Guestbook
Entries for July through September 2000 


NAME: Distad
LOCATION: S.E. Ky.
ADDRESS: distad@Sun-Spot.com
Date: 7/1/00
Time: 3:42:37 PM

COMMENTS

Thanks for a wonderful web site...now does anyone anywhere know how I can get a C.D. of Harmony Row, or better yet, a copy of the box set "Jack Bruce"?


NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
ADDRESS: wickertlorraine@hotmail.com
Date: 7/2/00
Time: 12:02:18 AM

COMMENTS

We just went into the 60 Minutes Official Site and asked for a feature on Jack Bruce. There are a lot of loyal fans visiting Rope Ladder. It would be nice if they could all visit the 60 Minutes Official Site and request a segment on Jack. Once you go into the 60 Minutes site you go into Feedback, hit Request, type in your request and hit Send. You also need to select the 60 Minutes category from the Pulldown. If enough of us bombard the show that thought Jeff Beck was Jack Bruce, the more chance we all have of seeing the world's greatest get some of the recognition he deserves. Thanks - M&L.


NAME: Darrel Moreland
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
ADDRESS: dgmoreland@aol.com
Date: 7/2/00
Time: 3:25:07 AM

COMMENTS

Jack, fantastic to see and hear you in the usual superb and eclectic condition! I took my family to see Ringo's All Starr Band last night in St.Paul, and despite the rather gruesome conditions, with the loathsome, noisy, talentless ravers down the lane stepping all over Eric Carmen's "Rachmaninoff Rock" the band sounded fabulous. In particular, the Indian "raga-like" extended solo on White Room grabbed me by the throat and heart at the same time. A virtuosic display of polyrhythmic and polytonal permutation of a song that I never heard better live (of course I should revise to state, with more than a three piece). The performance compelled me to dig out Songs for a Tailor, Harmony Row, Out of the Storm, etc. to listen and remember my inspiration on bass guitar. It was obvious that the band rose to a different level of musicianship when you were leading. Keep playing and influencing. Yours with much humility, Darrel


NAME: ron wilson
LOCATION: terranora nsw Australia
ADDRESS: ronw@norex.com.au
Date: 7/3/00
Time: 7:08:09 AM

COMMENTS

Dear Jack,

Best wishes again.

Marc and Lorraine Wickert have spoken to me about your NEW YORK concert and meeting you,your good family and musician friends etc..

You are a top man and I look forward to seeing you and hopefully Dave Edmunds in Australia this year.

Look after that AKUBRA HAT, it will last for ever.

Regards, RON WILSON AUSTRALIA


NAME: Meconi
LOCATION: Louisville, Ky. USA
ADDRESS: dmeconi@peoplepc.com
Date: 7/3/00
Time: 2:20:23 PM

COMMENTS

Dear Mr. Bruce, The last time we saw you was in a small club in Detroit (your LAST tour with Ginger around 1989). We sat at the very front table and have not yet gotten over the magnitude of your talent. (Did you get the shortbread or did the crew eat it...from a great Scottish bakery). We would travel anywhere to see you perform again...will it happen soon? One question...while traveling with the Allstars band how did you decide who was going to sing...you or Gary Brooker? - The best to you! - D&D Meconi


NAME: Grant Scale
LOCATION: Alexandra, Australia
ADDRESS: gscale@murrindindi.vic.gov.au
Date: 7/4/00
Time: 4:05:43 AM

COMMENTS

Jack, Australia can't wait to see you out this way this year. Hope you get plenty of time to enjoy our country and maybe do some low key gigs in addition to the big venues.


NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Australia
ADDRESS: wickertlorraine@hotmail.com
Date: 7/4/00
Time: 6:25:08 AM

COMMENTS

Hello Aussie Jack Bruce fans, we're in the process of forming Friends Of Jack Bruce (Australia). The idea of our group is to get Oz fans together on the net to share info on Jack Bruce and to let each other know of shops carrying JB recordings, and magazines etc. being released in Oz containing interviews with JB. With regular JB Guestbook visitors, such as Dennis Lawrenson and Ron Wilson, we also intend requesting Jack Bruce tracks to be played on national radio stations (eg.Triple J). If you're interested, please contact M&L or Dennis Lawrenson (e-Mail addresses listed in Guestbook).


NAME: Dave Skourup
LOCATION: El Paso, Texas, USA
ADDRESS: ddansk@aol.com
Date: 7/4/00
Time: 7:07:27 PM

COMMENTS

Wonderful website, with insights into many of the great moments in blues-rock. Mr Bruce, you are the BEST! I hope all's going well on the current tour with Ringo.


NAME: Wade Schwartz
LOCATION: Spokane, WA
ADDRESS: wadepc1@msn.com
Date: 7/4/00
Time: 10:48:36 PM

COMMENTS

It wonderful to find out how you are doing, Jack. I have been a lifelong fan since the early days of Cream and all your solo ventures. Thank you for the wonderful mucic and thanks to Derek for this site!


NAME: BKM
LOCATION: England
ADDRESS:
Date: 7/6/00
Time: 8:05:31 AM

COMMENTS

When IS Jacks new album coming out?


NAME: Dennis Lawrenson
LOCATION: Wallabi Point Australia
ADDRESS: jlorro@tpgi.com.au
Date: 7/6/00
Time: 9:40:30 PM

COMMENTS

Jack/Derek, Your extended family is "Waiting On A Word " on news of the release of the new album ...We're all hungry for new masterpieces ! Hope to hear some good news soon given that it's been in the can for 6 months. Jack,just listened to a song I hadn't heard before of you and Nick Kershaw that you did in 1988.I think it was titled "All Alone",it was great music and had a good commercial feel about it ,but so typically (as we're used to)was overlooked by the music industry moovers and shakers.I just wanted to mention that I thought it was a great collaborative effort.You never cease to amaze me with your musical diversity ! Kind regards, Dennis


NAME: JAMES MATTHEWS
LOCATION: EVERETT WASHINGTON
ADDRESS: MOONDOG55OO@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 12:37:44 AM

COMMENTS

JACK I'VE BEEN A FAN EVER SINCE I WALKED INTO THE WONDERWORLD STORE IN FAIRFIELD CALIFORNIA BACK IN 1965 AND SPOTTED THE CREAM ALBUM.IT SEEMS THAT BACK IN THOSE EARLY DAYS RECORD CHOICES WERE SO VERY LIMITED.THEY WERE STILL PUSHIN MONTOVANI FOR CHRIST SAKE.I'VE GOT ALL OF YOUR ALBUMS AND TAPES AND CD'S, I'VE GOT ERIC'S AND GINGER B'S ALSO,BUT YOU ARE MY FAVORITE.I FINALLY GOT TO SEE YOU LIVE,WHEN YOU PLAYED A SMALL CLUB IN SAN FRANCISCO,AND YOU JUST BLEW ME AWAY.TO ME YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN ONE OF THE GREATS OF ALL TIME.I WAS FLIPPING THROUGH THE CHANNELS THE OTHER NIGHT AND I SAW YOU PLAYING WITH RINGO'S ALL STAR BAND ON LETTERMAN.I'M JUST SORRY I MISSED SOME OF IT.BUT AT LEAST I GOT TO SEE YOU.. I AM ANTICIPATING THE NEW RELEASE.

A SOLID FAN IN WASHINGTON


NAME: Jimm Hickey
LOCATION: New York
ADDRESS: jimhickey@earthlink.net
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 2:11:03 AM

COMMENTS

Hi Jack, Just dropped by to say hello. Have a nice summer. All the best, J.H. http://home.earthlink.net/~jimhickey


NAME: Steve
LOCATION: Pool
ADDRESS: spool@webtv.net
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 4:12:07 AM

COMMENTS

have admired Jacks's vocal and melodic bass playing for year and years. Currently am taking a blues band into the bluesbreakers and cream era. Appreciate the lifelong work.


