The Guitar Solos

by Jeffrey Aarons

I'm So Glad

In the key of C, Clapton rips a solid but some what restrained solo in this favorite live number from Fresh Cream. This solo features wonderfully strong stretch vibratos and crunching picking technique especially accenuated by the Les Paul.

The Les Paul/Marshall synergetic explosion is at the fore front here, obviously part and parcel of EC's massive influence on his peers and eventually the world. The actual solo features one main guitar out front with a second guitar somewhat more distant and concentrating on feedback (this of course is all on top of a backing track rhythm guitar). The live Cream version of Sweetwine is by far the best recorded version among all of the boots I have heard at least concerning the guitar jam.