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Jack Bruce - The Man Behind the Bass (BBC Documentary)

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Published on Feb 17, 2015

Jack Bruce: The Man Behind the Bass
BBC ArtWorks Scotland Documentary and picture credit

The late Jack Bruce fronted the 1960's Supergroup Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker and has played with everyone from Marvin Gaye to Jimi Hendrix and from Lulu to Lou Reed. ArtWorks Scotland tells the story of his life, from childhood in Scotland to global superstardom. Six specially chosen tracks mark crucial moments in the life of Jack Bruce, all of which he re-recorded with the help of Scottish artists, including folk trio Lau, percussionist Jim Sutherland and keyboard player Andy May play some of Jack's favourite songs, featuring contributions from Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Flea of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Adam Clayton of U2.

The story encompasses some of the biggest riffs and rifts in rock, taking in family tragedy, drugs and near death. A specially chosen set of six songs mark crucial moments in Jack's life, including Cream's Sunshine of Your Love.

Narrator Edith Bowman
Series Producer Andrew Lockyer
Producer George Cathro
Director George Cathro

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