‘Old Sock’ fits Clapton well


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Eric Clapton is clearly comfortable in is position as an elder statement of blues on his latest album, “Old Sock,” released March 12. Blues, soul, reggae, folk, jazz and an all-star cast of players are all featured on Clapton’s 21st studio album and first release since 2010.

It’s appropriate that Clapton would release “Old Sock” as he embarks on a world tour to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a professional musician (he joined the Yardbirds in 1963). Clapton, over the course of 12 tracks, jams on his influences proves he is still one of the best bluesmen living today. Clapton recorded only two original songs for the album, “Gotta Get Over,” and “Every Little Thing.” In fact, a third of the songs on the album were first recorded in the 1930s.

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