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Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Derek and the Dominos - 1970
Reaganite Republican ^ | February 11, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/11/2011 9:21:48 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Eric Clapton with Pattie Boyd

Derek and the Dominos were a blues-rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton along with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon. The band released only one studio album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, featuring major contributions from guitarist Duane Allman working with the band as a session musician.

The album went on to receive critical acclaim, but initially faltered in sales and in radio airplay. Although released in 1970 it was not until March 1972 that the album's single 'Layla' (a tale of then-unrequited love inspired by Clapton's relationship with his friend George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd Harrison) would make the top ten in both the US and the UK.

This sole album produced as Derek and the Dominos -hailed by critics and fans alike for songs such as 'Bell Bottom Blues', 'Layla', and 'Wonderful Tonight'- is widely considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton's career.


Assuming the fictional identity of "Derek" was simply something the ever-complex Clapton utilized in order to express himself: he later remarked that he had trouble facing the fact that he was trying to steal another man's wife, but needed an outlet for his feelings. fwiw, Eric Clapton in fact later married (1979) -and divorced (1989)- "Layla" aka English model and photographer Patty Boyd.

And the classic 'Bell Bottom Blues' was written to Pattie Boyd Harrison as well, as she had requested Clapton pick her up a pair on a tour of the States,  and the lyrics tell the tale...

Derek and the Dominos: Bell Bottom Blues - 1971
Plus a real gem, a live 1970 TV appearance on 
The Johnny Cash Show...
get a load of Clapton and Cash joined onstage by Carl Perkins

Both videos/more at Reaganite Republican

Wikipedia
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Additional background re. Eric Clapton with Cream -here-

Previous RR Rock n Roll Oldies features -here-



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: clapton; cream; oldies; rock
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1 posted on 02/11/2011 9:21:54 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Layla. My all time most favorite song.

The piano riff is the best ever in all of history.

Thanks for positing this thread.

more....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layla


2 posted on 02/11/2011 9:25:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Heroin + adultery = great music.

Well, the Devil has all the best tunes....


3 posted on 02/11/2011 9:26:09 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Responsibility2nd

Agreed- pure genius


4 posted on 02/11/2011 9:26:51 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

first song I thought of was Bell Bottom Blues. Thanks for the post!


5 posted on 02/11/2011 9:27:18 AM PST by jurroppi1 (The gropings will continue until morale improves (or) "don't TSA me bro")
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To: proxy_user

ha ha ha

Worked for Kieth Richards too, but once he settled down a bit all the songs were rubbish lol


6 posted on 02/11/2011 9:27:57 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: proxy_user

Didn’t Clapton do a stupid song that was an ode to cocaine?


7 posted on 02/11/2011 9:29:02 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Having Duane Allman play on most of the album was a stroke of genius.

One of the very few 70’s albums that has aged well.

( Who’s Next is another one)


8 posted on 02/11/2011 9:29:12 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Reaganite Republican
Layla... and Exile... are two testaments to the unfortunate truth that rock musicians record their greatest work while strung out on heroin.
9 posted on 02/11/2011 9:29:21 AM PST by Gena Bukin
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To: Reaganite Republican

Old people music bump.


10 posted on 02/11/2011 9:30:07 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwJNAhKZs3E
Eric Clapton - Forever Man


11 posted on 02/11/2011 9:30:24 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: proxy_user
Heroin + adultery = great music.

While you were posting this, I was writing #9. GMTA.

12 posted on 02/11/2011 9:31:08 AM PST by Gena Bukin
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To: Reaganite Republican

Once Brian Jones died all the songs were rubbish. The Stones repeated themselves for about 30 + years.


13 posted on 02/11/2011 9:32:57 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Reaganite Republican

SOmething in the way she moves.....


14 posted on 02/11/2011 9:35:02 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Earthdweller
"Old people music bump."

LOL - We may indeed be old but we have great taste in music. ;o)

15 posted on 02/11/2011 9:35:45 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Has it been forty years? Lord, have mercy! Where has the time gone?!?!


16 posted on 02/11/2011 9:37:27 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Frantzie
Didn’t Clapton do a stupid song that was an ode to cocaine?

J.J. Cale. Versions sound almost identical.

17 posted on 02/11/2011 9:37:31 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Liberty Valance
I want to see you cut a rug someday..better hurry, times a runnin’ out. :)~
18 posted on 02/11/2011 9:37:52 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Frantzie

The Stones are just about my favorite group, but you’re basically right. Start Me Up is about the only song I really like from 1970 to the present.


19 posted on 02/11/2011 9:37:56 AM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: Reaganite Republican

Personally, I liked Clapton’s version of Little Wing better than Hendrix.

Wonder if Clapton is friends with Patti these days? Wonder if Patti and Jane Asher are still friends.

Maybe Paul should consider dating Jane again, she’s a much nicer girl than the last one.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 9:39:02 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Frantzie

That song was written by JJ Cale


21 posted on 02/11/2011 9:39:16 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Earthdweller
Even young people can get Clapton. My offspring enjoy his music. Try it.
22 posted on 02/11/2011 9:39:19 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Layla - Derek and the Dominos


23 posted on 02/11/2011 9:39:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: conservativebuckeye

Best Stones song ever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urzxg3IAWNE
The Rolling Stones - “Dandelion” (1967)


24 posted on 02/11/2011 9:39:59 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Reaganite Republican
To this day I think Clapton has an extra joint in his fingers.
25 posted on 02/11/2011 9:40:14 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I’ll let my grandkids know..LOL.


