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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:25 AM
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Poll question: Yardbirds, Mayall, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos...your favorite Clapton career moment?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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7wo7rees Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:21 PM
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1. I thought 1992's Unplugged was bigger than 6 top Grammy awards
It boiled EC down to the essence. His blues guitar was phenomenal. He even re-released Layla as a slow jam and got Best Rock Song.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:07 PM
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4. Pete Townshend HATED that version of "Layla"...
...he used to refer to it as "that f**king bossa nova version."

:rofl:

:toast:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 10:59 AM
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11. It was a "guilt" award for ignoring him all those years
Like Bruce Springsteen's.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:42 PM
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2. D&D
Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad, and Little Wing give me goosebumps.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:49 PM
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3. Blind Faith
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:45 AM
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5. Loved the Delaney and Bonnie and Friends record.
"we've never been received like this in our lives"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQoJ971nP7s
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 11:00 PM
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7. Have you heard the 4-CD box set?
http://www.amazon.com/Tour-Eric-Clapton-Deluxe-Box/dp/B...



Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett assembled an all-star group of "friends" in 1969 for a weeklong tour of England, a legendary excursion that would produce On Tour With Eric Clapton, one of rock's most powerful and enduring live albums. Clocking in at a mere 40 minutes, the original left fans wanting more for decades. THE WAIT IS OVER - Rhino Handmade delivers with a four-disc deluxe reissue expanded with more than three hours of unreleased roof-raising, hickory-smoked rock 'n' soul.
The set, which comes packaged in a mock road case, contains Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' complete performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, plus a composite of the next night's performances at Colston Hall in Bristol, and both the early and late shows from the tour's final stop at Fairfield Halls in Croydon. Along with the Bramletts, the touring band showcased on these discs includes guitarists Eric Clapton and Dave Mason, bassist Carl Radle, drummer Jim Gordon, organist Bobby Whitlock, Jim Price and Bobby Keys on horns, percussionist Tex Johnson, and singer Rita Coolidge.

Along with unreleased versions of all the songs from the original, this reissue also contains several songs not featured on the 1970 album, including "I Don't Know Why" a track the Bramletts penned with Clapton; "My Baby Specializes" and "Everybody Loves A Winner" from the Bramlett's debut Home; "Get Ourselves Together" from the couple's 1969 follow-up Accept No Substitute; the traditional "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"; a cover of Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'"; and the instrumental "Pigmy."









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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:33 AM
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10. Not yet
I played the heck out of that record. Good times.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:52 PM
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6. I could pick any one
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 09:57 PM by rocktivity
so I'm going with Other: His Money and Cigarettes album. Which doesn't really solve the problem, because I could pick any one of its songs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV2tH6QP2w0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Jg4f5eF7M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24XAPROhU0w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg3-hZsLKLs

:headbang:
rocktivity
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 03:12 AM
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8. Bluesbreakers
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:28 AM
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9. I voted Derek and the Dominos, but how can you pick one?
Crap, they're all classics!

But Layla may well be the greatest rock song ever written.

And I'm betting there's more to come.

Bake
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:28 PM
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12. You really can't pick one.
If there's a weak link in the chain, it would have to be the more pop-oriented stuff in his solo catalog, but even there, some gems can be found.

:toast:
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 12:46 AM
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13. Had to pick Derek & the Dominoes
The Layla album is such a fucking great album! So many incredible songs.
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r54w32 Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 02:11 AM
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14. so,so many choices...
W/John Lennon -- music starts at 1:05

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3ae_1242686780

W/Carl Perkins -- Smokin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG4uNazuHvY&feature=rela...

W/ George Harrison -- Serendipity begins at about 4:12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ITrQXES8kU

Or: Let it rain,anyday,early in the morning,plug me in,five long years,goin away baby,keep on growing,key to the highway,i remember jeep,sitting on top of the world,born under a bad sign.And on and on and on.
I like the stuff from the 60's,70's and 80's most, however there is no single "Hallmark",just 50 years of excellence.IMHO.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 10:40 AM
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15. Derek & The Dominoes
By light years beyond everything else but Cream.
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