“Promises” (Eric Clapton Cover)

Originally posted 2010-01-01 12:30:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jeremy Hammond:

My cover of “Promises” by Eric Clapton. A bit of my own interpretation, I end it with an improvised solo. The video consists of two tracks. For the first track, I recorded the rhythm and vocals in a single take. Then I laid down a second track over the first for the solo.

** EDITOR’S NOTE: **

Eric Clapton is arguably one of the greatest electric guitar players of all time.  Over the first ten years or so of his career, he played in a number of influential rock bands, not the least of which was Cream.  Once he formed Derek and the Dominoes, he went on to release perhaps his most famous song, “Layla.”  As he proved with his famous acoustic rendition of “Layla” during an MTV Unplugged performance, he also has a knack for acoustic performances.

“Promises,” a track from the 1978 Eric Clapton album Backless, is an excellent choice for an acoustic cover.  As you’ll hear, Jeremy has brought another great addition to the Laptop Sessions storehouse of cover song music videos, adding to the woefully meager portion of Clapton that we currently offer.  Admittedly, the solo at the end strays from the Laptop Sessions format, but for those of you purists out there, simply hit stop at the three minute mark.  Otherwise, sit back and enjoy a great improv at the end to top off this excellent performance!

“I Can’t Stand It” (Eric Clapton Cover)

Originally posted 2008-09-27 23:35:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Well, I had a day today.  That’s why I had to post so late- a combination of tiredness, emotions, victory, and forgetfulness…mostly forgetfulness.

Tonight, I bring you a song by Eric Clapton that I know little about, but just heard it in the car a couple times and decided that it was a good song to do for the Sessions.  It’s a new one I learned recently, so I hope that you’ll become a fan, too, if you haven’t heard it yet.

I do know that it’s from the early 1980s, but I’m willing to receive a full history lesson if anyone wishes to provide one for me.  I enjoy the tune of this song and the kind of laid-back way Clapton sings it.  I find that kind of funny considering how he’s proclaiming that he’s through putting-up with his significant other “runnin’ around” and “foolin’ around”.  You think he’d be a bit angrier…

On a separate note, as this is meant to be a blog and not just a place to post videos, I’d like to extend a heartfelt condolence to anyone who has recently lost someone in their lives.  The people who care about you won’t let you feel alone.  I personally have felt that I wasn’t able to be there for people during some important times, but I feel good knowing that I can be there for them now and won’t let them down.  I’m always available for hanging out, late-night Taco Bell, PS2 baseball, the movies, TV shows, baseball live on TV, or just general hanging-out at any time.  And I don’t mean that as a sympathy thing, either.  I mean it as that’s the way I’ve always wanted it to be, but haven’t had for a long time.  So, I hope that it’s the way it’ll become from now on and into the future, no matter who ends up coming into or leaving our lives.

Good night everyone and stay tuned for another great tune from Chris Moore kicking off this week on the video blog.  You know that a Sunday, Sunday, Sunday video means that person gets an Original Wednesday pick, so we’re all excited to see what he’ll come out with next!



“After Midnight” by J.J. Cale – Chords, Tabs, and How to Play

Originally posted 2009-02-23 19:25:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

“After Midnight”
J.J. Cale

(Popularly performed by Eric Clapton)

C                        D#                F                    C
After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we’re gonna chug-a-lug and shout.
C
We gonna stimulate some action,
F
We gonna get some satisfaction,
F                                           G
We gonna find out what it is all about…

After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we’re gonna shake your tambourine.
After midnight, it’s all gonna be peaches and cream.
We gonna cause talk and suspicion,
We gonna give an exhibition,
We gonna find out what it is all about…

After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down…

SOLO (over one full set of chord progression)

After midnight, we gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we gonna shake your tambourine.
After midnight, it’s all gonna be peaches and cream.
We gonna cause talk and suspicion,
We gonna give an exhibition,
We gonna find out what it is all about…

After midnight, we gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we gonna let it all hang down…

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