Cream was an English rock trio that was active for 28 months between July 1966 and November 1968. They released three proper albums — Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, and Wheels of Fire — and the leftovers roundup Goodbye. Their most recognized songs include the much-covered “Badge” and the FM evergreens “I Feel Free,” “Sunshine of […]

The Graham Bond Organization

The Graham Bond Organization was an English R&B–beat combo that released the 1965 Columbia albums The Sound of ’65 and There’s a Bond Between Us. The members, distinguished by their jazz-crossover pedigrees, achieved virtuoso status on their respective instruments. Bassist Jack Bruce went over to Manfred Mann and relinked with drummer Ginger Baker in the […]

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann was an English R&B/beat band from London that released a string of singles and two albums on His Master’s Voice during the mid-1960s with original vocalist Paul Jones, followed by three albums with accompanying singles on Fontana between 1966 and 1968 with singer Mike D’Abo. Guitarist/bassist Tom McGuinness later teamed with Bluesbreaker Hughie […]

Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)

Disraeli Gears is the second album by English psych/blues-rock trio Cream, released in 1967 on Reaction/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Strange Brew” (2:49) A2. “Sunshine of Your Love” (4:12) A3. “World of Pain” (3:05) A4. “Dance the Night Away” (3:36) A5. “Blue Condition” (3:32) B1. “Tales of Brave Ulysses” (2:49) B2. “Swlabr” (2:34) B3. “We’re Going Wrong” […]

Cream – Wheels of Fire (1968)

Wheels of Fire is a half-studio/half-live double-album by English power trio Cream, released in 1968 on Polydor/Atco. Tracklist: In the Studio A1. “White Room” (4:56) A2. “Sitting on Top of the World” (4:56) A3. “Passing the Time” (4:31) A4. “As You Said” (4:19) B1. “Pressed Rat and Warthog” (3:13) B2. “Politician” (4:11) B3. “Those Were […]

Jack Bruce ‎– Songs for a Tailor (1969)

Songs for a Tailor is the debut solo album by ex-Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, released in 1969 on Polydor/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune” (3:41) A2. “Theme for an Imaginary Western” (3:30) A3. “Tickets to Waterfalls” (3:00) A4. “Weird of Hermiston” (2:24) A5. “Rope Ladder to the Moon” (2:54) B1. […]

West Bruce & Laing

West Bruce & Laing were an English–American super-trio comprised of ex-Cream bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce and the guitarist and drummer of Mountain, Leslie West and Corky Laing. They released two studio albums and a live disc on Columbia/Windfall between 1972 and 1974. Members: Leslie West (guitar, vocals, dobro), Jack Bruce (bass, organ, synthesizer, guitar, […]

Jack Bruce ‎– Jet Set Jewel (1978)

Jet Set Jewel is an archival set of material by Scottish musician/composer Jack Bruce, recorded in 1978 and shelved until 2003 when it was released on Polydor. Chronologically, this would have been his sixth solo album. Tracklist: 1. “The Boy” (4:13) 2. “Head in the Sun” (4:32) 3. “Neighbour, Neighbour” (3:58) 4. “Childsong” (3:28) 5. “Jet […]

Jack Bruce ‎– Out of the Storm (1974)

Out of the Storm is the fourth solo album by Scottish musician/composer Jack Bruce, released in 1974 on Polydor/RSO. Tracklist: A1. “Pieces of Mind” (5:30) A2. “Golden Days” (5:04) A3. “Running Through Our Hands” (4:11) A4. “Keep on Wondering” (3:08) B1. “Keep It Down” (3:41) B2. “Into the Storm” (4:38) B3. “One” (4:54) B4. “Timeslip” […]

Jack Bruce and Friends ‎– I’ve Always Wanted to Do This (1980)

I’ve Always Wanted to Do This is an album by Scottish bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, released in 1980 on Epic. The album is co-credited to “Friends” — an impromptu trio of jazz-funk players including keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Billy Cobham. Tracklist: A1. “Hit and Run” (3:36) A2. “Running Back” (3:51) A3. “Facelift 318” (3:18) A4. […]

Jack Bruce ‎– Harmony Row (1971)

Harmony Row is the third solo album by Scottish musician/composer Jack Bruce, released in 1971 on Polydor/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Can You Follow?|” (1:27) A2. “Escape to the Royal Wood (On Ice)” (3:38) A3. “You Burned the Tables on Me” (3:41) A4. “There’s a Forest” (1:42) A5. “Morning Story” (4:46) A6. “Folk Song” (4:06) B1. “Smiles […]

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers were an English blues-rock band from London. Members: John Mayall (vocals, organ, piano, harmonica, guitar), John McVie (bass, 1963-65, 1965-67), Bernie Watson (guitar, 1963), Hughie Flint (drums, 1963-66), Roger Dean (guitar, 1963-65), Eric Clapton (lead guitar, vocals, 1965-66), Jack Bruce (bass, 1965), Peter Green (lead guitar, vocals, 1966-67), Aynsley Dunbar […]