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Eric Clapton: I Still Do

For a potential end, Clapton brings it back to the start.

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The 10 Best Cream Songs

These ten selections, some more obscure than others, are chosen to represent the songs where the British power trio Cream was most focused, most locked-in, and most original.

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Jack Bruce: The Thinking Man's Golden God

Jack Bruce didn’t need music videos, laser shows, dry ice, PR Kits, and crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics. He was too busy being one of the very best musicians in the business.

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Eric Clapton and Friends: The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale

It’s safe, which only gets The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale so far, but, this record will undoubtedly get a lot of people to revisit, or discover JJ Cale, which is a win in itself.

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The 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - New Orleans, LA - April 25-27, 2014

No other festival has as many stages, as many incredible culinary offerings, or as many evening and late shows that can take music fans all the way until the break of dawn.

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Eric Clapton After the Collapse of Cream

This unauthorized documentary offers a unique look at one of Eric Clapton's most fertile eras, but is light on the words of Clapton himself.

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Eric Clapton: Old Sock

If nothing else, Old Sock proves that Eric Clapton is comfortable being Eric Clapton.

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'Yardbirds: Making Tracks' Will, Indeed, Have You Making Tracks

What happens when a legendary band reheats itself for a 20-year cycle of touring with new members who aren't gritty enough to get the grit? No, I ask you.

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Counterbalance No. 75: Derek & the Dominos' 'Layla'

What’ll you do when you get lonely, with nobody waiting by your side? You could read the latest Counterbalance, discussing the 75th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. This time around it’s Eric Clapton’s pseudonymous 1970 classic.

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'The Love We Make' Is One for the Vaults

You gotta know when to roll 'em, know when to cut 'em, and know when to let it be.

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'Cream: Royal Albert Hall': It's as Close to the Actual Concert as You Can Get

Cream reunited for a series of shows at the Royal Albert Hall in May of 2005. The stunning performances are now available in high definition on Blu-ray.

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Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher / Deuce / Live! in Europe / Blueprint

A consummate performer live or in the studio, these re-releases serve as a bold reminder of the weight of the Rory Gallagher legacy.

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Captain America and a Past That Must Linger Still

Despite the dark times that birthed the original Captain America #1, there was a hopefulness to the character. Writer Ed Brubaker however offers a Cap worn down by personal history. Or is that the point?

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Spoonful’

“Spoonful” is one of the best-known and most recorded songs in the history of the blues, and there's something mysterious about it. What exactly is in that spoonful?

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Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

On his fifth proper solo album, Robertson puts a lot of effort into trying to sound effortless.

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Remembering Keith Relf, and the Yardbirds

The Yardbirds required only two years and change to create songs that changed music.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin' Wolf - "The Red/Little Red Rooster"

Whether known as "The Red Rooster" or "Little Red Rooster", this Willie Dixon song has attained classic status in the blues repertoire. And no one does it better than Howlin' Wolf.

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Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison

Dubbed “the quiet one”, George Harrison contributed some of the Beatles best work and continued on to an impressive solo career. He died far too soon, but the world still has a lifetime of his work to admire and enjoy.

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Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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Waltzing with Wilco

As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.

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Jeff Beck: Performing This Week...Live at Ronnie Scott's

Jeff Beck is joined by guests Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton for some truly incredible performances during a week-long residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.

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The Story of the Yardbirds

Focusing on guitarists Clapton, Beck and Page, this gathers amazing archival footage and interviews with the surviving members of "The Most Blueswailing" British band of the '60s.

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Eric Clapton: Complete Clapton

The problem isn't with Eric Clapton's musical ability, it's with the sham of a title of this current collection.

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Down at the Crossroads: An Interview with Eric Clapton

In the early `60s, Eric Clapton began a passionate, long-distance love affair with Chicago. Upon hearing the blues of Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Hubert Sumlin on vinyl records, Clapton saw his future as a guitarist.

Greg Kot
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Eric Clapton: Back Home

At one time, Eric Clapton was God. Right now, he's not even George Burns.

Lou Friedman
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Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (2004)

Moormann's film allows Tom Dowd to tell his own tale, bringing his past to life through his words, his accomplishments, his infectious laugh, and, most importantly, his music.

Dan Devine
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The Last Waltz (2002)

Scorsese's Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.

Lesley Smith
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