The greatest Blues-rock band that ever graced the world with their talent .



Cream was the perfect storm. Three of the most talented musicians of that day came together to create perfection. Their rendition of Crossroads was, in my humble opinion, the pinnacle of their work.

Cream were a British rock band formed in London in 1966. The group consisted of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker. Bruce was the primary songwriter and vocalist, although Clapton and Baker also sang and contributed songs. Formed from members of previously successful bands, they are widely regarded as the world's first supergroup.[3] Cream were highly regarded for the instrumental proficiency of each of their members.

During their brief three year career together, the band produced four albums, Fresh Cream (1966), Disraeli Gears (1967), Wheels of Fire (1968), and Goodbye (1969). Beginning with Disraeli Gears, the band was joined in the studio by producer and multi-instrumentalist Felix Pappalardi, who became an important influence on the band's sound. Cream's music spanned many genres of rock music, including blues rock ("Crossroads", "Born Under a Bad Sign"), psychedelic rock ("Tales of Brave Ulysses", "White Room"), and hard rock ("Sunshine of Your Love", "SWLABR"). In their career, they sold more than 15 million records worldwide.The group's third album, Wheels of Fire (1968), is the world's first platinum-selling double album.


Tensions between Bruce and Baker led to their decision in May 1968 to break up, though the band were persuaded to make a final album, Goodbye, and to tour, culminating in two final farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 25 and 26 November 1968 which were filmed and shown in theatres, then in 1977 released as a home video, Farewell Concert.

In 1993, Cream were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", at number 67 and 61 respectively. They were also ranked number 16 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".



Lyrics
I went down to the crossroadsFell down on my kneesDown to the crossroadsFell down on my kneesAsked the Lord above for mercyTake me, if you pleaseI went down to the crossroadsTried to flag a rideDown to the crossroadsTried to flag a rideNobody seemed to know meEverybody passed me byWell, I'm going down to RosedaleTake my rider by my sideGoing down to RosedaleTake my rider by my sideYou can still borrow a house, babyOn the riverside
Going down to RosedaleTake my rider by my sideGoing down to RosedaleTake my rider by my sideYou can still borrow a house, babyOn the riverside
You can run, you can runTell my friend boy Willie BrownRun, you can runTell my friend boy Willie BrownAnd I'm standing at the crossroadsBelieve I'm sinking down
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Eric Clapton
Crossroads lyrics © Mpca King Of Spades, Standing Ovation And Encore Music

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  1. Hi, about Cream's Crossroads video: the audio is San Francisco Winterland but the footage is London's Royal Albert Hall (both 1968). And it is a Robert Johnson song, not Eric Clapton as mentioned. Thank You.

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