Watch the The Genius Solo online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Blues Guitar Greatest Hits - Vol. 4
The Genius Solo is a video guitar lesson presented by David Hamburger and is sourced from Blues Alchemy: Post-War
When Eric Clapton’s Journeyman
album came out, my favorite track on it was another Ray Charles 8-bar blues, “Hard Times”, which stood out among the generally more radio-friendly material on the record. The song was originally recorded in 1955 but later reissued on 1962’s The Genius Sings The Blues
, an Atlantic compilation put out just after Charles left the label. It seems likely that’s where Clapton would have discovered the song, and both versions are worth checking out.