“Five Live Yardbirds” was the first album that Eric Clapton recorded. It was released in February 1965.
The album was recorded by The Yardbirds in March 1964 at the Marquee Club in London. At the time, the band was not writing its own material and were still performing cover versions of songs written by American musicians.
The songs on Five Live Yardbirds and their composers are:
|Too Much Monkey Business||Chuck Berry|
|Got Love If You Want It||James Moore|
|Smokestack Lightning||Chester Burnett|
|Good Morning Little Schoolgirl||H.G. Demarais|
|Five Long Years||Eddie Boyd|
|I’m A Man||Name|
|Here ‘Tis||Elias McDaniel (Bo Diddley)|
Note: “I Wish You Would” by William “Billy Boy” Arnold was also recorded but has never been released.