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via UCR A rare, previously-unreleased blues track that Eric Clapton recorded in 1995 will finally see the light of day. The song "Mississippi Blues" will be part of a compilation disc entitled Blue Muse to benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
The organization has been around for 25 years supporting traditional blues and folk musicians and their work. It reports placing 11,840 grants while helping more than 435 artists along the way. The benefit album will be released, in full sometime next year.
In the article, Co-Founder Tim Duffy recalls cutting the song:
"This particular cut began with Eric playing a slow blues in the key of A, and I backed him up with my simple rendition of the piece 'Mississippi Blues' by Willie Brown," He added, "Eric noticed the 1930 Martin 00-18 sitting in the corner. He told us he had not played guitar in some months and he asked Mark if he could check it out. When Eric began to play, it was spellbinding and among the most amazing musical moments of my life.