The concerts showcase a variety of guitarists, selected by Eric Clapton personally. März 1995 … Fender introduced a matching set of limited-edition Crossroads instruments, which consisted of an Eric Clapton Crossroads Signature Stratocaster (better known as the "Sun Strat" and produced in a limited run of 100 instruments globally) and a Crossroads '57 Twin-Amp (produced in a limited run of 50 pieces). [5][6][7] The songs include "Terraplane Blues" (his first single and most popular record)[2] along with "Sweet Home Chicago" and "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom", which became blues standards after others recorded them. [65] After the Powerhouse session, Clapton continued playing with Mayall. [41] Additionally, the harmonic progression is often implied rather than stated (full IV and V chords are not used). [15] Johnson prepares to go into the fifth section for the slower second take, but the engineer apparently cut him off because of the time limits of ten-inch 78 rpm records. [1] After a second audition, Oertle arranged for Johnson to travel to San Antonio, Texas, for a recording session. "[83] Several music writers have explained that Cream's recording for Wheels of Fire was edited from a much longer performance that was typical for the trio – in the notes for Clapton's Crossroads box set, Anthony DeCurtis credits the trimming to engineer Tom Dowd,[84] while critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine attributes the editing to producer Felix Pappalardi, who "cut together the best bits of a winding improvisation to a tight four minutes", to allow the song's drive more continuity. [69] However, he employs a Johnson guitar innovation, the duple shuffle pattern or boogie bass line, while singing (Johnson only used it for two bars in "Cross Road Blues"). [19], Both versions of the song open with the protagonist kneeling at a crossroads to ask God's mercy, while the second sections tells of his failed attempts to hitch a ride. The Cream of Clapton (1995) Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies Pilgrim (1998) Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies ist ein Box-Set-Kompilationsalbum des britischen Rockmusikers Eric Clapton. [69] Johnson's irregular measures are also standardized to typical twelve-bar sections in which the I–IV–V blues progression is clearly stated. Their blues rock interpretation inspired many cover versions and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included it as one of the "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll". [90], AllMusic's Richard Gilliam identifies Cream's "Crossroads" as the first recording to bring Robert Johnson to the attention of popular music audiences and allow reissues of his original recordings to sell over a million copies. I think there's something wrong with it. [59] Their attention turned to Robert Johnson songs and Boyd proposed "Crossroads"[d] and Clapton chose "Traveling Riverside Blues". ARC producer Don Law supervised the recording and used a portable disc cutting machine. The song's structure differs from a well-defined twelve-bar blues. [23] However, Johnson later recorded two songs that include Satanic references: in "Hellhound on My Trail" tells of trying to stay ahead of the demon hound which is pursuing him and in "Me and the Devil Blues" he sings, "Early this mornin' when you knocked upon my door, and I said 'Hello Satan I believe it's time to go'". [13] It is unknown what input, if any, Law had into Johnson's selection of material to record or how to present it. Das Album enthält Werke aus Claptons Solokarriere und aus seiner Zeit mit The Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends und Derek and the … In October 1936, Johnson auditioned for music store owner and sometime talent scout H. C. Speir in Jackson, Mississippi; Speir passed on Johnson's contact information to Ernie Oertle, who was a representative for ARC Records. [60][e], For the recording, Clapton developed an arrangement using lyrics from both songs with an adaption of the guitar line from the latter. [44] Bruce's bass lines blend rhythm and harmony and Baker adds fills and more complex techniques typical of drummers in jazz trios. [54] Studio musicians again provided the backup and the horn section included baritone saxophone by Paul Williams. [68], Clapton simplifies Johnson's guitar line and sets it to a straight eighth-note or rock rhythm. [36] Harp-style playing employs sharp percussive accents on the bass strings (an imitation of the sharp draw used by harmonica players) and allows Johnson to explore different chordings and fills. On 20 November 2013, Warner Bros released Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 