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Guest musicians appearing on Eric Clapton's Recordings

From almost the start of Eric’s solo career in 1970, major recording artists have appeared on his studio albums. These artists form a diverse group and represent the worlds of blues, rock, pop, jazz, R&B and hiphop.

For detailed information on all sessions through 1992 (including the studio used, personnel, guitars, and number of takes), consult Marc Roberty’s excellent book Eric Clapton: The Complete Recording Sessions 1963-1992. Marc’s book was instrumental in presenting Eric’s session work in this section.

Here is a list of the artists who have recorded in a “guest session” for Eric (alphabetical by guest artist surname):

ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM RELEASED
Allman, Duane All tracks except “I Looked Away”, “Keep On Growing” and “Bell Bottom Blues” Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
Band, The All Tracks No Reason To Cry 1976
Brooker, Gary All Tracks Another Ticket 1981
Brooker, Gary It’s In The Way That You Use It August 1986
Cale, J.J. All Tracks The Road To Escondido 2006
Carrack, Paul Pilgrim, One Chance, Going Down Slow, Sick & Tired, She’s Gone Pilgrim 1998
Carrack, Paul Reptile, Second Nature, Reptile 2001
Collins, Mel The Core Slowhand 1977
Collins, Phil All Tracks Behind The Sun 1985
Collins, Phil All Tracks August 1986
Crawford, Hank Hard Times Journeyman 1989
Cray, Robert Old Love, Anything For Your Love, Before You Accuse Me Journeyman 1989
Dylan, Bob Sign Language No Reason To Cry date
Edmonds, Kenny “Babyface” Born In Time Pilgrim 1998
Fame, Georgie County Jail No Reason To Cry 1976
Gill, Vince track unknown Back Homet 2005
Hall, Darryl No Alibis Journeyman 1989
Harrison, George Badge Goodbye (Cream) 1969
Harrison, George Roll It Over Eric Clapton 1970
Harrison, George Run So Far Journeyman 1989
Impressions, The All Tracks except Reptile, Broken Down, Son And Sylvia, Losing Hand (Japan-only bonus

track)

Reptile 2001
Khan, Chaka Pretending Journeyman 1989
Lee, Albert Dead End Road The Road To Escondido 2006
Mahal, Taj track unknown The Road To Escondido 2006
Marley, Stephen track unknown Back Home 2005
Mason, Dave Roll It Over Eric Clapton 1970
Mason, Dave Ain’t That Lovin’ You 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
Mayer, John track unknown Back Home 2005
Mayer, John Hard To Thrill The Road To Escondido 2006
Newman, David “Fathead” Hard Times Journeyman 1989
Preston, Billy All Tracks No Reason To Cry 1976
Preston, Billy Got You On My Mind, Come Back Baby, Broken Down, Find Myself, I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It, I

 

Want A Little Girl, Superman Inside, Son And Sylvia

Reptile 2001
Preston, Billy All Tracks Me And Mr. Johnson 2004
Preston, Billy Selected Tracks Sessions For Robert J (CD / DVD) 2004
Preston, Billy track unknown Back Home 2005
Preston, Billy track unknown The Road To Escondido 2006
Randolph, Robert track unknown Back Home 2005
Rich, Tony Needs His Woman Pilgrim 1998
Sample, Joe You Were There Pilgrim 1998
Sample, Joe Travelin’ Light, Believe In Life, Broken Down, I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely

 

Tonight, Losing Hand (Japan-only bonus track)

Reptile 2001
Sanborn, David Breaking Point Journeyman 1989
Stills, Stephen Let It Rain Eric Clapton 1970
Tosh, Peter Burial (Unissued), Watcha Gonna Do Crossroads (Tracks recorded 197- during No Reason To Cry Sessions) 1985
Trucks, Derek Who Am I To Love You? The Road To Escondido 2006
Turner, Tina Tearing Us Apart, Hold On August 1986
Winwood, Steve track unknown Back Home 2005