Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sweet About Me

Ohh watching me, hanging by a string this time.
Ohh easily, the climax of a perfect lie.
Ohh watching me, hanging by a string this time.
easily, smile is worth a hundred lies.
If there’s lessons to be learned,
I’d rather get my jamming words in first, so,
Tell you something that I’ve found
that the worlds a better place when it’s upside down, boy
If there’s lessons to be learned,
I’d rather get my jamming words in first, so,
When your playing with desire, don’t come running to my place
when it burns like fire boy
Chorus Sweet about me, nothing sweet about me,
Yeah, Sweet about me, nothing sweet about me,
Yeah, Sweet about me, nothing sweet about me,
Yeah, Sweet about me, nothing sweet about me, Yeah
Blue, blue, blue, waves they crash,
As time goes by, so hard to catch.
Too, too smooth, ain’t all that,
Why don’t you ride on my side of the track
If there’s lessons to be learned, I’d rather get my jamming words in first, so
Tell you something that I found
That's the world's a better place when it's upside down
If there's lessons to be learned
When your playing with desire,
Don’t come running to my place when it burns like fire boy

Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton was born 30 March 1945 in Surrey, England. His early influences were B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and no doubt Robert Johnson. Clapton has been one of the most gifted blues entertainers to come our way. The Yardbirds were touched by Clapton, also Beck and Page; all together at one point.

Cream   Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker became the phenomena known simply as Cream, one of the most influential bands of the 60s. Enquires for the 45 rpm "Cat's Squirrel" at local record shops were futile, no-one had heard of it.

His first band was The Roosters with Tom McGuinness (Manfred Mann), he and Tom then formed Casey Jones and the Engineers. In 1963 he joined Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith of The Yardbirds. He was nicknamed 'Slowhand' .. He left disgruntled when The Yardbirds recorded "For Your Love". In 1965 Eric joined John Mayall's Blues Breakers in 1965 where he acuired his second nickname 'God'. He also recorded a one off 4 track session with The Powerhouse (John Paul Jones, Steve Winwood (Traffic) and Jack Bruce ..

When Cream disbanded Clapton went on to found Blind Faith, acknowledged as the first ‘Supergroup’ with Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech.

After a brief stint with Delaney and Bonnie & Friends they formed Derek and the Dominos in 1970.

Eric ‘dried out’ and release a new album '461 Ocean Boulevard'
Several setbacks Clapton sunk deeper into his heroin addiction –

Beck and Clapton, Brian May and Page meet the Queen

Albums of note include: 'Another Ticket', 'Unplugged' 'Tribute to Robert Johnson' .....

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Doug said...
Hi, this version is a bit quicker,I like Clapton's music. Jimmy Page 's stance is unmistakable and is that Page in the photo with the Queen?.I didn't recognise any other people other than the ones you mentioned.
7:21 PM
Minerva said...
Yeah it is the first 'Layla' I heard iT on that British Soapie Crossroads.Stevie Winwood has very short hair up front with Clapton. The ARMS Charity Concert (or concerts) was a rock concert given at the Royal Albert Hall in September 1983 in support of Action into Research for Multiple Sclerosis. The idea for hosting the concert was envisaged by Ronnie Lane, ex-bassist for The Small Faces and The Faces, himself a casualty of multiple sclerosis. The concert featured a star-studded line-up of well known British musicians, including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, Andy Fairweather-Low, Bill Wyman, Kenney Jones and Charlie Watts. The concert was particularly notable in the fact that it was the first occasion on which Clapton, Beck and Page, each a former lead guitarist for The Yardbirds, had performed together on stage..wikiBeck, Clapton, Brian May of Queen, Page meeting the Queen. The Queen asked Clapton 'had he been playing for very long'
8:29 PM
Doug said...
Yeah ok, thanks for all that info.You'd think the Queen would have done some research.Maybe she listens to opera or some old time music, maybe our music is becoming old time now.Cya

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bo Didley: Thanx for the Beat

I had the pleasure of having lunch with Bo Diddley many years ago.

Bo Diddley "Road Runner"

Bo Diddley "Bo Diddley"

Sadly, just after this post Bo died 'Thanks for the beat, Bo

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crooks Like Us

Gleebooks at Blackheath

Doyle-Bongers Downhome Quartet

Join author and musician Peter Doyle as he talks about and shows images from Crooks Like Us, which chronicles Sydney’s underworld in photographs from the 1920s.

Then get down and boogie with Peter’s roots-blues-jazz-funk steel guitar and saxophone combo, Doyle-Bongers Downhome Quartet – from 4.30 to 6pm. Bring your dancing shoes!

Saturday August 8, 2.30 for 3pm

Gearin Hotel,
Pacific Hwy, Katoomba

Cost: $10/$7 conc. gleeclub welcome
$5 at the door for the band
Bookings: gleebooks 02 9660 2333
gleebooks at Blackheath 4787 6340

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pete Seeger

Folks, People all over the world are organising a musical tribute to honour the great humanitarian and folk singer Peter Seeger however I don't think anyone has organised a Sydney event. If you are a Sydneysider and would like to sing at the Sydney party - 2pm Sat 3rd May - please let me know urgently.

Everyone is invited and especially those who can lead the crowd in one of Pete's songs. At this stage the event will be staged in kings Cross on the same day as the Kings Cross Food & Wine Festival. Let me know.Warren Fahey

Australian Folklore Unit http://www.warrenfahey.com/
PO Box 262, Potts Point, 2011.
The event was abandoned due to the fact that it would clash with too many 'festivals' occurring in Sydney at the same time. Unfortunately for me who travelled thousands of miles to be at the event. Margaret subsequently apologised and sent me some marvellous CD's which I will review at a later date.