in CD/DVD/Blu-ray. 4.7 out of 5 stars 197. In Johnson's time, "cross road" was the preferred usage for "crossroads". [51] Flair Records, another of the Bihari brothers' Modern labels, released the single, backed with "Sunny Land". [33] This facilitates Johnson's use of a slide, which features as prominently in the song as the vocal. Auf dem Album sind Werke aus Clapton Solokarriere sowie einige Songs von Cream, Blind Faith und Derek and the Dominos enthalten. [82] Clapton has also used the name for the Crossroads Centre, a drug rehabilitation facility he founded, and for the Crossroads Guitar Festivals to benefit it. The sole track penned by Clapton on Blind Faith's studio album is the only one included here. £23.19 Straight To You: Live (CD+DVD) Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. The expanded version of Cream's Farewell Concert film released in 1977 contains the performance. [67] However, he envisioned "Crossroads" as a rock song: It became, then, a question of finding something that had a riff, a form that could be interpreted, simply, in a band format. [56], Homesick James, who recorded and toured with his cousin Elmore,[57] also recorded a rendition titled "Crossroads". Crossroads ist ein Kompilationsalbum bestehend aus vier CDs bzw. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center in Antigua. The live and video album Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 is the fifth release in the series of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festivals to support his rehabilitation centre in Antigua, the Crossroads Centre, documenting the 2019 performances from two concerts held on September 20 and September 21, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. [73] The song became the opening number on the live half of Cream's Wheels of Fire double album, released in August 1968 by Polydor Records in the UK and Atco Records in the US. [58] Elektra Records producer Joe Boyd brought together Steve Winwood on vocals, Clapton on guitar, Jack Bruce on bass guitar, Paul Jones on harmonica, Ben Palmer on piano, and Pete York on drums for the project. [45] In addition to the slower tempo, Johnson sings the verses at a lower pitch, although both takes are in the same key. [39] Music writer Dave Headlam elaborates on Johnson's rhythm: Meter itself is a compositional and performance device which comes in and out of focus in response to the fluid rthyms and changing accents in the lower beats. [7] The material reflects the styles of country blues performers Charley Patton and Son House, who influenced Johnson in his youth[7][11] and are among Johnson's most heartfelt and forceful. Clapton's second solo from "Crossroads" has made it to the top 20 in multiple "greatest guitar solo" lists. On 30 June 1999, Eric Clapton hosted the first major fundraising concert for Crossroads Centre at Antigua. You can still barrel house baby, on the riverside, During the instrumental break, Cream takes an improvisational approach characteristic of their later live performances. [64] Winwood sings and Jones plays the riff on harmonica similar to what Clapton later used with Cream (Jones also provides the instrumental solo; Clapton plays rhythm guitar throughout the song). 4.7 out of 5 stars 743. [22], "Cross Road Blues" reflects Johnson's Delta blues roots and may have been in his repertoire since 1932. "Traveling Riverside Blues", like the second take of "Cross Road Blues", was first issued in 1961 on Johnson's. Well I begin to wonder, 'Is poor Elmore sinkin' down', James first recorded the song in August 1954 at Modern Records' new studio in Culver City, California. [44], Cream recorded the song on November 28, 1966, for broadcast on the BBC Guitar Club radio program. Audio CD. [51] The song became a regional hit, but did not reach the national charts. English guitarist Eric Clapton with Cream popularized the song as "Crossroads" in the late 1960s. [48], As with most of Johnson's recordings, "Cross Road Blues" remained out of print after its initial release until The Complete Recordings box set in 1990. [15] Both begin slower and speed up; the first is about 106 beats per minute (bpm), while the second is about 96 bpm. Eric Patrick Clapton (Ripley, 1945. március 30. [18] In the simplest reading, Johnson describes his grief at being unable to catch a ride at an intersection before the sun sets. For television, it was edited to 1 hour 40 minutes [16][a] It is part of the local iconography and various businesses use the name, such as gas stations, banks, and retail shops. A négy évvel korábbi The Road to Escondido című J.J. Cale-lel közösen készített album óta ez az első olyan Eric Clapton lemez, amely saját anyagokat is tartalmaz. –) a Brit Birodalom Rendje (CBE) kitüntetés tulajdonosa, becenevén „Slowhand” („Lassúkezű”), Grammy-díjnyertes brit gitáros, énekes és zeneszerző.A rock-korszak egyik leginkább megbecsült és legnagyobb hatású gitárosa, akit egyedülálló módon háromszor is beiktattak a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-be. Background and artwork. They never seemed to expand it beyond that. Blu-ray. [81] After Cream's breakup in 1968, Clapton continued to perform "Crossroads" in a variety of settings. 