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Brenda Song successfully sues Escort Agency

“Layla. Hawaiin beauty. Come get lei’d.”

Layla, you’ve got me on my knees.
Layla, I’m begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind.

– Eric Clapton

Very bizarre tale this!

What a dumb Escort Agency advert!

Lots of publicity for Layla …. erm, sorry Brenda … Song though! And indeed the Escort Agency!

Must’ve been real disappointing for customers who’d expected a stunning young Asian hotty called Layla they’d kind of seen on the Disney Channel to turn up in their hotel room, but instead finding some 40 year old, haggard, dazed, white, Crack Ho called Rubyjane from the local trailer park!!

It’s really those customers who should be doing the suing here!

Perhaps a Class Action Law Suit?!!

Or, rather, a No-Class Law Suit!!

Thai-American hotty and Disney TV star Brenda Song has won her legal battle against a company who used her photograph to advertise an escort service.

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody actress will receive £70,600 from Vibe Media Inc, which published a head shot of the star in an advert in LA Weekly newspaper last year.

The ad read, “Hawaiin (sic) beauty. Come get lei’d.”

Song has said: “As a role model to millions of young people, I feel I have to take a stand against this company in regard to its exploitation of my image.”

On April 18, 2008, a picture of Song was used in an ad for an escort agency in the back of that week’s LA Weekly. Disney lawyers were not pleased with the use of Song’s copyrighted image for advertising adult activities. A rep from Disney told TMZ: “This is an unauthorized use of Brenda Song’s image and her personal attorney has issued a cease and desist to the advertiser.”

Song filed a libel suit against the Vibe Media Inc. seeking at least $100,000 in damages. Song said: “As a role model to millions of young people, I feel I have to take a stand against this company in regard to its exploitation of my image.”

Song’s attorney said the photo used in the ad was taken when Song was 16 years old. Song’s attorney later found that an individual, and not Vibe Media, was responsible for the use of the photo. He told Back Stage:

I’m not sure if they were trying to just find a picture of a pretty girl or an Asian-looking girl or whether they expected that Brenda would be recognized …. Brenda’s demographic is a lot different from what I would suppose the clients of this business are. If you’re the sort of person who would use the services of a business like this, it is quite possible that you have never heard of Brenda Song.

Song’s attorney said that it may be hard to show how much the misuse of the photo hurt her career, but that a lawsuit was needed. “Brenda’s public image is very important to her. Brenda has been careful to not accept roles that would taint her in the way that some other young actors have been.”

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Eric Clapton Discography (45 CD lossless)

Eric Clapton Discography
Rock, Blues | 45 CD | 1965-2006 | Flac | 23 GB | RS; text file with links

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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is “probably most famous for his mastery of the Stratocaster guitar”.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Yardbirds, of Cream, and as a solo performer. Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Although Clapton’s musical style has varied throughout his career, it has remained rooted in the blues. Despite this focus he is credited as an innovator in a wide variety of genres, including blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream). Clapton’s chart success was also not limited to the blues, with chart-toppers in Delta blues (Me and Mr. Johnson), pop (“Change the World”) and reggae (Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff”). One of his most successful recordings was the hit love song “Layla”, which he played with the band Derek and the Dominos.

1964: Sonny Boy Williamson and The Yardbirds

1) Bye Bye Bird 2) Mister Downchild 3) 23 Hours Too Long
4)Out On The Water Coast 5) Baby Don’t Worry 6) Pontiac Blues
7)Take It Easy Baby 8)I Don’t Care No More 9)Do The Weston

1965: For Your Love (Yardbirds)

1) For Your Love 2) I’m Not Talking 3) Putty (In Your Hands)
4) I Ain’t Got You 5) Got To Hurry 6) I Ain’t Done Wrong 7) I Wish You Would
8) A Certain Girl 9) Sweet Music 10) Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 11) My Girl Sloopy

1965: Having A Rave Up (Yardbirds)

1) Mr You’re A Better Man Than I 2) Evil Hearted You 3) I’m A Man
4) Still I’m Sad 5) Heart Full Of Soul 6) Train Kept A-Rollin’ 7) Smokestack Lightning
8) Respectable 9) I’m A Man 10) Here ‘Tis.

1966: With Eric Clapton (John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers)

1) All Your Love 2) Hideaway 3) Little Girl 4) Another Man
5) Double Crossin’ Time 6) What’d I Say 7) Key To Love 8) Parchman Farm
9) Have You Heard 10) Ramblin’ On My Mind 11) Steppin’ Out 12) It Ain’t Right.

1966: Fresh Cream (Cream)

1) I Feel Free 2) N. S. U. 3) Sleepy Time Time 4) Dreaming 5) Sweet Wine
6) Spoonful 7) Cat’s Squirrel 8) Four Until Late
9) Rollin’ And Tumblin’ 10) I’m So Glad 11) Toad

1967: Disraeli Gears (Cream)

1) Strange Brew 2) Sunshine Of Your Love 3) World Of Pain
4) Dance The Night Away 5) Blue Condition 6) Tales Of Brave Ulysses
7) Swlabr 8) We’re Going Wrong 9) Outside Woman Blues
10) Take It Back 11) Mother’s Lament.

