As practically one of its honorary citizens, Eric Clapton tipped his hat to Tulsa, Oklahoma when he covered the Don Williams country hit “Tulsa Time” on his 1978 album Backless.
The British blues-rock guitar God made many trips to the picturesque city on the banks of the Arkansas River and home to Oral Roberts University and other buckles in the Bible Belt.
Clapton simply loved the laid-back, country fried blues of J.J. Cale and employed his songs and some of Tulsa’s finest musicians to play on his records.
The oil-rich city also boasts one of rock’s greatest piano men and composers: Leon Russell.
On this week’s Total Recall, Bob the Paper Guy gets our watches set to Tulsa Time.