I’ve been traveling way too much and haven’t been able to blog, but tonight I’m back in town and featuring my favorite rock group of all time: Cream. I heard them back in 1967 and was blown away. I can honestly say I learned how to play bass guitar by listening to Jack Bruce & his incredible improvisational work on the live albums. When you listen to the album version of “I’m So Glad” you will hear just how original he was. He, more than any other bassist, ushered in the era of the solo bass guitarist. Clapton is, of course, Clapton, at his creative best. The band just drove each other to unexpected heights, discussed a bit in the interview with Eric at the end. Hope you enjoy a bit of rock nostalgia.
I’m so glad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2S3XVQebXs&feature=related
I’m so glad (album version off “Goodbye”): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6xKaUDookk
Rollin and Tumbling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnz-wd9uMrY&feature=related
Crossroads 1968: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OLK_HSyy1U&feature=related
Interview with Eric Clapton & Jack Bruce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjg5U_RYoZc
And to go with a heady group like Cream, how about a Marquis Philips 2006 vintage Shiraz from south Australia? Your nose is flooded with blackberry & black cherry aromas while on the palate layers of blackberry, cherry, and red current jam roll out in succession. Tannins are mild with a long, lingering finish. At $18.00 it's a great buy. Especially since Australia is synonymous with Shiraz and can be quite pricey. Great wine!