NAME: Bob Clayton
LOCATION: Bordentown, NJ USA
ADDRESS: bobc1@peoplepc.com
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 9:19:01 AM

COMMENTS

'Waiting on a word' regarding the new album. Any news? Jack's die-hard fans can't stand the suspense! What's the latest?


NAME: vicente moreno tapia
LOCATION: san luis potosi, s.l.p., mexico
ADDRESS: vicentemt@starmedia.com.mx
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 1:20:18 PM

COMMENTS

soy un fan mexicano de jack bruce y creo que esta es una de las mejores paginas, que he visto acerca de este gran artista,

felicidades


NAME: bill smith
LOCATION: liverpool
ADDRESS: bandm73@talk21.com
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 8:40:34 PM

COMMENTS

cream, things we like, tony williams lifetime,..what an inspiration.thank you jack !(from a drummer who learned to listen to mr bass man because of your style,)


NAME: Kenny Jones
LOCATION: Crouch End
ADDRESS: kennyjones@appleonline.net
Date: 7/8/00
Time: 9:57:51 AM

COMMENTS

Hi Jack,... good to have met you the other day with Steve and Tracey... (The Odd Couple!) hehe! Manic Depression sounds errr.. much improved! Hey nice web site... looks very good, my compliments to the chef!

Hope to see more of you and Margret in the future, it would be a pleasure to help you guys out with your new project if I get the chance!! All the best Kenny J...


NAME: Larry Wong
LOCATION: HONG KONG
ADDRESS: spca663@hotmail.com
Date: 7/8/00
Time: 2:39:49 PM

COMMENTS

You are the best of the best. I sincerely hope someday you can come to Hong Kong!


NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Australia
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com
Date: 7/8/00
Time: 10:04:14 PM

COMMENTS

About a week ago, with the help of Dennis Lawrenson, we started up Friends Of Jack Bruce (Australia) for people in Oz to get together on the net and discuss such things as where Jack Bruce CDs can be purchased in Oz. We're also going to use "strength in numbers" to encourage radio stations to play some of Jack's music. Obviously a similar organisation could be started up in other parts of the world. Anyway, if you're in Australia and would like to join our free group, please contact us on friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com We are at present waiting for word from a major Sydney music store regarding the availability of Jack Bruce material. Regards - M&L.


NAME: Jeff Ngai
LOCATION: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
ADDRESS: vancouver_jeff@hotmail.com
Date: 7/9/00
Time: 7:49:01 AM

COMMENTS

Your CDs are very hard to find in Vancouver! Any Chance of coming here for a concert???


NAME: DICK MILLER
LOCATION: WASHINGTON STATE
ADDRESS: RCMGOLDBAR@AOL.COM
Date: 7/9/00
Time: 11:17:19 AM

COMMENTS

HEY JACK

I HAVE BLOWN THREE OPPERTUNITIES TO SEE YOU LIVE AND HAVE BEEN KICKING MYSELF EVER SINCE. FIRST WAS WITH CREAM IN 1967 IN SEATTLE. THEN LATER ON WITH WEST AND LAING IN SEATTLE AND LAST WITH THE RINGO TOUR IN ABOUT 93 OR SO AGAIN IN SEATTLE. MY BEST FRIEND OF 30 YEARS, DAVE, SHARES MY {OUR} STUPIDITY IN THIS MATTER. WE HAVE BOTH BEEN HUGE FANS OF YOUR WORK SINCE THE CREAM DAYS AND ALL WE CAN DO IS SHAKE OUR COLLECTIVE HEADS IN DISMAY OVER THIS FOLLY. WE WERE SORRY TO SEE THE RECENT RINGO TOUR DIDNT TAKE YOU ANY CLOSER TO US THAN TAHOE OR SAN DIEGO, AND NEITHER OF US IS IN THE KIND OF FINANCIAL BRACKET TO WARRANT THAT. IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE NEAR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ON TOUR {SEATTLE, PORTLAND ORE., VANCOUVER B.C.} OR THE LIKE, WE NEED TO KNOW. WE HAVE BURNED OUT LITERALLY DOZENS OF YOUR RECORDINGS THROUGH THE YEARS {VINYL, 8 TRACKS, REEL TO REEL, CASSETTES, AND ARE NOW ON CD'S.} THANKS FOR ALL THE YEARS OF GREAT STUFF. ITS VERY FULLFILLING FOR YOUR FANS. DROP ME A NOTE IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE AND ALTHOUGH I WILL KEEP CHECKING THIS SITE FOR TOUR SCEDULES, PUT ME ON A LIST OF FOLKS TO KEEP ABREAST OF YOUR UPCOMING FESTIVITIES. KEEP IT DOWN AS WE KEEP ON WONDERING.

DICK MILLER RCMGOLDBAR@AOL.COM


NAME: jim stark
LOCATION: Southampton, England
ADDRESS: james.stark@tesco.net
Date: 7/9/00
Time: 11:30:15 AM

COMMENTS

I would like to know if Jack still thinks that J.S.Bach was 'the guv'nor' as far as bess playing goes. It was a quote from the Cream farewll video. Also, does Jack get into the classic these days. I am really into classical guitar now but I still really love the old cream stuff and so much that Jack has done since.


NAME: chris nestor
LOCATION: pittsburgh
ADDRESS: steppingoverpeso@pfnmail.net
Date: 7/9/00
Time: 5:23:46 PM

COMMENTS


NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Australia
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com
Date: 7/11/00
Time: 3:37:28 AM

COMMENTS

A quote from Leslie West in the magazine Guitarist January 1994, "Playing with Jack was my dream of a lifetime....I couldn't believe that he (Felix Pappalardi) was producing my favourite group (Cream)! So when I got to play with him and then Jack it was like fulfilling a dream; I mean it was just hard to comprehend. I learned more from playing with Jack than anybody." - M&L.


NAME: Bob Purdy
LOCATION: Syracuse n.y.
ADDRESS: bob.purdy@carrier.utc.com
Date: 7/11/00
Time: 8:17:32 AM

COMMENTS

Saw the show at the Landmark here in Syracuse, had a great time. The Cream stuff was definately the high point for me. White Room was definately kickin. As a bass player myself I've always been inspired by your playing. After 35 years of playing its great to finally get a chance to see one of my longtime bass hero's.


NAME: R E Pasternack
LOCATION: Fairfield, CT
ADDRESS: ryan_pasternack@hotmail.com
Date: 7/11/00
Time: 9:21:31 PM

COMMENTS

A huge fan of White Room and Politician.


NAME: Larry Wong
LOCATION: HONG KONG
ADDRESS: spca663@hotmail.com
Date: 7/12/00
Time: 10:05:46 AM

COMMENTS

What happen to my message I had posted a few days ago???


NAME: John Robson
LOCATION: Co. Durham
ADDRESS: jr@horden-dene.demon.co.uk
Date: 7/12/00
Time: 8:25:32 PM

COMMENTS

I saw Jack,Gary & Gary @ the Cellar Club , South Shields and it was one of the most moving experiences of my life...my wife liks Pavarotti and she tell me she feels tingles wheh he sings...so do I But it's JaCK...She can keep ht Fat Bloke... J.R.


NAME: Glenn Goodspeed
LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
ADDRESS: goodspeeds@earthlink.net
Date: 7/13/00
Time: 9:35:43 PM

COMMENTS

Longtime fan, amateur player with a '65 EBO!


