Eric Clapton Premieres "Stones in My Passway" Music Video
The black-and-white clip, which you can watch below, shows the 71-year-old Clapton at work in the recording studio, playing slide on his 1960 Gibson ES-335.
"It's a beautiful, very rich-sounding guitar," Clapton told Guitar World. "I used that when I was playing slide because it can sustain really well."
'Stones in My Passway' is from Clapton's new album, 'I Still Do', which was released May 20.
And the Guitar World interview continue: GW - Stones in My Passway is one of at least three songs on the album that originated in the Thirties. Is that something you planned?
EC - “I’m not sure. I think it’s because they were important to the people I was learning music from, which was my family. My grandmother, my mother and my uncle were very, very influential to me. They would sing all day long. They’d be buying records and listening to stuff, and a lot of it was early jazz and swing.
Paul Whiteman, Stan Kenton, the Dorsey brothers and a lot of those bands had singers, you know, like Frank Sinatra or Doris Day or Peggy Lee. So I heard all that stuff when I was knee-high. By the time I got to be 9, 10, 11, when I was starting to hear blues, I was already well-versed in popular music of the Thirties and Forties. I kind of knew it, especially Fats Waller. I was hearing black and white music—without knowing what was black or white—in my home, from my family. So these songs, there's a deep kind of a reservoir of that stuff that I’m still tapping into. I know Rod Stewart’s been doing that for a while. I just chuck a couple in every now and then. But there's some great stuff back there”.