“Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs” by Derek and The Dominos - album review

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TJR says

Formed in the spring of 1970 after Blind Faith had split, Eric Clapton teamed up with some of his new musician mates to form Derek & The Dominoes. The core four (augmented on this LP by guitarist Duane Allman) were: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitars), Bobby Whitlock (vocals, keyboards; acoustic guitar), Carl Radle (bass, percussion) and Jim Gordon (drums, percussion). Whitlock explained the ethos of the group: “we didn't want any horns, we didn't want no chicks, we wanted a rock 'n' roll band. But my vocal concept was that we approach singing like Sam and Dave did: [Clapton] sings a line, I sing a line, we sing together.” Cool manifesto, failed promises. The top cut, “Layla”, became a UK hit in 1972; the LP was even more of a slow burner, finally charting in 2011, 41 years after it was released!

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A1 [03:05] 3.2.png Derek and The Dominos - I Looked Away (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) Rock
A2 [05:02] 2.8.png Derek and The Dominos - Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton) Rock
A3 [06:21] 4.9.png Derek and The Dominos - Keep On Growing (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [04:57] 4.4.png Derek and The Dominos - Nobody Knows You When You‘re Down And Out (Jimmy Cox) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B1 [03:34] 1.7.png Derek and The Dominos - I Am Yours (Eric Clapton, Nizami Ganjavi) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [06:35] 3.4.png Derek and The Dominos - Anyday (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) Rock
B3 [09:40] 5.6.png Derek and The Dominos - Key To The Highway (Charles Segar, Willie Broonzy) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
C1 [06:39] 3.2.png Derek and The Dominos - Tell The Truth (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) Rock
C2 [04:41] 3.0.png Derek and The Dominos - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) Rock
C3 [06:52] 4.1.png Derek and The Dominos - Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Billy Myles) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
D1 [05:33] 3.7.png Derek and The Dominos - Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) Rock
D2 [03:47] 4.0.png Derek and The Dominos - It‘s Too Late (Chuck Willis) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
D3 [07:05] 5.8.png Derek and The Dominos - Layla (Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon) Rock
D4 [02:53] 3.5.png Derek and The Dominos - Thorn Tree In The Garden (Bobby Whitlock) Songwriter

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