Another Robert Johnson Tribute From Eric Clapton
On Dec. 7, Duck/Reprise Records will release Eric Clapton’s follow-up to Me and Mr. Johnson. The new CD/DVD—another tribute to legendary bluesman Robert Johnson—is called Sessions for Robert J.
The DVD, featuring 19 songs written by Johnson, was filmed in rehearsal studios in England and Texas, as well as 508 Park Ave. in Dallas, where Johnson actually recorded in 1937, and ends in a hotel room in Santa Monica, Calif. The studio tapings feature Clapton's full band, while the Park Ave. songs are performed by Clapton and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. The California segment features Clapton performing alone.
The DVD also includes exclusive interview segments and other rare footage of Clapton and his musicians rehearsing.
The CD of Sessions for Robert J selects 11 songs from the different filmed segments, including versions of "Four Until Late," once recorded by Clapton in Cream, and "Ramblin' on My Mind," which was the musician's debut vocal performance, first recorded when he was a member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the mid-'60s.
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