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Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. [6], "Cross Road Blues" was recorded during Johnson's third session in San Antonio, on Friday, November 27, 1936. Allmusic-Kritiker Stephen … Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945, in The Green, Ripley, Surrey, England) is an English guitarist, singer and composer.Clapton is the son of a sixteen-year-old, Patricia Clapton, and Edward Fryer, a Canadian soldier stationed in England. [88] In 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed Cream's "Crossroads" as one of the "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll". Eric Clapton gives a live performance of ''Crossroads'' from the 2010 concert! £13.60 Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 [DVD] Eric Clapton … He and Bruce on bass continuously emphasize the riff throughout the song to give it a strong and regular metric drive combined with Baker’s drumming. Boyd refers to Johnson's song as "Standing at the Crossroads". Albums similar to or like Crossroads (Eric Clapton album) ... Wikipedia. [1], 2020 live album by Eric Clapton, Various Artists, "Ultratop.be – Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton's Crossroads - Guitar Festival 2019", "Lescharts.com – Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton's Crossroads - Guitar Festival 2019", "Offiziellecharts.de – Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton's Crossroads - Guitar Festival 2019", Top 10 DVD Musik – Bundesverband Audiovisuelle Medien (BVV), "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2020. [28] Signs in the rural South advised "Nigger, don't let the sun set on you here". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 is a concert film released on November 8, 2010 by the British rock musician Eric Clapton under Rhino Records and the Warner Music Group. [41] Johnson uses a Spanish or open G tuning with the guitar tuned up to the key of B. Including both his band work (with the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney and … [12] With the flip side "Ramblin' on My Mind", it was the third of eleven singles released during Johnson's lifetime. 48. hét", "エリック・クラプトン – クロスロード・ギター・フェスティヴァル 2019 (Album)", "エリック・クラプトン – クロスロード・ギター・フェスティヴァル 2019 (Blu-ray)", "エリック・クラプトン – クロスロード・ギター・フェスティヴァル 2019 (DVD)", "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart", Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry, "Top 20 DVD Musical – Semana 48: del 20.11.2020 al 26.11.2020", "Swisscharts.com – Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton's Crossroads - Guitar Festival 2019", Me and Mr. Johnson / Sessions for Robert J, Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton, In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua, Slowhand at 70 – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, George Harrison–Eric Clapton 1991 Japanese Tour, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Crossroads_Guitar_Festival_2019&oldid=1005080291, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, That's How Strong My Love Is – Doyle Bramhall II, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks. [68] He and Bruce on bass continuously emphasize the riff throughout the song to give it a strong and regular metric drive combined with Baker's drumming. [50], American blues singer and guitarist Elmore James, who popularized Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom", recorded two variations on "Cross Road Blues". [74] After the group's breakup, Atco issued the song as a single in January 1969,[75] which reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart[76] and 17 on Cashbox. … The music film features 40 tracks on the DVD and Blu-ray format. Amazon.co.uk. The Wikipedia entry for Crossroads gives a concise description of Cream’s arrangement of the song. While Madison Square Garden is an epic arena, the concert remains intimate as Clapton … Hän saavutti mainetta kitaristina 1960- ja 1970-luvuilla yhtyeissä The Yardbirds, Cream ja Derek and the Dominos.Hän aloitti levytysuransa sooloartistina … James' lyrics focus on