by Robert Wilkinson
Our Saturday Night Attitude dance number comes from a band not known for danceable numbers, but thanks to a friend of the site born in 1966, I remembered that once upon a time...
When they first broke on to the scene in “Swinging London” in 1966, Clapton was considered a guitar god, Ginger Baker was becoming one of the best jazz drummers ever to play rock music, and Jack Bruce, well, he was a force of Nature on his own! So tonight we go back to that very first album that broke BIG in 1966, and pretty much ushered in the psychedelic blues era in modern music.
Time to dance! For our Saturday Night Attitude dance tune, an incredible live performance caught on video! From their farewell tour November 1968, here’s their performance at the Royal Albert Hall of our Saturday Night Attitude tune, the amazing “I’m So Glad”
Here’s a great live version from 1968 of our tune, complete with technical failures and a pretty incredible bass and drum interaction until the power could be restored! “I’m Go Glad – Cream Live in 1968
Here’s a great video clip from the mid-60s when they were still “fresh Cream.” Here they are lip-synching to the original studio version of their leadoff tune from the Fresh Cream album, “I Feel Free”
Here’s the original music video that was done for this song, and it’s about as weird as it gets! Monks cavorting in the woods, on the English countryside, and on a child’s playground before taking off a bunch of clothes and running into the distance. “I Feel Free”
Here’s the original studio version of Cream pounding out the very danceable N.S.U.
Live in Detroit in 1968, led by the pounding drums of Ginger Baker, a great audio-only clip of Cream Live Performing N.S.U.
Also from Fresh Cream, here’s the audio-only studio original of “Sweet Wine”
Here’s a great video clip of Cream live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2005 performing “White Room,” “Crossroads,” and “Badge”
If you want the entire show, here it is! The lead number is our Saturday Night Attitude tune.
The Cream Live at Royal Albert Hall 2005 – pt. 1 (1 hr, 24 min)
Back to some early live audio-only performances!
Live in San Diego in 1968, “Crossroads”
Live from Detroit 1967, “Spoonful”
Here’s the entire studio album as we first heard it in 1966! Ab-fab music to this day!! “Fresh Cream – The Entire Album”
Back to what brought us to this dance! Here is a audio-only clip of Cream in 1967 knocking out “I’m So Glad”
From “Goodbye Cream,” their fantastic live audio-only version of “I’m So Glad”
We’ll close tonight’s dance with the BBC “Live in the studio version” of our Saturday Night Attitude tune, “I’m So Glad”
Are you glad?
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