365 Days of Album Recommendations – June 18

John Mayall – Bluesbreakers (w/ Eric Clapton)

 

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The period of time during which I listened to this album was a pretty short one, but it was a really important landmark on my journey backwards into the country blues.

I started, like a lot of people do, with Eric Clapton. That got me back to Cream, and then The Yardbirds. From there, this album. Which got me back to Chicago, and so forth.

It’s actually not my favorite Mayall disc (Crusade is!), and I was never a Les Paul player (save for one epic session in SF when I got to record w/ a mid-60s Gold Top through a Crybaby into a Marshall!), but all the same, I dug this intensely for the short while that I dug this intensely.

Favorite on here was always All your Love (great Otis Rush tune!) …


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