the lost-love aspect of the song:[39], Well I was standin' at the crossroad, and my baby not around (2×) The song has become part of the Robert Johnson mythology as referring to the place where he supposedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his musical talents, although the lyrics do not contain any specific references. [3] During the first session, he recorded his most commercially appealing songs. Es erschien unter dem Label Polydor im April 1996. The Cream of Eric Clapton Unplugged Live in Hyde Park 24 Nights Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua One More Car, One More Rider Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 Live at Montreux 1986 Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 Il genere musicale prevalente è il Blues, ma nel festival trovano anche spazio anche il folk, il jazz ed il rock. I really haven't heard that in so long—and I really don't like it, actually. Rolling Stone placed it at number three on the magazine's list of the "Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" in recognition of Clapton's guitar work. [2] Johnson recorded 22 songs for ARC over three days from November 23 to 27, 1936. I just took it on a single string or two strings and embellished it. It appeared on bootleg albums before finally being released in 2003 on BBC Sessions. Crossroads è un cofanetto, pubblicato nel 1988, che raccoglie quattro CD, nei quali viene ripercorsa la carriera musicale di Eric Clapton dal 1963 al 1987 con tutte le formazioni in cui Clapton ha militato nel corso della sua lunghissima carriera musicale: The Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Derek and the Dominos e … [42] The slide parts function more as a second "answer" vocal than accompaniment, with the tension underscoring the dark turmoil of the lyrics. Bob Dylan's Biograph was successful two years before the release of Crossroads, but Clapton's … [51] Maxwell Davis supervised the session and a group of professional studio musicians provided the backup. King and Albert King. [85] In a 1985 interview, Clapton was asked if the song had been edited. Schumacher also describes Winwood's vocals as differing from Cream's recordings. [57], In early 1966, while still with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton adapted the song for a recording session with an ad hoc studio group, dubbed Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse. It features recordings by various artists that performed during the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013. [66] Rock musicians have recorded numerous renditions based on Cream's arrangement.[91]. [27], Blues historian Samuel Charters sees the song as having elements of protest and social commentary. Audio CD. [54] James re-recorded it at Beltone Studios in New York City in late 1960 or early 1961 during one of his last sessions. [25][26] These songs contribute to the Faustian myth; how much Johnson promoted the idea is debated, although many agree "the 'devil angle' made for good marketing". In it he laments not having a "sweet woman" in his distress. He replied: I can't remember. [33] However, Johnson infuses their relaxed urban approach with a more forceful rural one. Captured across two nights at Madison Square Garden, the Crossroads Guitar Festival offers a variety of legendary guitarists performing a mix of sultry blues, classic rock and country jams. Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 ‎ (2xDVD-V, Unofficial, Multichannel, NTSC) Warner Music Entertainment (2) 0349 79877-6: Russia: 2012: Sell This Version: 0349-79485-8, 0349794858: Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 ‎ (2xDVD-V, NTSC) Rhino Records (2), Reprise Records: 0349-79485-8, 0349794858: Europe: 2007: Sell This Version: Reviews Add … [57] The July 23, 1963, recording session produced Homesick's only single for Chicago-based USA Records, "Crossroads" backed with "My Baby's Sweet". [29][21] Writers Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch argue that the fifth verse in the single version captures the essence of the song: "left alone, abandoned, or mistreated, he stands at the crossroad, looking this way or that for his woman". [35] It contrasts with Johnson's finger-picking "piano style", which uses a boogie-style accompaniment on the bass strings while playing melody and harmonies on the higher strings. A Clapton a brit gitáros-énekes dalszerző Eric Clapton 2010-ben kiadott stúdióalbuma.Az album 2010. augusztus 27-én jelent meg az Egyesült Királyságban és egy nappal később az Egyesült Államokban. Das Album enthält Live-Aufnahmen aus den Jahren 1974 bis 1978. [17] A crossroads is also where cars are more likely to