NAME: Floyd Cosmi
LOCATION: Cinti.Ohio USA
ADDRESS: fcosmi@msn.com
Date: 7/14/00
Time: 6:27:06 PM

COMMENTS

Please re-release Harmony Row on cd.Have been searching for yrs.for this cd to no avail.I think it was one of your best efforts as a solo effort.I saw you play a few yrs. back at a NAMM show.What a great performance.Will always remember that show performance.thanks for such great music thru out the yrs.and into the future. Floyd Cosmi always a fan even at 53yrs young


NAME: john montagna
LOCATION: new york city
ADDRESS: moregarlic@yahoo.com
Date: 7/14/00
Time: 11:03:43 PM

COMMENTS

where is the new album? i have to keep your picture everywhere i go! i love you jack you taurian devil you just like mingus but you knew that already, didn't you? jm


NAME: bobboblues
LOCATION: roma italia
ADDRESS: roberto.durantini@libero.it
Date: 7/15/00
Time: 3:42:40 PM

COMMENTS

hi derek !!! you are on a holiday aren't you??


NAME: Deborah
LOCATION: San Diego, CA
ADDRESS: dks53@webtv.net
Date: 7/16/00
Time: 5:09:50 AM

COMMENTS

Jack, this is going to be another gush page, but you have really affected me over the years. I somehow always manage to get free ( way back in the West, Bruce & Laing days ) or front row seats to your concerts. Sorry Ringo, but I come mainly to see Jack on the tours. I'm still in awe over seeing you here in San Diego back in June. I just loved watching how much you were into playing for the fans. It was such a treat! I think it would be fantastic if you got your own solo group going on tour. I hope what I read somewhere isn't true, and this is going to be Ringos' last tour. No more Jack! If it is, thanks for the memories.


NAME: andreas stettler
LOCATION: bern, switzerland
ADDRESS: andreas.stettler@gmx.net
Date: 7/16/00
Time: 3:36:04 PM

COMMENTS

hallo jack bruce, I'm a old fan of cream and I'd like to know the tourplan 2000. I read somewhere that All Stars will be playing in switzerland?. Keep up the good playing. greetings from berne andreas


NAME: Chuck Hutsler
LOCATION: baltimore, maryland
ADDRESS: chutsler@erols.com
Date: 7/16/00
Time: 10:25:34 PM

COMMENTS

Saw Jack with Cream during the Farewell Tour in Baltimore at the Civic Center, second row from the stage. Opening acts were: Terry Reid ( I was so impressed with him that I went right out the next day and purchased Bang Bang You're Terry Reid LP) and the Moody Blues ( In Search Of The Lost Chord was their latest album). It was truly a spiritual experience!


NAME: Cathy  Rood
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
ADDRESS: rudecat@cat-rood.com
Date: 7/17/00
Time: 11:39:55 AM

COMMENTS

Hello Jack,

I saw you twice this summer with the Ringo Tour. I have to tell you that you have ALWAYS been my favorite bass player but I adore you voice and all your many other musicial talents. You are truely gifted. Your style is a beautiful! It was an honor and an inspiration to see you again. I wish you only the best. My husband is now a HUGE fan, too. Hope to see you again next year!!!

Best to you,

Cathy & Bill Rood


NAME: Michelle McBride
LOCATION: UK
ADDRESS: michelle@lovepeace.org
Date: 7/17/00
Time: 2:49:14 PM

COMMENTS

To the MAN: I'm glad to have found this site, and I am waiting to hear the new LP with Kip.


NAME: Forrest Armstrong
LOCATION: Houston, TX
ADDRESS: forrestcarmen@aol.com
Date: 7/17/00
Time: 8:54:57 PM

COMMENTS

Mr. Bruce: I drove from Nacogdoches, TX where I was attending college to Houston in 1968 on a Sunday night to see you perform with Cream. Also caught your shows at Rockefeller's and Fitzgerald's (with Ginger) in Houston several years ago. Great shows. I'm 52 now, managing a mutual fund for a bank, but still listen to your music often. Thanks for the memories!


NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com
Date: 7/20/00
Time: 9:08:46 PM

COMMENTS

We've loaded the supplies and packed the mules, tomorrow we gallantly set out on an heroic expedition to deepest, darkest Cuicoland to discover why all is so quiet. - M&L.


NAME: bobboblues
LOCATION: roma
ADDRESS: bobboblues@katamail.com
Date: 7/21/00
Time: 6:04:12 PM

COMMENTS

cuicoland is not Quickoland....shhh at sleepin' site site... one summer day....


NAME: Kevin Curry
LOCATION: windam Maine, usa
ADDRESS: kcurry@megalink.net
Date: 7/22/00
Time: 8:49:45 AM

COMMENTS

I was listening to some old Cream Songs and thought, hmmmm wonder what Bruce is up to nowaday's. Sounds good Jack, keep jamming.


NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com
Date: 7/25/00
Time: 12:16:07 AM

COMMENTS

Hello fellow Jack Bruce fans, A while ago we asked JB fans to send emails to 60 Minutes, requesting them to do a segment on Jack. Since our original request we've had a ton of replies from other JB supporters, letting us know that they have done so. If you haven't sent an email to 60 Minutes yet, but are happy to, here's how: * go into Search *type in 60 Minutes *hit the 60 Minutes - Oggicial site * hit Feedback (in yellow writing on left side) * hit Submit Let's hope it happens - M&L.


NAME: Randall Bouza
LOCATION: Orcutt, CA
ADDRESS: RandallBouza@hotmail.com
Date: 7/25/00
Time: 2:45:30 AM

COMMENTS

I'm not entirely positive, but sometime in the early 70's I thought I remember hearing a magnificent rendition of the song, If I were a carpenter, by Jack Bruce. Do you know if he was involved with this song title around that time, and if so, how I might obtain a recording of it.

Thanks,

Randy


NAME: HERBICIDAL
LOCATION: BROOKLYN, N.Y.
ADDRESS:
Date: 7/26/00
Time: 1:59:33 PM

COMMENTS

Jack, for me you are a total inspiration and I find it very difficult to imagine my life without your music, your vocals and your one of a kind, distinctive groove, melodic and contrapuntal bass playing. It is without a doubt that you are a true master at your craft whether it be singing, bass playing, piano playing or composing. No other musician has ever moved me at a live situation the way you did when you sang THEME and GOLDEN DAYS at Koln, Germany in NOV. of 93. Yes Jack, I've traveled the world to see you, though you did call me crazy when we met at S.O.B.'S in '94 and I told you that I flew to Koln, Germany to see you both nights at your 50th birthday concert.


NAME: TIM STEWART
LOCATION: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
ADDRESS: TIM.STEWART@COMPAQ.COM
Date: 7/27/00
Time: 4:55:26 AM

COMMENTS

JACK BRUCE IS A TRULY GIFTED MUSICIAN THAT I AM SURE HAS GAINED THE APPROPRIATE RECOGNITION IN ANY KIND OF CIRCLE THAT AN ARTIST OF SUCH CALIBRE DESERVES TO BE RECOGNISED IN!


