“Outside Woman Blues” is a blues song originally recorded by Blind Joe Reynolds in 1929. It is one of few known recordings made by Reynolds, who used “Woman Blues” in several song titles, including “Cold Woman Blues”, “Goose Hill Woman Blues”, and “Third Street Woman Blues”.
In 1967, the song was popularized by the British rock group Cream, who recorded a blues rock adaptation in 1967 for the album Disraeli Gears, with vocals by Eric Clapton. Live recordings appear on BBC Sessions and Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005. Their original recording is included on the compilation album Those Were the Days. Cream’s versions are usually credited to “Reynolds, arranged by Eric Clapton”. Clapton has also performed the song live as a solo artist.
Eric Clapton is one of the most widely known blues artists to ever strum soul-stirring lick on his guitar. With chart-topping, acclaimed hits like “Tears in Heaven,” and “Layla.” Being ranked second on The Rolling Stones list of 100 Greatest Guitarist of all time and fourth on Gibson’s list of Top 50 Guitarist.
Eric Clapton initially went into the world of international fame as a member of the member of the Yardbirds, a three-maned group of individuals that would all go on to be acknowledged as guitar greats. Prior to this, his matured as a peaceful, but intelligent English kid gifted in art and music. His skills were so extremely respected that he had the ability to attend the Kingston college of Art. This was temporary, however, as Clapton would ultimately be expelled using class time for guitar playing rather than as it was meant to be spent dealing with designs for stained-glass projects. Maybe it was fate, for throughout this time Clapton was able to spend a significant amount of time checking out blues.
After being presented to the blues by African-American soldiers stationed in Europe throughout the second World War, Britain began to develop its own Blues sub-culture. By the early 1960’s what was when an obscure subculture had reached the mainstream as was dominating radio, clubs and affecting would be musicians such as the young Clapton. No longer in school, Eric Clapton had the ability to invest his days working a blue collar gig and spend his nights sitting in with various small-time Blues acts. This culture that birthed such noteworthy function as The Who and The Rolling Stones likewise launched the careers of the Yardbirds.
Eric Clapton “Slowhand”.
Success with the Yardbirds was nearly instantaneous. With live performances with the group, Clapton was able to carve out what would be his identifiable hallmark on the guitar. By gradually flexing the strings with such force and duration that he could misshape the pitch of the note to heightened, sluggish cry. A technique that typically led to the breaking of guitar strings that he would replace reside on stage as the audience gradually clapped, from this he made the moniker “Slowhand.” The group went on to achieve, what would rather possibly be its biggest Clapton-Era success, the release of “For Your Love.” With success came debate within the group. Clapton a blues purist chosen to part was with the group as they aimed to move in tandem with acts that would comprise the ⁂ ritish Invasion” of globally popular industrial rock and pop acts.
Upon leaving the Yardbirds, Clapton continued to gain prestige with a stint with the Bluesbreakers and with a personal fan base that had reached such a level that a now well-known graffiti artist stretched the Islington Underground with the spray-painted words, “Clapton is God.” Despite his growing fame, he would find direct completion from the success of acts coming out of the United States, mostly the excellent Jimi Hendrix. Clapton had simply signed up with the British supergroup, Cream and at a performance, they were signed up with by none aside from Hendrix himself. The experience left a lasting impression on Clapton and shaped Cream’s brand-new instructions as a more jazz-influenced, psychedelic band with improvisation weaved into efficiencies and recordings. It was a success. They would go on to record “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Crossroads,” and “White Room”.
Quickly just like lots of rock bands, particularly of the “extracurricular relations” the 1960s and 70s, alcohol and drugs took their toll on the group and Clapton in particular. Although he would continue to compose, record and perform he started to have problem with dependency and relationship struggles. All at once with a landmark solo performance on The Beatle’s George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and the release of exactly what is widely considered as his biggest work, “Layla,” Clapton was slowly withdrawing from the general public limelight.” Clapton would spend the next few decades coming in and out of the general public eye. Sometimes making appearances and subtle tours alongside B.B. King, Tina Turner, The Who, Stevie Ray Vaughn and others and after that retreating to obscurity where he continued to battle dependency and personal catastrophe. In the 90’s he experienced among the best catastrophes of his life, the accidental death of his four-year-old kid. While in a New York city apartment or condo the young boy had fallen from the window of a 53 story structure. It wanted this dreadful mishap that he released one of his most well-known songs, “Tears in Heaven” on the Rush soundtrack.
Clapton has actually continued to write, record and carry out while keeping an extremely private individual life. It wasn’t up until recently that it was revealed that he has actually been battling peripheral neuropathy. It is a nerve-damaging disease connected to alcoholism that causes intense discomfort throughout the body when such jobs as guitar playing are tried. In an interview, he discusses his condition in addition to the prospective it has to end his music profession.
The various catastrophes that Eric Clapton has actually needed to sustain along with focus he has placed on combating dependency, may have permitted a bit more focus on be drawn to other acts that stayed in the public eye throughout their profession. Nevertheless, few musicians have actually achieved the level of professional success that he has. The winner of numerous Grammys, BRIT awards, AMAs, Billboard awards. Three-time Hall of Fame inductee. Acknowledgment as one of the best guitar player to ever grace the stage. A number of chart-topping songs in addition to gold and platinum albums. Eric Clapton is and will constantly be one of the best Blues artists of perpetuity.