Tracklist

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CD 1: Studio Blues
# Title Rating Length
1 Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself) (version 1) 5 4:41
2 Mean Old World 4 3:53
3 Ain’t That Loving You 5 5:30
4 The Sky Is Crying 3.35 4:01
5 Cryin’ 4 2:55
6 Have You Ever Loved a Woman 5 6:54
7 Alberta 4.5 2:51
8 Early in the Morning 4.5 7:58
9 Give Me Strength 4.5 2:54
10 Meet Me (Down at the Bottom) 5 6:59
11 County Jail Blues 4.5 3:59
12 Floating Bridge 5 6:36
13 Blow Wind Blow 5 3:01
14 To Make Somebody Happy 5 5:14
15 Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself) (version 2) 5 4:40
CD 2: Live Blues
# Title Rating Length
1 Stormy Monday 5 12:49
2 Worried Life Blues 5 5:57
3 Early in the Morning 7:11
4 Have You Ever Loved a Woman 7:47
5 Wonderful Tonight 5 6:23
6 Kind Hearted Woman 5 5:11
7 Double Trouble 5 8:02
8 Driftin’ Blues 5 6:58
9 Crossroads 5 5:49
10 Further On up the Road 5 8:32

Credits

CD 1: Studio Blues

electric bass guitar [Bass]:
Carl Radle (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
drums (drum set):
Jim Gordon (Drummer (Derek and the Dominos)) (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Jamie Oldaker (1974-04) (tracks 3, 10)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
Jamie Oldaker (1976-04) (track 11)
Jamie Oldaker (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
Jamie Oldaker (1978-08) (tracks 1, 15)
Henry Spinetti (1978-12) (track 5)
drums (drum set) and percussion:
Henry Spinetti (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
bass guitar:
Dave Markee (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
membranophone:
Jamie Oldaker (1974-09) (track 4)
organ:
Dick Sims (1974-04) (tracks 3, 10)
Dick Sims (1974-09) (track 4)
Dick Sims (1976-04) (track 11)
Dick Sims (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
dobro:
Eric Clapton (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
guitar:
Duane Allman (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Duane Allman (1970-10-02) (track 2)
Dave Mason (co-founder of Traffic) (1974-04) (track 3)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1974-04) (tracks 3, 10)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1974-09) (track 4)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1976-04) (track 11)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1978-08) (tracks 1, 15)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1978-12) (track 14)
Albert Lee (guitarist) (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
Eric Clapton (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Eric Clapton (1970-10-02) (track 2)
Eric Clapton (1974-04) (tracks 3, 10)
Eric Clapton (1974-09) (track 4)
Eric Clapton (1976-04) (track 11)
Eric Clapton (1977-05-04) (track 7)
Eric Clapton (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
Eric Clapton (1978-08) (tracks 1, 15)
Eric Clapton (1978-12) (tracks 5, 14)
Eric Clapton (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
electronic organ:
Dick Sims (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
bass:
Carl Radle (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Carl Radle (1974-04) (tracks 3, 10)
Carl Radle (1974-09) (track 4)
Carl Radle (1976-04) (track 11)
Carl Radle (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
Carl Radle (1978-08) (tracks 1, 15)
Dave Markee (1978-12) (tracks 5, 14)
keyboard:
Gary Brooker (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
Chris Stainton (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
piano:
Bobby Whitlock (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Dick Sims (1978-08) (tracks 1, 15)
bass drum:
Jim Gordon (Drummer (Derek and the Dominos)) (1970-10-02) (track 2)
additional engineer:
Don Gehman (track 4)
Steve Klein (Engineer) (track 4)
Carlton Lee (track 4)
Ronald Logan (track 4)
additional producer:
Carl Radle (track 11)
Eric Clapton (track 11)
arranger:
assistant engineer:
John Astley (track 8)
Michael Carnévale (engineer) (tracks 12–13)
Steve Klein (Engineer) (track 9)
Kendal Stubbs (tracks 12–13)
composer:
Ellas McDaniel (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer) (tracks 1, 15)
Willie Dixon (track 10)
Sleepy John Estes (track 12)
Alfred Fields (track 11)
Elmore James (track 4)
Walter Jacobs (blues performer and songwriter) (track 2)
McKinley Morganfield (blues musician) (track 13)
Billy Myles (track 6)
Jimmy Reed (blues musician) (track 3)
Eric Clapton (track 9)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
