Entries for October through December 2006
Time: 8:17:06 PM
Hey Jack, How nice to be able to thank you for all the great music over the years. I always thought you had one of the the most soulful voices in R&R and your bass lines are ingrained in my memory. To discover you're Scottish just makes you purrfect. Blessings and good health to ya, laddie. Love from a music-lovin' city.
NAME: johan nandelstadh
LOCATION: Stockholm, sweden
Time: 5:03:17 AM
Would love to see and hear you in Stockholm and I would really, really want you to team with Leslie West and Corky Laing for a tour... All the best.
Time: 10:12:10 PM
I hope this note reaches you in good health.I attended the second of the Cream reunion shows at MSG.ALtough health problems were obvious to me having seen you preform with your band years before you were awesome as were ginger and eric.I expected you guys to come out with a five piece backing band.Imagine my delight to see and hear "the power trio" jam like they never missed a beat. It was great and hope you guys can find the time to show the world again what rock n roll is all about. Be well Ed
NAME: Peter Ertel
LOCATION: Egmating, Bavaria
Time: 12:16:41 AM
I celebrated my birthday on Sunday, and my wife allowed me to get all the new CD and DVD stuff. She's a bonnie lassie!
This may be expensive, but why not eat Schinkennudeln for one, two or sixteen weeks?
By the way: Deutsches Museum in Munich in the early eighties or so was great. You wore a weird blue and red shirt without sleeves.. Chris Spedding, John Marshall. Who else?
What a pity that - at 54 - I'm still too young to have ever seen Cream.
"Sitting On Top Of The World" we used to play in our amateur Blues Band - and "The Doctor", because some of our 150 regular fans wanted to hear this one, but I could only play Leslie West's slide guitar intro. The rest of the band wouldn't join in. Too heavy, they said. I often tried to introduce the Politician, too. Same result. It wasn't bluesy enough, the said.
Thanks for long, long hours of listening to your music, especially on the road. I'm looking forward to enjoying the new discs.
NAME: Mark Arbogast
LOCATION: St Louis, Missouri USA
Time: 9:09:53 AM
Jack, It was such a rare pleasure to get my hands on the new Cream DVD. I had heard with much concern of your health issues and was so pleased to see you in such great form on the DVD after such a battle such a short time ago. How about making the next Cream show something here in America where average Joes like myself can afford to attendn it.
Time: 3:20:44 PM
hey jack! I bought your record harmony row today! I think it's wonderful! I still got songs for a tailor and I love it!
I hope to see you in frankfurt. I'm a big fan of you!
NAME: JOE MARTRA
LOCATION: JOHNSTON , Rhode Island
Time: 12:48:51 PM
HI JACK, I HOPE YOU GET A CHANCE TO READ THIS, IM 45 AND GROWING UP IN THE 60'S I LOVED A LOT OF THOSE BANDS. THE TURTLES, GRASSROOTS, IRON BUTTERFLY, THREE DOG NIGHT AND SO ON,...BUT JACK YOU GUYS WERE THE BEST! CREAM WAS A BIG PART OF ME GROWING UP. I AM ALSO A BASS PLAYER, I HAVE BEEN PLAYING SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD. I WAS INSPIRED BY A BIG LOCAL BAND FROM THE LATE 60'S CALLED "THE LIVING END" THE BASS PLAYER BOBBY P. WAS AND STILL IS A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. JACK I TELL EVERYONE THAT YOU HAVE THE BEST VOICE IN THE WORLD! I LOVE YOUR VOICE IN THE "WHITE ROOM" WELL TAKE CARE, IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. A FRIEND THAT YOU NEVER HAVE KNOWN,...JOE MARTRA.
NAME: Leif S Jakobsen
LOCATION: Hoersholm - Denmark
Time: 7:03:40 AM
I sent you a story or 2 some months ago about Cream's visit to Copenhagen 3-Falke Concert Hall in 1967, and I wonder if you ever got it ?
I also asked about your concert here in 1985 with 3 other fine musicians at Scala Concert Hall (I believe), where you played a tune called "Etheopia" - if you have ever recorded this tune ? If affirmative please inform me of record label and number !!!
