Derek and the Dominos:
left Blind Faith, gigged with the Bramletts
and recorded first solo album "Eric Clapton", Eric
Clapton finally assembled this band.
Most notable for the song "Layla" (from a wonderful, bluesy album) and
for the recording presence of Duane Allman, slide guitar maestro
from the U.S. south.
"Tell The Truth"(Clapton/Whitlock)/Roll It Over"(Clapton/Whitlock)
POLYDOR 2058-057 (1970).
A-Side: Charging along at breakneck speed. Crazy slide that never lets
up and voodoo chanting à la the Stones! A bit dense recording. Could've
been the Misunderstood...
The tempo feels twice the tempo of the album ("Layla") version - which
has better sound quality but is less fun. And somebody wasn't too satisfied
with the fast version, since the single was withdrawn as soon as it was
issued. But good old Central Records had already received their share -
so one day I read in NME that the single was withdrawn and the next day
I received it in the mail!
B-Side: Starts out with a brutal wah-wah guitar. Bluesy cut with lots
of slide. Rough singing, wailing guitars - a bit messy but good rockin'.
"Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs" POLYDOR 2625 005 (1971)
"Live In Concert" POLYDOR 2659 020 (1973)
My good friend Miguel Terol tells me:
Are you aware of the extended edition of "In
concert"? It was reissued as a 2CD, with lots of additional tracks,
and enhanced sound. It's a must! Superb jams, and a very good
rendition of "Crossroads".
Follow his advice!