Tag: Eric Clapton

Friday 12/2/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Backless (1978)

Backless is the sixth full-length studio album by Eric Clapton, Released November 25, 1978. Produced by Glyn Johns, and released by RSO Records, Backless reached No. 8 on the pop charts. While the single “Promises” only reached No. 37 in the UK, it was a much bigger success in the US, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard charts. The follow-up single, “Watch Out for Lucy”, was the B-side of “Promises”, but reached No. 40 on the Billboard charts on its own merit. Later in 1980 “Tulsa Time” was US #30 with 1977 song “Cocaine” as B-side. It was Clapton’s last studio album to feature his longtime bassist Carl Radle who died in 1980.

“Walk Out in the Rain” 4:16
“Watch Out for Lucy” 3:26
“I’ll Make Love to You Anytime” 3:23
“Roll It” 3:42
“Tell Me That You Love Me” 3:31
“If I Don’t Be There by Morning” 4:38
“Early in the Morning” 7:58
“Promises” 3:04
“Golden Ring” 3:32
“Tulsa Time” 3:28

Eric Clapton – guitars, lead vocals, arrangements on “Early In the Morning”
Dick Sims – keyboards
George Terry – guitars
Carl Radle – bass, backing vocals
Jamie Oldaker – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Marcy Levy – backing vocals (lead vocals on “Roll It”)
Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle – backing vocals on “Golden Ring”

Tuesday 10/18/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)

461 Ocean Boulevard is the second studio album by English musician Eric Clapton. The album was released in late July 1974 for RSO Records, shortly after the record company released the hit single “I Shot the Sheriff” in early July the same year. The album topped various international charts and sold more than two million copies.

The album was Clapton’s return to the recording studio after a three-year hiatus due to his heroin addiction. The title refers to the address on Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach, Florida, where Clapton lived while recording the album. Upon completing the album, Clapton and RSO head Robert Stigwood recommended the house and Miami’s Criteria Studios to fellow RSO artists, the Bee Gees, who then moved in to write and record Main Course. The street address of the house was changed after the album’s release due to fans flocking to the property. The house has since been rebuilt and the street address restored.

  1. “Motherless Children” 4:55
  2. “Give Me Strength” 2:54
  3. “Willie and the Hand Jive” 3:31
  4. “Get Ready” 3:47
  5. “I Shot the Sheriff” 4:25
  6. “I Can’t Hold Out” 4:14
  7. “Please Be With Me” 3:26
  8. “Let It Grow” 5:00
  9. “Steady Rollin’ Man” 3:14
  10. “Mainline Florida” 4:09
  11. “Walkin’ Down the Road (Session Out-Take)” 5:17
  12. “Ain’t That Loving You (Session Out-Take)” 5:30
  13. Meet Me (Down at the Bottom) (Session Out-Take)” 6:59
  14. “Eric After Hours Blues (Session Out-Take)” 4:23
  15. “B Minor Jam (Session Out-Take)” 7:11

Eric Clapton – lead vocals, guitars, Dobro
George Terry – guitars, backing vocals
Albhy Galuten – piano (A1, A5, B3, B4, B5), electric piano (A4), ARP synthesizer (B3), clavichord (B4)
Dick Sims – keyboards
Carl Radle – bass
Jamie Oldaker – drums, percussion
Al Jackson Jr. – drums (A2)
Yvonne Elliman – backing vocals
Tom Bernfield – backing vocals

Thursday 9/15/22 10am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: B.B. King – B.B. King & Friends: 80 (2005)

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato and staccato picking that influenced many later blues electric guitar players. AllMusic recognized King as “the single most important electric guitarist of the last half of the 20th century”.

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of the Blues”, and is considered one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King, none of whom are related). King performed tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s. In 1956 alone, he appeared at 342 shows.

King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and later worked at a cotton gin in Indianola, Mississippi. He was attracted to music and the guitar in church, and he began his career in juke joints and local radio. He later lived in Memphis and Chicago; then, as his fame grew, toured the world extensively. King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas on May 14, 2015.


B.B. King & Friends: 80 is the forty-first album by B.B. King released September 13, 2005. Recorded in several studios, it celebrates King’s 80th birthday and features duets with a variety of musicians. 80 reached No. 45 in the Billboard 200 top albums chart as well as No. 1 in the blues albums chart.

