Clapton Does Skynyrd

What do you think? Clapton doing "They Call Me The Breeze"

The song is off of Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale, and among those showing their appreciation are Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White. They combined to record 16 of JJ’s songs, including the title track, which was a hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Clapton says his goal in putting the album together was to have others “tap into what JJ Cale did –- that’s the point. I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from.”

The Breeze will be out on July 29th. Cale died last July of a heart attack. He was 76.