Jack Bruce

Sitting on Top of the World

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Legendary Cream bassist Jack Bruce celebrates his fiftieth birthday by jamming with a few friends. The second track ("Over The Cliff" ), a three-way instrumental pull between Bruce, Cream power drummer Ginger Baker and Dick Heckstall-Smith on sax, is worth the price of admission. As a rule, the instruments and mean solos come through loud and clear but the vocals often seem more thin. Another highlight is Jack tackling Buddy Guy's "First Time I Met The Blues" adding guitarist Clem Clempson to the trio that just whipped out "Over The Cliff." The Cream rhythm section works out on Howlin' Wolf's "Sittin' On Top of the World" with guitarist Gary Moore. But, check out the following track when Pete Brown helps out for "Politician" then leaves them to take care of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful." For the last cut, everyone jams together on "Sunshine of Your Love."

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