engineer:
John Astley (track 5)
Jon Astley (track 14)
Graeme Goodall (track 4)
Karl Richardson (tracks 4, 9)
Tom Dowd (tracks 12–13)
Glyn Johns (tracks 1, 5, 8, 14–15)
executive producer:
Tom Dowd (track 6)
lead vocals:
Eric Clapton (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
Eric Clapton (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
lyricist:
Ellas McDaniel (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer) (tracks 1, 15)
Willie Dixon (track 10)
Sleepy John Estes (track 12)
Alfred Fields (track 11)
Elmore James (track 4)
Walter Jacobs (blues performer and songwriter) (track 2)
McKinley Morganfield (blues musician) (track 13)
Billy Myles (track 6)
Jimmy Reed (blues musician) (track 3)
Eric Clapton (track 9)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
mixer:
John Jansen (1987-09) (track 3)
Steve Rinkoff (1990-06) (track 2)
Jay Mark (1995-06) (tracks 5, 14)
Suha Gur (1999-01) (tracks 1, 15)
Bill Levenson (Producer, primarily for compilations and reissues) (1999-01) (tracks 1, 15)
Kevin Reeves (engineer) (2012-08) (track 7)
producer:
The Dominoes (mid-20th century US R&B / doo-wop group) (track 6)
Tom Dowd (tracks 2–4, 9–10, 12–13)
Rob Fraboni (track 11)
Glyn Johns (tracks 1, 5, 7–8, 14–15)
vocals:
Eric Clapton (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Eric Clapton (1970-10-02) (track 2)
Eric Clapton (1974-04) (tracks 3, 10)
Yvonne Elliman (1974-04) (track 3)
Eric Clapton (1974-09) (track 4)
Eric Clapton (1976-04) (track 11)
Eric Clapton (1977-05-04) (track 7)
Eric Clapton (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
Marcy Levy (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
Eric Clapton (1978-08) (tracks 1, 15)
Eric Clapton (1978-12) (tracks 5, 14)
writer:
Eric Clapton (tracks 5, 14)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1970) (track 6)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1974) (track 9)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1976) (track 11)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1978) (track 8)
Montgrove Management Ltd. (1981) (tracks 12–13)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1988) (track 3)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1990) (track 2)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1996) (tracks 5, 14)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1999) (tracks 1, 10, 15)
publisher:
ABG Elvis Songs (track 3)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 2, 10, 13)
BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (not for release label use! file releases under its imprint "BMG Chrysalis" or "BMG Rights Management") (track 2)
Bug Music, Inc. (track 13)
Conrad Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 3)
EMI Longitude Music (tracks 1, 15)
Lark Music Ltd. (track 6)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 8)
Trio Music Company (track 6)
Tristan Music Ltd. (track 3)
Watertoons Music (track 13)
mixed at:
Sear Sound in New York, New York, United States (1995-06) (tracks 5, 14)
Sterling Sound (split/relocated to Nashville and Edgewater studios in 2018, but NY studio planned to reopen in 2019) in New York, New York, United States (2012-08) (track 7)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1970-10-02) (track 2)
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1974-04) (tracks 3, 10)
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
Dynamic Sounds in Kingston, Jamaica (1974-08-29 – 1974-09-18) (track 4)
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1974-11) (track 4)
Olympic Studios in Barnes, Richmond upon Thames, London, England, United Kingdom (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas (1980-07 – 1980-08) (tracks 12–13)
cover recording of:
Have You Ever Loved a Woman (1970-09-02) (track 6)
Mean Old World (1970-10-02) (track 2)
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby (1974-04) (track 3)
Meet Me in the Bottom (1974-04) (track 10)
The Sky Is Crying (1974-08-29 – 1974-11) (track 4)
County Jail Blues (1976-04) (track 11)
Corrine, Corrina (1977-05-04) (track 7)
Before You Accuse Me (1978-08) (tracks 1, 15)
Blow Wind Blow (1980-07 – 1980-08) (track 13)
Floating Bridge (1980-07 – 1980-08) (track 12)
later translated versions:
Rotz & Wossa (track 4)
recording of:
Give Me Strength (1974-04-18 – 1974-05-10) (track 9)
Early in the Morning (1978-05 – 1978-09) (track 8)
Cryin' (1978-12) (track 5)
To Make Somebody Happy (1978-12) (track 14)