slow down or stop, thus presenting the best opportunity for a hitchiker. [31][b] Music historian Edward Komara identifies parts of "Straight Alky Blues" by Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell (1929) along with Roosevelt Sykes' subsequent adaptation as "Black River Blues" (1930) as melodic precedents. [44] However, the momentum is never allowed to dissipate and is constantly reinforced. Eric Clapton-Wikipedia. [22], The song has been used to perpetuate the myth of Johnson selling his soul to the Devil for his musical ability. King and James' slide guitar was placed further back in the mix. I Got My Eyes on You (Locked & Loaded) – Gary Clark Jr. Drifting Too Far From the Shore – Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Jerry Douglas, Bradley Walker, High Time We Went – Eric Clapton, Ensemble, This page was last edited on 5 February 2021, at 22:09. [52], In 1959, producer Bobby Robinson signed James to his Fury/Fire/Enjoy group of labels. [44], The two takes of the song are performed at moderate, but somewhat different tempos. The verses are not consistent and range from fourteen to fifteen bars in length. £13.59 Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals. Johnson recorded two popular Son House songs, ", According to Son House, Johnson began playing harmonica when he was 15 or 16 years old and "could blow harmonica pretty good. [55] Both the 1954 and 1960–1961 versions appear on numerous later James compilations. [53] In addition to new material, Robinson had James revisit several of his older songs, including "Standing at the Crossroads". On March 10, 1968, Cream recorded it again during a concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. With The Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Booker T. Jones, Buddy Guy. Eric Patrick Clapton (s.30. [8][9], A second and third recording date took place in San Antonio after a two-day break. ERIC CLAPTON-CROSSROADS-EAN 042283526129-DELUXE 4CD LONG BOX-features all the classics,plus dozens of rare and unreleased recordings by THE YARDBIRDS,JOHN MAYALL,CREAM,BLIND FAITH,DEREK AND THE DOMINOS. Inducted into … He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream.Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. 4.7 out of 5 stars 585. Crossroads es una caja recopilatoria del músico británico Eric Clapton, publicada por la compañía discográfica Polydor Records en abril de 1988. Clapton has organised the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 1999, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 to raise funds for this centre. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 is a music DVD, concert film and eleventh live album by the British rock musician Eric Clapton and was released on November 18, 2013 through Warner Bros. Records. Eric Clapton & His Band served as the “house band” throughout. [51] Labels associated with Modern included "Standing at the Crossroads" on several James compilation albums, such as Blues After Hours (Crown), The Blues in My Heart – The Rhythm in My Soul (Custom Records), and Original Folk Blues (Kent Records). To the 2007 audience, Clapton declared that each performer was one of the very best, and had earned his personal respect. [47] Although sales figures are not available, the record was "widely heard in the Delta" and Johnson's tunes were found in jukeboxes in the region. [42], ARC and Vocalion Records issued the first take of "Cross Road Blues" in May 1937 on the then standard 78 rpm record. Album under his own name in late 1969 and early 1970. It is sometimes credited as a " Various Artists " compilation release. The irregular groupings extend to smaller beat divisions, with an interplay between triplet 'swing' and duple divisions of the beat ... Johnson's irregular rhythms and variation in support of the metric beat suggest a more personal, idiosyncratic vision. Directed by Martyn Atkins. Johnson’s … [4] They mostly represented his original pieces and reflected current, piano-influenced musical trends. Eric Clapton-Wikipedia. [51] The song was produced in a newer style that Modern used successfully for B.B. Eric Clapton is the debut full studio album by British rock musician Eric Clapton, released in August 1970 under Atco and Polydor Records. [19] The lyrics do not contain any references to Satan or a Faustian bargain, but they have been interpreted as a description of the singer's fear of losing his soul to the Devil (presumably in exchange for his talent). Bluesman Elmore James revived the song with recordings in 1954 and 1960–1961. Crossroads (TV Series 1964–1988) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Johnson first recorded an adaptation of