"Third Degree" is the 2nd track from the album "From the Cradle" and is written by Eddie Boyd and Willie Dixon. "From the Cradle" is a blues cover album by Eric Clapton. It is also his 12th studio album. Released on 13 September 1994 (see 1994 in music) by Warner Bros. Records, the album was Clapton's long-awaited follow-up to his massively successful 1992 live album, Unplugged. Per the liner notes, "This is a live recording with no overdubs or edits except for dobro overdub on 'How Long Blues' and drum overdub on 'Motherless Child'. Although he had long been associated with the blues, From the Cradle was Clapton's first attempt at an all-blues album. He would subsequently record Riding with the King with B. B. King; a tribute to Robert Johnson, Me and Mr. Johnson; and a collaboration with J. J. Cale, The Road to Escondido.