Guitar One & Guitar World present Eric Clapton and the Giants of Blues Guitar!
The blues started out with humble roots, but it grew to become one of the most influential genres in all of popular music, especially in the hands of guitarist Eric Clapton.
In this special issue, Guitar One and Guitar World go deep to explore the music and playing of Clapton - from the Yardbirds to the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Derek and the Dominos and beyond. Plus, we give you the complete guitar and bass transcription for the Derek and the Dominos classic Layla.
In addition, we shed light on some of the biggest blues guitarists of all time - including Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter - and present the classic guitars that helped define the sound of the blues.
The issue includes:
Crossroads: A history of Eric Clapton's life and musical evolution.
Break On Through: A detailed account of how Clapton came to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and forever changed the sound of electric blues.
Strange Brew: How Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker gave birth to the power trio, redefined rock improvisation and sold millions of albums.
Keep on Growing: Forty years after its release, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs continues to draw listeners with its timeless blues rock. Clapton, Bobby Whitlock and others tell the story behind the Derek and the Dominos classic.
Amazing Grace: In a world-exclusive interview with MTV Unplugged producer Alex Coletti, Eric Clapton discusses the tragedy and triumphs that inspired his 1992 Grammy-winning album.
Talking Blues: Guitar titans and longtime pals Buddy Guy and Carlos Santana get together to discuss life, liberty and the pursuit of the blues.
Robert Johnson: Whether you believe the Faustian legend or not, Robert Johnson was one of the most pivotal musicians of the 20th century.
Albert King: His searing tone was a huge influence on the likes of Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Gary Moore and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Muddy Waters: He inspired Clapton and the Stones and brought the Delta blues into the public eye. Muddy Waters' up-and-down career was a marathon, not a sprint.
Johnny Winter: In this 2008 interview, the Lazer-loving pale rider of slide blues sings in praise of his heroes.
The History of Slide: The bottleneck has a special place in the heart of the blues. Here's how it came to be so popular.
The Top 50 Blues Anthems: From the Delta to Donington, from Woodstock to the White Stripes…here are 50 blues-rock songs that shook the world.
10 Classic Blues Guitars: The guitars that helped define the sound of the blues and the musical styles that evolved out of it.
Plus: Layla Transcribed! A complete guitar and bass transcription of the Derek and the Dominos classic.