the boogie bass line for guitar in "Dust My Broom". Cream played "Crossroads" during their final concert at the Royal Albert Hall on November 26, 1968. [19] [20] After the completion of Wheels of Fire in mid-1968, the band members had grown tired of their exhausting touring schedule and increasingly loud jamming, and wanted to go their separate ways. Crossroads is a 1986 American coming-of-age musical drama film inspired by the legend of blues musician Robert Johnson. [87], In 1986, Robert Johnson's "Cross Road Blues" was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 2 on its list of Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. Compilation double LP, released in 1972 by Polydor Records in the … [66][41] Clapton previously recorded "Ramblin' on My Mind" with Mayall and "From Four Until Late" with Cream using arrangements that followed Johnson's original songs more closely. [8] Others suggest that the song is about a deeper and more personal loneliness. Clapton biographer Schumacher notes "Given the passion of the solo performances on 'Crossroads,' it seems almost miraculous that Cream is able to return to the song itself. He [Johnson] was playing it full-chorded with the slide as well. [46] This allows for greater variation and nuance in the vocal. [37][c] Johnson uses this technique for "Terraplane Blues", which shares many common elements with "Cross Road Blues".[39][40]. Eric Clapton. [30] It is the first recording to show his mastery of his mentor Son House's style, particularly in his slide guitar work. His holding company is Marshbrook Limited. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 [Blu-ray] [2020] Eric Clapton. However, Barry Levenson, who produced Cream's 1997 box set Those Were the Days, asserts: It's not edited, and I've got an audience tape from the same show which verifies that ... That was a typical performance of the song. [39] Both titled "Standing at the Crossroads", they feature James' trademark "Dust My Broom" amplified slide-guitar figure and a backing ensemble. In 'Crossroads' there was a very definite riff. I wouldn't be at all surprised if we weren't lost at that point in the song, because that used to happen a lot.[86]. [23][24] Delta bluesman Tommy Johnson promoted himself as having made a deal with the Devil and Southern folklore identifies a crossroads or graveyard as the site of such a pact, which Wald identifies as likely sources of the myth. Eric Clapton-Wikipedia. [10] The material Johnson chose shows more variety than that for his first date and he reached back into his long-standing repertoire for songs to record. [39] Homesick derived his guitar style from Elmore, which music critic Bill Dahl describes as "aggressive, sometimes chaotic slide work". [49] This take was also included on the 1990 Complete Recordings (at 2:29, it is 10 seconds shorter than the original 2:39 single version). The live and video album Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 is the fifth release in the series of Eric Clapton 's Crossroads Guitar Festivals to support his rehabilitation centre in Antigua, the Crossroads Centre, documenting the 2019 performances from two concerts held on September 20 and September 21, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. [69] Schumacher calls Clapton's vocal on "Crossroads" his best and most assured with Cream. [49] Writing for the foundation, Jim O'Neal noted that "regardless of mythology and rock 'n' roll renditions, Johnson's record was indeed a powerful one, a song that would stand the test of time on its own". The Cream of Clapton Kompilationsalbum von Eric Clapton; Veröffent-lichung(en) 7. [57] Unlike Elmore, however, he uses most of the lyrics from Johnson's second take, which had been first issued in 1961. [66] By combining elements of hard rock and blues, he adds it inspired "a new generation of blues-influenced artists". Out of all of the songs it was the easiest for me to see as a rock and roll vehicle. Il Crossroads Guitar Festival è una manifestazione musicale, a fini benefici, organizzata dal chitarrista inglese Eric Clapton. The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a series of music festivals and benefit concerts founded by Eric Clapton. Eric Patrick Clapton. [14] Two similar takes of the song were recorded. Wikipedia. The event at Madison Square Garden in New York City ran a little over three hours. [77] Both the original album and single credit the songwriter as Robert Johnson or R. Johnson, although Clapton and Cream extensively reworked the song.[78][79]. The Cream of Clapton ist ein Greatest-Hits-Album des britischen Rockmusikers Eric Clapton. 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