Cream – Spoonful

Artist : Cream
song : Spoonful
Album : Fresh Cream – 1968
Style – Tempo – Signature – Length : Rock – 89 – 12/8 –
Musician : Ginger Baker
pages : 4
Version : Album
Level : Intermediate

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The Blues music standard “Spoonful” was written by American musician Willie Dixon. The first recording of this song is on a Howlin’ Wolf album in 1960.
On this first version, the musicians are Howlin’ Wolf on vocals, Hubert Sumlin on guitar, Freddie Robinson on second guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Fred Below on drums and Dixon on double bass.

The group Cream consisting of Eric Clapton on guitar and vocals, Jack Bruce on bass, harmonica and vocals as well as Ginger Baker on drums percussion and vocals, recorded the song Spoonful on their first album Fresh Cream in 1966.
The song duration 6 minutes and 30 seconds. On the album Wheels of Fire which is a live album, the group Cream plays a version of Spoonful that lasts over 16 minutes!

Fresh Cream is the first release from Robert Stigwood’s independent label Reaction Records. The album contains 11 tracks including:
I Feel Free, N.S.U., Sleepy Time Time, Dreaming, Sweet Wine, Spoonful, Cat’s Squirrel, Four Until Late, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, I’m So Glad, Toad.


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