Music from the UK – Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, born in 1945, is an english rock and blues musician, also well known as Slowhand. He is probably one of the most famous musicians of the last 50 years worldwide. Of course, he also won many awards and is ranked 2nd in the Rolling Stones Magazine for the 100 best guitarist of all time. On 12 march 2013, he’ll release a new album called ‘Old Sock’. Listen a song from it called “Gotta Get Over”:

Also listen to his damn awesome classic “Tears in Heaven”, a tribute song to his son Connor, who already died in the age of 4 years.

Also listen to him with JJ Cale here. Great pieces!

Music from the UK – The Yardbirds

No , not the Beatles have been the first one , the Yardbirds used the sitar first in one of their songs “Heart full of Soul” but replaced it lateron with an ususal guitar because they thought the sound is too “thin” , The Yardbirds have been active from 1962 til 1968 . 1992 they´ve founded the “new” Yardbirds , they consist til today . A lot of great guitarist have been members of the Yardbirds Eric Clapton , Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page , here is the song i´ve mentioned an outtake with a guitar used , but the soundtrack is the one with the sitar and the guitar version below

Music from Scotland – Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan, born 1931 in Glasgow, Scotland  was a british Folk and Rock musician . He was also called the “King of Skiflle Music ” and had a great influence on Rock music , He placed over 30 titles between 1956 and 1962 in the charts and influenced talents like  John Lennon, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Rory Gallagher, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Chris Farlowe and Van Morrison.

Here is his song “Tom Dooley ” a cover from the “Kingston Trio ” but a good example for Skiffle Music

Music from the U.S. – Eric Clapton and JJ Cale

I was listening to Eric Clapton very often about 5 years ago, especially to the album The Road to Escondido with JJ Cale. Here’s one song from this album, “Three Little Girls“: