Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
Released: Nov 1970
The guitar riff from "Layla" is arguably Clapton's most famous, but it's the shuffling country rock of "I Looked Away," Clapton's psychic pain (you can hear it), "Bell Bottom Blues," and Duane Allman that make this record the touchstone that it is. Also important to note: the rhythm section came from Delaney & Bonnie. Just stay away from the endless blues standards and be careful not to overlook "I Am Yours" or "Tell the Truth."