  1. “Early in the Morning” Van Morrison 4:50
  2. “Tired of Your Jive” Billy Gibbons 3:53
  3. “The Thrill is Gone” Eric Clapton 5:03
  4. “Need Your Love So Bad” Sheryl Crow 3:58
  5. “Ain’t Nobody Home” Daryl Hall 3:52
  6. “Hummingbird” John Mayer 4:42
  7. “All Over Again” Mark Knopfler 4:54
  8. “Drivin’ Wheel” Glenn Frey 4:20
  9. “There Must Be a Better World Somewhere” Gloria Estefan 6:50
  10. “Never Make Your Move Too Soon” Roger Daltrey 4:59
  11. “Funny How Time Slips Away” Bobby Bland 4:09
  12. Rock This House” Elton John 3:07

B.B. King – vocals, guitar
Van Morrison – vocals, harmonica (tr. 1)
Billy F Gibbons – guitar, vocal (tr. 2)
Eric Clapton – guitar (tr. 3)
Billy Ward – drums (tr. 9
Ian Thomas – drums ((1, 3, 7, 10)
Clem Clempson – guitar (tr. 10,
John Mahon – percussion (tr. 12)
Leland Sklar – bass guitar (tr. 2, 4, 8, 11)
Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, Hammond organ (tr.2, 4, 8, 11)
Mark Knopfler – guitar
Bob Birch – bass guitar (tr. 12
Jerry Hey – trumpet
Nathaniel Kunkel – shaker
Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trumpet
Brian Mitchell – keyboards (tr. 9
John Mayer – vocals, guitar
Nigel Olsson – drums (tr. 12
Brandon Fields – saxophone
Gary Grant – trumpet
Glenn Frey – vocals, guitar (tr.8
T-Bone Wolk – bass guitar (tr. 9,
Guy Babylon – keyboards
Davey Johnstone – guitar (tr. 12)
Russ Kunkel – drums (2, 4, 8, 11)
Luke Smith – Hammond organ (tr. 3)
Yolanda Charles – bass guitar (1, 3, 7, 10)
Dean Parks – rhythm guitar (tr. 8,
Elton John – vocals, piano (tr. 12)
Larry Campbell – (bass?) guitar (tr. 5, 6, 9)
Chris Stainton – keyboards (tr. 10)

Wednesday 8/17/22 1am ET: Feature Live LP: Eric Clapton – Unplugged (1992)

Unplugged is a 1992 live album by Eric Clapton, recorded at Bray Studios, England in front of an audience for the MTV Unplugged television series. Released August 25, 1992. It includes a version of the successful 1991 single “Tears in Heaven” and an acoustic version of “Layla”. The album itself won three Grammy awards at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993 and became the bestselling live album of all time, and Clapton’s bestselling album, selling 26 million copies worldwide.

  1. “Signe” 3:13
  2. “Before You Accuse Me” 3:44
  3. “Hey Hey” 3:16
  4. “Tears in Heaven” 4:36
  5. “Lonely Stranger” 5:27
  6. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” 3:49
  7. “Layla” 4:46
  8. “Running on Faith” 6:30
  9. “Walkin’ Blues” 3:37
  10. “Alberta” 3:42
  11. “San Francisco Bay Blues” 3:24
  12. “Malted Milk” 3:36
  13. “Old Love” 7:54
  14. “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” 4:11

Eric Clapton – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro, kazoo
Andy Fairweather Low – acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Chuck Leavell – acoustic piano, harmonium
Nathan East – acoustic bass, backing vocals
Steve Ferrone – drums, percussion
Ray Cooper – percussion
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals
Tessa Niles – backing vocals

Friday 7/15/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Kenny Loggins, Supertramp, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Honeydrippers, Bon Jovi, Sha Na Na, Chuck Berry, Disturbed Featuring Myles Kennedy, UFO, Doors, Rolling Stones, Los Lonely boys with Ronnie Milsap, Bonnie Raitt, Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony, Van Morrison, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Grand Funk, Scorpions


Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Al Stewart, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rolling Stones, Mavis Staples, Journey, Robert Plant, Joe Cocker, Sly & The Family Stone, Nick Lowe, Nils Lofgren, Eagles, Def Leppard


Wednesday 6/22/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Elton John, Roy Orbison, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ike & Tina Turner, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Michael Stanley Band, Supertramp, Who, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Blondie, David Byrne, Phil Collins, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Monday 5/16/22 10am ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Just One Night (1980)

Just One Night is a 1980 double album by Eric Clapton, recorded live at the Budokan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan, December 1979 when Clapton was touring to support Backless, his latest record at that time. The sleeve contains a Japanese painting by Ken Konno. The album reached No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 3 in the UK, and was certified gold by RIAA. Released April 16, 1980.

