ERIC CLAPTON: FOR YOUR LOVE / DOUBLE CROSSING TIME / SPOONFUL / PRESENCE OF THE LORD / NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT

Graffiti on a street of London, 1965

Σαν σήμερα, 30 Μαρτίου 1945 γεννήθηκε ο Eric Clapton, μια από τις περιπτώσεις μουσικών που δεν έχουν ανάγκη “παρουσίασης”. Πρώτο τραγούδι που ακούμε, “For Your Love”, ηχογράφησή του με τους Yardbirds το 1965, λίγο πριν εγκαταλείψει το γκρουπ [ακριβέστερα, τους εγκατέλειψε με αφορμή αυτό το “εκτός blues προδιαγραφών” κομμάτι]. Στη συνέχεια, “Double Crossing Time”, σύνθεση δική του και του John Mayall για το άλμπουμ με τους Bluesbreakers [1966]. “Spoonful” του Willie Dixon από το Fresh Cream [1966]. Το “Presence Of The Lord” είναι η συνθετική του συμβολή στο άλμπουμ των Blind Faith [1969]. Τέλος, τον ακούμε στο “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”, κλασικό ’20s blues του Jimmy Cox, από το άλμπουμ των Derek & The Dominos. O Duane Allman συμμετέχει στη slide κιθάρα.

On this date, March 30, 1945, Eric Clapton was born, one of the few musicians who certainly don’t need a presentation. First song, “For Your Love”, recorded with the Yardbirds in 1965, shortly before he left the band [more specifically, he left them because of this particular song – too pop for his taste]. “Double Crossing Time” is composed by him and John Mayall for his album with the Bluesbreakers [1966]. Willie Dixon’s Spoonful” is on Fresh Cream [1966]. “Presence Of The Lord” is his songwriting contribution on the Blind Faith album [1969]. Finally we hear Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”, Jimmy Cox’s classic ’20s blues, from the Derek & the Dominos album [1970]. Duane Allman is on slide guitar.

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  1. Resa April 6, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Fabulous! I love it all…. and I knew it all! (for a change)

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    1. Oannes April 8, 2020 at 10:41 am

      Thank you Resa. Your comments are more insightful than most of the “connoisseurs'” I happen to know!

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      1. Resa April 11, 2020 at 11:48 pm

        Thank you! That is quite the compliment from you.
        I might not be a “connoisseur’”, but I sure love music, and I listen.
        Ah, I’m hoping to draw tonight, and so will be tuning in to some of your posts!
        This blog is like the best radio station, ever!

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        1. Oannes April 12, 2020 at 10:46 pm

          Thank you so much Resa!

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