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On March 23, 2004.

On March 23, 2004, “Reprise” label released “Me and Mr. Johnson”, album by Eric Clapton consisting of covers of songs written and originally recorded by Robert Johnson. It was recorded in 2004, at “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Simon Climie and Eric Clapton.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton– guitar, slide guitar, vocals
  • Andy Fairweather-Low– guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II– guitar, slide guitar
  • Jerry Portnoy– harmonica
  • Billy Preston– organ
  • Chris Stainton– piano
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Pino Palladino– bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Alan Douglas – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert 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 Down
  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. Hell Hound on My Trail

 

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In February 1984.

In February 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Parting Should Be Painless”, the fifth Roger Daltrey studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Roger Daltrey – leadand background vocals; harmonica
  • Chris Spedding– guitars
  • Mick Gallagher– keyboards
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Norman Watt-Roy– bass guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Mike Thorne– synthesizers
  • Robert Medici – marimba
  • David Tofani – clarinet
  • Billy Nicholls– backing vocals
  • James Biondolillo – string and horn arrangements
  • Harvey Goldberg, John Brand, Don Wershba, Lincoln Clapp – engineer
  • Graham Hughes – photography

Track listing:

  1. Walking in My Sleep – Jack Green, Leslie Adey
  2. Parting Should Be Painless – Kit Hain
  3. Is There Anybody Out There? – Nicky Chinn, Steve Glen
  4. Would a Stranger Do? – Steve Andrews, Simon Climie
  5. Going Strong – Bryan Ferry
  6. Looking for You – Kit Hain
  7. Somebody Told Me – Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
  8. One Day – Gerald Milne
  9. How Does the Cold Wind Cry – Colin Towns
  10. Don’t Wait on the Stairs – Steve Swindells

In July 1985.

In July 1985, “Epic” label released “Flash”, the fourth Jeff Beck studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker. At the 1986 “Grammy Awards” Jeff Beck won the award for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Beck– lead vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Hall– lead vocals, background vocals
  • Rod Stewart– lead vocals
  • Karen Lawrence– lead vocals
  • Jan Hammer– Fairlight CMI
  • Tony Hymas, Duane Hitchings, Robert Sabino– keyboard
  • Carmine Appice, Jay Burnett, Jimmy Bralower, Barry DeSouza, Tony “Thunder” Smith– drums
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Tina B, Curtis King, David Simms, Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner – background vocals
  • David Charles, Jason Corsaro, Eddie DeLena, Rob Eaton, Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Eric Mohler, Tony Tavener, Nigel Walker, Andy Wallace – engineering

Track listing:

  1. Ambitious – Nile Rodgers
  2. Gets Us All in the End – Arthur Baker, Tina B
  3. Escape – Jan Hammer
  4. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Stop Look and Listen – Nile Rodgers
  6. Get Workin’ – Nile Rodgers
  7. Ecstasy – David Bendeth, Simon Climie
  8. Night After Night – Nile Rodgers
  9. You Know We Know – Tony Hymas

On July 29, 2014.

On July 29, 2014, “Bushbranch” label released “The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, the twenty-second Eric Clapton studio album. It features covers of songs J. J. Cale songs. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitars, dobro
  • Tom Petty– vocals
  • Mark Knopfler– guitar, vocals
  • John Mayer– guitar, vocals
  • Willie Nelson– guitar, vocals
  • Don White – guitar, vocals
  • Reggie Young– guitar
  • Derek Trucks– guitar
  • Albert Lee– guitar
  • David Lindley– guitar
  • Don Preston– guitar
  • Christine Lakeland– guitar, vocals
  • Mike Campbell- guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II – guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Markham – harmonica
  • Mickey Raphael– harmonica
  • Michelle John – background vocals
  • Sharon White– background vocals
  • James Cruce – drums
  • Jim Karstein – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Satnam Ramgotra – tablas
  • Simon Climie– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano, drum programming, percussion, background vocals
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Walt Richmond– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano
  • Additional production – Buddy Cannon
  • Recorded by Alan Douglas
  • Additional engineering – Tony Castle, Bobby Tis and Ryan Ulyate.
  • Assistant engineers – Jacob Dennis, Joe Kearns, Tim Marchiafava, Derek Parnell and Wendy Seidman.
  • Mixed by Simon Climie
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig
  • Session coordinator – Debbie Johnson
  • Art direction, design – Catherine Roylance
  • Cover image – Michael Putland
  • Cover illustration – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Cale except where noted.

  1. Call Me the Breeze
  2. Rock and Roll Records
  3. Someday – J.J. Cale, Walt Richmond
  4. Lies
  5. Sensitive Kind
  6. Cajun Moon
  7. Magnolia
  8. I Got the Same Old Blues
  9. Songbird
  10. Since You Said Goodbye
  11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) – Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard
  12. The Old Man and Me
  13. Train to Nowhere
  14. Starbound
  15. Don’t Wait – J. J. Cale, Christine Lakeland
  16. Crying Eyes

 

 

On June 13, 2000.

