Entries for April through June 1998
NAME: Derek Araujo
LOCATION: Cambridge, MA
Time: 3:20:39 PM
Jack Bruce has been the greatest musical influence of my life. It has been an honour to construct his web site. I hope you enjoyed it!
Time: 9:19:40 PM
Jack Bruce is an outstanding bass player, but I think calling him "God" is pushing it. Les Claypool is the man when it comes to bass. I'm a huge Cream fan, and would love see a reunion sometime soon.
NAME: jeff lynch
LOCATION: lititz, pennsylvania, usa
Time: 9:50:53 PM
jack's dedication to music first and formost, for the shear enjoyment of it, has always been an inspiration to me. Particularly after seeing Jack with Ringo, I was moved by just how much *fun* everyone both on stage and off was having. And *that* is what it is about.
the fact that he's a brilliant player and composer and vocalist helps too ...
NAME: Paul Fuller
Time: 7:12:16 AM
Jack has been my favorite muso since I was about 16.I have not heard any recent stuff but hope to soon.Great site. See Ya, Paul.
NAME: Nick Morris
LOCATION: Houston, Texas
Time: 12:04:39 PM
I've been a fan of Jack Bruce since 1967. He's an incredible live preformer. I'm so glad to see this site and other sites paying tribute to him. Can't wait to read entries from Jack's personal diary.
NAME: Steve Raynes
LOCATION: Matteson, IL USA
Time: 10:01:59 PM
Jack Bruce is IT. Period. I was about 9 when I heard Sunshine on the radio for the first time, and I was blown away...."What is that sound?" This was through a cheap one speaker AM radio too!!! My first experience with IT. Spent every day of my life since chasing IT. Bought a Gibson bass, bought Hartke amps, just bought a fretless. Gotta find IT. How do you do IT Jack?? I'm 42 now...still chasing IT. Bought every album of yours I can find. Hear IT all the time. Still can't do IT though. Probably never quite will. But sometimes, for just a second, I come close to IT. Be like Mike? nah....Play like Jack!! Now you're talking!!! You're the best sir. You're my Ellington, my Jaco, and when Pete's hot, my Dylan too. I'll probably never have IT Jack. But I thank God you do.
NAME: Gary Carlson
LOCATION: Simi Valley, CA
Time: 12:46:09 AM
Way to go, Derek...nice job! I hope to contribute as time allows.
NAME: gregory szymczak
Time: 3:11:12 AM
Dear Fans, I managed recently to get JB"Live on test...", JB "Slab boys soundtrack", "R&B at Abbey road", "Bernis Marsden "About time too" and all CDs with Duffy Power and JB. I have heard of 4 CD pack being prepared by same Bill Levenson solely with JB stuff. It is high time we got JB "Harmony row " on CD and others as well. I think the most liked thing in JB is his voice anyway which was of superb kind between 1966 and 1981 ; that is why his records from that time are classic. Also recent CDs from CMP
NAME: Steve Porter
LOCATION: Wappingers Falls NY
Time: 4:30:48 PM
NAME: Paul Finiello
LOCATION: Queens, NY
Time: 7:42:38 PM
Great site. Nice pictures.
NAME: Ron Frye
LOCATION: Dunedin, Fl.
Time: 10:24:04 PM
Jack Bruce has been my inspiration since I started playing bass 23 years ago. NO BODY pushes the envelope like him. The fearless joy and enthusiasm in which he attacks a song is breathtaking. His command of the dynamics of a song set him heads above anyone else. When I get down about the malaise and predictable pap that is passed off as music these days I always turn to him for reassurance that there are still real musicians out there. Nothing like queing up the live "Spoonfull" or "Clearout" to get your motor running! It's very heartwarming that this site exists so Jack can know how much his fans appreciate him!!!!
NAME: Bill Flynn
LOCATION: Ashburn, VA
Time: 2:40:51 PM
Thanks for all the great music, Jack.
NAME: Don Perry
LOCATION: Columbia , SC
ADDRESS: fenlaw @axs2k.net
Time: 1:31:16 AM
Tis is a really cool tribute to a legend. Give my best to "God"!