1968: Wheels Of Fire (Cream)

1) White Room 2) Sitting On Top Of The World 3) Passing The Time
4) As You Said 5) Pressed Rat And Warthog 6) Politician 7)
Those Were The Days 8) Born Under A Bad Sign 9) Deserted Cities Of The Heart
10) Crossroads 11) Spoonful 12) Traintime 13) Toad.

1969: Goodbye Cream (Cream)

1) I’m So Glad 2) Politician 3) Sitting On Top Of The World 4) Badge
5) Doing That Scrapyard Thing 6) What A Bringdown 7) Anyone For Tennis.

1969: Blind Faith (Blind Faith)

1) Had To Cry Today 2) Can’t Find My Way Home 3) Well All Right
4) Presence Of The Lord 5) Sea Of Joy 6) Do What You Like.

1970: On Tour With Eric Clapton (Delaney & Bonnie & Friends)

1)Things Get Better 2)Poor Elijah 3)Only You Know and I Know
4)I Don’t Want to Discuss It 5)That’s What My Man Is For
6)Where There’s a Will There’s a Way
7)Comin’ Home 8)Little Richard Medley

1970: Live Cream (Cream)

1) N. S. U. 2) Sleepy Time Time 3) Sweet Wine 4) Rollin’ And Tumblin’ 5) Lawdy Mama.

1972: Live Cream Volume II (Cream)

1) Deserted Cities Of The Heart 2) White Room 3) Politician
4) Tales Of Brave Ulysses 5) Sunshine Of Your Love 6) Steppin’ Out.

1970: Eric Clapton

1) Slunky 2) Bad Boy 3) Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
4) After Midnight 5) Easy Now 6) Blues Power 7) Bottle Of Red Wine
8) Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me 9) I’ve Told You For The Last Time
10) Don’t Know Why 11) Let It Rain.

1970: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Derek and the Dominos)

1) I Looked Away 2) Bell Bottom Blues 3) Keep On Growing
4) Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out 5) I Am Yours 6) Anyday
7) Key To The Highway 8) Tell The Truth 9) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
10) Have You Ever Loved A Woman 11) Little Wing
12) It’s Too Late 13) Layla 14) Thorn Tree In The Garden.

1970: Live At The Fillmore
1) Got To Get Better In A Little While 2) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
3) Key To The Highway 4) Blues Power
5) Have You Ever Loved A Woman 6) Bottle Of Red Wine

Tracks CD II: 1) Tell The Truth 2) Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
3) Roll It Over 4) Presence Of The Lord 5) Little Wing 6) Let It Rain 7) Crossroad

[i1973: Rainbow Concert

1) Layla 2) Badge 3) Blues Power 4) Roll It Over 5) Little Wing
6) Bottle Of Red Wine 7) After Midnight 8) Bell Bottom Blues
9) Presence Of The Lord 10) Tell The Truth 11) Pearly Queen
12) Key To The Highway 13) Let It Rain 14) Crossroads.

1974: 461 Ocean Boulevard

1) Motherless Children 2) Willie And The Hand Jive
3) Get Ready 4) I Shot The Sheriff 5) I Can’t Hold Out 6) Please Be With Me
7) Let It Grow 8) Steady Rollin’ Man 9) Mainline Florida 10) Give Me Strength.

1975: There’s One In Every Crowd

1) We’ve Been Told (Jesus Coming Soon) 2) Swing Low Sweet Chariot
3) Little Rachel 4) Don’t Blame Me 5) The Sky Is Crying
6) Singin’ The Blues 7) Better Make It Through Today
8) Pretty Blue Eyes 9) High 10) Opposites.

1975: E. C. Was Here

1) Have You Ever Loved A Woman 2) Presence Of The Lord 3) Drifting Blues
4) Can’t Find My Way Home 5) Rambling On My Mind
6) Further On Up The Road.

1976: No Reason To Cry

1) Beautiful Thing 2) Carnival 3) Sign Language 4) County Jail Blues
5) All Our Past Times 6) Hello Old Friend 7) Double Trouble
8) Innocent Times 9) Hungry 10) Black Summer Rain 11) Last Night.

1977: Slowhand

1) Cocaine 2) Wonderful Tonight 3) Lay Down Sally 4) Next Time You See Her
5) We’re All The Way 6) The Core 7) May You Never
8) Mean Old Frisco 9) Peaches And Diesel.

1978: Backless

1) Walk Out In The Rain 2) Watch Out For Lucy 3) I’ll Make Love To You Anytime
4) Roll It 5) Tell Me That You Love Me 6) If I Don’t Be There By Morning
7) Early In The Morning 8) Promises 9) Golden Ring 10) Tulsa Time.

1980: Just One Night

1) Tulsa Time 2) Early In The Morning 3) Lay Down Sally 4) Wonderful Tonight
5) If I Don’t Be There By Morning 6) Worried Life Blues
7) All Our Past Times 8) After Midnight
1) Double Trouble 2) Setting Me Up 3) Blues Power
4) Rambling On My Mind 5) Cocaine 6) Further On Up The Road.

