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John Mayall Tough

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weight in Kg 0,400


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John Mayall: Tough

(2009) Eagle Limited edition 180 g vinyl.


John Mayall - Tough Medium 1
1: Nothing To Do With Love  
2: Just What You're Looking For  
3: Playing With A Losing Hand  
4: An Eye For An Eye  
5: How Far Down  
6: Train To My Heart  
7: Slow Train To Nowhere  
8: Numbers Down  
9: That Good Old Rockin' Blues  
10: Tough Times Ahead  
11: The Sum Of Something  


Artikeleigenschaften von John Mayall: Tough

  • Interpret: John Mayall

  • Albumtitel: Tough

  • Format LP
  • Genre Blues

  • Music Genre 994 Vinyl - Audiophile Blues Records
  • Music Style 994 Vinyl - Audiophile Blues Records
  • Music Sub-Genre 994 Vinyl - Audiophile Blues Records
  • Edition 2 Audiophile Blues LP-Records
  • Title Tough
  • Vinyl size LP (12 Inch)
  • Speed / RPM 33 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label EAGLE

  • SubGenre Blues - General

  • EAN: 0826992016313

  • weight in Kg 0.400

Artist description "Mayall, John"

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers

When Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in the wake of their 1965 breakthrough hit For Your Love for going too pop, he quickly gravitated to the godfather of the British blues scene, John Mayall, and his Bluesbreakers.

 Born November 29, 1933 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, Mayall was inspired by his dad's extensive record collection. He became proficient on guitar, piano, and harmonica as he progressed, spending four years in art school and a stint in the Army during the Korean War. In 1962, Mayall opened for Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Korner subsequently mentoring the relative newcomer. In early '63, Mayall, by then in London, formed his first line-up of Bluesbreakers. Decca staff producer Mike Vernon helmed their debut single Crawling Up A Hill in 1964, which sold 500 copies.

After many personnel changes, Mayall's rhythm section solidified with bassist John McVie and drummer Hughie Flint. Decca cut their first album, a live set, that year (Roger Dean was their guitarist, with Mayall on piano and harp), and another studio single, Crocodile Walk, before letting the Bluesbreakers go. Clapton joined the ranks in April of '65, Jimmy Page producing I'm Your Witchdoctor with the new line-up for Immediate before they reunited with Vernon in April of '66 to cut a full-length studio LP for Decca.

'Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton' was the name of that incendiary affair, loaded with well-chosen American blues covers (Clapton shared Mayall's purist tendencies) and a handful of originals including Have You Heard, written by Mayall about his then-girlfriend Christine. Clapton fed his solid-bodied Gibson Les Paul (he switched from a Telecaster after seeing Freddy King cradling one on an album cover) through a powerful Marshall amp, affording him sonic superiority. Alan Skidmore's jazzy tenor sax opens the luxuriously downbeat Have You Heard, Mayall on organ and impassioned vocal, but it's Clapton's blasting, Freddy-influenced axe that ignites it.

The album was a smash in Great Britain, peaking at #6, but that didn't stop Eric from splitting to form Cream with bassist Jack Bruce (another Bluesbreakers alumnus) and drummer Ginger Baker just after its release that July. Peter Green had already served a brief stint with the Bluesbreakers, and he rejoined in time for the band's next LP, 1967's 'A Hard Road.' When Green left later that year along with drummer Mick Fleetwood to form Fleetwood Mac (McVie quickly followed), Mayall turned to yet another promising young British guitarist, Mick Taylor.

Mayall modernized his approach during the late '60s, freely experimenting with extended jazz-rock formats. At the dawn of the '70s, he relocated to California. No matter where he resided, Mayall retained his uncanny knack for unearthing terrific players: guitarist Harvey Mandel and electric violinist Don 'Sugarcane' Harris were in his first U.S. band. Mayall remains musically active and on the road, that knack having yet to desert him: guitarists Coco Montoya, Walter Trout, and Buddy Whittington have passed through the ranks in more recent times.     

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

Electric Blues 1939-2005. - The Definitive Collection!


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From: Michael Schumann-Teubner 2017-03-08 22:03:50

Abwechslungsreiche. Super Platte

John Mayall: bei seinem Gesang streiten sich die Geister. Entweder man mag ihn oder man mag ihn nicht. Mir liegt John Mayall, sonst hätte ich ja die Platte garnicht erst gekauft. "Tough" ist abwechslungsreich. Bei mir kommt keine Langeweile auf, auch nicht nach wiederholten abspielen. Einige Stücke sind gehen richtig ab. Aber auch die ruhigen Stücke gefallen. Der Gitarrist ist natürlich nicht Clapton und auch nicht Walter Trout. Aber auch Rocky Athas liefert gute Arbeit ab. Die Rhythmusgruppe liefert ebenfalls perfekte Arbeit ab. Frau Mayall als Backing Vocals ist ja auch mal ganz witzig.
Mir gefällt die Platte. Für mich ist auch schön, dass die jeweilige Tonart bei den Stücken angegeben ist. Man kann gleich mitspielen. Die Plattenhülle gefällt, besonders das Innere. Da kommt keine CD mit. Einziger Wermutstropfen: es fehle die Texte. Aber der Meister ist gut zu verstehen.
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