John Mayall

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John Mayall
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John Mayall, OBE (born 29 November 1933, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England) is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years. Brother of Rod Mayall and former spouse of Maggie Mayall.
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John Mayall - John Mayall Plays John Mayall album art John Mayall John Mayall Plays John Mayall (Album) Decca, Decca South Africa 1965 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Blues Breakers album art John Mayall With Eric Clapton John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers (Album) Decca, Decca Canada 1966 Sell This Version
John Mayall - The Blues Alone album art John Mayall The Blues Alone (Album) Ace Of Clubs, Ace Of Clubs US 1967 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Crusade album art John Mayall Crusade (Album) Decca UK 1967 Sell This Version
John Mayall - The Diary Of A Band (Volume One) album art John Mayall The Diary Of A Band (Volume One) (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1968 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Blues From Laurel Canyon album art John Mayall Blues From Laurel Canyon (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1968 Sell This Version
John Mayall - The Diary Of A Band Volume Two album art John Mayall The Diary Of A Band Volume Two (Album) Decca Australia 1968 Sell This Version
John Mayall - The Turning Point album art John Mayall The Turning Point (Album) Polydor, Polydor US 1969 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Empty Rooms album art John Mayall Empty Rooms (Album) Polydor US 1969 Sell This Version
John Mayall - USA Union album art John Mayall USA Union (Album) Polydor France 1970 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Back To The Roots album art John Mayall Back To The Roots (Album) Polydor Spain 1971 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Live In Europe album art John Mayall Live In Europe (Album) London Records Australia 1971 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Memories album art John Mayall / Jerry McGee / Larry Taylor John Mayall / Jerry McGee / Larry Taylor - Memories (Album) Polydor US 1971 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Jazz Blues Fusion album art John Mayall Jazz Blues Fusion (Album) Polydor UK 1972 Sell This Version
Ch-82871 John Mayall - John Lee Hooker album art 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 album art John Mayall Down The Line (Comp, Album) London Records, London Records, London Records US 1972 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Moving On album art John Mayall Moving On (Album) Polydor US 1972 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Ten Years Are Gone album art John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone (Album) Polydor US 1973 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Bluesbreakers / A Hard Road album art John Mayall With Eric Clapton, John Mayall And The Blues Breakers* John Mayall With Eric Clapton, John Mayall And The Blues Breakers* - Bluesbreakers / A Hard Road (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Germany 1973 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Ten Years Are Gone Vol.2 album art John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone Vol.2 (Album) Polydor Italy 1973 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Ten Years Are Gone Vol.1 album art John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone Vol.1 (Album) Polydor, Polydor Germany 1973 Sell This Version
John Mayall - The Latest Edition album art John Mayall The Latest Edition (Album) Polydor France 1974 Sell This Version
John Mayall - New Year, New Band, New Company album art John Mayall New Year, New Band, New Company (Album) ABC Blue Thumb France 1975 Sell This Version
John Mayall - A Banquet In Blues album art John Mayall A Banquet In Blues (Album) ABC Records, GRT Canada 1976 Sell This Version
John Mayall - Notice To Appear album art John Mayall Notice To Appear (Album) ABC Records UK 1975 Sell This Version

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hwearrow

hwearrow

December 18, 2017
Mayall is a great keyboardist ,singer and blues- harp and also is a superb composer. He is a key figure to british blues , but also a essential key to Rock in general.
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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