From the Cradle – Eric Clapton

The blues album From the Cradle by Eric Clapton.

  • From the Cradle is Eric Claptons 12th studio album and his first with nothing but blues songs.
  • From the Cradle was released in 1994.
  • The CD-booklet states: “This is a live recording with no overdubs or edits except for dobro overdub on ‘How Long Blues’ and drum overdub on ‘Motherless Child'”

The blues songs are covers from various artists, see the track listing below.

Track Listing

The blues songs on From the Cradle.

Follow the links to get more information about the songs, including lyrics and guitar chords.

  1. Blues Before Sunrise (Leroy Carr) – this version is also inspired by Elmore James’s rendition of the song
  2. Third Degree (Eddie Boyd/Willie Dixon)
  3. Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulson)
  4. Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) – originally performed by Muddy Waters
  5. Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd)
  6. I’m Tore Down (Sonny Thompson) – originally performed by Freddie King
  7. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr)
  8. Goin’ Away Baby (James A. Lane)
  9. Blues Leave Me Alone (James A. Lane)
  10. Sinner’s Prayer (Lowell Fulson/Lloyd Glenn)
  11. Motherless Child (Robert Hicks)
  12. It Hurts Me Too (Tampa Red)
  13. Someday After a While (You’ll Be Sorry) (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson)
  14. Standin’ Round Crying (McKinley Morganfield)
  15. Driftin’ (Charles Brown/Johnny Moore/Eddie Williams)
  16. Groaning the Blues (Willie Dixon) – originally performed by Otis Rush

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Musicians

The musicians playing and singing the blues on On the Cradle are:

Eric Clapton – Guitar/vocals
Dave Bronze – Bass Guitar
Jim Keltner – Drums
Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar
Jerry Portnoy – Harmonica
Chris Stainton – Keyboards
Roddy Lorimer – Trumpet
Simon Clarke – Baritone Sax
Tim Sanders – Tenor Sax

Horns arranged and played by ‘The Kick Horns’
Percussion on ‘How Long Blues’ played by Richie Hayward