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I sent the same link to some friends saying "If you're stumped for something to get me for xmas, I'm sure y'all could take up a collection and get me this..."

I was honest with 'em, too. I even told them this ain't Brownie (his first #1 brown sunburst used on Layla and other assorted love songs) but I'm not a snob.

BTW, I just watched this clip this morning on YouTube.

It's an excerpt from band rehearsals for the Chuck Berry tribute movie Hail, Hail Rock and Roll in 1986. In this clip, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards run through an old Chuck song "Understand Each Other" that Chuck could not remember. I had never heard this song before and I have no way of knowing if this was something Clapton had heard since childhood and internalized or just a random song he had also looked up at the time for variety. Regardless, it's another example of Clapton's UNERRING feel for almost any song and how he can simply toss a guitar over his shoulder, plug in and INHABIT any song, usually better than the composer.

Another good example:

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright --

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