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The song was composed primarily by keyboardist Bobby Whitlockwith guitarist Eric Clapton adding the last verse. The session marked the first recordings by Derek and the Dominos. Produced by Phil Spectorthis original, faster version of the song featured guitar contributions from Harrison and Dave Mason. It was issued as Derek and the Dominos' debut single, in Septemberalthough the band had the release withdrawn.
Just twenty-two at the time, Whitlock wrote "Tell the Truth" during the early summer ofTell The Truth - Eric Clapton - The History Of Eric Clapton living temporarily with Clapton in England. As admirers of Sam and DaveClapton and Whitlock styled the song as Tell The Truth - Eric Clapton - The History Of Eric Clapton "call and response" with the pair singing alternating verses.
Tell The Truth - Eric Clapton - The History Of Eric Clapton session for the song and for the Clapton—Whitlock collaboration "Roll It Over" took place at Apple Studio in central London, with the intention being to issue the tracks as the A- and B-sides of the group's first single.
In Augustwhile recording their album Layla with producer Tom Dowdthe band decided to remake "Tell the Truth". Author Jan Reid writes of the London-recorded version: "the problem wasn't Spector's fabled Wall of Sound engineering control — rather, it sounded as though they sang and played the song about 20 percent too fast. In Spector's production, the lyrics and My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside Down - Various - The Ultimate Motown Collection: Soul Sisters voices of Clapton and Whitlock flew by in meaningless garble: the song lost its insight and sense of humor.
With Allman's slide guitar providing a counterpoint to the melody played by Whitlock and Clapton, Dowd and the band were finally satisfied with the song. Clapton subsequently called Robert Stigwoodrecord executive of RSO, and told him not to issue the original version of "Tell the Truth" as a single. The Dowd production of the song then appeared as the opening song on side three of the Layla double album,  issued in November The single has since become a sought-after collector's item.
Whitlock recorded an upbeat version of "Tell the Truth" for his second solo album, Raw Velvet Live versions of the song have been included on several of Clapton's albums as well including the deluxe release of Ocean BoulevardCrossroads Guitar Festival and Live From Madison Square Garden. The song has been sometimes played with and sometimes without the slide part added by Allman.
In the Live from Madison Square Garden concert ofwith Steve Winwoodthere is no slide guitar but Clapton plays a longer solo than what was originally recorded in the studio. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Tell the Truth song. Retrieved 20 October Castleman, Harry; Podrazik, Walter J.
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