Friday, June 16, 2017

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:  Guitar Legend:  The Very Best Of The Early Years  (2006)
Genre:  Rock, Blues, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, British Blues, Contemporary Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label:  Union Square Music
Rating:   *****


With The Yardbirds:

 1.  Baby What's Wrong  (2:38)
 2.  Boom Boo,  (2:26)
 3.  Honey In Your Hips  (2:19)
 4.  Talkin' About You  (1:58)
 5.  I Wish You Would  (2:19)
 6.  Good Morning Little Schoolgirl  (2:48)
 7.  Got To Hurry  (2:36)
 8.  I Ain't Got You  (2:02)
 9.  Putty (In Your Hands)  (2:19)
10. For Your Love  (2:29)
11. Too Much Monkey Business (Live)  (2:59)
12. Let It Rock (Live)  (2:18)
13. Five Long Years (Live)  (5:08)
14. Louise (Live)  (3:36)
15. Take It Easy Baby (With Sonny Boy Williamson II) (Live) (4:14)

With The Immediate Allstars:

16.  Draggin' My Tail  (3:09)
17. Snake Drive  (2:29)
18. West Coast Idea  (2:19)
19. Choker  (1:27)
20. Freight Loader  (2:49)
21. Miles Road  (2:28)

With John Mayall's Bluesbreakers:

22. I'm Your Witch Doctor  (2:13)
23. Telephone Blues  (3:59)

Guitar Legend:  The Very Best Of The Early Years is the collection album by Eric Clapton transformed the music of his heroes into a style all his own and became one of the most influential Lead Guitarist ever, featuring with The Yardbirds, The Immediate Allstars, and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, with other live and studio rarities, in 2 CD, includes details sleevenotes in a 8-page booklet, was released in 2006 by Union Square Music.

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