By Chris Willman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:40 AM EDT
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Credit: Eric Clapton: Robert Gauthier/LA Times/ RETNA

Me and Mr. Johnson

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Eric Clapton’s Me and Mr. Johnson is a full-band album and will likely become a coffee-table album. Clapton sounds reinvigorated in these 14 songs by crossroads soul-salesman Robert Johnson, with phlegm in his throat and (relative) fire in his belly. It’s not without some 12-bar sameness, but Johnson also has brisk turns like ”They’re Red Hot,” where Billy Preston’s double-time piano delightfully illuminates the ragtime-rock link.

Me and Mr. Johnson

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