How are youy coping with your illness ?
Leif S. Jakobsen
NAME: gabriele vidon
LOCATION: udine italy
Time: 4:44:25 AM
hi Jack,where is the new album?
NAME: Jim Sickels
Time: 11:44:36 AM
Hi Jack, The last time I saw you live was in Atlantic City with Ringo. YOU BLEW ME AWAY!!!!! Can you please let me know where I can get one of those "hands free" harmonica holders I saw you use on the reunion DVD. The best holder I ever saw. I've looked everywhere and I can't find it. I would REALLY appreciate it if you could let me know. Hope you're feeling better. Thanks Jack, Jim Sickels A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!
NAME: Fred W Mulder
Time: 8:06:01 AM
In May 1987 Jack together with Sting Gianna Nannini Eberhard Schoener and others played in Hamburg at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus a Brecht and Weill concert.Great stuff.That concert was broadcasted about 1995? on german TV-station 3SAT.Is there anywone who has this concert on tape Video or else? Maybe Jack himself?
NAME: Mike Kozlin
LOCATION: North Kingstown, R.I. USA
Time: 12:29:51 PM
Jack, Saw the reunion at Alberts. (DVD) While I ended up a guitarist, (32 years now), I want you to know that since the beginning (Cream), YOU were the driving force. Eric is great, and Ginger is commical, both accomplished musicians, but what you did durring that period was so damn innovative! Most people, (guitarists especially), are captivated with Erics lead in Crossroads. I on the other hand, was listening to the bass lines (immagine that!), and was floored with what you came up with! I thought, (and do to this day), that your vocals are stronger and more soulfull than most. It was very generous of you to say to the audience, what an honor it was to be playing with Eric and Ginger, and I am shocked that Eric (as humble as he is), didnt say the same about you. Just so you understand.......I think you're the man! Good luck to you and Margrit, never stop being creative, and above all, THANK YOU for inspiring people like me.
NAME: Ron Tipping
LOCATION: London, Ontario, Canada
Time: 8:37:09 PM
As a young man living through the sixties and getting caught up in the music of the times, the name Jack Bruce meant a lot to me. I had the good fortune to see Cream in Toronto in the late sixties and as an aspiring vocalist I was greatly influenced by your singing. I wish you the best with all of your endevours. Ron
NAME: Stu Moutner
LOCATION: NYC (deserted city of the heart)
Time: 8:30:19 PM
I was raised on Jack!!! Disraeli Gears was the first album I ever owned. I fashioned my own song writing after Jack and Pete. To this day, I still get more excited by a pair of Jack Bruce tickets than almost anything else in life. Be secure in the knowledge you shall live a long time, for God has blessed you with many gifts, and would not waste such things on short fated beings. All Glory to Jai Sri Krishna.
Time: 9:29:09 PM
im a big fan of youes (i play bass)its a dam shame you dident do more creem tour like here in montreal i know you would sell out
Time: 9:31:54 PM
pleas do more cream tours and come to montreal canada pleaeaeeaeeaeaeaeassssssss
LOCATION: Bochum, Germany
Time: 5:01:46 PM
Hi Jack, whenever I listen to your 50th birthday concert, I am convinced that most of CREAM's ideas were born in your head. When I heard Eric this year in Dortmund my opinion additionally went this way. I am very glad to hear from your acrivities after your operation. Wish you 100 years, Jack,
NAME: Carlos Bill
LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time: 6:51:23 PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 9, 2006: Hello, dear Jack Bruce! It is very nice to write again. Congratulations regarding your vigorous appearance at the Frankfurt Blues & Beyond Festival. It was fully widespread all over Brazil and, in Rio, thousands of enthusiasts are eager to buy a live DVD and CD of the concert. We all hope the record label may distribute it here. Cheers, Carlos Bill, 45, bass player.(Influences: West, Bruce & Laing "Live'n'Kickin'", "Out of The Storm", "Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test" and the double live CD recorded in German, praising your illustrious, extraordinary career).