On June 13, 2000, “Duck” label released “Riding with the King”, album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Greece by “IFPI Greece”, Italy by “FIMI”, Japan by “RIAJ”, New Zealand by “RMNZ” and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • B. King– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Doyle Bramhall II– guitar, background vocals
  • Andy Fairweather Low– guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Joe Sample– piano, Wurlitzer piano
  • Tim Carmon– organ
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Arif Mardin– string arrangements
  • Susannah Melvoin– background vocals
  • Wendy Melvoin– background vocals
  • Paul Waller – programming
  • Alan Douglas – engineer, mixer
  • Tom Sweeney – engineering assistant
  • Mick Guzauski– mixer
  • Robert Sebree – artwork photography
  • Don Paulsen – artwork photography
  • Wherefore Art?– artwork design
  • Stephen Walker – artwork direction

Track listing:

  1. Riding With the King – John Hiatt
  2. Ten Long Years – Jules Taub,B. King
  3. Key to the Highway – Big Bill Broonzy,Charlie Segar
  4. Marry You – Doyle Bramhall II,Susannah Melvoin, Craig Ross
  5. Three O’Clock Blues – Lowell Fulson
  6. Help the Poor – Charles Singleton
  7. I Wanna Be – Doyle Bramhall II,Charlie Sexton
  8. Worried Life Blues – Sam Hopkins,Big Maceo Merriweather
  9. Days of Old – Jules Taub, B.B. King
  10. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer – B. King, Jules Taub
  11. Hold On, I’m Comin – Isaac Hayes,David Porter
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen,Johnny Mercer

 

On May 20, 2016.

On May 20, 2016, “Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records” label released “I Still Do”, the twenty-third Eric Clapton studio album.  It was recorded in 2016 at British Grove Studios, and was produced by Glyn Johns. The album artwork was by Peter Blake.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton– guitars tambourine, vocals
  • Henry Spinetti– drums, percussion
  • Dave Bronze– electric bass, double bass
  • Andy Fairweather Low– guitars, vocals
  • Paul Carrack– hammond organ, vocals
  • Chris Stainton– keyboards
  • Simon Climie– guitars · keyboards
  • Dirk Powell– accordion mandolin, vocals
  • Walt Richmond– keyboards
  • Ethan Johns– percussion
  • Michelle John– vocals
  • Sharon White– vocals
  • Angelo Mysterioso – acoustic guitar · vocals

Track listing:

  1. Alabama Woman Blues – Leroy Carr
  2. Can’t Let You Do It – J.J. Cale
  3. I Will Be There – Paul Brady, John O’Kane
  4. Spiral – Eric Clapton, Andy Fairweather Low, Simon Climie
  5. Catch the Blues – Eric Clapton
  6. Cypress Grove – Skip James
  7. Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day – Maurice Sigler, Mabel Wayne, Al Hoffman
  8. Stones in My Passway – Robert Johnson
  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine – Bob Dylan
  10. I’ll Be Alright – traditional
  11. Somebody’s Knockin’ – J. J. Cale
  12. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain

On November 7, 2006.

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On November 7, 2006, “Duck” label released “The Road to Escondido”, album by J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton and Simon Climie. It was recorded in August 2005, and was produced by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton. The album features the final Billy Preston recordings, to whom the “The Road to Escondido” Is dedicated. In 2008, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”. “The Road to Escondido” was certified Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 2 x Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, and 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”.

Personnel:

  • JJ Cale: guitars, keyboards, vocals.
  • Eric Clapton: guitars, vocals, concept.
  • Derek Trucks: guitar
  • Jim Karstein: drums, percussion.
  • James Cruce: drums, Percussion.
  • Pino Palladino: bass guitar
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Abe Laboriel, Jr: drums
  • Gary Gilmore: bass guitar.
  • Willie Weeks: bass guitar.
  • John Mayer: guitar
  • Albert Lee: guitar
  • Billy Preston: Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer.
  • Walt Richmond: piano
  • Doyle Bramhall II: guitar
  • Nathan East: Bass guitar.
  • Christine Lakeland: guitar, vocals.
  • Simon Climie: piano
  • David Teegarden: piano
  • Taj Mahal: harmonica
  • Dennis Caplinger: fiddle
  • Bruce Fowler: horns
  • Marty Grebb: horns
  • Steve Madaio: horns
  • Jerry Peterson: horns
  • Simon Climie: programming, digital editing
  • Alan Douglas: engineer
  • Bob Ludwig: mastering
  • Lee Dickson: guitar techician
  • Catherine Roylance: art direction
  • Joel Evenden: digital editing

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Cale except where noted.

  1. Danger
  2. Heads in Georgia
  3. Missing Person
  4. When This War Is Over
  5. Sporting Life Blues – Brownie McGhee
  6. Dead End Road
  7. It’s Easy
  8. Hard to Thrill – Eric Clapton,John Mayer
  9. Anyway the Wind Blows
  10. Three Little Girls – Eric Clapton
  11. Don’t Cry Sister
  12. Last Will and Testament
  13. Who Am I Telling You?
  14. Ride the River