Raw Velvet was Bobby Whitlock's second solo album to come out in 1972, and was more evidence that he was a fantastically talented singer, songwriter and musician (and clearly a vital ingredient in the success of Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs). In comparison to his first album, it had a bit more focus on harder-edged, guitar driven rock numbers. Backing musicians included the Dominos rhythm section of Carl Radle (bass) and Jim Gordon (drums), with lead guitar from Eric Clapton, Rick Vito and George Harrison. Whitlock himself played keyboards and rhythm guitar. The songs include a sped-up version of "Tell The Truth" (originally from the Layla album), "Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham" (by Delaney Bramlett and Mac Davis) and Hoyt Axton's "Ease Your Pain".
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