Time: 1:38:10 PM
The first song I ever performed live in front of a large audience was a variation of 'cats squirrel' off Fresh Cream. I have been playing harmonica since '68. Train time is still one of my favorites. I work with drummer Mike Welch who uses the QUADRAGRIP TECHNIQUE. We lay tribute to Jack and Ginger at every one of our performances. I have followed Jack's career since Fresh Cream and hope he continues to excel.
NAME: Chris Raines
LOCATION: Parksville BC Canada
Time: 2:04:43 PM
Hi Jack . I just watched the DVD Cream at the Albert Hall . I liked the whole DVD but the song that made the hair on my arms stand up was We're Going Wrong. I've been playing Blues, Jazz and R&B for 42 years. During this time there have only had a few occassions where a song has reached inside my chest and made my heart ache like this song did. This song and your vocal performance was definatley one of those moments. The trials, pains and losses you have experienced in your life flowed out of your soul throught your mouth and and directly into the place where I hide my lonley thoughts that I don't show others. For any musician it doesn't get any better than that. Thanks for the inspiration .
Time: 9:18:15 AM
Hey Jack! I want to take a moment to thank you for a great performance at the 37th. German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt. It was my first Jack concert and I really enjoyed hearing classics like "Spoonful" and "White Room" performed live and in conjunction with a Big Band...what a RUSH! Greetings out of Germany Niels
NAME: John Ansara
LOCATION: Toronto Ontario Canada
Time: 11:02:07 PM
Jack, I think you are the best Singer in the rock N' roll world of singers.(which is all I care about for singing) Plus you play the bass guitar so amazingly. I've always been a conniseur of the bass and later the guitar, since my older brother introduced me to THE CREAM back in 81' when I was 11. I always wanted, and tried to make rock bands over the years but they never lasted to long and friends moved away etc. Even though I became a good auto mechanic, I still play my guitar or bass along to the sound of Ginger,Eric and you.The almighty Cream and it takes me back to jamming with my brother back in the good old days.The CREAM will never die in the hearts and minds of it's fans. God Bless you and see you in heaven with the lord some day.
NAME: Carlos Bill
LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time: 7:05:20 PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 15, 2006: Hi Jack Bruce! I was listening to your original studio recording of Morning History, and was amazed with your incredible command of the bass's whole neck and at-ease fingering, specially with the song coming to the end. Cool, solid as Everest Mountain playing. The Old Grey Whistle Test of 1975 was great, too. You was superb in all songs; your bass solo in Smiles And Grins was evocative. I love this song, it is touching, so deep...Congratulations again for your appearance at the Frankfurt jazz Festival.Cheers, Carlos Bill.
NAME: Frederick Lukens
Time: 7:12:22 PM
Jack- Will You and Ginger ever tour together with Bill Lordan and Robin Trower at the same time?That would be great!!! You really don't need Clapton,do You?Besides,You could use Leslie West.He's 1,000 times better than Clapton in My book,anyways.I would love to see all You guys in concert,Leslie West with BLT,that is.Actually,why don't You get Bill Lordan and Ginger in the same group with You and Leslie and the above mentioned people?It would be a short condensed version of Ginger Baker's Airforce and even get Steve Winwood in on it!
LOCATION: Magick River, Malaysia
Time: 11:03:28 AM
Stumbled on your official homepage by pure chance, if such a thing exists. For what it's worth, I just wanted to let you know that I've been a great admirer of your sheer prowess on the bass and the innovative vigor of your melodic sense since I was a lad of 18 living in a small Malaysian town named Batu Pahat (I was the only longhair in Paisley bellbottoms then :-) I'm now a proud grandparent of four and, after all these decades, "Ministry of Bag" still speaks loud and clear to me! Indeed, SONGS FOR A TAILOR is one album I'm absolutely glad to own on CD. Now I just went shopping for the Disraeli Gears DVD - and found it was SOLD OUT! Shucks... have a heap of hugs on me, Mr Bruce! Long live! And give my fondest regards to Pete Brown (who might be tickled to know some teenaged mutant in Malaysia was really turned on by his words and once had almost every Piblokto! album in existence)
NAME: Yusuf Emirdar
LOCATION: Istanbul, Turkey
Time: 7:54:35 AM
jackie, you can't imagine how i appreciate your parents to bring you to this planet. i don't know the words to explain your extraordinary talent. i've been grew up with cream, so you're like my father and mother. thanks again for all things you've done.
