A previously unreleased Eric Clapton track is featured on an upcoming charity compilation due for release February 1st. “Blues Muse” celebrates the non-profit Music Maker Relief Foundation’s 25th anniversary.
Clapton’s unreleased acoustic track, “Mississippi Blues,” was recorded with Tim Duffy, who co-founded the foundation with his wife Denise. The song dates back to 1995, when the two met the iconic guitarist just a year after Music Maker was founded.
Back in 2014, Duffy talked a bit about the history behind the unreleased 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 said at the time. “Eric knew the tune. I told him I learned it from a Stefan Grossman recording, and Eric knew the album.” Check out the track to the right.
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock