Blue Moon Over the Sunshine of Your Love

atched Eric Clapton’s “One More Car, One More Rider” concert yesterday. Some of the classics have transmogrified into arrangements I’m not excited about, but watching the man perform with Billy Preston was a hoot. My second son, Brendan, thinks Preston and fellow keyboardist David Sanchez were the hits of the show, though he acknowledges EC’s abilities, of course.One tiny bit stopped me in my tracks: in the Cream tune “Sunshine of Your Love”, Clapton began his solo with something that wasn’t quite from the original — two bars from “Blue Moon.”

Eric Clapton's 'One More Car, One More Rider'Watched Eric Clapton’s “One More Car, One More Rider” concert yesterday. Some of the classics have transmogrified into arrangements I’m not excited about, but watching the man perform with Billy Preston was a hoot. My second son, Brendan, thinks
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Preston and fellow keyboardist David Sanchez were the hits of the show, though he acknowledges EC’s abilities, of course.

One tiny bit stopped me in my tracks: in the Cream tune “Sunshine of Your Love”, Clapton began his solo with something that wasn’t quite from the original — two bars from “Blue Moon.”

Don’t ask me how it fit, but it did.

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