Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

Eric Clapton was such a reluctant recipient of the solo highlight within the early Seventies that he hid behind a unique band title not less than a few of the time. However after Derek and the Dominos’ “Layla” had belatedly develop into a High 10 US hit on Atco in August 1972, Polydor hoped to maintain the momentum going by returning to Eric’s self-titled debut solo album of two years earlier than.

The outcome was the discharge of his soft-rock co-write with Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, “Let It Rain,” as a US single. It was a brand new entry on the Billboard Scorching 100 for September 23, 1972. The observe entered at No.80, two locations forward of Mott The Hoople’s career-changing model of David Bowie’s “All The Younger Dudes.” (Pictured above: the Japanese 7” single of “Let It Rain”).

The Eric Clapton album had reached No.13, in a 30-week US chart run in 1970 for a file produced by Delaney Bramlett. He additionally performed rhythm guitar whereas Bonnie Bramlett contributed backing vocals. Leon Russell, Stephen Stills, Jim Gordon, Rita Coolidge, and Bobby Keys have been among the many different visitors.

Eric produces one in all his heroes

“Let It Rain” began its ascent at the same time as Atco launched the only “A Man Of Many Phrases” by Eric’s blues hero Buddy Man. The Englishman produced that observe and guested on it together with Dr. John. It was “Let It Rain” that had the chart run, though it turned out to be a modest one by comparability with “Layla.”

The track stuttered as much as midway on the Scorching 100, most weeks with out the “bullet” that signified main gross sales or airplay will increase, and stopped at No.48 within the chart for the primary week of December. Clapton wouldn’t make the High 10 as a solo artist once more till 1974, however when he did, he went all the best way to No.1, with “I Shot The Sheriff.”

Purchase or stream “Let It Rain” on the album Eric Clapton.


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