Eric Clapton's Tribute to Freddie King

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  1. jaimed

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    he sounds like Clapton...

    here is freddie showin' whats up.

    clapton even snagged most of this band... it didn't matter...

    nobody sounds like freddie.. not a knock on EC, just why take the pale alternative to the real juice?
     
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    Agree, however the Cream years were most exceptional.
     
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    Freddie sure could arrange an instrumental. Love the Instrumental songs that he wrote!
     
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    His version of I'm Goin' Down still fuses my circuts
    Speaking of E.C.
    Some time I think Buddy Guy should be getting royalty checks every time E.C. picks up an electric guitar.
    I could be wrong.
     
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    Ask Buddy about Eric's playing ...
     
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    I remember so well the moment that I heard Freddie King, and thought, "that right there is what I like." At the time, I was pretty well versed in how Clapton played (pre-Bonnie and Delaney). The fact that two different people could sound so similar gave me a surprising kind of hope. Which was that that form of the blues that these guys played could sound so similar. It helped me realize that the blues was not as infinite as I had believed. The palette was much more manageable than I had considered before.
     
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    Sometimes I think the inventor of the TBX mid-boost circuit should be given a jolt of electricity every time Eric picks up a guitar...*

    "Remington Ride" ,of all things, made me love Freddie




    *It doesn't have to be this way (fairly recent non-TBX) :

     
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    IMO Eric always sounds better with a Gibson.
     
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    If so, then BB King and Muddy Waters should get a check every time Buddy picks up an electric guitar. But that's not the way it works, songs get royalties, influence is priceless. The world owes them all.


    But I think it's generally considered that Freddie King had the most influence on EC, at least early on. That's of course debatable.
     
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    I dunno, he went through a whole Albert phase too.
     
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    I do appreciate your comiing to e.c. defence, though it is not necessary in my house,
    I was referring to influence not of the differance in talent between two players.
    E.C. also learned a lot from albert king and a lot of other great players which is as much a
    Part of the blues traditions as are the chord changes way down in the basics.

    A long time ago e.c. released a version of the great "Further on down the road "
    and his guitar playing was absolutely beautiful. There are several other live recordings
    that serve as clinics on the emontional content of a well played solo, as I am sure you
    are aware.
     

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    Glad I am not the only one that feels that way.

    Music is subjective, and this is only my opinion. I just keep thinking, when it comes to the subject of this thread, I just wind up scratching my head and thinking I must be missing something with EC.
     
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    Well, at 40 years of age, you weren't even born when EC was having a tremendous impact on legions of guitar players around the world.
     
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    Especially his studio cuts on "Wheels of Fire", which I am told were recorded on a 335.

    During the Cream years, EC's solo's had a sort of clarity and logic in the way that they were organized that I admired. Later, perhaps due to his substance abuse problems, his solos were often sloppy and and meandering. And yes, they often sound exactly like Buddy Guy.

    Here's another very nice tribute to Freddy King:

     
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    "Sometimes I think the inventor of the TBX mid-boost circuit should be given a jolt of electricity every time Eric picks up a guitar...*"

    TBX is the treble boost.
    MDX is the mid-boost.
     
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    Give a listen sometime to FK & EC live, playing "Further on Up the Road." Two great guitar players, but Freddie shows why he's one of the Kings. Song is on Clapton's double-CD "Blues."
     
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    Sounds OK to me, he knows how to work it...

     
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    +1 on both counts
     
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