NAME: howard
LOCATION: LA,CA
ADDRESS: THREENINESNFINE@EXCITE.COM
Date: 7/27/00
Time: 9:53:54 AM

COMMENTS

jack,

NO DOUBT...YOU ARE THE GREATEST...PERIOD. GET THAT CLAPTON FELLOW AND THE GREAT GINGER BAKER TO DO ONE LAST CREAM REUNION. AFTER ALL TODAY THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS REUNION OF 70'S AND 80'S BANDS WHOSE MUSIC WAS LESS THAN IRRELEVANT. BUT CREAMS THE MUSIC OF CREAM, A BAND THAT TRANSFORMED THE LIVE GIGS INTO A WORK OF ART. NOT TO MENTION THE INSPIRATION OF TONS OF TODAYS MUSICIANS!! C'MON. DO WHAT YOU CAN JACK!! A FAN FOR LIFE


NAME: Michael Mitchell
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD
ADDRESS: donhabu@lycos.com
Date: 7/28/00
Time: 5:12:23 PM

COMMENTS

Dear Mr. Bruce, in 1976 I began playing the bass as a kid in Jr. high. I was such a big fan of yours that I begged my father for months (we didn't have much money so I had to save)to help me buy a used EBO. I really wanted an EB3 but couldn't afford one... I finally got the EBO and began playing in my first band-playing all Cream songs. I am in that same band after all these years, still playing most of the same music, although i do it on a Bass VI now! I have only had the opportunity to hear you play live once (1989 Question tour). If you ever feel the urge to visit, or sit in with your biggest fans, let me know. Best Wishes, Michael Jeff Scott Joe Chris Nancy


NAME: Gerry Kennedy
LOCATION: Edinburgh, Scotland
ADDRESS: gerry.kennedy@lineone.net
Date: 7/29/00
Time: 10:54:58 AM

COMMENTS

Delighted to be able to sign this guestbook. Jack Bruce was my great idol of the late 60s and 70s. The great trio of solo albums 'Songs for a Taylor' Harmony Row' and 'Out of the Storm' are marvellous and the latter two, in particular, full of intricate songs which only Becker/Fagen could match in composition complexity. Brilliant in live concert also, he's a fantastic musician and I'm proud he's a Scot! (Mustn't forget to praise Pete Brown also for the lyrics that have provided the base for Jack's music).


NAME: Raphael Hawkins
LOCATION: Bradbury, NSW, Australia
ADDRESS: senriyamaman@hotkey.net.au
Date: 7/29/00
Time: 9:15:31 PM

COMMENTS

just sent my request to 60 minutes for a coverage of jack bruce on their programme. it's about time the world recognised this brilliant musician's talent. raphael


NAME: Lenny Paoletto
LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona
ADDRESS: lennygp@juno.com
Date: 8/1/00
Time: 2:31:04 AM

COMMENTS

Dear Jack, A great website. I am 47 years-old, and have been an admirer of your unique and haunting songwriting and composition as far back as Cream. In addition to your incredible solo albums, some of the things you did with Leslie West and Corky Laing are still amazing to me. "Like a Plate" and "Out into the Fields" are original, mysterious and gorgeously rich. I have read some of the interviews you have given with respect to jazz, and I am in complete agreement. Improvisation is what real jazz is all about; not some saxiphonist (who will remain un-named) going "toot-toot". I used to argue with my friends that Cream (at least when you guys played live) was simply the first amplified (loud) jazz trio. Anyway, I used to turn Eric's channel off and listen to you and Ginger - what awesome counterpoint! I haven't had the opportunity to get any of your newer releases, and am looking forward to doing so shortly. I always wanted to thank you for the great music. I sincerely believe, as a fellow musician (34 years playing blues and rock) that you should be considered historically as one of this century's most original composeres. Thanks again and God bless you.

Lenny Paoletto


NAME: CHRIS PHILIPPIDIS
LOCATION: KASTORIA,GREECE
ADDRESS:
Date: 8/1/00
Time: 7:31:38 AM

COMMENTS

WHEN WILL BE REUNION OF THE CREAM;


NAME: bobboblues
LOCATION: roma-italia
ADDRESS: bobboblues@katamail.com
Date: 8/1/00
Time: 3:02:33 PM

COMMENTS

Hello Jack!!! It was at your concert in Sardinia-Italia in 92 that I asked why you didn't play in Roma: you answered : THEY(the fuc***d managers...) don't call ME!!! Now I call you!! I'm not in the BIZ but i have some good friends that are very interested in havin' you playin' at their little place in my town (a really famous one). I will try in every way to bring you here. For those interested in this project or only the friends of JB all over the world: please e-mail this site: www.bigmama.it askin' them to push for Jack playin' in Roma with his trio. If money isn't enough i'll put the rest!!! What else can I do? I'm on my knees...


NAME: Charlie Makredes
LOCATION: Melrose,Massachusetts
ADDRESS: kitso@netzero.net
Date: 8/4/00
Time: 5:15:27 PM

COMMENTS

JACK, I GOT TO SAY THAT I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO YOU PLAYING FOR MANY YEARS,I THINK YOUR SINGING AND BASS PLAYING(ALONG WITH EVERY OTHER INSTRUMENT YOU PLAY!)IS TOTALLY THE BEST.YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY THE MOST TALENTED MEMBER OF CREAM(WITHOUT EXAGERATION). I WAS LISTENING TO SOME OF THE LIVE STUFF YOU DID WITH CREAM "SPOONFUL","TALES OF THE BRAVE ULLYSSES","DESERTED CITIES OF THE HEART",AND I HAVE TO SAY THE STUFF YOU WERE DOING WILL NEVER EVER BE DUPLICATED JUST TAKING PURE RAW TALENT INTO CONSIDERATION. JACK,I THINK CLAPTON'S REJECTION OF THE CREAM REUNION (THAT'S WHAT I HEARD) IS PURELY A DEFENSIVE MECHANISM - (BEING AFRAID OF BEING OUTPLAYED 0N STAGE TALENTWISE AND ENERGYWISE.) I HAVE A VERY DEEP RESPECT FOR WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON IN BOSTON. JACK AGAIN I THINK THE STUFF CREAM DID LIVE IS SO SUPERIOR TO WHAT OTHER GROUPS HAVE DONE.THE STUFF THAT YOU DID ON SPOONFUL (WHICH I'VE LISTENED TO 1000 TIMES)BLOWS ME AWAY EVERY TIME. P.S. I SAW YOU WITH RINGO AND THE GROUP ON DAVE LETTERMAN- YOU MUST HAVE BEEN DOING YOUR STUFF ON THE COMMERCIAL BREAK,I WAS SO PISSED THAT I COULDN'T SEE AND HEAR IT-WHEN THEY CUT BACK FROM THE COMMERCIAL IT WAS OBVIOUS THE CROWD WAS GETTING INTO IT. GOD BLESS MAN.


NAME: dennis crawford
LOCATION: mt.home,Ar
ADDRESS: crockzappa@webtv.net
Date: 8/4/00
Time: 6:32:17 PM

COMMENTS

Jack is the bass player alive. His style is one of a kind. I'm looking forward to his new release. To see gary moore listed with him should be great. I've ben listening to jack since 1968 when in hih school. Jack is always a wecome reliefi todays music scene..dennis


NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Australia
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com
Date: 8/5/00
Time: 6:53:00 PM

COMMENTS

Dennis Lawrenson and I are just inspecting the tracks and getting the steam pressure up to comply with internation railway standards before departure in The Cuicoland Express. If you would like to be on board or have any contributions for this electronic newsletter please send them soon as it's TRAINTIME! Regards - Marc.


NAME: Randall Hinson
LOCATION: Marianna, Fla.
ADDRESS: jameshinson@hotmail.com
Date: 8/6/00
Time: 8:58:27 PM

COMMENTS

Dear Jack, Enjoyed your contribution to the James Jamerson tribute, 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown.' How sad that such a gifted man was largely overlooked during his lifetime. I've always loved your compositions that played around with the time signatures, i.e. 'Deserted Cities of the Heart,''As You Said,' etc. 'Like A Plate,' is one of the most astonishing feats of creativity I've ever heard on record. I have many bass students. Two things I tell them is, learn how to read music. And do yourself a favor and get some Jack Bruce recordings. I hope I will one day get the chance to see you live.

Randall Hinson jameshinson@hotmail.com


NAME: Maestro Alex Gregory
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
ADDRESS: Alex @ pentasystem.com
Date: 8/7/00
Time: 1:06:22 AM

COMMENTS

Dear Jack, Long time no see you. We originally met in 1981 further to an introduction of Don Airey or Cozy Powell (the first meeting was at Chez Louisette in Baker Street...and we continued at the pub next door) in regard to the Keith Emerson project, on which I was supposed to play guitar.

