“Blues Breakers” by John Mayall with Eric Clapton - album review

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TJR says

After plans for a live album were scrapped due to technical difficulties this studio recording was made in March 1966, the album being issued in July. The second Mayall album, and the first for Eric Clapton, it featured a core band line-up of John Mayall (lead vocals, piano, Hammond organ, harmonica), Eric Clapton (lead guitar), John McVie (bass guitar) and Hughie Flint (drums). They were augmented by a horn section that included Alan Skidmore (tenor sax), Johnny Almond (baritone sax) and Derek Healey (trumpet). Good taste is shown by covering “It Ain't Right” (Little Walter, 1956) and “Ramblin' On My Mind” (Robert Johnson, 1936), both of which are fine. I struggle to love much of the album due to my agitation with Clapton's virtuosity.

The Jukebox Rebel
15-Nov-2015


A1 [03:38] 4.5.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - All Your Love (Otis Rush) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [03:17] 4.3.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Hideaway (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson, Jimmy McCracklin) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [02:36] 4.6.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Little Girl (John Mayall) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [01:47] 5.3.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Another Man (John Mayall) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [03:04] 4.3.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Double Crossing Time (John Mayall, Eric Clapton) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A6 [04:28] 3.4.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - What’d I Say (Ray Charles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B1 [02:08] 4.8.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Key To Love (John Mayall) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2 [02:22] 5.7.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Parchman Farm (Mose Allison) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [05:56] 4.1.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Have You Heard (John Mayall) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B4 [03:08] 5.9.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Ramblin’ On My Mind (Robert Johnson, Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:30] 5.0.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Steppin’ Out (John Len Chatman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B6 [02:45] 6.1.png John Mayall with Eric Clapton - It Ain’t Right (Marion Walter Jacobs) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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