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Eric Clapton To Release New Album Inspired By Blues Music

August 16, 2011 | ISSUE 47•33

LOS ANGELES—Musician Eric Clapton announced Wednesday that his next album, Eric Clapton Plays The Blues, would be a collection of songs primarily influenced by blues music, a genre the 66-year-old guitarist said he enjoys very much. "I've always been interested in blues music, and this album will really explore that interest," Clapton told reporters, explaining that many of the new songs would feature long blues guitar solos, repeating 12-bar-blues chord structures, and lyrical themes centered around both getting and continuing to have the blues. "I'm fairly confident about the project, as I plan to sing with a sort of forlorn, bluesy quality in my voice, and I'll be playing a lot of E, A, and B chords, along with all the blue notes of the scale. Just pure and simple blues, really." Clapton later admitted that while each track would definitely be inspired by blues music, the final product might actually be more of a blues-rock album.

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That's funny. Most people would say he's a bluesman so everything he does is influenced by blues.

Reminds me of seeing him play with BB King in a SRV tribute show on TV.

Eric was waaaaaay outta his league.

BB rawked!

 

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I had a suspicion Shane was gonna weigh in on this one...
Clapton blows.....
The naivete of this topic title caught my eye, and had me going briefly. I'm a huge blues fan, though not necessarily a huge Clapton fan. Still, for me anyway, "From the Cradle" ranks right up there as a must-have classic album. Oh, and yes, it was inspired by blues music...
I heard that Vanilla Ice will be providing guest vocals on a couple of bonus tracks...

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