Eric Clapton

Clapton Is God: The Cream of Early Eric

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

The whole Clapton Is God thing back in the 1960s was a bit ridiculous and no doubt a source of embarrassment for Eric Clapton, but the fact remains that he was a dedicated blues enthusiast and a passionate guitar session player early in his career, as this handy two-disc set shows. Including a variety of early sides Clapton did with the likes of the Yardbirds, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Spann, Champion Jack Dupree, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Jimmy Page, Martha Velez, and Viv Stanshall, among others, this selection makes a nice way to see and hear Clapton's early guitar work before Cream and rock superstardom took over and changed everything.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Eric Clapton feat: Otis Spann 02:49 Amazon
2
Eric Clapton feat: Otis Spann 02:28 Amazon
3 Eric Clapton feat: Champion Jack Dupree 03:16 Amazon
4
Eric Clapton feat: Champion Jack Dupree 02:08 Amazon
5 Eric Clapton feat: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 02:12 Amazon
6 Eric Clapton feat: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 03:57 Amazon
7
Eric Clapton feat: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 05:51 Amazon
8
Eric Clapton feat: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 02:47 Amazon
9
Eric Clapton feat: Jimmy Page 03:09 Amazon
10
Eric Clapton feat: Jimmy Page 02:48 Amazon
11
Eric Clapton feat: Jimmy Page 02:26 Amazon
12 Eric Clapton feat: Jimmy Page 01:26 Amazon
13 Eric Clapton feat: Immediate All-Stars 02:09 Amazon
14
Eric Clapton feat: Immediate All-Stars 02:19 Amazon
15 Eric Clapton feat: Immediate All-Stars 02:29 Amazon
16
Eric Clapton feat: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 03:18 Amazon
17
Eric Clapton feat: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 03:49 Amazon
18 Eric Clapton feat: Martha Velez 02:55 Amazon
19
Eric Clapton feat: Martha Velez 05:12 Amazon
20
Eric Clapton feat: Vivian Stanshall 03:06 Amazon
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