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Blues album features music from early Eric Clapton band

What's Shakin' album cover
What's Shakin' also features music from The Lovin' Spoonful the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

I hope you will join us this Saturday night, April 2, at 9:00 on Time For The Blues as Henry Cook and I try to figure out What's  Shakin'. Not as in “What’s going on” but as in this very cool disc that Mr. Cook found that has some very early Clapton that neither one of us had ever heard before.

It’s no secret that Eric Clapton has been in some of the most decorated bands in rock and blues history, from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, to the Yardbirds, to Derek and the Dominos to Cream and even to his massive solo output, the man has been everywhere and played with everybody. And we knew them all.

Or so we thought…

There was a group we didn’t know and Henry has unearthed several sides and brought them to the show to share with you this week! Let’s just say it’s a “powerhouse” of a line-up. But What's  Shakin' has even more to offer like some sides from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, another one of our favorites and a cornerstone of the modern blues movement!

Since this is a show that Henry has produced, we’re going to take a walk down retro lane with visits with some of Clapton’s best known bands and collaborations. We’ll hear from The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Derek and the Dominos, and a side from a collaboration with the great Steve Winwood.

But that’s not all we’re cooking up. We’ve got new sides from Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Tinsley Ellis, and Jose Ramirez with special guest Jimmy Johnson on guitar. You won’t want to miss any of these!

We’ll be glad to have your company if you care to join us at 9:00 this Saturday night. That’s April 2, and you can find us on one of these great VPM Stations: 89.1 WCVN, Northern Neck; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music, Richmond, where it’s always Time For The Blues!