From The Cradle

by Eric Clapton

(1994) WEA/Reprise

Personnel Andy Fairweather-Low Dave Bronze Jim Keltner Jerry Portnoy Chris Stainton Roddy Lorimer Simon Clarke Tim Sanders
Description Clapton providing a new slant to some Classic Blues, while retaining the feel of the originals.
Posted By Tony Arnold (2864)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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Overall Rating: 4.8 (of 5)
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On 4/29/2005, Adrian Levi (2907) posted:
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Great CD--definitely his best since Layla.
On 8/2/2003, Martin Priller (574) posted:
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For all those who wanted to hear Eric Clapton in an "blues only" setting,well this is cd for you.He pays tribute to a number of his blues idols(Muddy Waters,Freddie King, etc) for starters and also pulls out some great acoustic numbers as well which give it a great all around flavor to it.He shines on Freddie King's I'm Tore Down" and shows his slide prowess on Elmore James's "It Hurts Me Too" and shows his vocal passion covering Muddy's classic "Hootchie Cootchie Man".Recodered live in the studio with very few overdubs this is one cd in which Clapton really shows his passion(and it really shows in his playing ,don't believe me?well then listen to "Five Long Years") and most of all his love for his favorite music-the blues.
On 3/23/2003, Clay Daigle (3384) posted:
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I like this CD so much I've worn out my first copy of it. It's an education in the blues. Clapton plays all styles, from acoustic blues to the slide style of Elmore James. Well worth a listen
On 7/15/2002, Darryl Roberts (5330) posted:
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Clapton shows how and why he has become a legend in his own time. This is not simply a cd, it is an event in music history. A must-have for all rock and blues fans.
On 6/27/2002, Tony Arnold (2864) posted:
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On this mostly live recording Clapton and an impressive collection of musicians cover many of the Great Bluesmen; Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man", Elmore James' "It Hurts Me Too", Muddy Waters' "Standin' Round Crying" and 13 others which are great blues when viewed seperately but the arrangement and production on this recording makes this CD very tasty indeed. Andy Fairweather-Low's work in particular stands out next to Clapton's, who is clearly relishing playing old-time Blues, but this is clearly a group effort and as such warrants a listen