1981: Another Ticket

1) Something Special 2) Black Rose 3) Blow Wind Blow 4) Another Ticket
5) I Can’t Stand It 6) Hold Me Lord 7) Floating Bridge
8) Catch Me If You Can 9) Rita Mae.

1983: Money And Cigarettes

1) Everybody Oughta Make A Change 2) The Shape You’re In 3) Ain’t Going Down
4) I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart 5) Man Overboard 6) Pretty Girl
7) Man In Love 8) Crosscut Saw 9) Slow Down Linda 10) Crazy Country Hop.

1985: Behind The Sun

1) She’s Waiting 2) See What Love Can Do 3) Same Old Blues 4) Knock On Wood
5) Something’s Happening 6) Forever Man 7) It All Depends 8) Tangled In Love
9) Never Make You Cry 10) Just Like A Prisoner 11) Behind The Sun.

1986: August

1) It’s In The Way That You Use It 2) Run 3) Tearing Us Apart 4) Bad Influence
5) Walk Away 6) Hung Up On Your Love 7) Take A Chance 8) Hold On
9) Miss You 10) Holy Mother 11) Behind The Mask 12) Grand Illusion.

1988: Crossroads 1
1989: Journeyman

1) Pretending 2) Anything For Your Love 3) Bad Love 4) Running On Faith
5) Hard Times 6) Hound Dog 7) No Alibis 8) Run So Far
9) Old Love 10) Breaking Point 11) Lead Me On 12) Before You Accuse Me.

1991: Rush

1) New Recruit 2) Tracks And Lines 3) Realization 4) Kristen And Jim
5) Preludin Fugue 6) Cold Turkey 7) Will Gaines 8) Help Me Up
9) Don’t Know Which Way To Go 10) Tears In Heaven.

1991: Back Home
1991: 24 Nights

1) Badge 2) Running On Faith 3) White Room 4) Sunshine Of Your Love
5) Watch Yourself 6) Have You Ever Loved A Woman
7) Worried Life Blues 8) Voodoo Man
1) Pretending 2) Bad Love 3) Old Love 4) Wonderful Tonight
5) Bell Bottom Blues 6) Hard Times 7) Edge Of Darkness.

1992: Unplugged

1) Signe 2) Before You Accuse Me 3) Hey Hey 4) Tears In Heaven
5) Lonely Stranger 6) Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
7) Layla 8) Running On Faith 9) Walkin’ Blues 10) Alberta
11) San Francisco Bay Blues 12) Malted Milk 13) Old Love 14) Rollin’ And Tumblin’.

1994: From The Cradle

1) Blues Before Sunrise 2) Third Degree 3) Reconsider Baby
4) Hoochie Coochie Man 5) Five Long Years 6) I’m Tore Down
7) How Long Blues 8) Goin’ Away Baby 9) Blues Leave Me Alone
10) Sinner’s Prayer 11) Motherless Child 12) It Hurts Me Too
13) Someday After A While 14) Standin’ Round Crying
15) Driftin’ 16) Groaning The Blues.

1995: The Cream Of Clapton

1)After Midnight 2)Badge 3)Bell Bottom Blues 4)Blues Power 5)Cocaine
6)Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) 7)Hello Old 8)Friend 9)I Can’t Stand It
10)I Feel Free 11)I Shot The Sheriff 12)Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
13)Layla 14)Let It Grow 15)Let It Rain 16)Presence Of The Lord
17)Promises 18)Sunshine Of Your Love 19)White Room 20)Wonderful Tonight

1996: Crossroads 2

1) Walkin’ Down The Road 2) Have You Ever Loved A Woman
3) Willie And The Hand Jive/Get Ready 4) Can’t Find My Way Home
5) Driftin’ Blues/Rambling On My Mind 6) Presence Of The Lord
7) Rambling On My Mind/Have You Ever Loved A Woman 8) Little Wing
9) The Sky Is Crying/Have You Ever Loved A Woman/Rambling On My Mind
1) Layla 2) Further On Up The Road 3) I Shot The Sheriff 4) Badge
5) Driftin’ Blues 6) Eyesight To The Blind/Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
1) Tell The Truth 2) Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 3) Stormy Monday
4) Lay Down Sally 5) The Core 6) We’re All The Way 7) Cocaine
8) Goin’ Down Slow/Rambling On My Mind 9) Mean Old Frisco
1) Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 2) Worried Life Blues 3) Tulsa Time
4) Early In The Morning 5) Wonderful Tonight 6) Kind Hearted Woman
7) Double Trouble 8) Crossroads 9) To Make Somebody Happy
10) Cryin’ 11) Water On The Ground.

1998: Pilgrim

1) My Father’s Eyes 2) River Of Tears 3) Pilgrim 4) Broken Hearted
5) One Chance 6) Circus 7) Going Down Slow 8) Fall Like Rain
9) Born In Time 10) Sick And Tired 11) Needs His Woman 12) She’s Gone
13) You Were There 14) Inside Of Me.

