|The Yardbirds (sans Eric)|
2020 Charity Shop Purchase 17 - Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds
Eric Clapton was namechecked a couple of weeks ago when I featured Buddy Guy's contribution to The Blues Collection.
He now appears as part of the Collection in the company of the Yardbirds.It is number 14 in the series and the 56th to appear on the shelves.
Purchased in an old favourite BRICC in Ballantrae where we stopped off at on the way back up the road from our latest Dumfries and Galloway excursion.
It is perhaps a bit of a misnomer to attribute the CD as Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds as the recordings cover the period 1963 to 1966. Clapton left the band in 1965 and was replaced by Jeff Beck so perhaps The Yardbirds would have sufficed. Beck was only a member from 1965 to 1966 with an overlap with a certain Jimmy Page who started off playing bass before switching to lead guitar after Beck's departure.
A pretty impressive trio I'm sure you will agree. They are ranked as three of the top 5 of the 100 greatest guitarists by Rolling Stone magazine - the top five being 5 - Jeff Beck, 4 - Keith Richards, 3 - Jimmy Page, 2 - Eric Clapton and 1 - Jimi Hendrix
Lest they be forgotten the other members of the band from this period were Keith Reif on lead vocals,Chris Dreja on rhythm guiter, Paul Samwell- Smith on bass and Jim McCarthy on drums.
The Yardbirds - For Your Love
The Yardbirds - Still I'm Sad
The Yardbirds - I'm a Man