John Mayall

John Mayall

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John Mayall
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British blues and rock singer born on November 29, 1933.
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John Mayall Discography

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John Mayall John Mayall Plays John Mayall (Album) Decca, Decca France 1965 Sell This Version
John Mayall With Eric Clapton John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers (Album) Decca, Decca US 1966 Sell This Version
John Mayall The Blues Alone (Album) Decca UK 1967 Sell This Version
John Mayall Crusade (Album) Decca UK 1967 Sell This Version
John Mayall The Diary Of A Band (Volume One) (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1968 Sell This Version
John Mayall Blues From Laurel Canyon (Album) Decca, Decca France 1968 Sell This Version
John Mayall / John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers John Mayall / John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - The Diary Of A Band Volume Two (Album) Decca France 1968 Sell This Version
John Mayall Looking Back (Comp, Album) Decca Germany 1969 Sell This Version
John Mayall The Turning Point (Album) Polydor US 1969 Sell This Version
John Mayall Empty Rooms (Album) Polydor Japan 1969 Sell This Version
John Mayall U.S.A. Union (Album) Polydor Canada 1970 Sell This Version
John Mayall Back To The Roots (Album) Polydor Spain 1971 Sell This Version
John Mayall Live In Europe (Album) London Records Australia 1971 Sell This Version
John Mayall / Jerry McGee / Larry Taylor John Mayall / Jerry McGee / Larry Taylor - Memories (Album) Polydor New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
John Mayall Jazz Blues Fusion (Album) Polydor UK 1972 Sell This Version
Ch-82871 John Lee Hooker With John Mayall With The Groundhogs John Lee Hooker With John Mayall With The Groundhogs - John Lee Hooker(LP, Album) Cleve Records Ch-82871 US 1972 Sell This Version
John Mayall Down The Line (Comp, Album) London Records, London Records, London Records US 1972 Sell This Version
John Mayall Moving On (Album) Polydor UK 1972 Sell This Version
John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone (Album) Polydor Australia 1973 Sell This Version
John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone Vol.2 (Album) Polydor Italy 1973 Sell This Version
John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone Vol.1 (Album) Polydor Italy 1973 Sell This Version
John Mayall The Latest Edition (Album) Polydor France 1974 Sell This Version
John Mayall New Year, New Band, New Company (Album) ABC Records Australia 1975 Sell This Version
MCMP 31032 (BTSD-6019) John Mayall New Year, New Band, New Company(LP, Album) MCA Records, Inc. MCMP 31032 (BTSD-6019) Italy 1975 Sell This Version
John Mayall A Banquet In Blues (Album) ABC Records, GRT Canada 1976 Sell This Version

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swagski

swagski

January 29, 2014
For me, having grown up in the heady early days of the British Blues scene, a Mayall gig poster was always a reliable compass to a great evening. Although I never rated his musical ability that highly, other than his blues-harp virtuosity, his sheer organizational enthusiasm and understanding of blues leadership was impeccable throughout the '60s and early '70s. A period in which he formed his Bluesbreakers line-ups, each of which would help spawn future legends in the history of British blues-rock.

Mayall, like his mentor Alexis Korner, pushed the boundaries of the Chicago blues genre at a time when the technologies of the electric guitar were also becoming equally experimental. The result was a fusion of unique home-grown 'Rhythm n' Blues' with lyrics often firmly rooted in white British urban culture as much as those of re-worked black American material. Like ex-members of his band line-ups would help develop the Blues Rock genre and create the British 'Prog-rock' phenomena, his later works also brought jazz-fusions into the melting pot . His time in L.A. (shared with Frank Zappa at Laurel Canyon in '69) further mined new directions and his later first American release "USA Union" featured FZ-associated electric violinist Sugarcane Harris.

Whilst Alexis Korner is most certainly a founding father of British Blues, Mayall is one of the key figures and catalysts in the nurturing of its renowned offspring and a cornerstone in British blues legend.

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