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’What’s  Shakin’, alongside four Lovin Spoonful tracks were five Paul Butterfield leftovers, and one each from Al Kooper, Tom Rush and Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse. The latter was a group put together by Joe Boyd, then running Elektra’s London office,  and his trial run as a producer.  They were effectively Elektra’s first super group before Rhinoceros was but a dream: Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood ( credited as Steve Anglo for contractual reasons ), Manfred Mann’s  Paul Jones and Spencer Davis’s drummer Pete York. The track presented here is an amalgam of two Robert Johnson songs, which became simply ‘Crossroads’; later to become a staple of Cream’s repertoire.”

( in “Forever Changing The Golden Age of Elektra Records 1963 – 1973" )