Time: 8:49:47 AM
thank jack for being born.
NAME: Ken OConnor
Time: 11:03:14 PM
Jack, I just recently purchased the Cream 2005 Royal Albert Hall reunion and it is "absolutely brilliant" and has such a vibrancy and freshness to it. Any chance of the 3 of you coming down to Sydney in February 2007 to tour with Eric Clapton or even at a later date?
NAME: jorge campos
LOCATION: santiago de chile
Time: 10:52:49 AM
Sorry for my bad english write!!. This: you are best bass player guitar in all the world!!! fantastic and incredible inspiration for many bass player. Thank you for play.
LOCATION: maribor, slovenia
Time: 3:23:34 PM
hi jack, after seeing your amazing concert in royal hall, i must tell you just ride on and make some noise, yours sasa
NAME: Jim Isaacson
Time: 8:29:42 PM
Jack, To this day, your vocals are captivating. Your music, play after play, year after year, still sends the hair on my arms up & chills in my spine. I can't stop... I had the chance to see you play with Ian Hunter at the Royal Oak Music Theater, in Royal Oak, Michigan back in the late 1980's. Ian was playing with Mick Ronson. What a show... I waited to hear you play the Politican and Sunshine. When it came, it was to die for.
Keep up the inspiration... We love ya!! Look forward to seeing you play again.
Big Fan, Jim Isaacson Michigan
LOCATION: garden bay ,bc, canada
Time: 9:33:42 AM
Best wishes to Jack. Got turned on to the Kip Hanrahan music after reading the Steve Myatt biography of "Jack" What great music this is and as usual Jack's voice is incredible. Have always listened to all the other great music you have made and to find another body of your work is a great pleasure. How can quality material like this be so relatively unknown. You are the greatest. Adrian
NAME: David McCabe
Time: 6:43:02 PM
I WAS RECENTLY TOLD THAT MY LATE GREAT AUNT MARGARET THOMSON, WHO WAS YOUR MOTHERS BOSS IN JAMES CRAIGS THE BAKERS IN CARDONALD GAVE YOU THE SUITCASE YOU NEEDED TO TRAVEL TO LONDON TO PERSUE YOUR CAREER. jUST WONDERED IF ITS TRUE ?? CAUSE APPARANTLEY YOU NEVER RETURNED IT LOL !!!!
NAME: Kimberly Sizemore
LOCATION: Los Angeles
Time: 12:47:05 AM
Jack Darling, I'm here in LA checking out the reunion concert from Royal Albert Hall in 2005, and it just makes me completely understand how profoundly music can influence one's life. It's been many years since I've had the privilege of listening to your magnificent lyrics, and Cream truly does rise to the top. All blessings and grace to you..........
NAME: peter phillips
LOCATION: stanwell park, australia
Time: 5:30:08 AM
Jack, Been a fan since I first hear the opening riff to "Sunshine of Your Love" as a 14yo kid in Newcastle NSW. I suddenly discovered there was more to msic than my Mum's Tijuana Brass album. Any thoughts about a tour Down Under? Cheers, Peter
NAME: Carlos Bill
LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time: 7:17:31 PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, december 5, 2006--A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Jack Bruce, for you, your wife, family and music. It is meaning that you continue playing after having created so many classic bass solos and grooves. Powerhouse Sod is this superb model of inspiration for millions of players worldwide: the feedbacks, the distortion, the torrential control over all the musical elements, it's all there. I sincerely feel very strange and frustrated because no record label released a live DVD of West, Bruce & Laing with such a setlist, such as in Live'n'Kickin' days. But, who knows? We all wish a live DVD of your performance at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival. And...well, you see, my e-mail changed. Thank you very much. Carlos Bill.