NAME: Paul Fuller
Time: 7:03:03 AM
Dear Derek, After watching the video of the 'Hall of Fame' gig I am more than ever convinced that J.B. ,E.C. ,G.B. should do it.Jack and Eric know each others moves so well that they could have one mind. Paul Fuller
NAME: craig wells
LOCATION: wakefield eangland
Time: 2:42:19 PM
i recently saw an eric clapton interview in a guitar magazine .The 1993 reunion seems to have unnerved him ,BECAUSE to say he was touchy about his CREAM past would be an understatement,He would be quite happy i am sure to have Greatest hit packages out with titles like Cream of Eric Clapton rather than show a reunion could be a viable option,he was clearly flustered by the idea that people saw his career as nothing more a sideline or a shadow of his cream days,But the sad old cunt would not even hold his hands up.and admit it.so go out and buy his solo album and keep him from really extend his talents, enuff sed!
NAME: Greg Wallace
LOCATION: Hilliard, Ohio
Time: 8:40:44 PM
Though I was a Cream fan, I really got into Jack Bruce when I picked up 'Harmony Row' for $2.78 or so in high school. I was lucky enough to hear the first couple tracks in a stereo store right after it came out. Months later I had some spare change and picked it up and it's been a BIG favorite ever since. Great record. I've got just about all of Jack's stuff since. Why in the world isn't Polydor manufacturing that CD anymore? I got mine but no one else can buy it! Can't wait to hear the Whistle Test record.
BTW this is a great idea for a web page.
NAME: Cary L. Heuchert
LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada
Time: 9:52:53 PM
Jack is one of my favorite all-time vocalists (along with Roger Chapman and John Lennon). I just wish he could make a trip to Canada for a tour. Great site by the way!
NAME: Craig Follett
LOCATION: Gander Nfld
Time: 9:47:06 PM
Bruce is good!
LOCATION: san diego (poway)
Time: 4:31:12 PM
Derek, I have admired your work on the web for a number of years now, and visit your variouse sights numerouse times a month. I must say, it must be a great honor to be the one chosen to make the Jack Bruce page! I was inspired from your pages to make pages of my own. Some of my work with powerpoint will soon be featured on the Abraxas High School (my school)'s web sight. You may want to check out a page that I, as well as one of my friends, have been working on. It is to promote my friend's band (who are cream fans too!). http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/amphitheatre/5003/page1.html If possible, I would like to contact Jack. As a fan of his, I am also a musician long inspired by his work with Cream and the Grahm Bond Organization, as well as his work since the break up of Cream. -FAB44EVER2@aol.com
NAME: Jimm Hickey
LOCATION: New York
Time: 1:33:35 AM
Hi Jack! I'm freelancing in new York at the moment. I've played with some interesting people in the jazz scene(Jaco,Urbaniak,and others) as well as in other circles. I'm at http://home.earthlink.net/~jimhickey Drop by when you have a minute!
NAME: Joe Birish
LOCATION: New Jersey, U.S.
Time: 4:38:44 PM
I've been a big Jack Bruce fan for years. The new WEB site looks great! Keep up the good work.
Time: 6:54:39 AM
Absolutely brilliant homepage along with Buckeyes zeppelin the cream of the crop! pun intended
NAME: Scott Hull
LOCATION: Chicago, Il
Time: 1:17:08 PM
I have enjoyed Jack's music for the last 30+ years. I have had the pleasure of seeing him almost everytime he came to Chicago. In fact, the first rock concert that I went to was the Jack Bruce Band at the Ivanhoe Theatre. I can still remember the first time I heard Jack sing "Politician". I have enjoyed Jack's music for the last 30+ years. I have had the pleasure of seeing him almost everytime he came to Chicago. In fact, the first rock concert that I went to was the Jack Bruce Band at the Ivanhoe Theatre. I can still remember the first time I heard Jack sing "Politician".
I hope Jack tours the US soon, and brings Gary Moore along for the tour.
Do you if their are any plans to reissue Jack's CD "Out Of The Storm"? this is the only major Jack Bruce CD that I am missing from my Jack Bruce collection?
