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Eric Clapton — After Midnight
Album: Time Pieces
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Released: 1970
Length: 2:59
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Great transition today, going from Ozark Mountain Daredevils "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" to this track.  Nicely done!  
3 gems in-a-row: Crazy Mama, Traveling light, After Midnight. Great ! Very much appreciated.

No-one's ever improved a JJ Cale song.
 Laptopdog wrote:
Crazy Mama  -  JJ Cale
Traveling Light - Widespread Panic
After Midnight - Eric Clapton

Perfect set of JJ Cale tunes for a Sunday afternoon!
 

They're playing this set again...and I'm really digging it.  I just wish it was the '88 bluesier remake of After Midnight.
The alternate version with horns is much better.
Crazy Mama  -  JJ Cale
Traveling Light - Widespread Panic
After Midnight - Eric Clapton

Perfect set of JJ Cale tunes for a Sunday afternoon!
 unclehud wrote:
Nice young man on the album cover!  Polyester suit, I wonder?
 
Ha ha!  Knowing EC's longstanding love of fine suits, I reckon Italian wool would be more likely. :)
 jjbchansen159 wrote:
Still like JJs better. This seems rushed.
 

Yes, it does sound rushed. Also overplayed from back in the day. Apparently Delaney and Bonnie were heavily involved with making this album; you can hear it on this track. I'm not a big fan of Clapton's work with Delaney and Bonnie...

I can't quite remember Cale's take, but Clapton's live version is still pretty good.
Nice young man on the album cover!  Polyester suit, I wonder?
Pure joy!
Cool song but after midnight I’m in bed these days
I found JJ Cale via this song.... at some record store on Main Street, Peoria IL, 1972 or so. 
If I am not mistaken, Bill matched the last note of the previous song ("If you want to get to Heaven" by Ozark Mountain Daredevils) with the first note of "After Midnight." Cool move, Bill!
Still like JJs better. This seems rushed.
 indatube1 wrote:
Hey -maybe I'm just a bit disappointed - Bill doing reruns. Thought it might be true, just didn't want to believe it. 


Posted 2 years ago by fatcatjb:I am lovin this JJ Cale fest! Keep it coming!!!

JJ Cale Crazy Mama
Widespread Panic Travelling Light
Eric Clapton After Midnight

oh my
 
Oh My indeed!  A great set of JJ Cale tunes, and I for one like having these repeating sets (if it ain't broke, don't fix it!!)  Long Live RP!!

And Oh....this one's a 9 to me, I really love the "whohoos" and how his voice kinda cracks....makes me giggle every time I hear it. 
Hey -maybe I'm just a bit disappointed - Bill doing reruns. Thought it might be true, just didn't want to believe it. 


Posted 2 years ago by fatcatjb:I am lovin this JJ Cale fest! Keep it coming!!!

JJ Cale Crazy Mama
Widespread Panic Travelling Light
Eric Clapton After Midnight

oh my
 mread wrote:
1970 ?!  Wow.
 
You're right.  Look at that album cover.  Wow!
1970 ?!  Wow.
 chinaski wrote:
The long drawn out detailed lowdown on the Eric Clapton / Delaney and Bonnie association:
https://www.eric-clapton.co.uk/collection/albums/ericclapton.shtml
 

I always liked D&B so I was interested to read this.  However, I just get 'Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead'.   Just a head's up, eh?
 Sloggydog wrote:
Saw him in Hyde Park last year.  I went for Sheryl Crow and John Mayer thinking i would probably like Clapton and he just blew my freakin mind.  Can't hear him now without wanting to get down and funky.
 
The term "guitar god" for Clapton was waaay over used.  That said... if you've ever seen him play live, you quickly realize why it was applied to the man.  The effortlessness with which he rips on the guitar is sublime.   He leans back and it just flows out of him. Very few can match.
 {#Clap}senorcerveza wrote:
Great trio of JJ Cale's pieces.  Thanks, Bill!