1998: From Yardbirds To Bluesbreakers

1)Chocker 2)I wish you would 3)Snake drive 4)For your love
5)Draggin’ my tail 6)A certain girl 7)Freight loader
8)Got to hurry 9)West coast idea

1999: Blues (Includes Bonus Disc Of Jams)

2000: Riding With The King (B.B.King)

1) Riding With The King 2) Ten Long Years 3) Key To The Highway
4) Marry You 5) Three O’Clock Blues 6) Help The Poor 7) I Wanna Be
8) Worried Life Blues 9) Days Of Old 10) When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
11) Hold On I’m Coming 12) Come Rain Or Come Shine.

2001: Reptile

1) Reptile 2) Got You On My Mind 3) Travelin’ Light 4) Believe In Life
5) Come Back Baby 6) Broken Down 7) Find Myself
8) I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It 9) I Want A Little Girl 10) Second Nature
11) Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 12) Modern Girl
13) Superman Inside 14) Son And Sylvia.

2002: One More Car One More Rider

1)Key To The Highway 2)Reptile 3)Got You On My Mind 4)Tears In Heaven
5)Bell Bottom Blues 6)Change The World 7)My Father’s Eyes
8)River Of Tears 9)Goin’ Down Slow 10)She’s Gone
1)I Want a Little Girl 2)Badge 3)Hoochie Coochie Man
4)Have You Ever Loved a Woman 5)Cocaine
6)Wonderful Tonight 7)Layla 8)Sunshine of Your Love
9)Over the Rainbow

2004: Me & Mr Johnson

1)When You Got a Good Friend 2)Little Queen of Spades 3)They’re Red Hot
4)Me and the Devil Blues 5)Traveling Riverside Blues 6)Last Fair Deal Gone
7)Stop Breakin’ Down Blues 8)Milkcow’s Calf Blues 9)Kind Hearted Woman Blues
10)Come on in My Kitchen 11)If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
12)Love in Vain 13)32-20 Blues 14)Hellhound on My Trail

2005: Royal Albert Hall (Cream)

1) I’m So Glad 2) Spoonful 3) Outside Woman Blues 4) Pressed Rat & Warthog
5) Sleepy Time Time 6) N.S.U. 7) Badge 8) Politician 9) Sweet Wine
10) Rollin’ And Tumblin’ 11) Stormy Monday 12) Deserted Cities Of The Heart
1) Born Under A Bad Sign 2) We’re Going Wrong 3) Crossroads
4) White Room 5) Toad 6) Sunshine Of Your Love 7) Sleepy Time Time

2006: The Road To Escondido (J.J. Cale)

1)Danger 2)Heads in Georgia 3)Missing Person
4)When This War is Over 5)Sporting Life Blues 6)Dead End Road
7)It’s Easy 8)Hard to Thrill 9)Anyway the Wind Blows10)Three Little Girls
11)Don’t Cry Sister12)Last Will and Testament
13)Who am I Telling You? 14)Ride the River

2007: Complete Clapton

Eric Clapton – Clapton The Autobiography (Audiobook)

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October 11, 2008 Posted by | BB King, Blind Faith, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, John Mayall, Music_Blues, Music_ClassicRock, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Yardbirds, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Eric Clapton and Keith Richards – Blood Brother (1986)

Eric Clapton and Keith Richards – Blood Brother (1986)
The Ritz, NYC, November 23, 1986
covers included
Mp3 @ 192kbps/161mb
Tarnatura 002/003 – SB 6
An excellent soundboard recording of two giants of modern rock n’roll and blues music.

The wonderful Keef appears on the encore numbers and puts in a great turn!

There are a few versions of this. The recording was released on the Mid Valley label, as well as a remastered version on the Tarantura label in 2000.


Disc 1:

1) Crossroads
2) White Room
3) I Shot the Sheriff
4) Wanna Make Love to You
5) It’s In the Way You Use It
6) Run
7) Miss You
8) Same Old Blues

Disc 2:

1) Tearing Us Apart
2) Holy Mother
3) Badge / Let it Rain
4) Cocaine
5) Layla
6) Sunshine of Your Love
7) Further On Up the Road


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August 31, 2008 Posted by | Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Blind Faith – Blind Faith (MFSL)

Blind Faith – Blind Faith 1969
Released; August, 1969
Recorded; February 20-June 24, 1969
Genre; British blues, Psychedelic rock, pop
Length; 42:12
Label; Atco Records
Producer; Jimmy Miller

This is the only album recorded by the all-star band Blind Faith, which features Eric Clapton (John Mayall, Yardbirds, and Cream) on guitar, Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis, Traffic) on keyboards, fellow Cream member Ginger Baker on drums, as well as former Family bassist Rick Grech.

The group completed this album, which was produced by Jimmy Miller for Atlantic and Polydor Records in 1969. After touring that Summer, they went their separate ways.

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Blind Faith’s beginnings date to mid-1968, with the breakup of Cream. Rock’s original supergroup had become a financial powerhouse, selling millions of records within a few years and raising the group’s (and each member’s) repertoire to international popularity. Despite that success, the band was crumbling from within due to frequent animosity between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, with Eric Clapton doing his best to mediate. In addition, Clapton had tired of being coerced into playing commercially driven blues, and hoped to move forward with a new, experimental, less strait-jacketed approach to the genre.