CD 2: Live Blues

drums (drum set):
Jamie Oldaker (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Jamie Oldaker (1975-06-25) (track 8)
Jamie Oldaker (1976-11-15) (track 10)
Jamie Oldaker (1977-04-27) (track 1)
Jamie Oldaker (1978-11-24) (tracks 5–6)
Jamie Oldaker (1978-11-28) (tracks 2, 9)
Henry Spinetti (1979-12-03) (tracks 3, 7)
bass guitar:
Dave Markee (1979-12-03) (track 3)
organ:
Dick Sims (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Dick Sims (1976-11-15) (track 10)
Dick Sims (1977-04-27) (track 1)
Dick Sims (1978-11-24) (track 6)
guitar:
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1974-07-19) (track 4)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1975-06-25) (track 8)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1976-11-15) (track 10)
George Terry (guitar player with Clapton in 70's) (1977-04-27) (track 1)
Albert Lee (guitarist) (1979-12-03) (tracks 3, 7)
Eric Clapton (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Eric Clapton (1975-06-25) (track 8)
Eric Clapton (1976-11-15) (track 10)
Eric Clapton (1977-04-27) (track 1)
Eric Clapton (1978-11-24) (tracks 5–6)
Eric Clapton (1978-11-28) (tracks 2, 9)
Eric Clapton (1979-12-03) (tracks 3, 7)
bass:
Carl Radle (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Carl Radle (1975-06-25) (track 8)
Carl Radle (1976-11-15) (track 10)
Carl Radle (1977-04-27) (track 1)
Carl Radle (1978-11-24) (tracks 5–6)
Carl Radle (1978-11-28) (tracks 2, 9)
Dave Markee (1979-12-03) (track 7)
electric guitar:
Freddie King (US blues singer & guitarist) (1976-11-15) (track 10)
percussion:
Sergio Pastora Rodriguez (percussionist) (1976-11-15) (track 10)
Sergio Pastora Rodriguez (percussionist) (1977-04-27) (track 1)
keyboard:
Dick Sims (1975-06-25) (track 8)
Dick Sims (1978-11-24) (track 5)
Dick Sims (1978-11-28) (track 2)
Chris Stainton (1979-12-03) (tracks 3, 7)
piano:
Dick Sims (1978-11-28) (track 9)
arranger:
Eric Clapton (track 3)
background vocals:
Yvonne Elliman (1975-06-25) (track 8)
Marcy Levy (1975-06-25) (track 8)
composer:
Eric Clapton (track 5)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (tracks 6, 9)
Billy Myles (track 4)
Otis Rush (track 7)
T‐Bone Walker (US blues musician & songwriter, 1910-1975) (track 1)
engineer:
David Hewitt (engineer) (track 8)
Ralph Moss (engineer) (track 8)
Jon Astley (tracks 2–3, 5, 7)
lyricist:
Eric Clapton (track 5)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (tracks 6, 9)
Billy Myles (track 4)
Otis Rush (track 7)
T‐Bone Walker (US blues musician & songwriter, 1910-1975) (track 1)
mixer:
Jon Astley (tracks 3, 7)
Phil Chapman (engineer) (tracks 3, 7)
Jon Astley (1995-06) (tracks 2, 5–6, 9)
Andy MacPherson (1995-06) (tracks 2, 5–6, 9)
Jay Mark (1995-06) (tracks 1, 4, 8)
Suha Gur (1999-03) (track 10)
Bill Levenson (Producer, primarily for compilations and reissues) (1999-03) (track 10)
producer:
Jon Astley (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
Tom Dowd (tracks 4, 8)
Andy MacPherson (tracks 2, 5–6, 9)
Bill Oakes (track 10)
vocals:
Eric Clapton (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Yvonne Elliman (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Eric Clapton (1975-06-25) (track 8)
Eric Clapton (1976-11-15) (track 10)
Eric Clapton (1977-04-27) (track 1)
Marcy Levy (1977-04-27) (track 1)
Eric Clapton (1978-11-24) (tracks 5–6)
