Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Eric Clapton
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||All Your Love||John Mayall's Bluesbreakers||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Steppin' Out||John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers||2:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rollin' and Tumblin'||Cream||4:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm So Glad||Cream||3:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Spoonful (Live)||Cream||16:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Sleeping In the Ground||Blind Faith||4:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rockin' Daddy||Howlin' Wolf||3:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Have You Ever Loved a Woman||Derek & The Dominos||6:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mean Old World||Derek & The Dominos||3:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Crossroads (Live)||Derek & The Dominos||8:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
If you're looking for a career-encompassing Eric Clapton best-of collection, then the Clapton edition of the Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues series is not for you. But if a collection of Clapton's best blues-rock numbers from early in his career is what you desire, then this ten-track set fits the bill. Featuring tracks from such acclaimed Clapton-related artists as John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek and the Dominos (the latter of which also featured the late, great Duane Allman), you get a true representation of Clapton's roots. The Cream-era track, a live take of "Spoonful," shows how influential Clapton was on fellow Yardbirds alumni Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck (who would soon borrow the same heavy blues style for Led Zeppelin and the Jeff Beck Group, respectively), while a Derek and the Dominos-era cover of "Crossroads" shows that Clapton always managed to surround himself with the best blues-rock musicians around. One of the compilation's earliest Clapton recordings, "All Your Love" (from when he briefly served as a sideman for John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), shows that the guitarist had his fluid "slow hand" style almost perfected early in the game. As evidenced by this Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues edition, it's clear once and for all how incredibly instrumental Clapton was in leading the blues renaissance in rock music.
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues Eric Clapton
Wow, when I consider how long it's been since I first listened to Ol' Slow hands. Ya just never get tired of his style and talent. He compliments anybody he sits in and plays with, Blues Rock is my all time favorite and I love all the artists who inspired the genre. Eric Clapton will no doubt be with us forever...
you rock clapton
this is what i call the Best of Clapton
Born: March 30, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s