You may have heard that rock bassist Jack Bruce died a couple days ago. He was most famous for his role in the legendary trio Cream, playing alongside Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton. Cream was where Clapton did some of his best work and I think was the band that made him famous in the US. It was also well before Clapton got boring. Jack Bruce was an important part of the band, doing much of the singing and playing varied and inventive basslines. He was much more than a generic bass player playing the root of each chord, as we often see today.
Here are some of my favorite Cream songs in no particular order:
- We’re Going Wrong
- White Room
- Tales of Brave Ulysses
- Those Were the Days