NAME: clive manning
Time: 12:21:57 PM
I was born in 1968 the year Cream Split up. 37 years later my dream comes true at the Albert Hall.Jack i have to say that you Ginger and Eric really were the Cream of musicians in fact you still are.I witnessed the greatest 3 piece band that ever walked this earth and it looked to me you all enjoyed yourselves.It was the Cream of today .I want to thank you for making it very special for me and will you be playing any more gigs in the u.k again...all the very best Clive Manning or www.rollingtones.fonepark.com
NAME: patrick mccarthy
Time: 10:37:56 PM
bruce is GOD !!
NAME: Eduardo Larentis
Time: 2:30:56 PM
Recently i buy the dvd of concert in the Royal Albert Hall (2005). I'm so glad to have this show in my house. God bless you and the Cream, Jack. Long live rock!!!
NAME: Peter Pedersen
Time: 3:43:28 PM
Hi Jack, you did a wonderful gig in copenhagen in 2001. Thank you
NAME: Peter Stribl
LOCATION: Konstanz, Germany
Time: 5:12:35 PM
Thanks for the music you gave to us in all this years. Best wishes to you and the people which are close to you. Peter
NAME: J Slough
LOCATION: Goshen, IN
Time: 12:15:28 PM
Is there any prayer that the 2-disc album Heavy Cream will be re-released? I want to give a copy to my 13-year old nephew, and so far it looks like I have to make my own copy off my old LP, with all the scratches included.
LOCATION: Vancouver WA
Time: 3:09:54 PM
Hello, I don't have any images right now, it is a brown round circle impression with a bird off to the right, about 18 inches wide 2 feet long. I was at Gail Collins estate sale, she talked about all the good years and lot about her fastlane life including she had cancer and was heading to Mexio to get some treatment and live a few more months, she liked my son and give him this piece of art. We have had it for a few years now, Gail signed it with this info on a piece of paper:
Presented to Felix pappalardi & Gail Collins 1968, New York City from Eric Clapton - following the completion of "Dasraeli Gears" LP at Atlantic records. She goes on to say that the art was given to them at a dinner party at their residences.
I was (just got on line) going through WEB sites hoping someone could help me out?
but I have no idea what this art is, I thought about writing Eric Clapton (how?) to see if he could remember it, how to go about this ?
NAME: Jimmy Gonzalez
LOCATION: Buffalo, New York
Time: 8:48:45 AM
Buffalo, New York, December 10, 2006: Hi! I'm a totally lover of Jack Bruce's music and bought, during a travel to Stuttgart, Germany, a very interesting music review where there is published a statistically concise matter telling of 26,000,000 of people, fans of Jack's music since Graham Bond Organization, eager to buy West, Bruce & Laing's old 70s concerts. Millions of fans everywhere cannot be wrong! Cheers, Jimmy.
NAME: Julio Antiagas
LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Time: 9:26:28 AM
December 10 2006: Cheers for Jack and everybody! News here, such as Clarin, are telling of the wonderful move of some record label edit old concerts, rarities of Cream at their peak. Millions of fans worldwide ask for it since Cream disbanded in 1968, believe me. The newspapers told that, musicians tell that; the fire and speeded up Jack's fingerings are an ABSOLUTE MUST to be SEEN. Please, give millions of people a chance! Congratulations, Julio Antiagas. And...where is the October 2005 Madison Square Garden's Cream concert in DVD and CD?!
NAME: Sandra Brockington
Time: 4:10:02 PM
From your cousin sandra, (aunty mary's daughter)...
your late aunt. do you remember buying margo hair lacquar when i was 14 and playing my face, because i had no hairspray, that was way back in your early days, when you lived at ours for a short while before you made it, sorry to hear of your liver cancer, lost my husband the same year 2003, he was the pioneer for liver transplant patients in cell linage, for people with liver cancer. his sister donated her cells to help save his life, sadly it was enough, he passed away november 11, 2003, but i am glad you made it through
Love and best wishes from your cousin Sandra Evans Bruce Brockington
Time: 2:00:32 PM
NAME: Michael Adashefski
LOCATION: Smyrna, TN
Time: 4:59:44 PM
Hello Jack. I just wanted to say Thanks Again for all of your great music and wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2007. Also passs on these wishes to Ginger as I'm an old student of his from when he lived in California. He's the best teacher a drummer could ever have! Peace to You always!
