MUSC 423 Lecture (11.17.2008)

MUSC 423 Lecture (11.17.2008) - MUSC 423 Lecture 11/17/2008...

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MUSC 423 Lecture 11/17/2008 Cream Eric Clapton guitar + vocals - John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers Jack Bruce bass + vocals - Sang most of the lead vocals Ginger Baker drums Their most famous song of all “Sunshine of Your Love” - Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton both sing Albums: - 1966: “Fresh Cream” - 1967: “Disraeli Gears” o Song “Sunshine of Your Love” is part of this album o Very psychedelic album cover - 1968: “Wheels of Fire” o Double Album Studio Tracks Live Performances o Significant because it gave a nice balance to both facets of the group o Their first album to go platinum - 1969: “Goodbye” o Farewell album Song “Crossroads” - Eric Clapton sings the lead - Part of “Wheels of Fire” album - In 1968, the song reached #28 on the charts o It was rare for live songs to do well (don’t sound as clear/crisp as studio recordings) Clapton and Hendrix have something in common: they both came out of the blues genre - So they used a lot of blues chords/scales/figures
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