I think him and Hendrix will go down as the 2 major rock guitar players of all time.....he's not the fastest or most intricate by any means but he has got such a feel and fluidity and he has got a major presence on stage...
I love a lot of whet he's done but some Im not keen on, like his post Cream stuff with Delaney & Bonny and Derek & The D's, I think also some of his solo albums were non entities..
Amazingly, Ive never seen him play a bad note, he's played thousands of songs and just seems to hit it right every time, even the 24 night thing at the Albert Hall where he did Rock nights and Blues nights..
I absolutely love Cream and unlike Bobber one of the stand out things on the white album is his work on WMGGW, after I bought it (when it was released) for years I thought it was George because in a way it sounded like George, for me it makes what is a pretty ordinary dour song..
I love Ocean Blvd LP and his From The Cradle album from 91 is what everyone at the Blues Association Im a member off think of as the blueprint for how blues should be played, a monumental blues standards album that would be very very hard to beat ..
heres the virtuoso at his best in 2005.. (wish oh wish I could play slow stuff like this solo at the end)