We rehearsed at the Bracknell Art Centre (where you proudly sported your porno guitar strap that a friend had artfully made for you out of multicoloured pieces of leather) in the summer of 1982 for some warm up gigs like the Windsor one you blew off because of sickness.

I still play the long riff you thought me from a song of yours dedicated to Charlie Parker, though I cannot remember the one I picked up in a few seconds (some odd time African thing) while John McLaughling could not play, as you told me.

Nothing really happened then, which was to be expected as ou told me that Keith had already asked you to join him when you left Cream, but you had told him to f... off.

We tried again to get something going with Dave Palmer from Jethro Tull in the spring of 1985 and you came from Germany to meet at the Coach and Hounds in Kensington. Then you decided that the material I had at that time was too classical for the mood you were in, so nothing happened and I moved to LA.

I cannot get through the old number so I have left a message with Pete Brown's answering machine, but obviously after only 15 years I do not know if that is him.

My latest venture is the PENTASYSTEM which makes the last few thousands years of music obsolete. Oddly enough that may suit you perfectly, so please check www.pentasystem.com and www.nidusprod/maestro.

I have just finished the record "12 JOKES FOR HEAVY METAL MANDOLIN" where there is a hell of a lot of Cream, but with the lead instrument being my newly invented HEAVY METAL MANDOLIN. It blows away guitar!

I have also finished the record "ANOTHER MILLENNIUM?", which is a fully blown "electric" orchestral record with full vocals, and is, in fact, not only a record, but the event of the millennium! No instrument from the past is used on this record, and even the drums are fully melodical!!!

Get in touch to let me know how to send you copies. I hope everything is well with you.

All the best

Alex


NAME: Bil
LOCATION: England
ADDRESS: bscouse@hotmail.com
Date: 8/7/00
Time: 6:33:56 AM

COMMENTS

Just browsed in and I think wow Jack is the greatest I love himand his music


NAME: Ed Tracey
LOCATION: Lebanon, NH, USA
ADDRESS: edwardjtracey@netscape.net
Date: 8/8/00
Time: 6:52:14 PM

COMMENTS

Hi - I'm writing now to ask: does anyone know the origin of the title of "Boston Ball Game 1967" that appeared on the "Songs For A Tailor" album?


NAME: Paul Westlake
LOCATION: Chicago, IL USA
ADDRESS: bass@jazzlake.com
Date: 8/9/00
Time: 2:46:15 PM

COMMENTS

Jack (or you if I am so lucky to have your ear) has been a great influence on my playing. I have done lots of stuff from Rock and Roll, Reggae, Blues and lots of Jazz. I love jazz the most except for the fact that a lot of jazz players don't stick it out like Jack always has. I would love to play with you if you are ever in Chicago, if for only a song or two. I am 41 and have been playing ever since I fell in love you, John E., Jaco and Charlie Haden. Thanks


NAME: ROY REID
LOCATION: UK
ADDRESS: rreid@freenetname.co.uk
Date: 8/9/00
Time: 5:51:37 PM

COMMENTS


NAME: Gareth Davies
LOCATION: England
ADDRESS: garethd@davies14.totalserve.co.uk
Date: 8/9/00
Time: 6:59:32 PM

COMMENTS

I know it's a long time since the BBM album I also know that there won't be another due to Gary Moore being a prat. What about BBW Bruce, Baker, Webb. Stan Webb is one of the best. Then again, what about BBC Bruce, Baker, Clapton. Perhaps shorten it to Cream or something. Go on do it whilst you're still alive.

Cheers G


NAME: Dave Beaty
LOCATION: Ukiah, California
ADDRESS: DaveKath@pacific.net
Date: 8/10/00
Time: 5:10:15 PM

COMMENTS

Dear Jack Bruce: I was thrilled to find your web-site! I have been a fan since your days with Cream, and especially of your great album "Songs for A tailor!" I have always considered you to be one of the best singers in rock, as well as the best bass player. I am so glad to see you are healthy and still rocking on. Dave Beaty


NAME: mark volk
LOCATION:
ADDRESS: volk@prodigy.net
Date: 8/11/00
Time: 2:18:57 PM

COMMENTS

thank you very much for providing part of the soundtrack of my life at such an interesting time in history. i think you are incredibly lucky not only to be so talented but to have been such a huge part of what was truly a social revolution that still has not been fully understood even by some of the major participants. hope your life is full of whatever it is you need to make it magic.


NAME: Alan Schrager
LOCATION: Manassas Park , Va.  U.S.A.
ADDRESS: kassyschrager@juno.com
Date: 8/13/00
Time: 4:12:29 AM

COMMENTS

In 1989 at a club {The Bayou} in Washington, D.C. I heard a performance. You sounded quite good and so did your band. A good number of fans waited a very long time to have an opportunity to see you. I did get a chance to shake your hand and you looked at me as if to say: "Thank you, if you could please get out of my way"... Ginger Baker left separately in a limo all by himself and a very nice guitarist by the name of Blues Saraceno did take the time to talk and sign autographs... I am a Professional Musician and have always found your work unique and creatively refreshing. "Thank you for being an inspiration!" 


NAME: louisc
LOCATION: new orleans
ADDRESS: LOOUISC  AOL . COM
Date: 8/13/00
Time: 12:04:35 PM

COMMENTS

WHAT A FANTASTIC WEBSITE. I ,M NOW AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A HUGE JACK BRUCE FAN , LOOKING FOWARD TO EVERY PROJECT. I,M A DRUMMER AND HAVE BEEN AT IT FOR 19 YRS OF MY 28 AND I THINK THAT JACKS PHRASING WHETHER VOCALLY OR IN HIS BASS PLAYING IS SINGULAR


NAME: LOUDRUMMER
LOCATION: NEW ORLEANS,LA
ADDRESS: LOOUISC AOL.COM
Date: 8/13/00
Time: 12:40:29 PM

COMMENTS

TO LISTEN TO JACKS PHRASING WHETHER VOCALLY OR IN HIS BASS PLAYING IS AT ONCE CAPTIVATING AND A CONTINUAL LESSON IN THE MOST TASTEFUL USE OF FEEL AND IDEA . THANKS JACK AND KEEP WORKING YOUR MAGIC!


NAME: Dennis Lawrenson
LOCATION: Wallabi Point, Australia
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com
Date: 8/15/00
Time: 9:14:09 PM

COMMENTS

Hi everyone, Just to let you know Marc and I will be releasing Cuicoland Express Issue no.1 tomorrow 17/8/2000 ! For those who would like to know more and receive an invitation to join the group simply E-mail the above address. We have had a great responce from Brucers all over the world and all ages (I believe our youngest member is just 14 !)


NAME: Gregor Robin Oceanskyland
LOCATION: Santa Barbara, Calif.
ADDRESS: osl@oceanskyland.com
Date: 8/16/00
Time: 7:28:59 PM

COMMENTS

8/15/2000 Hi Jack! I saw you at the Goodbye Cream Tour in 1968 at the Los Angeles Forum and in about 1994 at the Ventura Theater when you joined forces with Ginger. Both were unforgettable. I have done my first CD, "Oceanskyland" and the band is of the same name. I dedicated track 5 (Smooth Transformations) to Jimi! The CD has a Cream, Jimi feel to it with a pop attitude. I'm sending a copy to a pub owner near you. He is the ex-husband of my masseuse. She told me you frequent the place. I hope he gets it to you! It would be great if you heard it. It's fresh out of Santa Barbara. TAKE CARE and KEEP ROCKIN! GREGOR ROBIN/OCEANSKYLAND osl@oceanskyland.com (805) 969-9171


NAME: Janice Matson
LOCATION: Irving, TX
ADDRESS: ttuffmuz@aol.com
Date: 8/18/00
Time: 5:59:03 PM

COMMENTS

I don't know if you're located in the Los Angeles area, if so, you can see and hear Chuck at The Baked Potato.

