Eric Clapton - BOTTLE OF RED WINE

First performance: 21/01/1972


Coverinfo

1972-01-21 - THE CAPTAIN'S GARTER, NEPTUNE, NJ
 
Bruce performed the song with the The Sundance Blues Band. (*) . Vini Lopez handles the lead vocal on Eric Clapton's "Bottle Of Red Wine”.
 
Steven Van Zandt provides the vocals on "You Know My Love” (mentioned as being inspired by Otis Rush's cover version). This was the opening of a three-night residency for the Sundance Blues Band, and the group's only-ever performances at this venue. The line-up of the Sundance Blues Band for this residency was Southside Johnny, Steven Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, and David Sancious. Springsteen, who had only just returned from a month-long stay in California, joined the band onstage for elements of this and the following two nights shows. A highlight is the mesmerizing "Why's It So Hard”, written by Springsteen but sung here by Southside Johnny (there's no Bruce-led vocal rendition in circulation). David Sancious' organ playing on this track is nothing short of spellbinding. Springsteen provides the lead vocal on Walter Brown's immortal "Confessin' The Blues” and the boogie romp "Sweet Miss Sally”. Bruce is playing rhythm guitar on all tracks. This material tends to circulate under a variety of dates, sometimes with audio from other 1971 shows added on. Albee Tellone adds: "I recall going to one of the nights listed here but I don't recall seeing Bruce play with them. He may have arrived later as is his habit when sitting in. I left early due to lack of funds to buy beer. It was a dance club full of "greasers" and disco types. I didn't feel comfortable there anyway. Stevie got me through the door without paying the cover charge and bought me my first beer of two."  
 
 
 
BOTTLE OF RED WINE / YOU KNOW MY LOVE / WHY'S IT SO HARD / CONFESSIN' THE BLUES / SWEET MISS SALLY 
 
 
(*) The Sundance Blues Band made their commercial debut on April 30, 1971. The original lineup featured Southside Johnny (harp), Steven Van Zandt (lead guitar and vocals), Vini Lopez (drums and vocals), Garry Tallent (bass), and Joe Hagstrom (rhythm guitar). Springsteen made several brief guest appearances during early May 1971, before Hagstrom left the band in the same month and was replaced shortly after by Springsteen. Bruce made his debut as a fully-fledged member on May 15 and would remain in the band through July 4, 1971, after which he departed to devote his energies to the newly formed The Bruce Springsteen Band. The Sundance Blues Band would continue without him, with David Sancious soon installed in place of Springsteen (who continued to make occasional guest appearances). The last known performance of the band was January 23, 1972.
 

Songinfo

"Bottle of Red Wine" is an uptempo blues rock song, written and recorded by Eric Clapton for his eponymous studio album Eric Clapton in 1970 under Polydor Records. Polydor Records released the song as the B-side to the 1970 single release "Blues Power". Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream.
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Get up to get you man a bottle of red wine
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
I can't get out of bed with this crazy feeling in my head
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine

You heard what I said
Well I don't love you anyway
Get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine

So I went to an allnight get together
Said everyone I knew was there
Baby and I had a love that last's forever
Said everywhere I looked someone was standing there

So I went to an allnight get together
Said everyone I knew was there
Baby and I had a love that last's forever
Said everywhere I looked someone was standing there

Get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
Get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine

Still can't get out of bed with this crazy feeling in my head
So get up, I fell down
Get up, get up right now
Change your man, or find him paralysed
Get up, get up right now, he's hittin' the bottle baby