Thanks & Keep on rockin'
NAME: Ron Shankland
Time: 10:44:31 AM
HI!:>Believe it or not I actually lived a few apartments away from Jack!Iwas born in Harmony Row Scotland(the name of Jack's BEST solo album) and went to high school and college there too!Jack has made some amazin' music!_Most underrated album?_Shelter from the Storm!People should forget about Cream and all that past glories crap!Jack is always moving forward-his playing on the Seville Gig w./ Bob Dylan on "WAtchtwer" is MAMMOTH!
NAME: John Bujak
LOCATION: Liverpool, NY
Time: 2:25:24 PM
I've been a JB/Cream fanatic since 1968. He was a huge influence on my bass playing and he still is. Jack is an incredible musician, vocalist and songwriter. Just listen to what he was doing in 1968! He was the real talent behind Cream. It's about time that he receives the recognition that he truly deserves. In my opinion, the man is a god! Long live Jack Bruce and the Gibson EB-3!
NAME: Ron Mirro
Time: 9:52:39 AM
Jack, Your music has always had a big effect on me and I thank you for the joy your music has brought me since 1966. Thanks!
Time: 9:56:42 PM
Thank you for the great websit, Derek, and thank you so much for all the wonderful music, Jack. You have been a huge influence on my life, and have given me the inspiration to continue playing the violin and guitar. You are truly the greatest bassist ever.
NAME: Paul Wilson
Time: 3:18:53 PM
Happy 55th birthday to Jack Bruce. May you have as many again! Some songs I would most love to hear Jack play live:
'Deserted Cities of the Heart' 'Doin' that Scrapyard Thing' 'We're Going Wrong' 'Rope Ladder to the Moon' 'Tickets to Waterfalls' 'He the Richmond' 'Morning Story' 'Escape to the Royal Wood' 'Victoria Sage' 'Post War' 'One' 'Pieces of Mind' 'Running Through Our Hands' 'Rawalpindi Blues' 'One Word' 'Bird Alone' 'Make Love' 'Like a Plate' (is that possible?!) 'Shadow Song' 'Childsong' and the rest...
NAME: Paul Fuller
LOCATION: Sydney Australia
Time: 3:37:52 AM
Happy Birthday to the world's premier vocalist; Mr. Bruce.
NAME: carolina Iturrieta
Time: 4:57:07 PM
I really love JACK.I think he is the best singer in the world.My gold dream is to Know him. He is present in all the momets of my life. I've been trying to write to DEREK ARAUJO,i Know he Know a lot of JACK, but hotmail doesnot send the message. Please if you read this message write me.
NAME: Glenn Bohan
Time: 1:12:47 AM
I have engoyed the music of Jack Bruce for thirty one years.
I have a queastion for Jack regarding a show he did at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY in the late 80's, while touring with Ginger Baker. In the audience was what I felt, a look a like of Eric Clapton, my wife thought it was him, as well as some of the audience. Jack did you put this person up to this, during the show you did make remarks about Clapton. Second why would you have wanted to play with him? He really hasn't done anything worthwhile after Cream and your solo material was superior to Cream anyway. We all know Cream was Jack Bruce.
Thank you for the great music you produced over the years.
NAME: Jim Sheridan
LOCATION: Sandy Hook, CT
Time: 11:21:35 PM
Just got the JACK BRUCE ON THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST cd recently; very nice!!! I'm a big Mick Taylor fan who thinks that this line-up should've stuck together, they had great potential. I also am a big Billy Cobham fan, so it was nice to hear some of his work with Jack. Cobham fans should note that the Tommy Bolin Archives have put out some previously unreleased stuff with Bolin, jan Hammer, and Cobhma JAMMING OUT!!! Nicely recorded by Eddie kramer too. Jim S
NAME: Russ Brown
LOCATION: Detroit, Mi.
Time: 6:33:49 PM
Hoping for the chance to see Jack live in concert someday. My favorite stuff is from Harmony Row and Out of the storm. Few have melded such inspired lyrics and music as Jack and Pete. Glad to see the website exists. For now, Jack, I trace your name in spnach!
NAME: Barry Kessel
LOCATION: Westport,CT USA
Time: 10:32:23 PM
Derek -- or whomever is reading this.