“Chuck Rainey Coalition”

Performing at The Baked Potato 6266 1/2 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA

Tuesday August 29, 2000

Two Shows 9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.

Chuck Rainey (Bass/Vocals)

Jerry Peters (Keyboards) Musician: Marvin Gaye – I Want You/album Donald Byrd – Street Lady/album, Faces And Places/album Arranger: Earth Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, James Ingram, Patti Austin Song Writer: “Going in Circles” performed by The Friends of Distinction

Trevor Lawrence (Tenor Saxophone) Musician: Featured Saxophone soloist on Marvin Gaye’s “Troubled Man” Featured Saxophone soloist with The Rolling Stones (tour), Paul Bitterfield (tour) Aranger & Production: Ringo Starr-Goodnight Vienna, Etta James Song Writer” “I’m So Excited” performed by The Pointer Sisters

Trevor Lawrence, Jr. (Drums) Musician: Dr. Drey, Toni Braxton, Dizzy Gillespi Arranger & Writer: “Got To Get On The Road” by The Temptations/Irresistible CD

You can contact Chuck Rainey through his booking agent, Janice Matson. (972) 831-1272 email: ttuffmuz@aol.com


NAME: ric soucy
LOCATION: salem n.h
ADDRESS: kid koo @aol.com
Date: 8/19/00
Time: 5:10:21 PM

COMMENTS

I saw jack play in 68 at the commodore club in Lowell mass.,.,he ispired me on and went on to complete my own musical education at berklee boston.,in 77.,.,all the while following all his work and albums .,right thru west bruce and lang.,.,saw corky 3 months ago doing a benefit in Haverhill mass.,.,i managed to take my 20 15 and 16 year old.,to the ice center in salem N.H.,to catch the ringo band front row.,.,.,70 a pop it was worth it,.,., i wanted my kids to see what i had seen in 68.,and boy were they floored.,not with the band ., but with jack.,., really left an impression that they will never forget.,.,especially after hearing me play cream songs in my studio their whole lives and then to see the master do it.,really blew them away.,.,.,of course they couldnt get enough of sunshine of your love and were singing the riff for days.,.,to bad about felix(pappalardi) his impact on my musical life along with jack .,is imeasurable GIANT JACK


NAME: Mark Saunders
LOCATION: Boston MA (USA)
ADDRESS: msaunde@gis.net
Date: 8/20/00
Time: 12:53:42 PM

COMMENTS

I like the song "Out Into The Fields" as recorded by the the Jack Bruce and Friends Band. Its' a really moving and powerful version and I just heard it for the first time the other day. Give it a listen. You will not be disappointed !!

Previous to this I had heard the same song by West, Bruce and Laing which was highly produced it seems.

Both versions are really good.

But I was completely blown away by the Friends version of Out Into The Fields.

Its a gem and well worth the time to listen.

Take Care.


NAME: Craig Marsden
LOCATION: Flint, MI, USA
ADDRESS: mars4muse@aol.com
Date: 8/21/00
Time: 1:10:14 AM

COMMENTS

The other day I was looking for a CD to play in the car and just happened to bump into my old copy of Disraeli Gears by Cream. I hadn't really given it a good listening to in some years. From the moment the music hit my ears, I felt suddenly drawn in by the shear beauty and intelligence of this music as if it was the first time I had ever heard it. By the time "Tales of Brave Ulysses" started, I found myself so emotionally involved, I almost had to stop the car. And the one element of the music which captivated me the most was that of Jack Bruce' awesome vocals, bass playing, and even more important, his writing. I was, to put it mildly, blown away. Shortly thereafter, I listened to the "Fresh Cream" CD and came away thinking just what an injustice it has been that such geniuses as Jack Bruce have been pushed out of the forefront in favor of the mediocrity of trendy bands and artists of the last twenty or so years. (I can still hear the ephoric harmonies of "I Feel Free" in my head as I write this). So when I discovered this web site, it touched my heart and soul to find that Jack is (and has been) very active and busy doing so many wonderful and creative things over these many years. And although I've always thought of Eric Clapton to be a great talent, it has always rubbed me that EC has garnered so much esteem and recognition, when in fact, Jack Bruce was always in my mind far more deservant of these accolades. At any rate, now that I have discovered this web site, I plan to make it a point in going back and playing catch up with regards to Jack's solo output and more recent projects. And being a professional singer/guitarist/songwriter myself, I find it great inspiration to rediscover one of the truly great musical influences that helped to spawn my own desire to make above average, high quality art. Jack Bruce set a standard so long ago that even I had almost forgotten about in light of the trite, immature music that gets precedence on the airwaves today. I only wish that there was a radio format today that plays only music of the rock masters, keeping those who are aware enough and who appreciate greatness, up to date on their current output. (Even NPR has a limited scope with regards to this). In lieu of this, I will sample some of Jack's current stuff on the Internet (and some of the things I've missed over the years) with great interest and will most certainly bookmark this web site and check back often. Thank you, Craig Marsden


NAME: Martti Turunen
LOCATION: Finland
ADDRESS: martti.turunen@ritmacon.inet.fi
Date: 8/21/00
Time: 6:16:18 AM

COMMENTS

I have been a Jack Bruce fan since 1968. I have got almost every record from Jack. Its an anger because, Bruce kind of beautiful music is not popular in this "hip hop" world.

Best regards: Martti


NAME: Mark Saunders
LOCATION: Boston MA (USA)
ADDRESS: msaunde@gis.net
Date: 8/21/00
Time: 5:54:05 PM

COMMENTS

I think that Mr. Bruces' influence as a musician, composer and singer goes well beyond record sales and airtime on the radio.

Most record stores in the USA have a "Bruce, Jack" section in the CD rack be it small or large --- but it is invariably there. That is a very tough market. Shelf space is highly limited.

Pop groups come and go.

Jacks' work will always be there for the next generation to discover and marvel at.


NAME: ben spaans
LOCATION: holland
ADDRESS: ben_spaans@spidernet.nl
Date: 8/22/00
Time: 3:43:09 PM

COMMENTS

I've been a fan for a long time and still am


NAME: john montagna
LOCATION: new york city
ADDRESS: moregarlic@yahoo.com
Date: 8/22/00
Time: 10:19:36 PM

COMMENTS

oh how i long for jack's new music! i would swim the length of the sea........... jm


NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail
Date: 8/24/00
Time: 10:20:25 PM

COMMENTS

Whenever you mention Jack's name, people say, "Oh, the bass player with Cream." They don't seem to realise that Jack has been doing brilliant work since Cream, and that a lot of his best stuff has been his recent solo work. That's understandable when it's virtually impossible to buy Jack's CDs anywhere. It's as hard to buy his publicly released CDs as his bootlegs. Let's hope his solo recordings can be re-released worldwide. Regards - M&L.


NAME: bobboblues
LOCATION: roma,italia
ADDRESS: bobboblues@katamail.com
Date: 8/25/00
Time: 3:10:42 AM

COMMENTS

I have seen the cover of the new book about Cream by Chris Welch on the THOSE WERE THE DAYS site: Where are Jack and Ginger? Were they informed about it?? Or they just said OK to that?? Please if you know the answer use this guestbook!!


NAME: Brett Martin
LOCATION: England
ADDRESS:
Date: 8/25/00
Time: 12:11:23 PM

COMMENTS

When oh when is Jacks new album going to be released. Jack Bruce invented electric Jazz/Rock/Blues bass playing.ok.


