Thursday, December 09, 2004
According to undercover.com, Eric Clapton "has expanded his tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson with a DVD featuring five tracks not on the original studio release 'Me and Mr Johnson'. The DVD will feature 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Terraplane Blues', 'From Four Until Late', 'Stones In My Passway' and a song he had previously record in the 70's 'Rambling On My Mind.' " Good to see Clapton continuing the long tradition of white musicians making money off of African American musicians. Plus, Robert Johnson's music has a haunting, mystical quality, whereas Clapton is only mystical in his badness. Though his music certainly has haunted me in his ubiquity.