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Album: Fresh Cream

Fresh Cream

“Driving in my car smoking My cigar the only time I’m happy is when I play my guitar..” The first lyric of the first cut of the first album Cincinnati Babyhead ever listened to. Jack Bruce sings the verse, Ginger Baker kicks in and then Eric Clapton cuts loose.

CB never heard anything like it. His young mind is blown and as he keeps listening to the record it gets further blown.

Sleepy Time Time. “I’m a sleepy time baby, sleepy time boy..”

He listened to the whole album from lead ins to fade outs. “That’s spoon that’s spoon that’s spoonful.” Come on man. CB was gonesville. He loved it then and he loves it now. Drums, guitars, harmonica. He never heard instruments played like this. He liked it. He was shakin’ and babbling.

He had to sneak listen to the album because it was his older brother’s. Risking a beating he would continue to listen when he could. He couldn’t stop.

Rollin’ and Tumblin’ kicks in and CB starts to jump around like a wild man. He goes ape. Toad?He didn’t know what was coming but he wanted to hear. Ginger Baker beating the drums and the other two kicking in some licks. Album over? No it’s not. Flip it back to side one and put the needle down for another spin. “I’m so glad I’m glad I’m glad I’m glad”

Cool cover too. CB actually thought These guys were in the air force. Jack Bruce looks like a 13 year old WWI pilot.  Man is that cool! Notes on the back cover. Muddy waters, Skip James, Willie Dixon, Manfred Mann, Graham Bond Organization. John Mayall, The Yard birds. Who are these guys? CB was going to find out.

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You’ve never heard this album, then check it out. You’ve listened to it before. Revisit. It’s good, real good.

Cincinnati Babyhead is getting in his car with a cigar and he’s going to slap a tape into the 8 track  and crank it. Maybe go find a game.

“Alright all right all right all right…..”

Thanks for tuning in.

6 comments on “Album: Fresh Cream

  1. zachsmusicreviews
    October 16, 2018

    Keep coming back to this post! A great post. Gives me some inspiration!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 16, 2018

      Thanks Zach. The music is inspirational. I never get tired of this record. It opened up a whole new world of great stuff. I have been listening to these 3 guys for many moons. You really are going back into the vaults. I see you have some new posts. I’ll be by for a look.

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      • zachsmusicreviews
        October 21, 2018

        Thanks! I appreciate it. Yes: recently I’ve been delving both into your earlier posts and into my musical library, trying to find new songs to write about. So far, I have a couple hundred songs to choose from. Thus, I’m enjoying myself. Take care. I love Disraeli Gears, by the way.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        October 21, 2018

        I’m going to bracket some time this week and get over to your stuff.
        Fantastic we can get so much enjoyment out of this music thing.’Gears’ is another good one. I will eventually cover all Cream’s records. Huge impact on me. Still listen to all 3 members solo stuff. Probably Jack Bruce the most.

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      • zachsmusicreviews
        October 21, 2018

        Awesome! For me, Clapton is hit or miss: Layla was a great album but most of his solo stuff doesn’t do anything for me. Haven’t listened to any solo Bruce and only a bit of Baker.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        October 21, 2018

        Yeah Eric is the one I listen to the least. He still has solo stuff that I dig but I lean more towards Baker and Bruce. I did an early take on a Bruce record. I’ll put the link below. I really dig most of his output.


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