Cream in 1968 had their first hit with the song “Sunshine of Your Love”. It was Cream’s only gold-selling single in the United States. It was written by Jack Bruce, lyricist Pete Brown, and Eric Clapton. What I find interesting is how the song relates to Jimi Hendrix. Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton attended a Jimi Hendrix concert at the Saville Theatre in London prior to the invention of the main riff of “Sunshine of Your Love”, which Jack Bruce created after the concert. The riff can be directly attributed to Hendrix’s style of playing, echoing in Jack Bruce’s head.
Pete Brown wrote the lyrics in that same all night session with Bruce. Clapton later added the bridge and Ginger Baker, the syncopation of African drums.
Jimi Hendrix recorded “Sunshine of Your Love” on February 16, 1969 at Olympic Studios in London. It appears on the 2010 Valleys of Neptune as a previously unreleased studio recording. The Hendrix track is an instrumental featuring The Jimi Hendrix Experience nucleus (Jimi Hendrix, Guitar, Noel Redding, Bass and Mitch Mitchell, Drums) plus Rocki Dzidzornu on percussion.
Carlos Santana recorded “Sunshine of Your Love” with Rob Thomas on vocal and Santana band backing them up on his CD Guitar Heaven. I have seen Santana perform “Sunshine of Your Love” twice live with Andy Vargas very ably handling lead vocal.
Tell you later where I went and what I bought. Thanking my loving wife for the $25 gift certificate. You are the music of my heart Rosemary ~major kisses~
Later that day…
Ended up going to Cutler’s Record Shop in New Haven I got this cool poster shown above. I love Cutlers Record Shop been shopping there since my New Haven university days They have a frequent buyers card, every $20 purchase you get a stamp, after 10 stamps they will give you $20 off your next purchase of $20 or more and a new card. So today I reached that goal
John Lennon Singles Bag (limited edition) Capitol/EMI:
Individually numbered Kraftpak envelope with button & string closure; custom plastic adaptor hub
24” x 36” poster + three postcards
Three 45 RPM vinyl singles with replicated original artwork: - Single 1: John Lennon “Mother” / Yoko Ono “Why” - Single 2: John Lennon “Imagine” / John Lennon “It’s So Hard” - Single 3: John Lennon “Watching the Wheels” / Yoko Ono “Yes, I’m Your Angel”