Ry Cooder, Stax Legend Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Roger Hawkins Assist Eric Clapton on 1983's Bluesy Money and Cigarettes: Vinyl LP Pressed at Pallas, Housed in Stoughton Gatefold Jacket
The first record Eric Clapton cut after becoming sober and first for his own Duck Records imprint, Money and Cigarettes remains an important statement of purpose in his peerless career. Not only does he revisit his blues roots with covers of Sleepy John Estes' "Everybody Oughta Make a Change," Albert King's "Crosscut Saw," and Johnny Otis' "Crazy Country Hop," he rounded out his band with a team of legends that counted Stax Records veteran bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn and Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Hawkins, as well as virtuosic guitarist Ry Cooder, among the participants. With such a phenomenal lineup, and Clapton re-inspired, it's impossible to go wrong with this 1983 classic. Pressed at Pallas and housed in a direct-to-board Stoughton jacket with insert.