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And today it was Jack Bruce. I heard him on the radio about six months ago promoting a new album and while he sounded a bit fragile he didn’t seem to be ill. Sad.
I remember Cream from the rather unCream-like Wrapping Paper on through I Feel Free to Badge which was no 15 in my “Friday on my Mind” category.
Bruce’s bass playing is more to the fore on this song.
John Symon Asher (Jack) Bruce, 14/5/1943 – 25/10/2014. So it goes.
Ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone had a few solo hits in the 70s.
This was one of them. Unfortunately the video isn’t synched. (Perhaps he was miming in the first place, but it sounds like a live performance.)
The song’s writer Denny Laine (he of the early Moody Blues and of Wings) had recorded it in the 60s.
Following on from Canned Heat last week, this live version of Let’s Work Together but more especially Brian Ferry’s reworking of the song as Let’s Stick Together may be deliciously ironic – or not – depending on the outcome of yesterday’s vote. I scheduled this post to appear today before knowing the result.
Brian Ferry: Let’s Stick Together
I’m away from home, so this song’s title seemed appropriate.
Canned Heat: On the Road Again
This song gained the Band their highest UK chart placing, a no 16 compared to the no 21 The Weight achieved.
The follow up to Living in the Past. As I recall this was a hit at the back end of 1969 and on into 1970. The group’s second single to reach the top ten.
Another admonitory tale.
I remember this single being advertised on the NME – complete with pictures of Lily.
There is a video of this on You Tube showing pictures of various Lilies. Not quite the thing for the blog though.
A Clive Westlake song that is lyrically reminiscent of last week’s first offering by Goffin and King in the lines, “Tomorrow will you still be here? / Tomorrow will come but I fear / that what is happening to me is only a dream…” but sung by the performer of the second.
Like Goin’ Back this is just a little heavy on the orchestral backing but it has power and pathos both.