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The full-tilt blues album that Clapton had been promising for years, From the Cradle proves the guitarist's enduring devotion to a form he had long relegated to merely a flavour in his music rather than the main ingredient.

 

Clapton's singing on the album is somewhat mannered; he tries to compete with original versions of these songs by Muddy Waters, Charles Brown, and others, and there's no way he's going to win that battle. Still, you can feel the emotional connection Clapton has with these songs, and guitar aficionados will swoon over his fretwork on songs such as "Third Degree", "Someday After a While", and the incendiary "Groanin' the Blues".

Eric Clapton - From the Cradle

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  • A1. Blues Before Sunrise

    A2. Third Degree

    A3. Reconsider Baby

    A4. Hoochie Coochie Man

     

    B1. Five Long Years

    B2. I'm Tore Down

    B3. How Long Blues

    B4. Goin' Away Baby

     

    C1. Blues Leave Me Alone

    C2. Sinner's Prayer

    C3. Motherless Child

    C4. It Hurts Me Too

     

    D1. Someday After A While

    D2. Standin' Round Crying

    D3. Driftin'

    D4. Groaning The Blues

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