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MAYALL, John Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box)

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catalog number: CDEAGBX340

weight in Kg 0,500

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MAYALL, John: Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box)

Four albums for Egale Records, plus an exclusive disc with previously unreleased live material, recorded in the course of the last forty years. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, etc. CD-sized box with CDs in cardboard sleves and newly designed covers. 24 page booklet.


Mayall, John - Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box) CD 1
1: Don't Turn Your Back
2: Padlock On The Blues
3: A Hard Road
4: Somebody's Watching
5: Always A Brand New Road
6: My Country Girl
7: The Strip
8: I've Got To Talk To You
9: Dancing Shoes
10: Bad Dream Catcher
11: When The Blues Are Bad
12: Ain't No Surrender
13: White Line Fever
Mayall, John - Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box) CD 2
1: World Of Hurt
2: Along For The Ride
3: Put It Right Back
4: That's Why I Love You So
5: Yo-Yo Man
6: If I Don't Get Home
7: Testify
8: Early In The Morning
9: Something 'bout My Baby
10: So Many Roads
11: World War Blues
12: California
13: She Don't Play By The Rules
Mayall, John - Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box) CD 3
1: Southside story
2: Dirty water
3: Feels just like home
4: Kids got the blues
5: The witching hour
6: Oh, leadbelly
7: Demons In The Night
8: Pride And Faith
9: Kokomo
10: Romance classified
11: I wished I had
12: Pieces and parts
13: I thought I heard the devil
14: The Mists Of Time
Mayall, John - Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box) CD 4
1: Dirty Water
2: Walking On Sunset
3: Please Mr Lofton
4: Hideaway
5: Have You Heard
6: It Ain't Right
7: California
8: Talk To Your Daughter
Mayall, John - Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box) CD 5
1: Hideaway (1966 - London)
2: Tears In My Eyes (1966 - London)
3: The Stumble (1967 - London)
4: Double Trouble (1967 - London)
5: Help Me (1969 - Ny Filmore)
6: French Toast (1983 - Concarneau, France)
7: Broken Wings (1986 - Szeged, Hungary)
8: Racehorse Man (1986 - Montreux, Switzerland)
9: Tears Came Rolling Down (1990 - Tokyo, Japan)
10: Undercover Agent For The Blues (1994 - Madrid, Spain)
11: Mail Order Mystics (1994 - Madrid, Spain


Artikeleigenschaften von MAYALL, John: Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box)

  • Interpret: MAYALL, John

  • Albumtitel: Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box)

  • Format CD
  • Music Genre Blues
  • Music Style British Blues & Bluesrock
  • Music Sub-Genre 953 British Blues & Bluesrock
  • Title Essentially John Mayall (5-CD-Box)
  • Label EAGLE

  • EAN: 5034504134027

  • weight in Kg 0.500

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

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