Listen to the Sound of the Trees: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton: Music from 1963-1978

We have produced some playlists to accompany the study of the Clapton Rock Family Trees. They come in three different sizes (the larger ones include all the tracks on the shorter ones), and include tracks mentioned in one way or another in the trees, and on which Eric plays. On the longest playlist we have included a few surprises where he also features on other people’s work. We could, of course, have gone on and on but we had to stop somewhere. We also had to restrict ourselves to those things available as MP3s, which led to some agonizing omissions. Still, hope you enjoy. Any comments do let us know.

1. Sort your iTunes playlists out so that you have one (or more) of the Clapton playlists below (you can click though for a link to Amazon downloads if you need any).

a) Clapton Coffee Break (5 tracks, 22 mins)
b) Golden Hour of Eric Clapton (15 tracks, 60 mins, give or take)
c) Clapton for Connoisseurs (36 tracks, 2 hours 20 mins)

2. Pour yourself an appropriate style and size of drink

3. Go to Clapton Deep Zoom, or turn to Page 5 of Rock Family Trees (Click here if you need to order to a copy.) The Deep Zoom version is Pete’s 1978 tree, whereas the book contains the 1979 version. Pete prefers the earlier one. All the songs in the playlists appear directly or indirectly in both trees.

4. Set your tracks rolling, and roll your eyes over the tree …

5. Now order a copy of the signed, limited edition, fine art print of the 1978 Eric Clapton tree, and do it all again with the glorious full size tree when it arrives.

Or, if you want a bit of instant gratification, we’ve added some rather nifty Amazon widgets that allow you to sample all the tracks on the Connoisseur playlist, with a single click.

CLAPTON COFFEE BREAK

For Your Love
Yardbirds 1965

Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream 1968

Well All Right
Blind Faith 1969

Layla
Derek and the Dominoes 1970

Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton 1977

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GOLDEN HOUR OF ERIC CLAPTON

For Your Love
Yardbirds 1965

Crossroads
Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse 1966

I Feel Free
Cream 1966

White Room
Cream 1968

Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream 1968

Well All Right
Blind Faith 1969

Things Get Better
Delaney and Bonnie 1969

After Midnight
Eric Clapton 1970

Layla
Derek and the Dominoes 1970

Bell Bottom Blues
Derek and the Dominoes 1970

I Shot The Sheriff
Eric Clapton 1974

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Eric Clapton 1975

Cocaine
Eric Clapton 1977

Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton 1977

Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton 1977

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CLAPTON CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

I Wish You Would
Yardbirds 1964

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Yardbirds 1964

For Your Love
Yardbirds 1965

I’m Your Witchdoctor
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1965

Lonely Years
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1966

Crossroads
Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse 1966

All Your Love
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1966

I Feel Free
Cream 1966

Strange Brew
Cream 1967

Good To Me As I Am To You
Aretha Franklin 1967

Anyone For Tennis
Cream 1968

White Room
Cream 1968

Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream 1968

Badge
Cream 1969

Well All Right
Blind Faith 1969

Presence Of The Lord
Blind Faith 1969

Things Get Better
Delaney and Bonnie 1969

After Midnight
Eric Clapton 1970

Go Back Home
Stephen Stills 1970

Rockin’ Daddy
Howlin Wolf 1970

The Red Rooster
Howlin Wolf 1970

Craney Crow
Dr John 1970

Layla
Derek and the Dominoes 1970

Bell Bottom Blues
Derek and the Dominoes 1970

Willie And The Hand Jive
Eric Clapton 1974

I Shot The Sheriff
Eric Clapton 1974

Let It Grow
Eric Clapton 1974

Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Eric Clapton 1975

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Eric Clapton 1975

Carnival
Eric Clapton 1976

Hello Old Friend
Eric Clapton 1976

Cocaine
Eric Clapton 1977

Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton 1977

Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton 1977

If I Don’t Be There By Morning
Eric Clapton 1978

Promises
Eric Clapton1978

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