The History of Eric Clapton

British Rocker Eric Clapton, an 18-time Grammy winner and the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, emulated American Rhythm and Blues to become the most commercially successful guitarist of all time. He has toured and recorded with many notable bands including: The Yardbirds, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, and Derek and The Dominos. His solo recordings have sold over 280 million records. His live performances, supported by Nathan East on bass and Steve Gadd on drums, continue to sell out worldwide.

Now comes The Dominos, authentic American R&B players, with their retrospective on the music of Eric Clapton… and the only tribute with a guitarist/vocalist who can actually do justice to the Clapton catalogue.

The Dominos present The History of Eric Clapton is an entirely electric set with every tune performed in its original key and tempo. Nearly every arrangement is also true to the original. Randell Young has the same vocal range as Eric Clapton so all of the high notes are going to be there and nearly all of the lead vocals are phrased just like the original recordings.

Like Eric Clapton, Randell Young plays a modified Stratocaster and gets that sweet Clapton guitar tone using just the amplifier and guitar — not a single noisy, pedal-based sound processor to be found anywhere. There are countless well-known and well-loved guitar licks and many solos that are presented verbatim; and, just as you would hear at any of Eric Clapton’s live show, there are also many solos that are improvised — in the style of Eric Clapton, of course.

Like Nathan East (Clapton’s long-time touring bassist), The Dominos keep the original bass lines where they continue to work well (Badge and Sunshine of Your Love for example) but also update some of the older tunes with a more groove-friendly, R&B authentic bass line. Aaron Hice (bass) and Raymond Genovese (drums) hold down The Dominos’ rhythm section. Olivia Kyla and Elissa Sophia Metropoulos, both strong lead vocalists, bring great pitch and blend to the backup vocals while covering The Dominos’ meticulously arranged piano, organ and rhythm guitar parts.

With a few notable exceptions necessary for continuity, the songs are presented in the chronological order of their original release. The Dominos Present: The History of Eric Clapton is generally about two hours in duration with no intermission but can be shortened or expanded to accommodate any format.

There are no backing tracks, auto-tune or sequencing.

Every note is performed live by Randell Young, Aaron “The Wolf” Hice, Zyair Ayanna, Elissa Sophia Metropoulos and Raymond Genovese.

The Two-Hour Show
White Room
Sunshine of Your Love
After Midnight
Bell Bottom Blues
Let It Rain
Blues Power
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Motherless Children
I Shot The Sheriff
Wonderful Tonight
Lay Down Sally
Before You Accuse Me
Breaking Point
Forever Man
Change the World
Sweet Home Chicago

To check out The Dominos’ original concert arrangements of these tunes, click here.

To check out The Dominos performing Layla, click here.

Extra Tunes
Ah Shucks, Hush Your Mouth
Born Under A Bad Sign
Bottle of Red Wine
Casey Jones
Dock of the Bay
Don’t Know How to Love You
Don’t Want No Leftovers
Hey Good Lookin
High Heeled Sneakers
Hoochie Mommas
Hound Dog
I Can’t Hold Out
Kansas City
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
Last Two Dollars
Louisiana Woman
Mainline Florida
Midnight Special
Mind Your Own Business
Only You Know and I Know
Put It Where You Want It
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Soul on Fire
Statesboro Blues
This Masquerade
Walking the Dog
Willie and the Hand Jive
You Hear Me Talkin