The Dominos’ “Bell Bottom Blues” are some of pop’s most sublime in terms of sheer vulnerability. Then there’s his funky reworking of “I Shot the Sheriff,” which played a pivotal role in cross-pollinating rock and reggae in the ’70s.

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Response to wowowowow

Could you explain what you mean by saying Clapton isn't a blues musician? B.B. King has said Clapton can play the blues better than anybody he knows. If Clapton isn't considered a blues musician, I don't know what the defination of a "blues musician" is.

say what??

I don't know what you've been sniffing but Clapton say's in his autobiography That he is a blues guitarist now, and has been ever since his Dad bought him his first $ 0.10 Store guitar.

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I'm 14 and discovering more classic rock every day thanks to my dad (I already have over 1500 tunes on my iPod) and I just bought this 2 days ago and I thoroughly enjoy it. One song it's missing is while my guitar gentely weeps by the beatles because he played guitar on it and it's one of my favorite beatles songs but if you like music buy this.


Born: March 30, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

By the time Eric Clapton launched his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world's major rock stars due to his group affiliations -- the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Blind Faith -- which had demonstrated his claim to being the best rock guitarist of his generation. That it took Clapton so long to go out on his own, however, was evidence of a degree of reticence unusual for one of his stature. And his debut...
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