Whether he’s God, Slowhand, or simply Eric, there is no doubting that the boy Clapton is one of the greatest guitar virtuosos of all time. After almost 50 years in the business, the authentic musical genius that is Eric Clapton continues to astonish and delight music fans the world over. He has the unique distinction of being the only person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times: as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream, and as a solo performer.
This compilation brings together 70 minutes of superb music beloved by Eric across his life and career, and for the most part consisting of cuts that have hugely influenced his own composition, sound and playing.
As may well have been expected, a good smattering of blues is present, represented by some of the finest players from the classic era of the devil’s music – Robert Johnson, Sonny and Brownie, Big Bill Broonzy, Elmore James, Skip James, Billy Boy Arnold and Howlin’ Wolf - but elsewhere on this fascinating disc sitting alongside these legends are less well known inspirations from Jimi Hendrix and The Band, Bob Marley, Johnny Otis and numerous others.Classic Rock & Roll and Rhythm and Blues are also present from the likes of Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley, helping to create an eclectic compilation of music courtesy of the varied and exciting musical taste of the man who still outplays every other white boy with a guitar.
Completed with 16 page booklet with notes by music historian Derek Barker, this unique compilation will prove a delight for Clapton fans everywhere and to anyone with an interest in some of the finest music to ever get laid down in a studio.
1. Whoopin’ the Blues – Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
2. Well... All Right – Buddy Holly
3. Too Much Monkey Business – Chuck Berry
4. I Wish You Would – Billy Boy Arnold
5. Steppin’ Out – Memphis Slim
6. It Ain’t Right – Little Walter
7. Spoonful – Howlin’ Wolf
8. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – Muddy Waters
9. I’m So Glad – Skip James
10. Hear My Train A-Comin’ – Jimi Hendrix
11. Up On Cripple Creek – The Band
12. Crossroads – Robert Johnson
13. Key To The Highway – Little Walter
14. Its Too Late – Chuck Willis
15. Have You Ever Loved a Woman – Freddie King
16. Trench Town Rock – Bob Marley
17. Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis
18. The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James
19. Driftin’ Blues – Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
20. Further On Up the Road – Bobby “Blue” Bland
21. Double Trouble – Otis Rush
22. Mean Old Frisco Blues – Arthur Crudup
23. Worried Life Blues – Maceo Merriweather
24. Before You Accuse Me – Bo Diddley
25. Hey Hey – Big Bill Broonzy