I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist.
“I found my God in music and the arts, with writers like Hermann Hesse, and musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter. In some way, in some form, my God was always there, but now I have learned to talk to him.”
….Paul Simon writes great songs. George Harrison great songs, a lot of people, Eric Clapton produces wonderful music.
~Bob Dylan (Press Conference, July 1981)
Robbie Robertson inducts Eric Clapton Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000:
Eric Clapton – Nothing But The Blues – Full Concert (1994) [HQ]
“PBS In the Spotlight” – Nothing But the Blues
Recorded at The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA
November 8-9, 1994
Directed By Martin Scorsese
Standin’ Round Crying 6:49
Fory Four 12:23
It Hurts Me Too 16:44
Early In The Morning 20:25
Five Long Years 26:39
Malted Milk 38:56
Motherless Child 45:08
Reconsider Baby 50:05
Everyday I have The Blues 55:18
Someday After A While 1:00:12
Have You Ever Loved A Woman 1:05:37
Groaning The Blues 1:14:22
Ain’t Nobody’s Business 1:21:37
- Eric Clapton – Guitar, Vocals
- Andy Fairweather Low – Rhythm Guitar
- Jerry Portnoy – Harmonica
- Chris Stainton – Keyboards
- Dave Bronze – Bass
- Andy Newmark – Drums
- Roddy Lorimer – Trumpet
- Tim Sanders – Tenor Sax
- Simon Clarke – Baritone Sax
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – All Your Love:
Album of the day
..Slowhand opens with the relaxed, bluesy shuffle of J.J. Cale’s “Cocaine” and sustains it throughout the course of the album. Alternating between straight blues (“Mean Old Frisco”), country (“Lay Down Sally”), mainstream rock (“Cocaine,” “The Core”), and pop (“Wonderful Tonight”), Slowhand doesn’t sound schizophrenic because of the band’s grasp of the material. This is laid-back virtuosity — although Clapton and his band are never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured. That assurance and the album’s eclectic material make Slowhand rank with 461 Ocean Boulevard as Eric Clapton’s best albums.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)
Other March 30:
- Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress. She is the daughter of Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is also Anoushka Shankar’s half-sister.
- John Lee Curtis “Sonny Boy” Williamson (March 30, 1914 – June 1, 1948) was an American blues harmonica player and singer, and the first to use the name Sonny Boy Williamson.
- Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her singles “Fast Car”, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”, “Baby Can I Hold You”, “Crossroads”, “Give Me One Reason” and “Telling Stories”. She is a multi-platinum and four-timeGrammy Award-winning artist.
-Egil & Hallgeir