Eric Clapton – Hideway

Hide Away” or “Hideaway” is a blues guitar instrumental that has become “a standard for countless blues and rock musicians performing today”.[1] First recorded in 1960 by Freddie King, the song became an R&B and pop chart hit. Since then, it has been interpreted and recorded by numerous blues and other musicians.

In 1963, Eric Clapton was introduced to “Hide Away” (and the single’s B-side “I Love the Woman”) by bandmate Tom McGuinness of The Roosters.[11] Later in 1966, he recorded “Hideaway” for the John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton album. The version followed the original, but with a jazzier rhythm-section arrangement and more vamping by Clapton, including an Elmore James-style riff. The “Peter Gunn Theme” section was dropped in favor of a loose take on “Baby Elephant Walk“. The album was popular in England, where it reached #6 in the UK Albums Chart.[12] Clapton called it “the breakthrough album that really brought my playing to people’s attention” and where he developed his signature overdriven Les Paul guitar sound.[13]

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