NAME: Bill Bailey
LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada
Time: 8:51:53 AM
God Bless You, Jack.. May you live long and prosper.. Jack.. Please visit us here in Las Vegas Saturday March 10, 2007 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.. With Eric Clapton and his band.. That would rock down the house down!!! Have you ever been to Vegas?? You need to see it just once..
Best, Bill Bailey
NAME: Kurt Nighswander
LOCATION: Lockport, NY
Time: 6:28:43 PM
..to the man with the plan....
NAME: Janet Bids
LOCATION: Aquebogue, Long Island
Time: 12:43:34 AM
Thanks for being the sound track to my life 30 years ago in college and now to revisit those songs on CD is a dream come true. SFAT and HR would be among my desert island picks! Why that other guy got so much attention is beyond me!
NAME: Brian Byrne
LOCATION: East Kilbride
Time: 12:36:30 PM
Although I have been a fan of yours for years I have recently been listening to loads of your solo,BBM and cream stuff. I was luck enough to see you at the barrowland and the Fruit Market in Glasgow. At the Fruit market gig my dad who has always claimed to have known you-Doesn't everyone from Glasgow-Said i will get you back stage to meet you!! "Yeah Yeah dad" But bold as brass he goes up to the security and gets him and I back stage!!! As we walk in you shout out !" I used to clean windows with that guy" I was truly a magnificient experience and one i will never forget. I know that your mum used to live in East Kilbride and my dad used to visit her from time to time. I know that your mum passed away and to let you know my gran passed away this year aged 90. My dad is doing fine and still plays your music from time to time. He is more of a Country and western type of guy.
Keep well and for all the great tunes we are all truly grateful
Brian Byrne jnr
LOCATION: S. Australia
Time: 1:12:49 PM
Your website has and is such an encouragement to my family. I use to be a CCM music leader, but not any longer. The Lord has led our family out. It had been very painful and isolating but the Lord had strengthened our faith. There were times when we nearly gave up. Thank you very much for your articles and videos. The Lord bless you.
Amos and Anne.
Time: 5:19:00 PM
Hey People! This is very nice site!!! Forever Rules!
NAME: Martin Peltzer
Time: 5:56:29 PM
Hi Jack! I wish you a Merry christmas and a happy successfull new year.I hope you are allright and your family too. Best wishes for the next year and thank you for the Music. Martin Peltzer ( Somebody-Wrong Bluesband in Germany)
NAME: Allan L Tribandis
LOCATION: Methuen (Boston), MA, USA
Time: 7:02:11 AM
Seasons Greetings Jack! I just wanted to take this time to wish you and your family(s) the best of health and hoping you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. As most of your fans must think, I'm still dreaming of getting another chance to see you play live in the Boston, MA (USA) area and always welcome to new material. With so many GREAT albums (CD's) and so many GREAT shows, I can never get enough. Thank you again for all the enjoyment you given me through your music which can never be measured. But if my house shakes at the jet planes howling causing mousequakes in my cornflakes, then I'll know your in town! Can't wait! Happy Holidays Jack. regards, Allan
NAME: maxim kiss
Time: 6:00:37 AM
Thank you for the Music I have grown up with. Fine&Fine&Fine.
Time: 7:39:53 PM
Thank you for years of great music.
NAME: Steve Maxwell
Time: 7:41:56 AM
Jack, Just had the pleasure of seeing your Cream Reunion Concert - Live at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2005. The concert was replayed on New Years Eve in Sydney on ABC TV, 31st December, 2006 Fantastic it brought back my youth listening to such wonderful rock classics and I have just checked out what was available thru Google on Cream and Jack Bruce, hence me visiting this website. Best Wishes for 2007 Steve a loyal fan.