He was in five much-loved mod/’60s bands in a short space of time, and now on the verge of his 65th birthday a Jack Bruce anthology is to be released.
To be released by Esoteric Recordings on June 2nd, the 6-CD box set anthology entitled Can You Follow? gathers together material from all Bruce’s career, including of course the recordings he made with Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc., Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann and his most celebrated outfit, Cream. Songs from Bruce’s solo career are also set to feature.
Born in Glasgow in May 1943, Bruce, a musical prodigy, became a composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. After working with the bands previously mentioned, he went on to collaborate with Lou Reed, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Gary Moore, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Dave Edmunds, Todd Rundgren, Peter Frampton, Gary Brooker and Ringo Starr. He continues to play live today.
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