“Tulsa Time” 4:00
“Early in the Morning” 7:11
“Lay Down Sally” 5:35
“Wonderful Tonight” 4:42
“If I Don’t Be There by Morning” 4:26
“Worried Life Blues” 8:28
“All Our Past Times” 5:00
“After Midnight” 5:38
“Double Trouble” 8:17
“Setting Me Up” 4:35
“Blues Power” 7:23
“Rambling On My Mind”/”Have You Ever Loved A Woman” 8:48
“Cocaine” 7:39
“Further on Up the Road” 7:17

Eric Clapton – electric guitar, lead and backing vocals
Albert Lee – electric guitar, backing and lead vocals (“Setting Me Up”), organ (“Worried Life Blues”)
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Dave Markee – bass guitar
Henry Spinetti – drums

Saturday 2/26/22 11am ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Slowhand (1977)

Slowhand is the fifth full-length studio album by Eric Clapton. Released on November 25, 1977 by RSO Records, and titled after Clapton’s nickname, it is one of his most commercially and critically successful studio albums. Slowhand produced the two hit singles “Lay Down Sally” and “Wonderful Tonight”, reached various international music charts and was honoured with numerous awards and recording certifications. In 2012, a deluxe edition was released to celebrate the album’s 35th anniversary.

1. “Cocaine” 3:38
2. “Wonderful Tonight” 3:44
3. “Lay Down Sally” 3:56
4. “Next Time You See Her” 4:01
5. “We’re All the Way” 2:32
6. “The Core” 8:45
7. “May You Never” 3:01
8. “Mean Old Frisco” 4:42
9. “Peaches and Diesel” 4:46
10. “Looking at the Rain” 3:41
11. “Alberta” Traditional 2:43
12. “Greyhound Bus” 2:58
13. “Stars, Strays and Ashtrays” 4:38

Eric Clapton – lead vocals, guitar
George Terry – guitar
Dick Sims – keyboards
Carl Radle – bass guitar
Jamie Oldaker – drums, percussion
Mel Collins – saxophone
Yvonne Elliman – harmony and backing vocals
Marcy Levy – harmony and backing vocals, duet on “The Core”

Wednesday 1/5/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 2

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We continue with letter A and move into B. We feature music from: Oak Ridge Boys, Iggy Pop, Jim Steinman, Kinks, Sugarhill Gang, Mitch Ryder, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Joe Jackson, Devo, Kenny Rogers, AC/DC, Smokey Robinson, Spider, April Wine and many more. . .

8pm to 12am ET

Friday 12/31/21 3pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 4

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter D with music from: BW Stevenson, Diana Ross, Aerosmith, America, Who, Shocking Blue, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Queen, Peter Frampton, Paul Kelly, James Brown, Electric Light Orchestra, Miracles and many more.

3pm to 6pm ET

Thursday 12/30/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 3

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with letter C and start D with music from: Spinners, Byrds, Buckingham Nicks, Led Zeppelin, America, King Harvest, Chicago, Joe Walsh, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, War, Helen Reddy, Who, Jimmy Buffett, Anne Murray, Archie Bell and The Drells and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 12/29/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 2

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with letter B and start C with music from: Elton John, Carole King, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Judge Dread, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Dave Edmunds, Faces, Who, Rolling Stones, Millie Jackson, Jim Croce, Blue Oyster Cult and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 11/29/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Journeyman (1989)

Journeyman is the eleventh solo studio album by Eric Clapton, released November 7, 1989. Heralded as a return to form for Clapton, who had struggled with alcohol addiction and recently found sobriety, the album has a 1980s electronic sound, but it also includes blues songs like “Before You Accuse Me”, “Running on Faith”, and “Hard Times.” “Bad Love” was released as a single, reaching the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart in the United States, and being awarded a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1990. “Pretending” had also reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart the previous year, remaining at the top for five weeks (“Bad Love” had only stayed for three weeks).

