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Eric Clapton blues videos you have never watched


Eric Clapton blues videos you have never watched

I love my whisky & blues music and listen to blues music specially the type that Eric Clapton delivers. Just love his body of work and finesse. Eric Clapton is considered one of the 2nd best Guitarist in the world, just behind Jimi Hendrix.  But you need to watch these 3 videos to believe that gospel truth. I just love the quality of his output whether he is playing a acoustic guitar, picking, sliding or playing one his electric guitars with a pick. What strikes out eventually is his perfection, unique style, fantastic arrangements and finesse.

Eric Clapton is one great musician whom I admire for his skill, dexterity and dedication to his instrument. In the second video he talks about his hard work and learning from the other blues greats like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, on the road to such  greatness. His keenness to perfection is so acute that one can easily note the clean, spotless to a fault,  live sessions. If you have watched a lot of his earlier videos you will notice the difference. In the video / films listed below he has only taken his skill and creativity to the next level. There is only endless joy and awe to watch and listen to Eric Clapton playing in these three videos. Great skill and  very soothing music. Perfection at display here !

I would like to share my experience of listening to 3 of his best live session videos. I have read that his practice sessions are so “cruel” that the band practices till their hands & fingers begin to drop, so to say. Such is Eric Clapton dedication to crisp quality of the music even for live shows.

All the 3 videos are nothing but perfection personified. This goes for all his band members too.

Please judge for yourself as you watch these to videos.

The first one is:

ERIC CLAPTON ROCKS BASEL’S BALOISE SESSIONS

Eric Clapton and His Band 2013 concert in Basel, Switzerland. The shows were part of the “Baloise Sessions” indoor concert series and happened at the Event Halle in Basel. In front of 1500 people, Eric and his band performed a 20 song, including five songs in memory of JJ Cale: “Don’t Go To Strangers” (the opening number), “Since You Said Goodbye,” After Midnight,” “Call Me The Breeze” and “Cocaine.” “After Midnight,” rarely seen in a Clapton set list, was performed in the style of JJ Cale, rather than the way it has been recorded in the studio by Eric (in 1970 and 1987)..

I love the drummer and the  bassist too in this live show. The bassist is one of his regulars. Clinical perfection  by both these musicians too.  Clean lines ,strict rythm & great style.

Then comes Eric Clapton’s film I really enjoy watching, over and over again:

Nothing but the Blues

This actually is a 1995 documentary film about Eric Clapton’s musical journey and his love for Blues music. Martin Scorsese was one of the executive producers.[1] It is not to be confused with the 2003 album release Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Eric Clapton.

The film was released on June 19, 1995 in the United States via the PBS broadcasting companies around the country. It was never officially released as a film due to unclear reasons.

The third one is:

ERIC CLAPTON Live at Budokan, Tokyo, 2001

Watch the videos and savour the work of a master musician.




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