1977 saw the release of Clapton’s Slowhand album, a serious return to form after the disappointing No Reason To Cry in 1976. Even though the opening track Cocaine was originally written by JJ Cale, it’s a song Clapton has made his own over the years and certainly a song he is now totally associated with as a result. Below is the isolated vocal track from Cocaine.
Take a listen:
Direct link if needed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQz1WJlDr1o
It’s great to hear Eric singing by himself in this isolated track. Clapton’s vocals changed drastically after his comeback in 1974 and as the decade went on his singing became more hazy and thicker. However that style of singing suits Cocaine perfectly.