26 posted on 02/11/2011 9:40:32 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Uh..”Wonderful Tonight” is not on the Layla LP. “I Looked Away” is and is a great song!


27 posted on 02/11/2011 9:40:47 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I can't afford anymore hope and change!!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Terrific!

Thanks for the links.


28 posted on 02/11/2011 9:42:09 AM PST by happygrl
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To: happygrl

My pleasure, HG


29 posted on 02/11/2011 9:46:42 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
This sole album produced as Derek and the Dominos -hailed by critics and fans alike for songs such as 'Bell Bottom Blues', 'Layla', and 'Wonderful Tonight'- is widely considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton's career.

"Wonderful Tonight" was neither a defining achievement of Clapton's career nor on this album. It came out seven years later on "Slowhand." Like the song "Layla," however, it was inspired by Patti Boyd. Also, I believe there are singles versions of "Layla" that came out much later that have "Wonderful Tonight" on the B side.
30 posted on 02/11/2011 9:47:03 AM PST by drjimmy
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To: Earthdweller
Yup, tell them it's REAL music!!!
31 posted on 02/11/2011 9:47:11 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: Earthdweller
Old people music bump.

LOL!

32 posted on 02/11/2011 9:48:50 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Earthdweller

LOL - Ya never know - I plan on living right up until the time i die. ;o)


33 posted on 02/11/2011 9:48:50 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Frantzie
"Didn’t Clapton do a stupid song that was an ode to cocaine?"

He bought that song, along with many others, from JJ Cale.

34 posted on 02/11/2011 9:53:07 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

http://www.crawdaddy.com/index.php/2011/02/02/laylas-got-you-on-your-knees-again/


35 posted on 02/11/2011 9:53:56 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: JoeProBono
Thanks..just so so sweet to mark the day.

On that high note, I'm off here for a few hours to rest....revolutions are so energy consuming for us young folks.

36 posted on 02/11/2011 9:55:17 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

My favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0XQwazkx10&feature=related
Eric Clapton - It’s In The Way That You Use It


37 posted on 02/11/2011 9:55:29 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Frantzie

Now, now, the Mick Taylor days were pretty good, too!


38 posted on 02/11/2011 10:00:46 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My only complaint of Layla(and Hey Jude for that matter), is it goes on. Repeating the same 4 bars over and over for the last 5(seems like) mins is tedious.


39 posted on 02/11/2011 10:01:22 AM PST by deadrock (Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo)
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To: proxy_user

“Well, the Devil has all the best tunes....”

Not true;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Vr9v4aG70&feature=related


40 posted on 02/11/2011 10:06:07 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Best Clapton guitar riff ever is from "Badge" when he was with Cream. So simple, so incredible.

One of my favorite live albums of all time is the Rainbow Concert with Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ron Wood, Pete Townshend and many other greats. Little Wing live is awesome.

41 posted on 02/11/2011 10:13:20 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: proxy_user

>>>Well, the Devil has all the best tunes....

Just ask Robert Johnson about that. 8^)


42 posted on 02/11/2011 10:16:13 AM PST by NC28203
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To: cweese

John Cale of the Velvet Underground? Dumb song.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 10:21:44 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Reaganite Republican

At the risk of dating myself “Bell Bottom Blues” was my theme song. LOL!!


44 posted on 02/11/2011 10:26:57 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: conservativebuckeye

The Stones pretty much kept repeating themselves. Their early songs were very good and then it went downhill. I was way too young (before my time) but Brian Jones was always the coolest.

I always liked how Charlie Watts always dressed like a gent. He loves playing jazz.

I really never liked Jagger but his comments about being well grounded because of his parents and his middle class work ethic that he spoke about was also a plus. I forget who he ripped into because they were drunk or messed up to preform. He yelled at them and said that people had paid money to see you and you better get out there and perform. He was always a senisble businessman though I wonder what really happened to Brian.


45 posted on 02/11/2011 10:28:27 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: conservativebuckeye

With all due respect, are you serious?

“Sticky Fingers”

“Exile on Main Street”

Both are stacked, top to bottom. Not a loser on either.

Just MHO.


46 posted on 02/11/2011 10:32:12 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is still a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Frantzie

“Once Brian Jones died all the songs were rubbish. The Stones repeated themselves for about 30 + years.”

I beg to differ. I think the Stones did some of their best work while Mick Taylor was in the band. But since they released Some Girls, they’ve been phoning it in for the most part.


47 posted on 02/11/2011 10:34:05 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Actually, Clapton comes in well behind the Texas Cannonball....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbqtnNorgQA


48 posted on 02/11/2011 10:35:36 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is still a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Beowulf9
Have you ever heard Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of Little Wing? That just might be my favorite. So damned beautiful it could make a grown man cry.
49 posted on 02/11/2011 10:38:47 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Frantzie

“John Cale of the Velvet Underground? Dumb song.”

While J.J. Cale’s first name is John, he’s not the same person as the VU member you refer to.


50 posted on 02/11/2011 10:39:17 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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