I'm looking for a Harmony Row CD. Tough to find. Any suggestions or help much appreciated. My copy, an old LP, is shot. I miss Smiles & Grins!
Thanks. Keep up the good work.
NAME: Ckaes Rylander
LOCATION: Ronneby Sweden
Time: 7:25:00 AM
I´m playin´ in a band called "Disraeli Gears" we have a gig 4 july in a bluesfestival. I will have a try to make it as good as possible. May the force be with me.
NAME: Greg Conway
LOCATION: Charlestown, RI, usa
Time: 11:24:29 AM
This is absolutely great11 I've been a Jack Bruce fan for 30 years, and I'm a bass player myself (with an EB3 and a Warwick Thumb Bass fretless amongst my axes, naturally)!! Keep up the good work.
NAME: April Springer
LOCATION: Coos Bay, Oregon
Time: 1:14:06 PM
I've been a Jack fan as long as i have been playing my bass. All of one year and 4 months. I must be the youngest person on the HR list. Mr. Bruce there are not the words in the English language to describe how much i enjoy your playing and singing. You make me shiver. My God, i was born 10 years late. I missed out on all the good stuff. Thank You.
NAME: Paul Fuller
Time: 7:34:49 AM
I listened to the sample of "The Food" today. I have always loved Jack's honky tonk piano.Maybe o ne day I will be able to buy it in Australia.See ya,Paul.
NAME: RON GAMBLE
LOCATION: UNITED STATES
Time: 8:21:58 PM
I AGREE THE BEST BASSIST IN ROCK. LETS CORRESPOND
Time: 9:39:27 AM
Ever since I saw Jack play at Ronnie Scotts Birmingham, I knew that this guy was totally tops and there is no-one on the face of the earth that can match him as a bassist, composer etc...
How can I describe that gig? - Other than his personality filled the place! I even took a mate who didn't like Jacks' music - consequently, he does now!
Oh yeah, he also made me switch to playing fretless bass too! - Totally awesome!
NAME: Mike Huffman
Time: 1:37:14 AM
exellent...from a Jackomaniac from the late sixties
NAME: Lester Horowitz
LOCATION: Tallahassee, Florida
Time: 9:19:34 AM
It's a great web page. Do you have one for Ginger Baker?
Time: 11:59:50 AM
I love Jack,i really love him, and for that reason I'am writing here because want to share with you this feeling. Jack i the best and i want to tell him : Jack I love you with all my heart and i'm so sad because i can't tell you peronally, your music is my drug and you make me feel happy every day. I'm from Chili , so far of you. I hope you read this desesperate messge and can you write me. I love you for all mylife Carolina .
NAME: Paul Fuller
Time: 6:24:52 AM
I love the sound samples. Please move new entries to the top of the page.see ya ,Paul .
Time: 11:03:16 AM
I really love Jack's music, his voice has a magnific powerful, when I heard him in Cream, my heart exploted. He is awesome!, not only singing, as bassist too. His music moves to me to fantasy places, when only music exists, and there aren't any problems. Anything I could say is a bit that I feel,thank you very much for your beautiful page,you make me feel so happy, I'd like to know more people that like Jack and Cream, please e-mailme
NAME: Michael Oakes
LOCATION: Washington DC
Time: 3:59:44 PM
Jack was a member of the all time best band - CREAM. "We're Going Wrong" in my opinion is Jack's best.
NAME: Peter de Simone
LOCATION: New York City
Time: 1:43:34 AM
First, believe it or not, but Jack Bruce has been an incredible influence on my GUITAR playing!! Its not what the man plays, but how he plays it - with so much freedom, energy, and confidence. He's so much more than a bass player...great musicians are great musicians!! Second, I'm wondering what other people think about great musicians? What makes them great? Is there an aesthetic standard of sorts? Is it a technical capacity (I don't think so), or somethin els? I'd love to read anyone's thoughts.
NAME: Steve Perks
LOCATION: Warrington. England
Time: 5:52:46 AM
An excellent website, very pleasing to the eye,a joy to use and lots of interesting stuff!