Steve Winwood was facing similar problems in The Spencer Davis Group, in which he had been the lead singer for three years. Winwood wanted to experiment with the band’s sound by infusing jazz elements, but left due to his musical differences, instead forming a new band — Traffic — in 1967. That band split temporarily in 1969, and Winwood started to jam with his good friend Eric in Clapton’s basement in Surrey, England. Winwood and Clapton had previously collaborated on the one-off “Powerhouse” project.

Clapton was pleased with the jam sessions and looked seriously toward starting a trio with Winwood, but they needed a drummer.

Ginger Baker turned up to sit in with them in 1969, and the band took near-final form. But Clapton questioned letting Baker in the band, because he had promised Jack Bruce that, if they were to work with one another again, they would all three play. Moreover, Clapton didn’t want to reunite with Cream barely nine weeks after the breakup, and also didn’t want to deal with another “Cream-like” superstardom situation. Winwood ultimately persuaded Clapton to finalize Baker’s inclusion in the lineup, arguing that Ginger Baker strengthened their musicianship and that it would be hard to find an equally talented drummer.

By May 1969, Ric Grech, bassist with Family, was invited to join them (leaving Family, mid-tour). They laid down most of their album at Olympic Studios under the supervision of producer Jimmy Miller. Miller provided focus to the band, who often preferred jamming, over the standard commercial 3-5 minute track. By then the group was known collectively as Blind Faith, a slyly cynical reference by Clapton to his outlook on the new group.

There was an intense buzz about the band and its debut album Blind Faith, which on release topped Billboard’s Pop Albums chart in America (as it did the UK charts) and peaked at #40 on the Black Albums chart, an impressive feat for a British rock quartet.

In addition, Rolling Stone published three reviews of the album in their September 6, 1969 issue, which were written by Ed Leimbacher, Lester Bangs, and John Morthland.

They began to work out songs early in 1969, and in February and March the group was in London at Morgan Studios, preparing for the beginnings of basic tracks for their album although the first few almost finished songs didn’t show up until they were at Olympic Studios in April and May under the direction of producer Jimmy Miller. The music community was already aware of the linkup, despite Clapton’s claim that he was cutting an album of his own on which Winwood would play. The rock press wasn’t buying any of it, knowing that Baker was involved as well, and then the promoters and record companies got involved, pushing those concerned for an album and a tour.

The recording of their album was interrupted by such a tour of Scandinavia, then a U.S. tour from July 11 (Newport) to August 24 (Hawaii), supported by Free and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends.

Although a chart topper the LP was recorded hurriedly and side two consisted of just two songs, one of them a 15-minute jam entitled “Do What You Like.” Nevertheless the band was able to produce two classic hits; Winwood’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” and Clapton’s “Presence of the Lord.”

Upon its release, Blind Faith topped Billboard’s charts at the No. #1 spot for Pop Album in both America and the United Kingdom.

The album sold more than half a million copies within the first month of its release and was a huge profit-making device for both Atlantic Records and for Clapton & Baker (since Blind Faith sales were helping to stimulate demand for Cream albums as well).

//” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.The release of the album provoked controversy because the cover featured a topless pubescent girl, holding in her hands a silver space ship designed by Mick Milligan, a jeweller at the Royal College of Art. Some perceived the ship as phallic!

The cover art was created by photographer Bob Seidemann, a personal friend and former flatmate of Clapton who is known primarily for his photos of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead.

Bizarre rumours both fuelled and were fuelled by the controversy, among them that the young girl was Baker’s illegitimate daughter or, alternatively as a fantasy, was a groupie kept in the meadowlands as a slave by the band members. Actually, the young chick was a London suburbanite, who posed upon consent by her parents and for a handsome fee, as described in Seidemann’s mini essay about the origins of the Blind Faith album cover artwork.

The image, titled “Blind Faith” by Seidemann, became the inspiration for the name of the band itself, which had been unnamed when the artwork was commissioned.

Alternate cover
The U.S. record company issued it with an alternative cover which showed a photograph of the band on the front.

Another interesting note about the cover is that it was nameless — only the wrapping paper told the buyer who the artist was and the name of the album.

According to Seidemann, “It was Eric who elected to not print the name of the band on the cover. This had never been done before. The name was printed on the wrapper, when the wrapper came off, so did the type.” In actuality, however, it had been done before, many times, in fact, including on The Rolling Stones’ 1964 debut album, Traffic’s self-titled 1968 album, also in the 1965 album Rubber Soul and in the 1966 album Revolver (both by The Beatles).

Though initially banned in some parts of the USA and other countries, the original artwork was quite popular and collectible. It also became available later in the 1970s on the RSO label worldwide, and in the USA as an import item. Under licensing agreement during the mid- 1980s, the Blind Faith album was remastered to high definition vinyl and gold compact disc by Mobile fidelity Sound Labs. During 2000 the entire album was remastered and re-released as a 2-CD deluxe edition release from Polydor that includes alternates, outtakes and studio rehearsal versions of the band’s music created during the early months of 1969.
After the tour finished in August, the band returned to England surrounded by rumours of breakup or a possible UK tour. By October, the band had effectively dissolved within a year of its creation, and it did not produce another studio or live album! However, several live tracks from the band can be found on Steve Winwood’s 1995 retrospective album The Finer Things while outtakes and other live recordings were included in the “Deluxe Edition” of the BF album, released in 2000.

