Clapton's Cradle: The Early Yardbirds Recordings

Clapton's Cradle: The Early Yardbirds Recordings

by The YardbirdsThe Yardbirds


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No mere hyperbole in the title, here are the very first batch of Yardbirds recordings, all with a very young Eric Clapton in the lead guitar slot. Kicking things off is the the three-song session with Mike Vernon that led to their first single, "Boom Boom" b/w "Honey in Your Hips," with the added bonus of the previously unissued "I'm Talkin' About You." Next up is the Yardbirds' opening set from December 7, 1963 at the Crawdaddy Club, followed by the group backing blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson on a half-dozen tunes taken from the same two-night stand. A live version of "Honey in Your Hips" closes out this set, a curious batch at best, but historically important as a nice document of Clapton's early style and the band's development from R&B group to the psychedelic rock combo of the late '60s.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/1995
Label: Evidence
UPC: 0730182607222
catalogNumber: 26072
Rank: 81022

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yardbirds   Primary Artist,Group
Jeff Beck   Guitar
Jim McCarty   Drums
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Chris Dreja   Rhythm Guitar
Keith Relf   Harp,Vocals
Paul Samwell-Smith   Bass
Sonny Boy Williamson   Harp,Vocals
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Harp,Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddie Boyd   Composer
Yardbirds   Producer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Giorgio Gomelsky   Producer
Mick Martin   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Horst Lippmann   Executive Producer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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