Eric Clapton's "After Midnight"

With a style steeped in the blues, R&B, country, and rock, session man and road dog Carl Radle (1942–1980) brought a down-home sensibility to Eric Clapton’s slick guitar licks. Nowhere is Radle’s country boogie better showcased than on “After Midnight,” Clapton’s first single after going solo in 1970. The tune was the first of two Clapton hits written by Oklahoma City blues guitarist J.J. Cale (the other, “Cocaine,” lined up on Clapton’s 1977 Polydor release, Slowhand). Wanna “stimulate some action,” “get some satisfaction,” and “find out what it’s all about?” Read on.
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