Clapton stepped out of the spotlight, first to sit in with the Plastic Ono Band and then to tour as a sideman for Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, with whom he had become good friends during the U.S. tour.

Ginger Baker had enjoyed his Blind Faith experience and looked to carry on an offshoot of the band in the form of Ginger Baker’s Air Force with both Grech and Winwood.

However, after a few shows together, Winwood left with Grech and went to Island Records to reunite and reform Traffic.

Winwood would later go on to have a successful solo career and Grech was a member of various groups before his death in 1990 due to a brain hemorrhage.


Side 1

1. “Had to Cry Today” (Steve Winwood) – 8:48
2. “Can’t Find My Way Home” (Steve Winwood) – 3:16
3. “Well…All Right” (Norman Petty, Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin) – 4:27
4. “Presence of the Lord” (Eric Clapton) – 4:50

Side 2

1. “Sea of Joy” (Steve Winwood) – 5:22
2. “Do What You Like” (Ginger Baker) – 15:20

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August 15, 2008 Posted by | Blind Faith, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Music_ClassicRock, Steve Winwood, _MUSIC | 1 Comment



Audio CD (September 28, 2004)
Original Release Date: September 28, 2004
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Deluxe Edition
Label: Polydor / Umgd

Disraeli Gears was the second album by British blues-rock legends Cream.

Cream, of course, included music masters, bassist/lead vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker. They were celebrated as the first great power trio and supergroup of rock. Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues, pop and psychedelic rock. combined Clapton’s blues guitar playing with the powerful voice and intense basslines of Jack Bruce and the jazz-influenced drumming of Ginger Baker. They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide, while their Wheels of Fire LP was the world’s first platinum-selling double album.

Cream made a significant impact upon the popular music of the time, providing a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed the emergence of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and The Jeff Beck Group in the late 1960s. The band’s live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush, jam bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead and Phish, and even heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath.

Cream were ranked #16 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Gears was released in November 1967 and went on to reach #5 on the UK album chart. It was also their American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller there in 1968, reaching #4 on American charts.

The album features the two classic singles “Strange Brew” and “Sunshine of Your Love“. By this time, the group was veering quite heavily away from their blues roots to indulge in more psychedelic sounds.

The title of the album, Disraeli Gears, was actually a bit of an inside joke. Eric Clapton had been thinking of buying a racing bicycle, and was discussing it with Ginger Baker, when Mick Turner, one of the roadies, commented on the performance of “those Disraeli Gears” meaning to say “derailleur gears”!! The band thought this was hilarious, and decided that it should be the title of their next album. Had it not been for Mick, the album would simply have been entitled Cream.

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker all contributed songs with the help of lyricist Pete Brown and producer Felix Pappalardi. The track “Blue Condition” was unusual in that Baker, although by any account not a singer, took the lead vocal. The album was recorded in New York by their American label, the Atco division of Atlantic Records during the band’s stay in the United States.

The psychedelic cover art was created by Australian artist Martin Sharp, who lived in the same building as Clapton at the time of the Chelsea artists colony The Pheasantry. At their first meeting in a London club, Clapton mentioned that he had some music that needed lyrics, so Sharp wrote out a poem he had composed on a napkin and gave it to Clapton, who recorded it as “Tales of Brave Ulysses”.

When interviewed on the episode of the VH1 show, Classic Albums, which featured Disraeli Gears, Bruce stated that when writing the song “Take it Back”, he had been inspired by the contemporary media images of American students burning their draft cards and wrote the song in that spirit of rejecting militarism.

In 2004, this version of the album was released as a 2-disc Deluxe edition including the complete album in both mono and stereo, demos, alternate takes and tracks taken from the band’s live sessions on BBC radio.

Rolling Stone review (Jan 20, 1968);

Within the grooves of this record are miles of listening pleasure. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker are simply superb musicians with the gift of unending virtuosity. The title of the album, as Eric explains it, is a pun. The group was driving along one day trying to think of names for the record, coming up with things like “Elephant Gerald” (Ella Fitzgerald) and hit upon “Disraeli Gears,” a word play on English racing bicycles which have derailer gears.

Unfortunately the album does not totally hang together, marred by some poor material. They usually compensate for what they lack as composers and songwriters by thorough brilliance of performance. But in some tracks (“We’re going Wrong,” “Dance the Night Away” and “Blue Condition,” among them), the material is too pale to support the heavy instrumental work which makes Cream such an overwhelming trio.

“Strange Brew” stands out as the most complex song and rather an unusual one in that Eric uses reverb—to stunningly mean and sensual effect—and it is really very far away from the usual blues stylings for which he has been noted. In some places in the song, it sounds like the guitar has been triple-tracked.

