| 12 March 2013|
12 March 2013
Blues, Rock music, Reggae
| The Breeze An Appreciation of JJ Cale
Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley
Eric Clapton albums, Blues albums
Old Sock is the twenty-first studio album by Eric Clapton. It includes the two new compositions "Gotta Get Over" and "Every Little Thing", as well as covers. Several notable musicians were involved in the album, including Steve Winwood, JJ Cale and Paul McCartney.
It includes two new compositions ("Gotta Get Over" and "Every Little Thing"), and covers of some of his favourite songs from childhood to the current day. Several notable musicians were involved in the album, including Steve Winwood, JJ Cale and Paul McCartney. This is Cale's final major recorded contribution before his death in July 2013. It reached No. 11 in the UK Album Chart and No. 7 in the U.S. Clapton explained in an interview with the BBC that he came up with the album title after a conversation with David Bowie. The album cover is a selfie Clapton took with his iPhone while on holiday in Antigua.
Eric Clapton – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, dobro, mandolin
Doyle Bramhall II – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
J.J. Cale – guitar and vocals on "Angel"
Greg Leisz – pedal steel, mandolin
Taj Mahal – harmonica and banjo on "Further on Down the Road"
Willie Weeks – bass guitar, upright bass
Paul McCartney – upright bass and vocals on "All of Me"
Matt Chamberlain – drums
Steve Gadd – drums
Jim Keltner – drums
Abe Laboriel Jr – drums
Henry Spinetti – drums
Simon Climie – percussion, piano
Justin Stanley – clavinet, mellotron, drums
Walt Richmond – upright piano, keyboards
Chris Stainton – clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 organ
Steve Winwood – Hammond B3 organ on "Still Got the Blues"
Tim Carmon – Hammond B3 organ, chord organ
Matt Rollings – keyboards
Frank Marocco – accordion
Gabe Witcher – fiddle
Stephen "Doc" Kupka – baritone saxophone
Joseph Sublett – tenor saxophone
Nicholas Lane – trombone
Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
Sharon White – backing vocals
Michelle John – backing vocals
Chaka Khan – guest vocals on "Gotta Get Over"
Julie Clapton – guest vocals
Ella Clapton – guest vocals
Sophie Clapton – guest vocals
Nikka Costa – guest vocals
Wendy Moten – guest vocals
Lisa Vaughan – guest vocals
Nick Ingman – string arrangements and conductor
Isobel Griffiths – strings contractor
Perry Montague-Mason – strings leader
Thomas Bowes – strings leader
Producers – Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Simon Climie and Justin Stanley.
Recorded by Simon Climie, Alan Douglas, Steve Price and Justin Stanley.
Assistant Engineers – Nick Cervonaro, Martin Cooke, Fiona Cruickshank, Joel Evenden, Alex Graupera, Joe Kearns, Paul LaMalfa, Kevin Mills, Harry Rutherford and Kyle Stevens.
Mixed by Simon Climie
Recorded at Air Lyndhurst Hall and Angel Studios (London, England).
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME).
Production Coordinator and Musician Contactors – Debbie Johnson and Shari Sutcliffe.
Cover and Photography by Eric Clapton
Design – Catherine Roylance, Noiseland Industries.
- "Further on Down the Road" (featuring Taj Mahal) (Taj Mahal, Jesse E. Davis)
- "Angel" (featuring J.J. Cale) (Cale)
- "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)
- "Gotta Get Over" (featuring Chaka Khan) (Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley, Nikka Costa)
- "Till Your Well Runs Dry" (Peter Tosh)
- "All of Me" (Featuring Paul McCartney) (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons)
- "Born to Lose" (Ted Daffan)
- "Still Got the Blues" (featuring Steve Winwood) (Gary Moore)
- "Goodnight Irene" (Huddie Ledbetter, John A. Lomax, Sr.)
- "Your One and Only Man" (Otis Redding)
- "Every Little Thing" (Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley, Nikka Costa)
- "Our Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
- "No Sympathy" (Bonus Track) (Tosh)
1Further on Down the Road5:44Old Sock Wikipedia
3The Folks Who Live on the Hill3:46