 


 thewiseking wrote:
Clapton's Dad Rock phase began in earnest with this lame album. 

 
I have to say....I laughed quite a while when I read this.....
Somewhat uninspired....
Great trio of JJ Cale's pieces.  Thanks, Bill!
I always liked Delaney & Bonnie
Clapton's Dad Rock phase began in earnest with this lame album. 
I enjoy this original version much more than the one with the addition of horns.
That was fun with the JJ Cale!
Overplayed..
Not here so much, just in general.. 
I am lovin this JJ Cale fest! Keep it coming!!!

JJ Cale Crazy Mama
Widespread Panic Travelling Light
Eric Clapton After Midnight

oh my 
{#Bananajam}One of his Best! {#Clap}
 thewiseking wrote:
Blew Wad With Cream

 
...or was it Blind Faith?
...or Derek and the Dominos?
...or Slowhand?
...maybe, Journeyman?
...Riding With The King??

...or is this just a stupid question to even be pondering?
What a nice set to settle into work here on the southeast coast.  Great job Bill and Rebecca.
The long drawn out detailed lowdown on the Eric Clapton / Delaney and Bonnie association:
https://www.eric-clapton.co.uk/collection/albums/ericclapton.shtml
 Grammarcop wrote:
"We gonna shake your tambourine"?

Is that a euphemism for something naughty?

 
Like "strummin' on the old banjo"?
Have a listen of the live version on Just One night- suddenly you remember why he is remembered for playing paint-blistering guitar. I agree that this version is a bit meh (but I still like it, probably more for the memories rather that the playing).
 

kingart wrote:
After Cream and Blind Faith and Derek and the D's, this pop stuff has always been a disappointment to me. How did such a high-power paint peeling Fender bender come to be singing tambourine harmonies with Delaney and Bonny? Still, it's a good song. I can listen to it 100 times and not want to change the channel. Still, it's not E.C.'s song, really. And he missed the boat by not turning that guitar loose. 
 

 


What a nice set since hours , thank you!
Blew Wad With Cream
After Cream and Blind Faith and Derek and the D's, this pop stuff has always been a disappointment to me. How did such a high-power paint peeling Fender bender come to be singing tambourine harmonies with Delaney and Bonny? Still, it's a good song. I can listen to it 100 times and not want to change the channel. Still, it's not E.C.'s song, really. And he missed the boat by not turning that guitar loose. 
 
 ziakut wrote:
Ok. That's all. Ok. Wealthy, British rock 'n roll star should stick to this stuff. Not trying to play 'blues'. This does have a nice feel to it...but rather than the frantic tempo...it would have served it well to have it slowed down with a nice greasy groove. This is too gospel sounding. Another department he has no business lounging in.


 
Absolutely.  This sounds like a 70's Kenny Everett version.


Nice JJ Cale set with this rounding out the others. Fun to hear.
"We gonna shake your tambourine"?

Is that a euphemism for something naughty?
I'll take the JJ original over this, any day.
nice sequence for jj
 thanks Bill
We'll miss you JJ.
prefer the slower, less 60s-flavored version
This made a ton of $ for J. J. Cale, who wrote the song. How about playing his recording sometime?
 sirdroseph wrote:

Don't understand that whole Clapton is God bit, but he had some good tunes and was a pretty good guitar player.


 
Clapton as God is an overstatement, but pretty good guitar player is an understatement.

Don't understand that whole Clapton is God bit, but he had some good tunes and was a pretty good guitar player.


one minute past midnight , here in Wellington NZ.
Happy New Year everyone! 
Halleujah!
Love Clapton, but this song is very tired. Waiting for the next tune.....
I admit I wasn't listening, but there are two Clapton versions of this song.  This first time out it was a fairly fast take while the second revisted 10 or so years later is much slower and kinda sleepy.

I'd give the fast version a 9 and the slow one a 7.  I'll be listening the next time around, I hope.

I've seen most of his incarnations since Derek and the Dominoes and its always been a good satisfying show live.