“Sunshine of Your Love” (an incredibly strong number) and “Tales of Brave Ulysses” are typical Cream pieces. They are structured on a simple, repeating run of heavily syncopated descending (or ascending) chords. In these songs, and on “Outside Woman Blues,” where the chord structure is classic, the beauty of Cream becomes readily evident: Clapton’s lines, Baker’s dynamics, and, to a slightly lesser extent, Bruce’s runs are so simply put together that the listener has no choice but to stand in awe of their precision, grace and exquisite sense of time.

“Swlabr” (pronounced “Slobber”?) and “Take It Back” are also two excellent cuts (these written by Jack Bruce and Peter Brown). Cream’s new album is more difficult to get into, and thus more rewarding, then the first one. Fresh Cream was recorded over a year and a half ago, at a time when the group was less than two months old. This new LP reflects a more original direction, greater musical sophistication (the guitar is double-tracked throughout) and the polish of a year together.

Despite their recorded shortcomings, Cream happens to be one of the great modern rock and roll groups. If you aren’t already hip to it, pick up on Fresh Cream (Atco 33-206) and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (London PS 492), a highly polished album which features Eric in a strict blues context.

On top of the music in the new LP, there is the cover done in exploding day-glo style. The photo-montage on the back is reflective of the fact that Eric Clapton happens to be a Nikon-freak.



01. Strange Brew (2:49)
02. Sunshine Of Your Love (4:12)
03. World Of Pain (3:05)
04. Dance The Night Away (3:36)
05. Blue Condition (3:32)
06. Tales Of brave Ulysses (2:49)
07. SWLABR (2:34)
08. We’re Going Wrong (3:29)
09. Outside Woman Blues (2:27)
10. Take It Back (3:07)
11. Mother’s Lament (1:49)
12. Lawdy Mama version 2 (2:50)
13. Blue Condition (Alternate Version) (3:11)
14. We’re Going Wrong (Demo) (3:49)
15. Hey Now Princess (Demo) (3:33)
16. SWLABR (Demo) (4:33)
17. Weird Of Hermiston (Demo) (3:14)
18. The Clearout (Demo) (3:55)


01. Strange Brew (Mono) (2:51)
02. Sunshine Of Your Love (Mono) (4:14)
03. World Of Pain (Mono) (3:09)
04. Dance The Night Away (Mono) (3:37)
05. Blue Condition (Mono) (3:31)
06. Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Mono) (2:53)
07. SWLABR (Mono) (2:35)
08. We’re Going Wrong (Mono) (3:28)
09. Outside Woman Blues (Mono) (2:27)
10. Take It Back (Mono) (3:08)
11. Mother’s Lament (Mono) (1:50)
12. Lawdy Mama (Version 1) (Mono) (2:04)
13. Blue Condition (Alternate Version) (Mono) (3:12)
14. Strange Brew (BBC Recording) (Mono) (3:00)
15. Tales Of Brave Ulysses (BBC Recording) (Mono) (3:39)
16. We’re Going Wrong (BBC Recording) (Mono) (3:25)
17. Born Under A Bad Sign (BBC Recording) (Mono) (3:41)
18. Outside Woman Blues (BBC Recording) (Mono) (3:18)
19. Take It Back (BBC Recording) (Mono) (2:17)
20. Politician (BBC Recording) (Mono) (3:59)
21. SWLABR (BBC Recording) (Mono) (2:32)
22. Steppin’ Out (BBC Recording) (Mono) (3:36)

* Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
* Jack Bruce – bass, harmonica, lead vocals
* Ginger Baker – drums, percussion, vocals

Here be Creamy delights;


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July 20, 2008 Posted by | Cream, Eric Clapton, Music_Blues, Music_ClassicRock, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Jagger introduces John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Mitch Mitchel

Yer Blues, John … Yer Blues, John … Yer Blues, John !!
From the Stones infamous “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” film project back in 1968!

Mick Jagger shows why he never became a decent actor and with a terrible yankee accent interviews Lennon as the introduction of supergroup The Dirty Mac.

Lennon introduces himself as “Winston Leg-Thigh.” !

The entertaining banter between Jagger and Lennon illustrates their mutual friendship and admiration. Lennon was probably closer to the Stones at this point than he was to some of his Beatle chums!

The all-star Dirty Mac cast are;

  • John Lennon from the beatles
  • Keef Richards from the Rolling Stones
  • Eric Clapton from the then defunct Cream
  • Mitch Mitchell from The Jimi Hendrix Experience

John and The Dirty Mac then go on to perform the great song Yer Blues, from the Beatles greatest LP, the White Album.

The Yer Blues lyrics are excellent – kind of Flower-power meets Robert Johnson meets Sam Beckett meets Albert Camus! Interestingly, they are somewhat prophetic regarding the impending death of the Beatles (Even hate my rock ‘n’ roll … etc)

Also interesting is the explicit reference to “Ballad of a Thin Man” in the lyrics “I feel so suicidal, just like Dylan’s Mr. Jones”!

