Friday, October 28, 2016

Eric Clapton

Artist:  Eric Clapton
Birth Name:  Eric Patrick Clapton
Born:  March 30, 1945.  Ripley, Surrey, England
Genre:  Rock, Blues, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, British Blues, Contemporary Pop, Adult Contemporary
Occupation:  Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Instruments:  Guitar, Vocals

Eric Clapton is an English Rock and Blues Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter.  He was a member of the world famous Rock Groups such as:  The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Derek & The Dominos and Plastic Ono Band, he also succeeded in his solo career since 1970.  He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:  as a Solo Artist, as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream.  He has been referred to as one of the most important and influential Guitarist of All Time and in ranked second in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time, fourth in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarist of All Time.  He was also named No. 5 in Time Magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.  He has been the recipient of 19 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.  In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.  Eric Clapton also known as "Slowhand".

Title:  Live In San Diego with Special Guest J.J. Cale (Double CD) (2016)
Genre:  Rock, Blues, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, British Blues, Contemporary Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label:  Reprise Records
Rating:   *****


Disc 1:

 1.  Tell The Truth  (6:23)
 2.  Key To The Highway  (4:12)
 3.  Got To Get Better In A Little While  (9:35)
 4.  Little Wing  (6:58)
 5.  Anyday  (6:05)
 6.  Anyway The Wind Blows (with J.J. Cale)  (5:32)
 7.  After Midnight (with J.J. Cale) (5:44)
 8.  Who Am I Telling You? (with J.J. Cale) (4:52)
 9.  Don't Cry Sister (with J.J. Cale) (3:33)

Disc 2:

 1.  Cocaine (with J.J. Cale) (5:31)
 2.  Motherless Children  (5:23)
 3.  Little Queen Of Spades  (17:21)
 4.  Further On Up The Road  (6:49)
 5.  Wonderful Tonight  (4:31)
 6.  Layla  (8:25)
 7.  Crossroads (with Robert Cray) (6:55)


Eric Clapton:  Guitar, Lead Vocals
J.J. Cale:  Guitar, Vocals on Disc 1 Tracks:  6, 7, 8, 9, Disc 2 Track 1 
Robert Cray:  Guitar, Vocals on Disc 2 Track 7
Doyle Bramhall II:  Guitar, Backing Vocals
Derek Trucks:  Slide Guitar
Willie Weeks:  Bass
Steve Jordan:  Drums
Chris Stainton:  Keyboards
Tim Carmon:  Keyboards
Michelle John:  Backing Vocals
Sharon White:  Backing Vocals

Live In San Diego is the thirteenth live album by Eric Clapton with Special Guest J.J. Cale, was released on September 30, 2016 by Reprise Records, featuring J.J. Cale, Robert Cray, Doyle Bramhall II, and Derek Trucks.  2 CDs, almost 2 hours of music and 5 songs with J.J. Cale, plus 11 Eric Clapton favorites including "Layla", "Tell The Truth", "Wonderfull Tonight" and "Crossroads".

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