It really would have been sweet if he would have joined the ABB replacing Duane.  But oh well.  It would be nice if those guys actually did get together before anymore of them die.


Ok. That's all. Ok. Wealthy, British rock 'n roll star should stick to this stuff. Not trying to play 'blues'. This does have a nice feel to it...but rather than the frantic tempo...it would have served it well to have it slowed down with a nice greasy groove. This is too gospel sounding. Another department he has no business lounging in.


Slow Hand How? by ~RetroLoony
©2010 ~RetroLoony

I can guarantee you, their is nothing "slow" about a Clapton shred.
And only seeing him play live will give you that revelation.


Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tn.
Occasion: Eric Clapton & Roger Daltrey.
Date: 3/5/2010


keller1 wrote:
JJ's version of this is definitive. The best that could be said here is that Clapton helped him reach a bigger audience —- and I'm sure JJ appeciated the royalties too.
 
They collaborate, so you know, it's cool.  But agreed,  JJ owns this one - the better version of a good version. 

The beginning of the end for this schmo
Saw him in Hyde Park last year.  I went for Sheryl Crow and John Mayer thinking i would probably like Clapton and he just blew my freakin mind.  Can't hear him now without wanting to get down and funky.

A crap day, where I want to take an axe to my laptop....a long, frustrating, hair pulling, time wasting kind of day.....
then this tune comes on, reminds me that 'this too shall pass', especially after midnight, and all is well with the world....


 tompoll wrote:
Great pic. How about the collar on that shirt? Yikes. I had a few like that...
 
I had almost forgotten about those.  "Yikes" indeed.

 keller1 wrote:
JJ's version of this is definitive. The best that could be said here is that Clapton helped him reach a bigger audience —- and I'm sure JJ appeciated the royalties too.
 
I really like JJ's version, but I was surprised how enjoyable this is after not hearing it for a while. Certainly has a lot more energy. And tambourines.

J.J. writes some real winners but seems to lack ambition, though I hear he's touring again. His album, Naturally is great. I like this cover.
 ThePoose wrote:

Trout Fishing In America
 
{#Lol}        Was Brautigan's book actually good, or did we just read it because it was the thing to do back when?


As for EC, it was two visits to the dryout clinic in MN that helped him get his sh%t together; that, plus a very real confrontation wth mortality when his young son, Connor, fell out of an open highrise window to his death. (EC was not at fault and wasn't there: imagine the guilt he would have had to bear if he had.)


 westslope wrote:

The trout fishing saved him.
 
trout fishing in America
EC does a great job on this but love JJ Cales version
 toterola wrote:
Who would have thought, thirty years ago, that Clapton would "pull it together" enough to be where he is today?
He is such a talent, and I am glad he's still around!
 
The trout fishing saved him.

EC's "comeback" album....
Another great Halloween song, Bill!
I love Eric, but this is hard to compare to JJ, for mine.
While I loved this album at the time and played it to death....this is the last song I want to hear from it! Come on RP....the hits? This goes along with the Brewer & Shipley heard a few plays earlier.

Not good.....not good at all.
back when albums had liner notes, this song led me jjcale, somewhere back in the early seventies
thanks for the tip EC!
Who would have thought, thirty years ago, that Clapton would "pull it together" enough to be where he is today? He is such a talent, and I am glad he's still around! :clap:
The version on the EC box set of this is the best of them all. It's the one that was used on the beer commercial many years ago...
keller1 wrote:
JJ's version of this is definitive. The best that could be said here is that Clapton helped him reach a bigger audience --- and I'm sure JJ appeciated the royalties too.
Agreed!
obviously good but not exactly what i want to hear right now for some reason.
Great pic. How about the collar on that shirt? Yikes. I had a few like that...
JJ's version of this is definitive. The best that could be said here is that Clapton helped him reach a bigger audience --- and I'm sure JJ appeciated the royalties too.
Wow, first time played?