NAME: Steve Lutkevich
LOCATION: Revere, MA
ADDRESS: Shirley1@mediaone.net
Date: 8/26/00
Time: 3:40:58 PM

COMMENTS

Saw the Ringo Tour in Boston (New Hampshire), and you were wonderful as usual! Can't wait for the new solo album. Been your fan for over thirty years.

Love the website.

Thanks


NAME: phil loacano
LOCATION: Franklin        North Carolina
ADDRESS: locos@dnet.netJa
Date: 8/26/00
Time: 10:41:55 PM

COMMENTS

Jack saw you Twice in Detroit,and still have goose bumps. Thanks


NAME: Margo Burgers
LOCATION: Walsall England
ADDRESS: margo&mburgers.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 8/27/00
Time: 7:18:38 AM

COMMENTS

Remember me from your Graham Bond days?

Glad to see that you're still around,

Brgds,

Margo


NAME: RODNEY
LOCATION: VENTURA, CA.
ADDRESS: RodVentura@aol.com
Date: 8/27/00
Time: 9:40:50 PM

COMMENTS

Talked with my friend Gary Olmstead, the Landlord of the best Pub in England this afternoon. He asked if i had recently e-mailed you. I had not but thought I would give it a go. I spent two weeks in England in June, 7 of those night at the King's Head in Pebmarsh. What a lucky man you are. Being able to have Gary cook for you and serve up a pint any time your at home proves you have lived a charmed life. Next time your in the L.A. area give me a ring, it's my treat if we can find a place to serve a proper pint! Sincerely Rodney


NAME: Tom Ferrandina
LOCATION: Long Island, NY  USA
ADDRESS: sabbath779@aol.com
Date: 8/29/00
Time: 10:52:45 PM

COMMENTS

Does anybody know what tracks Larry Coryell plays on Jack's "Harmony Row", also I saw someone wrote that Out Into The Fields appears on a Jack Bruce & Friends LP, I thought the only version was performed by West,Bruce & Laing. Would appreciate if anyone can give me this information. Thanks


NAME: Rodolfo
LOCATION: Visconde de Maua
ADDRESS: rodolfobraga19@hotmail.com
Date: 8/30/00
Time: 3:09:44 AM

COMMENTS

Hi Jack! You are an inspiration for me as bass player since 1968(first time I heard The Cream).I got a chance to watch you perform at Universal Amphiteather in Los Angeles with Ringo Starr in 99. God Bless you for all the good music You've been producing all these years. Rodolfo Braga Bass player


NAME: Jimm Hickey
LOCATION: New York
ADDRESS: jimhickey@earthlink.net
Date: 8/31/00
Time: 1:46:54 AM

COMMENTS

Hi Jack, Just dropped by to say hello. I've got some mp3's to listen to at my site if you'd like to drop by. The address is http://www.jimhickey.com All the best, Jimm


NAME: MARC
LOCATION: TAMPA,FL.
ADDRESS: MARCRUDE@AOL.COM
Date: 9/1/00
Time: 12:10:05 AM

COMMENTS

JUST HAPPENED ACROSS THE WEBSITE. IT'S GREAT TO KNOW THAT OTHERS SHARE AN APPRECIATION FOR JACK BRUCE! NOT TAKING AWAY FROM THE TALENT NOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ERIC CLAPTON, CREAM WAS A TRUE COLLABORATION. I GET VERY TIRED OF HEARING DISC JOCKEYS REFER TO CREAM SONGS AS 'ERIC CLAPTON SONGS'. THERE WERE ACTUALLY FOUR GREAT INSTRUMENTS IN THE BAND- THE FOURTH BEING JACK'S VOICE.I STILL LISTEN TO CREAM MUSIC ALMOST EVERY DAY AND I FIND IT UNBELEIVABLE HOW GOOD THEY WERE - ESPECIALLY STACKED UP AGAINST TODAYS SO CALLED MUSICIANS. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A MEMORABLE BASS RUN? THANKS JACK - YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN! - MARC


NAME: R E D
LOCATION: Washington State,USA
ADDRESS: v90red@wa.freei.net
Date: 9/2/00
Time: 12:11:48 AM

COMMENTS

Hey Jack, I lost track of how many times I saw the Cream in San Francisco. NEVER missed you guys when you were at the Fillmore or Winterland.(Only 3 bucks!) I don't know why, but being a drummer myself, I always hated the way the local radio stations would cut out ANY drum solo on a song they would play. They even turned off Ringo and they'd NEVER play "Toad" in a million years. Something against "speed" I think. Fuckin' assholes WISH they could play like Ginger. How is Ginger these days? "Fat" and healthy I hope. "Fresh Cream" was always my fav-o-rite album from you guys. "Pressed Rat & Wart Hog" LIVE! Take care. Randall.


NAME: STEFANO
LOCATION:
ADDRESS:
Date: 9/3/00
Time: 10:05:32 AM

COMMENTS


NAME: Stefano
LOCATION: BOLOGNA (Italy)
ADDRESS:
Date: 9/3/00
Time: 10:14:38 AM

COMMENTS

I play bass guitar because, when I was young, I listened CREAM at all time. Now I am 44 years old. Also my son like CREAM (he is 12 years old). Thank you for your music.


NAME: Eric Stefani
LOCATION: Triest north Italy
ADDRESS: Eric.Stefani@elettra.trieste.it
Date: 9/6/00
Time: 7:54:34 AM

COMMENTS

Jack is the Best!!!! Cream forever Good Luck Lord Bruce

Eric Stefani


NAME: Everett Dickey
LOCATION: USA
ADDRESS: edickey@teletrol.com
Date: 9/7/00
Time: 8:33:59 AM

COMMENTS

JACK; We've met several times int the last 32 years. 1 time at the psy supermarket in BOSTON and the last time at Pauls Mall in BOSTON where my next door friend Keih opened for you. Nice to see your still out there!!!!


NAME: Luc Freson
LOCATION: B - 3300 Kumtich
ADDRESS: motorklassiek@belgacom.net
Date: 9/7/00
Time: 10:30:21 AM

COMMENTS

Love to be in permanent connection with one of my favourite artists.


NAME: Robert Clayton
LOCATION: Bordentown, NJ USA
ADDRESS: bobc1@peoplepc.com
Date: 9/8/00
Time: 1:26:10 AM

COMMENTS

As I sat at the computer a few days ago with the television on in the other room, I suddenly heard the opening chords to 'White Room'. I rushed in to see an ad for Apple computers. I find it interesting that with thousands of "classic rock" songs to choose from, 'I Feel Free' and now 'White Room' have been chosen by these major corporations to sell their products, especially since the type of computers advertised are not the kind that would appeal to people in the age group most familiar with the music of Cream. They're of the type marketed to younger consumers. It only goes to show that the music of Cream/Jack Bruce is truly timeless. Tonight MTV put on their self-indulgent display of mostly no-talent insipid rubbish; there wasn't a single act on that show worthy of tuning Jack's axe. After listening to his Blink 182 CD the other day, my 13 year old son asked me to play 'Pollution Woman' from West, Bruce and Laing's first album. I taught my son to learn to appreciate a variety of musical styles from classical to "pop" music and to not let others dictate what he listens to. It appears that my guidance has rubbed off on him; he has expressed a desire to see Jack in concert with me when he tours again with his own band. I never pushed my taste in music on him, he has come to appreciate Jack's music on his own just from being exposed to it when I play it. Let's hope the new album and tour happen soon. C'mon Jack, you've got the next generation lining up to see you now, so let's get busy. This site is testament to how much you are appreciated by fans of 'real' music throughout the world. WE KNOW how incredibly individual and original your music is and how inspired and deep from within your soul you compose, sing and play and that's why we love you and wait with such anticipation for your new work. Could you please give us some hint as to when the new album may be released? C'mon Jack, it's 'Traintime'. Waiting impatiently in New Jersey.


