Starting and ending with ‘Layla’ made famous by Derek And The Dominos, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has Bob Seger, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Derek And The Dominos and many more.

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Lyrics007: “I tried to give you consolation. When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you,Turned my whole world upside down.” (I always wondered if that song was about a “lost” dog. No, really!)

Amazon : The short-lived ensemble that was the Dominos provided an outlet for Eric Clapton to vent his then unrequited (and secret) passion for the wife of his best friend, George Harrison. Romantic anguish inspired Clapton to write and collect an embroiling and interconnected song cycle.

filigreeshadow : The song “Nobody knows you when you’re down and out” has discretely traversed the Blues musical landscape. This melody, like a beacon to the poor, the washed-up, the musician and the poet, is a metaphor for the blues as a whole and an enigma as to who was its author: Jimmy Cox.

Mahalia Jackson‘s page : A lot can be said about the cooperation of Apollo and Mahalia. When Mahalia continued to make records, she found a fine partner with Apollo. They spread her records between the black comunity. She gained fame and soon becam a star. She recorded almost 100 songs for Apollo, making her the greatest and best-selling gospel singer ever. : It’s hard to believe by listening to the sort of watered-down pap that Eric Clapton has cranked out the past few years, but at one time the big King of all Guitar Gods played with great style, passion and ingenuity. Look no further than Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton to find documentation of the artist’s early six-string prowess. : “Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues” is one of the duo’s very best albums. Two tracks are Junior Wells-less, recorded by Buddy Guy with the J. Geils Band; the remaining eight songs feature a star-studded backing band which includes pianist Dr. John on several tracks, and some guy named Eric someting. Capton, something like that.

Merseybeat Nostalgia : Originally called The Nomads, they recorded a track for the ‘This Is Mersey Beat’ LP then discovered a London group had registered the name so changed it to The Mojos. While appearing at the Star Club, Hamburg, they recorded what is now considered one of the classics of the ‘Mersey Sound’ , ‘Everythings Alright’ which entered the UK Top 10 charts. T

Wikipedia : With “For Your Love”, The Yardbirds‘ move into pop outraged Clapton, who at the time was a blues purist and doubted the ability of “nice college kids” like bassist Samwell-Smith to play the “real blues”. Clapton left the group in protest.[1] He then joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and went on to play with Cream and Blind Faith, among other acts, before pursuing a solo career.

PLAYLIST : Derek And The Dominos – Layla . Derek And The Dominos – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out . Nina Simone – Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out . Mahalia Jackson – Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ Ve Seen . Janis Joplin – Trouble in Mind . John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton – Ramblin’ On My Mind . Bob Seger – Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man . Otis Rush – Gambler’s Blues . Otis Rush – Feel So Bad . Cream – I Feel Free . Jimi Hendrix – Stone Free . Joe Cocker – Sticks and Stones . Joe Cocker – Feeling Alright . The Mojos – Everything’s Alright . Junior Wells – Everything’s Going To Be Alright . Buddy Guy And Junior Wells – Play A Man Of Many Words . The Yardbirds – I’m a man . The Yardbirds – For your love .

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