NAME: Ralph Barron
Time: 10:22:14 PM
I think that Jack Bruce is one of the greastest bass players that ever lived.I especially love his bass solo in the West,Bruce and Laing album "Live n' Kickn'."Dose anyone know if that album is on compact disc? If it is, please let me know how I can purchase it. I cannot find it anywhere.Anyone that loves bass would love the the song "Powerhouse Sod."Thanks email@example.com
NAME: Paul Fuller
Time: 6:57:17 AM
Dear Jack fans , I agree with Ralph !
Time: 12:50:46 PM
Jack is an incredible bass player and singer.Thank you Jack for all this beautiful music!P.S. It's a nice page too!
NAME: Kip Corbett
Time: 6:20:30 PM
7757 020 keep rockin Jack!!!
NAME: Dave Oswald
Time: 6:08:53 AM
JackÕs DiscographyJack appeared with considerable effect om 'Mike Gibbs" a Deram recording from 1970. This featured in the main contemporary big-band jazz. It featured such luminaries as John Surman, Alan Skidmore, Ray Warleigh, Chris Spedding, Ray Russell, John Marshall and Tony Oxley. I think unfortunately it has been deleted but I have it on somewhat scratched vinyl. I can give more details if anyone is interested. Its a bloody good album.Scotland for the world cup?!?
NAME: paul convery
Time: 10:50:06 AM
This is a good site, but when is jack going to play Glasgow again? The last time I saw him perform was at the Jazz festival with Gary Husband & Blues Saraceno and it was mindblowing!! How about a few gigs in his native land - he always gets a good reception
NAME: Michael Marsch
LOCATION: Marburg, Germany
Time: 4:44:17 AM
Hi, Jack Bruce is one of my favorite bass players and singer, also perfect song writer. You can find infos of Jack's appearance on the german TV show Rockpalast at the Rockpalast Archiv: http://www.mabi.de/~marsch/rp Michael
NAME: duane tyler
LOCATION: san diego
Time: 6:32:02 PM
I want to purchase a copy of Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test. I am also interested in a vinyl copy (I believe it has not been issued on cd) of Automatic. Can anyone help?
NAME: mark hodgson
Time: 4:21:00 AM
jack is the one musician besides muddy waters i have studied most. i am a composer and blues artist...www.hippjoint.com...i want to record with him..serious...how do i go about that?
NAME: Neal Weiner
LOCATION: Long Beach, CA, USA
Time: 4:42:50 AM
Are you really personally receiving this email? I hope so, because this message is really to YOU....
If not, it would be GREAT if whoever is managing Jack's mail would print this out and give it to him. 30 years of loyal fandom oughtta be worth SOME communication with this talented but still equal earthling!
I've been a fan since, well, Cream.
Saw U a few times w/various bands. IF you respond, I will tell you about my interesting experiences seeing Jack Bruce from the standpoint of a Southern California music fan.
I play keys in a band called Blue Dot. We are a very 60's-nfluenced '90's type outft. We do mostly originally originals , but one of our cover songs is "Jumpng Off th Sun," which isn't yours, but somehow reminds me of U.
Anyway, "Jumping" sounds great when Emily, our 21-year-old vocalist, puts her Velvet Throat to it.
MONKJACK ROCKS. You needed this change of scenery. CITIES OF THE HEART had to happen, but clemson (or moore) ain't no clapton. I'm glad U did it and I'm hopin that itprovided closure essential to the emergence of the UTTERLY COOL NEW PHASE!
I know that you're gettin older (as are we all), but JUST KEEP BEING JACK BRUCE and you'll keep being gifted.
Don't ever forget, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
I hope it come to L.A. soon!
And hey, tell Ringo to ROCK! %^D
NAME: Gary Fish
LOCATION: Idyllwild, California
Time: 3:50:27 AM
Hey, hey!! Pretty cool site. Myself and guitarist/songwriter, Joseph Liston, are giving "high regards" to this informative and tastefully done site. I own www.artmountain.com, and Mr. Liston has played on numerous concert venues, some of which may be found on greencafe.com, under Radio Free World. To quote J. Lennon; "...it's a warm and delightful evenin', out there...."