NAME: Martin Fulker
LOCATION: Bournemouth UK
ADDRESS: Martinthumb@hotmail.com
Date: 9/10/00
Time: 4:01:47 PM

COMMENTS

at last found jacks site, can't wait for the new album and hoprfully some gigs in the UK


NAME: Dave Oswald
LOCATION: London
ADDRESS: dave@edaltd.co.uk
Date: 9/12/00
Time: 11:01:28 AM

COMMENTS

I think I mentiond this before, but the BBC did a documentary on Jack in 1969 called Rope Ladder To The Moon. I think it was directed by Tony Palmer. From what I can remeber they had shots of him on his island, at a Celtic v Rangers football match as well as walking around streets of Glasgow where he grew up. He played several tracks from Songs for a Tailor with Spedding, Hiseman, Heckstall-Smith, Lowther and co as well as some Things we Like sort of stuff with just Hiseman and Heckstall-Smith. Can anyone else remember this. Maybe we should get in touch with BBC archives to see if it still exists. What say you Jack fans?


NAME: mounou
LOCATION:
ADDRESS: mounou@free.fr
Date: 9/13/00
Time: 7:23:07 AM

COMMENTS

well done very good site jack bruce is for me one of the best best regards


NAME: schmidt manfred
LOCATION: A-Vienna (Austria)
ADDRESS: schmidtmanfre46@hotmail.com
Date: 9/14/00
Time: 7:17:15 AM

COMMENTS

Came you in the next time to Vienna (Austria)


NAME: Steve Bush
LOCATION: Bristol, UK
ADDRESS: steve@greengoat.co.uk
Date: 9/16/00
Time: 10:24:50 AM

COMMENTS

Jack - I've been a fan (and a musician) for over 20 years. Your music has been a constant pleasure and inspiration to me since I was in my teens, from the days of Cream onwards. I even sat in the front row when you performed the Sam Shepherd play at the Bridge Lane theatre in Battersea - it was a knockout, and I still can't understand why you don't do more acting! Anyway, keep it up (as well as down!). All the best to you. Steve Bush.


NAME: Junya Kawasaki
LOCATION: Japan
ADDRESS: Non
Date: 9/17/00
Time: 10:34:52 PM

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NAME: Bob Mulholland
LOCATION: Richland, MS
ADDRESS: WIREMANX
Date: 9/18/00
Time: 10:34:20 PM

COMMENTS

Mr.Bruce, You are without a doubt one of the greatest bass guitarists who has ever lived. I have followed your career since the CREAM days. I play those records over and over again all the time. Your instinctive style of improvisational playing is nothing short of phenominal. I just wanted to thank you so much for your invaluable contribution to music.


NAME: Dave Oswald
LOCATION: London
ADDRESS: dave@edaltd.co.uk
Date: 9/21/00
Time: 6:29:59 AM

COMMENTS

I noticed a couple of omissions in the discography. Jack was one of 2 bass players on Michael Gibbs first recording on Deram called Michael Gibbs. (1970 I think) He is on most tracks and his powerful counterpoint bass line on the closing track is truly awesome. One of his finest moments in my opinion. The album is available on CD and is a forgotten classic. It features Chris Spedding, Ray Russell, John Marshall, Tony Oxley, John Surman, Ray Warleigh, Alan Skidmore and many others. Also he appeared on a few tracks of a double album by Donovan in the 60s. Cant remember the name and I have never heard it.


NAME: Lachlan MacLearn
LOCATION: Bedford, NH, USA
ADDRESS: lmaclearn@softlock.com
Date: 9/21/00
Time: 6:37:25 PM

COMMENTS

In '67, Cream played at the (now long gone) New Haven (Connecticut) Arena.

Such was the level of performance (not to mention the decibels) that the unusually rowdy crowd noted prior to the show was reduced to humble silence on the way out following the show.

Stunning event.

A budding lead guitarist, at that time, I asked a huge, bearded roadie, wearing an old greek fisherman's cap, if I could have a look at Clapton's firebird, a few minutes after the show was over. Chap glanced at the guitar (leaning against the Marshall stack) and back at me, and finally muttered "yeah, alright...".

And to my utter amazement, when he handed me the instrument, I found that the strings were the thickness of telephone cables, and sat damn near a half inch off the neck at the octave. Yet I'd just heard an entire evening of whole-note bends and vibratos.

Serious paradigm shift -- I'll never forget it.

Thanks, Jack for so many years of phenomenal songs and sounds!

Lachlan


NAME: doog
LOCATION: west newton, pa
ADDRESS: dougjohn@stargate.com
Date: 9/21/00
Time: 8:37:45 PM

COMMENTS

jack, you are the greatest electronic bass player . no one has ever surpassed you. x 000 scotch is the only answer


NAME: doog
LOCATION:
ADDRESS: dougjohn@stargate.com
Date: 9/21/00
Time: 9:26:41 PM

COMMENTS

jack,can u and ginger get something accoustic and come to the states? for fun, have jeff and mayall "sit in"? or , bishop and hammond? jack. ......bruce baker bishop and hammond!!!! also musslewhite, luv usa


NAME: doog
LOCATION:
ADDRESS: dougjohn@stargate.com
Date: 9/21/00
Time: 9:56:14 PM

COMMENTS

isnt it great to be admired? hell yes it is and you deserve every ounce sure, clapton is great. but we're studying something else right now. namely, you. don't fall asleep jack. get the big bass out. the upright.i have steelworkers,all they talk about is jack bruce, see ya.


NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
ADDRESS: friendsofjbruce@hotmail.com
Date: 9/22/00
Time: 9:15:47 PM

COMMENTS

Volume Two of The Cuicoland Express is now out. If you would like to subscribe or contribute to this FREE electronic newsletter, please drop a line to the above address. Once again, thanks to Derek Araujo for telling you all about the newsletter. Regards - Marc.


NAME: Jimi
LOCATION: F.L.A.
ADDRESS: Bodigovinda@hotmail.com
Date: 9/23/00
Time: 9:21:29 AM

COMMENTS

I feel in love with your voice,playing,ect. Fresh Cream,DisreiliGears,Wheels of fire inspired me.I am 46 young slide-Lead gui tarist who wants to play with you!!!!How bout it?Give me A try HMMMMM?/


NAME: Jim
LOCATION: FLA.
ADDRESS: Bodigovina@hotmail.com
Date: 9/23/00
Time: 9:28:05 AM

COMMENTS

You need me!!I,m 46young lead-slide guitarist.I,ve been a fan since Fresh Cream.Your the best.How about a tryout???You<ll love me.Cheers,James Kessel


NAME: Lee Hinkle
LOCATION: Missouri
ADDRESS: Hinkle@ccp.com
Date: 9/23/00
Time: 11:10:24 PM

COMMENTS

I really wanted to purchase the cd with the song Train Time. It is $54 and that is way over my budget. Can you help?

Thanks, Lee


NAME: peter byrne
LOCATION: london
ADDRESS: pbyrne@handmadeguitars
Date: 9/26/00
Time: 9:46:00 PM

COMMENTS

Hi there, this site may be of some interest to you www.handmadeguitars.co.uk . Peter Byrne.


NAME: Romano
LOCATION: Milano Italy
ADDRESS: info@blueflamerecords.com
Date: 9/29/00
Time: 6:08:03 PM

COMMENTS

Ciao from Italy


NAME: Harald Nystad
LOCATION: Rosendal, Norway
ADDRESS: hnystad@start.no
Date: 9/30/00
Time: 5:24:45 PM

COMMENTS

If Jack Bruce ever reads this, I want you to know that Im very thankful for all the experiences Ive had through following you as an artist. Since the days of Cream I think you really has developed both as a musician an as a human being. Im looking forward to meet your new album with pleasure. I also wish you all well with your life and living! Harald