The album reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and 16 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and it went on to become double platinum in the US. Clapton has said Journeyman is one of his favorite albums.

“Pretending” – 4:48
“Anything for Your Love” – 4:16

“Bad Love” – 5:11
“Running on Faith” – 5:27
“Hard Times” – 3:00
“Hound Dog” – 2:26
“No Alibis” – 5:32
“Run So Far”– 4:06
“Old Love” – 6:25
“Breaking Point”– 5:37
“Lead Me On” – 5:52
“Before You Accuse Me”– 3:55

Eric Clapton – guitar, lead vocals
Jerry Lynn Williams – guitar (1), backing and harmony vocals (1)
Robert Cray – guitar (2, 6, 9, 12), guitar solo (9, 12)
Phil Palmer – guitar (3)
John Tropea – rhythm guitar (5)
George Harrison – guitar (8), harmony vocals (8)
Cecil Womack – acoustic guitar (11), backing vocals (11)
Nathan East – bass guitar (1, 2, 4-7, 9-12), backing vocals (1, 4, 7)
Pino Palladino – bass guitar (3)
Darryl Jones – bass guitar (8)
Jeff Bova – synth horns (1), synth organ (1), synthesizer programming (2, 10), drum programming (10), sequenced bass (10), sequenced organ (10)

Alan Clark – synth horns (1), Hammond organ (1, 4), sequenced bass (1), keyboards (3), synthesizers (8), synth strings (9)
Greg Phillinganes – acoustic piano (1, 4, 5), keyboards (2, 7, 10), backing vocals (4, 7), synthesizers (8)
Richard Tee – acoustic piano (2, 6, 7, 9, 12), Fender Rhodes (11)
Robbie Kondor – keyboards (2), vocoder (2), bass harmonica (2), drum programming (2), synthesizers (6, 12), synthesizer programming (7, 8), synth piano (9)
Rob Mounsey – synthesizers (8)
Robbie Kilgore – synthesizers (11)
Jimmy Bralower – drum programming (1, 7, 8)
Jim Keltner – drums (2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12), percussion (6), programming (8, 10) tambourine (9)
Phil Collins – drums (3), backing and harmony vocals (3)
Steve Ferrone – drums (4, 5, 11), hi-hat (10)
Carol Steele – congas (1), tambourine (4), percussion (7, 10, 11)
Gary Burton – vibraphone (9)
Arif Mardin – horn arrangements (5), string arrangements (11)

Hank Crawford – alto saxophone (5)
Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone (5)
David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone (5)
David Sanborn – alto saxophone (10)
Jon Faddis – trumpet (5)
Lew Soloff – trumpet (5)
Chaka Khan – backing vocals (1, 7)
Tessa Niles – backing vocals (3)
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals (3)
Lani Groves – backing vocals (4, 7)
Rev. Timothy Wright Washington Temple Concert Choir – choir (4)
Roger Forrester and Friends – dog barking (6)
Daryl Hall – harmony vocals (7)
Tawatha Agee – backing vocals (10)
Vaneese Thomas – backing vocals (10)
Linda Womack – backing vocals (11)

Friday 9/3/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Various Artists – Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Released October 22, 1991. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

  1. “Border Song” Eric Clapton 4:21
  2. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” Kate Bush 4:57
  3. “Come Down in Time” Sting 3:38
  4. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” The Who 4:32
  5. “Crocodile Rock” The Beach Boys 4:21
  6. “Daniel” Wilson Phillips 4:03
  7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” Joe Cocker 3:57
  8. “Levon” Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
  9. “The Bitch is Back” Tina Turner 3:38
  10. “Philadelphia Freedom” Hall & Oates 5:12
  11. “Your Song” Rod Stewart 4:49
  12. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Oleta Adams 6:02
  13. “Madman Across the Water” Bruce Hornsby 6:10
  14. “Sacrifice” Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
  15. “Burn Down the Mission” Phil Collins 6:11
  16. “Tonight” George Michael 7:23