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

Albums

190.016, LK.4680 John Mayall John Mayall Plays John Mayall (Album) Decca, Decca 190.016, LK.4680 France 1965 Sell This Version
PS 492 John Mayall With Eric Clapton John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers (Album) Decca, Decca PS 492 US 1966 Sell This Version
SCL 1243, SCL.1243 John Mayall The Blues Alone (Album) Decca SCL 1243, SCL.1243 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SKL 4890 John Mayall Crusade (Album) Decca SKL 4890 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SKL 4918, SKL.4918 John Mayall The Diary Of A Band (Volume One) (Album) Decca, Decca SKL 4918, SKL.4918 UK 1968 Sell This Version
192.008 John Mayall Blues From Laurel Canyon (Album) Decca, Decca 192.008 France 1968 Sell This Version
115.254 John Mayall / John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers John Mayall / John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - The Diary Of A Band Volume Two (Album) Decca 115.254 France 1968 Sell This Version
X 70169 John Mayall The Diary Of A Band(Reel, 4tr Stereo) London Records X 70169 US 1968 Sell This Version
DS 3104/1-2 John Mayall Looking Back (Comp, Album) Decca DS 3104/1-2 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
X 950002 John Mayall The Turning Point (Album) Polydor X 950002 US 1969 Sell This Version
583 580 John Mayall Empty Rooms (Album) Polydor 583 580 UK 1969 Sell This Version
MP 2137 John Mayall U.S.A. Union (Album) Polydor MP 2137 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
24 25 081/82 John Mayall Back To The Roots (Album) Polydor 24 25 081/82 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
ACLA.7053 John Mayall Live In Europe (Album) London Records ACLA.7053 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
2425 085 John Mayall / Jerry McGee / Larry Taylor John Mayall / Jerry McGee / Larry Taylor - Memories (Album) Polydor 2425 085 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2425 103 John Mayall Jazz Blues Fusion (Album) Polydor 2425 103 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
2391 047 John Mayall Moving On (Album) Polydor 2391 047 UK 1972 Sell This Version
PD-2-3005 John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone (Album) Polydor PD-2-3005 US 1973 Sell This Version
239 1097 L John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone Vol.2 (Album) Polydor 239 1097 L Italy 1973 Sell This Version
239 1096 L John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone Vol.1 (Album) Polydor 239 1096 L Italy 1973 Sell This Version
2490 124 John Mayall The Latest Edition (Album) Polydor 2490 124 France 1974 Sell This Version
BTSD 6019 John Mayall New Year, New Band, New Company (Album) ABC Records BTSD 6019 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
BP 618/9 John Mayall Down The Line (Album, Comp) Decca BP 618/9 US 1972 Sell This Version
9022-958 John Mayall A Banquet In Blues (Album) ABC Records, GRT 9022-958 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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