Eric Clapton (1978-11-28) (tracks 2, 9)
Eric Clapton (1979-12-03) (tracks 3, 7)
writer:
Maceo Merriweather (track 2)
Charles Brown (blues musician) (track 8)
Sleepy John Estes (track 2)
Johnny Moore (US blues guitarist, Three Blazers) (track 8)
Deadric Malone (track 10)
Joe Veasey (track 10)
Eddie Williams (blues musician) (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Montgrove Management Ltd. (1980) (tracks 3, 7)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1996) (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 8–9)
PolyGram International Music B.V. (not for release label use!) (1999) (track 10)
publisher:
Conrad Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 7)
E.C. Music (UK work publisher for Eric Clapton) (track 5)
Encore Music (US label) (track 9)
Gregmark Music Inc (Gregmark) (track 1)
King of Spades Music (tracks 6, 9)
Lark Music Ltd. (track 4)
Lehsem II, LLC (track 9)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 3)
Throat Music (track 5)
Trio Music Company (track 4)
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 5, 9)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 2)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 5, 9)
Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. ( – ????) (track 1)
Peermusic III, Ltd. (– 2018-11-01) (track 1)
Raleigh Music Group (RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC) (2018-11-01 –) (track 1)
mixed at:
Sear Sound in New York, New York, United States (1995-06) (tracks 1, 4, 8)
recorded at:
Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, United States (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, United States (1976-11-15) (track 10)
The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (1978-11-24) (tracks 5–6)
Victoria Hall (Stoke-on-Trent) in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom (1978-11-28) (tracks 2, 9)
日本武道館 in Kitanomaru Kōen, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (1979-12-03) (tracks 3, 7)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
live cover recording of:
Have You Ever Loved a Woman (1974-07-19) (track 4)
Drifting Blues (1975-06-25) (track 8)
Farther Up the Road (1976-11-15) (track 10)
Kind Hearted Woman (1978-11-24) (track 6)
Cross Road Blues (a/k/a “Crossroads”) (1978-11-28) (track 9)
Worried Life Blues (1978-11-28) (track 2)
Double Trouble (1979-12-03) (track 7)
live recording of:
Wonderful Tonight (1978-11-24) (track 5)
Early in the Morning (1979-12-03) (track 3)
version of:
Someday Baby Blues (track 2)

Release

printed in:United States
photography:John Bellissimo (photographer)
Laurens Van Houten
Ron Pownall
Michael Putland
liner notes:John McDermott (US producer/liner notes)
producer:Bill Levenson (Producer, primarily for compilations and reissues)
mastering:Suha Gur
design:Wherefore Art? (Graphic Art)
manufactured by:Polydor Records (record company, please use “Polydor” for release label.)
copyrighted by and phonographic copyright by:Universal International Music B.V. (company, do not use as label) (in 1999)
mastered at:Universal Music Group Studios in New Jersey, United States
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/2634394 [info]
ASIN:US: B00000JNMN [info]

Release Group

Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/460021 [info]
Wikidata:Q1709361 [info]