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Derek and the Dominos Live at the Fillmore

blindtc

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Just picked up this double CD today of Derek and the Dominos "Live at the Fillmore" and I am LOVING it!! Does anybody know what gear Clapton is using throughout this album?
 

Cussion

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I've been wondering about the tone on the Fillmore album as well. I know he used Dual Showmans on various gigs with the Dominos, but the Fillmore shows really doesn't sound like a Strat into a Dual Showman to me, unless it was modified with some sort of midrange/gain-boost. On some tracks he's got almost Santana-ish sustain. I think he used the mystery amps upon the Marshall cab in this picture:
Can anybody identify them? They look a little bit like SUNN (Colisseum??) but I can't find a picture of the right model.
 

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This is it. Even looks like it has a mid-boost switch. That's probably what Clapton used to get that nasal, almost Tubescreamer-like tone.
 
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Didn't know he played a Sunn. My respect for him increased even more. I had a beta lead a million years ago and it was, hands down, the worst sounding amp ever.

I love those recordings. Jim Gordon's playing is sublime. He effortlessly shifts gears, never over powers, and drives the band like a train.
 

mark norwine

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Jim Gordon's playing is sublime. He effortlessly shifts gears, never over powers, and drives the band like a train.
Gordon was a force of nature.....one of the best drummers to ever sit behind a kit. His work with the Wrecking Crew is legendary, and his drumming on Traffic's "Low Spark of Highheeled Boys" is still mesmerizing to me.

Such a sad, sad story, otherwise.
 
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Aren't there two different versions of this band live?

I've been meaning to pick one up sometime. Thanks for the tip
 

mark norwine

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Aren't there two different versions of this band live?
Live, this band was always EC, Gordon, Whitlock & Radle.

Duane joined them in the studio halfway through the recording of L&OALS and played (I believe only) two live gigs....Tampa, FL & Syracuse, NY... if I recall correctly.
 

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Amazing to me how great Clapton sounds on those live shows, as the only guitar player holding down all those parts and singing most of the lead vocals (especially being as messed up emotionally and physically as we've heard).

His tone with Brownie was the best he ever got IMHO.

- D.
 

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This is a little off-topic, but I saw this list once and was pretty impressed so I kept it. This is a glimpse into Clapton's and DD band members year of 1970:

Jan, 1970
Sessions begin for ERIC CLAPTON solo lp
Note: On these sessions, the following members of Delaney and Bonnie and Friends are key to Derek and the Dominoes.
Carl Radle- Bass
Bobby Whitlock- Organ, Vocals
Jim Gordon- Drums

February 02, 1970
Start of Delaney and Bonnie U.S.A. Tour
Mar 03-1970 End of Tour
Note: Key members of the future Derek and the Dominoes are playing together here.
Eric Clapton guitar, Dave Mason guitar, Carl Radle bass,
Bobby Whitlock keyboards , Jim Gordon - drums

March 13, 1970
Leon Russell puts together MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN band for Joe Cocker. In the band former Friends:
Carl Radle - bass, Jim Gordon - drums, Jim Price -trumpet, Bobby Keys -sax, and Rita Coolidge - backing vocals.
March 20, 1970 Start of Tour
March 27-28, 1970 Date Recorded Live for MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN
May 16, 1970 End of Tour

May-June, 1970
George Harrison - ALL THINGS MUST PASS - Recording Sessions
Former Friends: Performers on Disc One and Two
George Harrison: lead vocals, guitar
Eric Clapton, Dave Mason: guitars
Bobby Whitlock: keyboards
Carl Radle: bass
Bobby Keys: tenor saxophone
Jim Price: trumpet
Note: Jam sides have the proto Derek and the Dominos line up on them

June 14, 1970
Derek and the Dominos - First concert, Lyceum Ballroom, London
w/ Dave Mason

June 18, 1970
Derek and the Dominos Recording Session with Phil Spector
TELL THE TRUTH Released 8/70 3:23
ROLL IT OVER Released 8/70 4:29
Eric Clapton guitar/vocal
George Harrison guitar
Dave Mason guitar (Roll It Over)
Carl Radle - bass
Bobby Whitlock keyboards
Jim Gordon - drums

July, 1970
LP: Dave Mason - ALONE TOGETHER is released
Note: success of this lp will have Dave Mason drop out of Derek and the Dominos

July 25, 1970
LP: Eric Clapton - ERIC CLAPTON is released

August, 1970
Single: Derek and the Dominos TELL THE TRUTH / ROLL IT OVER is released
Note: Soon Withdrawn. Not the smartest move to promote Eric's first solo lp. One wonders if contractual agreements called for the pulling of this single. Harrison is with Capital/Apple and Mason with Blue Thumb.

August 1, 1970
Derek and the Dominos U.K. Tour (1st leg)
Start: Aug 01, 1970 Roundhouse, London Dagenham (England)
End: Aug22-1970

Aug-Sept, 1970
Derek and the Dominos Layla Recording Sessions
Criteria Studios, Miami

Aug 26, 1970
Eric meets Duane for the first time at ABB Concert in Miami, FL

Sept 05,1970
LP: Joe Cocker - MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN is released

Sept 20, 1970
Derek and the Dominos U.K. Tour (2nd leg)
Start: Sep20-1970 Fairfield Hall, London Croydon (England)
End: Oct11-1970

Sept 22, 1970
Eric sits in with Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Palais des Sports, Paris (France)
(Opening act Rolling Stones concert)

Oct 10, 1970
LP: Delaney & Bonnie - TO BONNIE FROM DELANEY is released
Note: Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock and Jim Gordon play on this LP.

Oct 15, 1970
Derek and the Dominos U.S.A. Tour begins
Start: Oct 15, 1970
End: Dec 06, 1970

Nov 05, 1970
Derek and the Dominos on Johnny Cash TV show
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee

Nov 14, 1970
Single: Eric Clapton AFTER MIDNIGHT / EASY NOW is released
Note: Good tune, but a little late to promote first LP and not a good set up for the upcoming Layla LP.

Nov 21, 1970
LP: Derek and the Dominos - LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS is released
Note: Derek and the Dominos only have 12 dates left on their tour. This is quite different from the practice of releasing the LP at the
beginning of tour and using the tour to support the record.

Dec 19, 1970
LP: George Harrison - ALL THINGS MUST PASS is released
Note: George stills has Patti and a hot LP!
 

Luke Gibson

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Gordon was a force of nature.....one of the best drummers to ever sit behind a kit. His work with the Wrecking Crew is legendary, and his drumming on Traffic's "Low Spark of Highheeled Boys" is still mesmerizing to me.

Such a sad, sad story, otherwise.

Yes, sad indeed.....
 

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Live, this band was always EC, Gordon, Whitlock & Radle.

Duane joined them in the studio halfway through the recording of L&OALS and played (I believe only) two live gigs....Tampa, FL & Syracuse, NY... if I recall correctly.
I was at the Syracuse gig. Drove over from Hobart College..Clapton stood back and let Duane take just about every solo that night. Finally busted out on "Stormy Monday" and the crowd went nuts.
 






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