R.I.P. Jack Bruce

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R.I.P. Jack Bruce

Post by bassnut14 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:02 pm

you know who I'm talking about bassist and vocalist of cream as well as several solo projects and in my opinion the greatest rock bassist EVER include Entwhistle though he's second. the fact that he was good enough to play in a band (cream) with Ginger Baker(my favorite drummer)and to a lesser extent clapton(one of the most overrated guitarists ever in my opinion though still good) speaks volumes for his ability and the fact that he know plays mostly fretless just makes him more awesome.

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Re: Jack Bruce

Post by foal30 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:53 pm

post reads as stream of consciousness

best Cream era Bruce Bass line is Politician? I like it anyway
also Badge is a cool song, I love the breakdown
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Re: Jack Bruce

Post by BluesBass » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:01 pm

I have a recording of Jack Bruce playing an upright bass with a guy called Duffy Power.
Jack must have been 18-19.
It's incredible stuff... Jack's best work was done outside of Cream.

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Post by ryla » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:41 am

its not a matter of being good enough to play with Ginger Baker but having the guts to - "Harmony Row" was my favourite LP from Bruce - and good on him for gigging after a liver transplant.

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Post by foal30 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:57 am

liver transplant = he is Scottish
can be considered a rite of passage
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Re: Jack Bruce

Post by BluesBass » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:43 am

foal30 wrote:liver transplant = he is Scottish
can be considered a rite of passage
Once Cream had to cancel a gig because Jack dropped 50 pence and as he bent down to pick it up, it hit him in the back of the head.

Copper wire was invented by two scotsmen fighting over a penny.


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Post by john » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:53 pm

:lol:

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Re: Jack Bruce

Post by bassnut14 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:54 am

BluesBass wrote:I have a recording of Jack Bruce playing an upright bass with a guy called Duffy Power.
Jack must have been 18-19.
It's incredible stuff... Jack's best work was done outside of Cream.
yes his best stuff was outside of cream I have his album shadows in the air and it's amazing.

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Post by beagle » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:41 pm

foal30 wrote:post reads as stream of consciousness

best Cream era Bruce Bass line is Politician? I like it anyway
also Badge is a cool song, I love the breakdown
Politician is such a fun bass players song. Great one to spend some time learning.
I loved Cream from my early teens. Bruces playing on those songs were def a big influence for me.
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Post by Harley » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:54 pm

I was lucky enough to be about 16 or 17 when Cream's first album came out.

A friend of mine rang up so excited about this LP he had bought by an 'unknown band called Cream'. Because my dad had one of the best stereos money could buy at the time ( a Phillips Carnegie Hall with all the bells and whistles ) my friend demanded to come around at once and play it.

We sat there absolutely gob-smacked as we listened. How three guys could ever come out with the sound that we heard was almost unbelieveble.

This was a fantastic era to be a teenager in if you liked music. Boundaries were being broken left right and centre and I distinctly remember the stunning effect bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zepplin and many others had when they burst into the scene.

Yo younger ones may find this hard to take, but since the 80's, there's been nothing anywhere like the freshness and progress made in music from the late 50's to late 70's. As time goes refreshinginly new music gets even more and more scarce.
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Re: Jack Bruce

Post by foal30 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:54 pm

Harley clearly has not heard of Canadian Rock sensation known as Nickelback.
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Post by Harley » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:38 am

foal30 wrote:Harley clearly has not heard of Canadian Rock sensation known as Nickelback.
Indeed I have, but in the 60's and 70's there were 'Nickleback type sensations' coming out of the woodwork every month or so.

The point I am making is that nowadays good bands/artists with a truly refreshing new style that make you stand up and notice are few and far between.

Recently I was given the task of going through the top 100 songs for each of the years 2000 through to 2010. This was to bring some newer material into our set list for our covers band ( drums, guitar, keys, bass, female vocalist, drummer also sings leads vocals and we all of do bv's as well ).

Out of those 1000 songs we chose 5. About 3 songs in the current list were already 2000 - 2010. And, I am far from an old fuddy-duddy in my tastes as my 21 and 23 year old sons would attest to.
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Post by beagle » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:00 am

foal30 wrote:Harley clearly has not heard of Canadian Rock sensation known as Nickelback.
:lol: dry with a twist
Harley wrote:I was lucky enough to be about 16 or 17 when Cream's first album came out.
We sat there absolutely gob-smacked as we listened. How three guys could ever come out with the sound that we heard was almost unbelieveble.
To of heard something like that against the other styles of music commonly played must of been amazing.
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R.I.P. Jack Bruce

Post by beagle » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:05 am

Sadly Jack Bruce died today (UK time) aged 71.
Another amazing musician and trail blazer for bass players as left the stage.
Condolences to his family.

BBC Article; http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29772926

Jack Bruce Official Website: http://www.jackbruce.com/
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Re: R.I.P. Jack Bruce

Post by ryla » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:02 pm

Thanks for the tunes Jack - especially "Theres a Forest/Morning Story" off the "Harmony Road" album - great stuff.
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