Some details about the show here from Business Wire

In 1968, The Rolling Stones and some of the top British rock acts of the day came together in London to film what would become a legendary show The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was originally conceived as a BBC TV special. The show was filmed before a live audience at Intertel VTR Services Limited TV studios in North London in 1968 but it never aired, remaining virtually unseen by the general public.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus centers on the original line up of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts (with Nicky Hopkins and Rocky Dijon) – who serve as both the show’s hosts and featured attraction, performing six Stones classics-to-be including “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Parachute Woman,” “No Expectations,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Sympathy For The Devil” and “Salt of The Earth.”

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus also includes full length musical performances by some of the biggest British bands of the era including The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono, and The Dirty Mac – a group that was the first musical context in which John Lennon performed before an audience outside The Beatles. The Dirty Mac was Eric Clapton (lead guitar), The Rolling Stones’ own Keith Richards (bass) and Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience (drums) with Lennon on guitar and vocals.

A mirthful conversation between Jagger and Lennon to introduce The Dirty Mac finds them referring to each other as “Winston” and “Michael” with Jagger affecting a convincingly flat American accent and Lennon referring to himself as “Winston Leg-Thigh.” The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was directed by pioneering music video director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

Yes I’m lonely wanna die
Yes I’m lonely wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

In the morning wanna die
In the evening wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

My mother was of the sky
My father was of the earth
But I am of the universe
And you know what it’s worth
I’m lonely wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

The eagle picks my eye
The worm he licks my bone
I feel so suicidal
Just like Dylan’s Mr. Jones
Lonely wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

Black cloud crossed my mind
Blue mist round my soul
Feel so suicidal
Even hate my rock ‘n’ roll
Wanna die yeah wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why


July 10, 2008 Posted by | Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Mitch Mitchell, Music_ClassicRock, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan – My Back Pages (two great versions!)

Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.

A sublime classic from his Bobness.

Two fine versions here;

  • Bob performs the classic live in Toronto in 1998.
  • “My Back Pages” Live in 1992 at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert where a true “All-Star” line-up of performers (including Neil Young,Tom Petty,George Harrison,Eric Clapton,Roger McGuinn) knock out this Dylan classic.

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Crimson flames tied through my ears

Rollin’ high and mighty traps

Pounced with fire on flaming roads

Using ideas as my maps

“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I

Proud ‘neath heated brow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth

“Rip down all hate,” I screamed

Lies that life is black and white

Spoke from my skull. I dreamed

Romantic facts of musketeers

Foundationed deep, somehow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

Girls’ faces formed the forward path

From phony jealousy

To memorizing politics

Of ancient history

Flung down by corpse evangelists

Unthought of, though, somehow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

A self-ordained professor’s tongue

Too serious to fool

Spouted out that liberty

Is just equality in school

“Equality,” I spoke the word

As if a wedding vow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand

At the mongrel dogs who teach

Fearing not that I’d become my enemy

In the instant that I preach

My pathway led by confusion boats

Mutiny from stern to bow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats

Too noble to neglect

Deceived me into thinking

I had something to protect

Good and bad, I define these terms

Quite clear, no doubt, somehow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

“My Back Pages” Live in Toronto in 1998;

“My Back Pages” Live at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert;

This clip comes from the Fall of 1992.

his is an “All-Star” line-up of performers (including Neil Young,Tom Petty,George Harrison,Eric Clapton,Roger McGuinn) knock out the Dylan classic “My Back Pages”.

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The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus Sessions (1968)

The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus Sessions
10-11 December 1968
Stonebridge House, Wembley
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Here’s the sessions for the infamous Stones’ led “Circus” back in 68 with guest luminaries here the likes of; John Lennon (as “Winston Leg-Thigh”), Eric Clapton and Mitch Mitchell (as “The Dirty Mac”) .

Conceived in late-’60s London, the Rock And Roll Circus three-ring was a would-be “television spectacular” featuring the Stones and a select cadre of friends and associates.

The project became, along with the Beach Boys’ Smile album and Bob Dylan’s Albert Hall concert, one of the era’s greatest unreleased projects.

When it finally surfaced in the late ’90s, those overinflated expectations all but guaranteed it a tepid response.

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The Stones’ raw, powerful set here both bridges the first Stones era with what was essentially the swan song of band’s ill-fated cofounder Brian Jones, who would be fired for ongoing substance-abuse problems – which fucking really took some doing in a band that also featured Keith Richards!

Also notable is the one-time-only teaming of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Richards, and Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (as “The Dirty Mac”) for a long, loud, and lugubrious workout of Lennon’s “White Album” standout “Yer Blues.”


01 The Dirty Mac Jam (improv)
02 Backstage Improv with Mick Jagger
03 Intro with Mick Jagger (Intro is an alternate source)
04 Yer Blues (rehearsal) mono
05 Yer Blues (take 1) mono (This is an alternate recording of the officially released performance)
06 Yer Blues (take 2) mono
07 Yer Blues (take 2) stereo
08 Whole Lotta Yoko (stereo) alternate stereo
09 Yer Blues (take 2) (mono)
10 Whole Lotta Yoko (mono)

  • John Lennon (as “Winston Leg-Thigh”) vocal, lead and rhythm guitar (from The Beatles)
  • Eric Clapton lead and rhythm guitar (from Cream)
  • Keith Richards bass (from The Rolling Stones)
  • Mitch Mitchell drums (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Here’s the circus

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