Eric Clapton - Me and Mr. Johnson
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Eric Clapton - Me and Mr. JohnsonThe 29 songs that blues pioneer Robert Johnson wrote and recorded have been covered by rockers from Led Zeppelin to the White Stripes. Clapton himself delved into the songbook while a member of Cream and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. But these loving interpretations represent the first time he’s devoted an entire album to the seminal bluesman—it’s a wonder it wasn’t done before. On gritty classics like “Love in Vain” and “Come On in My Kitchen,” ol’ Slowhand has rarely sounded so inspired.



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