JACK BRUCE R.I.P. 1943-2014
Jack Bruce, best known as one-third of Cream, died on October 25, 2014 of liver disease at his home in Suffolk. He was 71. In a statement issued by his family on Saturday, his family said: “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”
Bruce played bass, sang and was the principal songwriter in Cream. The group sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were given the first ever platinum disc for Wheels of Fire Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including “I Feel Free” and “Sunshine Of Your Love”. But even leaving aside that group, in which he played with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, his CV reads like a comprehensive guide to the British blues boom, with spells in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann. Bruce’s life had been marked by health and financial troubles. In the late 1970s he struggled with drug addiction, and worked as a session musician to make money. In 2003 he was diagnosed with liver cancer, and that September he underwent a transplant. His body initially rejected the new liver, and Bruce almost died, but he recovered well enough to return to performance in 2004. - The Guardian and BBC
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JACK BRUCE BAND
Mannheim 1975 [no labe, 2CD]
Live at the Rosengarten, Mannheim, West Germany; May 5, 1975. Fairly to very good audience recording.
Thanks to HD who recorded the show; and to luciferburns for sharing it at Dime.
luciferburns noted: “Special thanks to Dime member Zubbid for help with the song titles!”
Group photo by Robert Ellis (Rolling Stone No. 191/July 17, 1975) - Thanks!
Reel 2 Reel Master > 1st Gen Reel > DAT 1 > CDR > EAC > Wav > TLH > Flac
“Master Reel, was erased by the Taper himself… 1st gens are all that exist” - HB
Recorded with Telefunken Magnetophon 300TS > Grundig Microphone
From the collection of “Per-Erik”
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Track 101. Morning Story 11:19 (19.0MB)
Track 102. Keep It Down 7:18 (12.3MB)
Track 103. Pieces Of Mind 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 104. Tickets To Waterfalls 10:01 (16.8MB)
Track 105. Weird Of Hermiston-Post War 10:44 (18.0MB)
Track 106. Band Introduction 1:46 (3.0MB)
Track 107. Spirit 11:05 (18.6MB)
Track 108. One 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 109. Out Into The Fields 7:30 (12.6MB)
Track 201. You Burned The Tables On Me 10:31 (17.7MB)
Track 202. Without A Word 14:51 (25.0MB)
Track 203. Smiles And Grins - Part A (tape flip?) 14:33 (24.5MB)
Track 204. Smiles And Grins - Part B 8:30 (14.3MB)
Track 205. Smiles And Grins (Coda) 3:53 (6.5MB)
The track, Smiles And Grins, has been split for easier access.
Jack Bruce - bass, vocals
Mick Taylor - guitars
Carla Bley - piano, keyboards
Ronnie Leahy - organ, keyboards
Bruce Gary - drums
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