Play album Buy Loading. External Links Apple Music www. Artist images 10 more. John Mayall , listeners Related Tags blues blues rock british blues John Mayall born November 29, is a pioneering English blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player and harmonica player. John Mayall is often referred to as the "Father of the British blues. They started out in the late s in England, using Chicago style blues as a starting basis for their sound, which has evolved from album to album.
And while at one point John Mayall was playing a fairly jazzy sound, he has always come back to the blues. One of the interesting features of the Blu… read more. John Mayall born November 29, is a pioneering English blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player and harmonica player. John Mayall is often referred to as the "Father… read more.
Six months after leaving both Miles Davis and the Tony Williams Lifetime at the end of , John McLaughlin issued a third solo album, 'My Goal's Beyond', that seemed like a step in different direction—a far softer one. Even so, it featured three fifths In his short life, Tim Buckley managed to release nine studio albums that covered a wide range of styles and redefined the relationship between folk, jazz, and the avant-garde. These 20 tracks show that he was much more than Jeff Buckley's dad.
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What's so impressive about Dolly Parton is how skillfully she's balanced authenticity and willful self-creation. She has a persona that's pure sunshine, but some of her best songs are dark and gothic; she's the poor girl in a patchwork "Coat of Many Colors," Kenny Burrell. When I talk about my favorite "jazz" records, I'm often talking about jazzy blues.
And, to me, the absolute greatest guitarist in this vein is Kenny Burrell. There are a lot of fabulous guys, but he played real blue and didn't look down on the blues guys Spectrum Tony Williams. Though "Spectrum" first appeared on John McLaughlin's solo debut, the song stretched on far longer and leaned far closer to rock than jazz on this take. Sections had the intensity of Hendrix, who McLaughlin had jammed with. The track, like the whole Lifetime Sometimes you just want to get on a plane and disappear.
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Step Into Christmas Elton John. The album A Hard Road was released in February Today its expanded versions include most of this material, and the album itself also stands as a classic. But Peter Green gave notice and soon started his own project, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac , which eventually was to include all three of Mayall's Bluesbreakers at this time: Green, McVie, and drummer Mick Fleetwood who was a Bluesbreaker for only a few weeks.
O'List declined, however, and went on to form the Nice with organist Keith Emerson. Through both a "musicians wanted" ad in Melody Maker on 10 June and his own search, Mayall found three other potential guitarists for his Bluesbreakers, a black musician named Terry Edmonds, John Moorshead, and year-old Mick Taylor. The latter made the band quickly, but Mayall also decided to hire Edmonds as a rhythm guitarist for a few days. In the meantime, on a single day in May , Mayall had assembled a studio album to showcase his own abilities.
Former Artwoods drummer Keef Hartley appeared on only half of the tracks, and everything else was played by Mayall. The album was released in November titled The Blues Alone. These Bluesbreakers spent most of the year touring abroad, and Mayall taped the shows on a portable recorder.
At the end of the tour, he had over sixty hours of tapes, which he edited into an album in two volumes: Diary of a Band, Vols. Meanwhile, a few line-up changes had occurred: McVie had departed and was replaced by Paul Williams, who himself soon quit to join Alan Price and was replaced by Keith Tillman; Dick Heckstall-Smith had taken the sax spot. Following a US tour, there were more line-up changes, starting with the troublesome bass position.
First Mayall replaced bassist Tillman with year-old Andy Fraser. Henry Lowther, who played violin and cornet, joined in February Hiseman, Reeves, and Heckstall-Smith then moved on to form Colosseum. In August the new quartet recorded Blues from Laurel Canyon. Chas Crane filled in briefly on guitar. This left as the only holdover bassist Thompson who would also eventually join Stone the Crows. Mayall tried a new format with lower volume, acoustic instruments, and no drummer.
He recruited acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Jon Mark and flautist-saxophonist John Almond. Mark was best known as Marianne Faithfull 's accompanist for three years and for having been a member of the band Sweet Thursday which included pianist Nicky Hopkins and future Cat Stevens collaborator Alun Davies , also a guitarist. Along with the big change in sound, Mayall decided on a big change in scenery: a move to Los Angeles.
A studio album, Empty Rooms , was recorded with the same personnel, with Mayall's next bassist, former Canned Heat member Larry Taylor , playing bass in a duet with Thompson on "To a Princess. On USA Union recorded in Los Angeles, 27—28 July , though, Mandel was compelled to make do without his remarkable sustain and usage of feedback as musical, even melodic, technique; and on Memories the band was stripped down to a trio with Taylor and Ventures guitarist Gerry McGee.
In November Mayall launched a recording project involving many of the most notable musicians with whom he had played during the previous several years. Paul Lagos was with Sugarcane and ended up drumming on five. Mayall wrote all the songs and sang all the vocals, as usual by now, plus played harmonica, guitar, keyboards, drums, and percussion. The London sessions took place in January and as such represent some of Clapton's last work before Derek and the Dominos' attempted Layla follow-up sessions and band disintegration that spring.
Mayall had exhausted his catalytic role on the British blues-rock scene and was living in L. The muse has been kind to John Mayall. He's been writing and playing quality music now for more than 40 years and he just never seems to be drained of creative juices. Padlock On the Blues is yet another fine effort from the godfather of white blues. Backing Mayall are a select group of veteran musicians with special guest John Lee Hooker. However, Mayall still plays harp, piano, and guitar as well as ever and at nearly 70 years old he never slows down.
One person found this helpful. Format: Audio CD. John Mayall ran out of meaningful lyrics about album number twenty. He ran out of original melodies shortly thereafter. He keeps plugging away, similar songs, trite lyrics, and the only thing that saves any of these albums are the great guest and session musicians who put their own spin on the similar melodies and pull Mayall's bacon out of the fire.
Don't get me wrong, I love John Mayall's music, particularly the early stuff, before he became predictable and boring. This actually would be a good CD for those people who would like an intro to Mayall or do not have a lot of Mayall CDs.
Clapton and Jazz-Blues Fusion, this CD is the same old song, different album or deja vu all over again. As a Mayall freak, this album was another must. Mayall turned me onto the blues long ago as well as Paul Butterfield. Mayall went into the doldrums into the 70s but re-emerged with 'Sense of place'.
I have every album since. This album has some great tracks but also has Mayall revisiting some of his 70's who 'cares territory'. Buddy Whittington on guitar adds so much to this album.
I give it 4 stars because I love this man but only some of the tracks but enough live up to the 4 stars mark. My favourite Mayall remains 'Life in the Jungle'. Blues can be very boring like in this case. Don't get me wrong, I like blues and in fact I think John Mayall's "Wake up call" is more or less a masterpiece in this genre. But on this album, "Padlock on the blues", Mayall is making things too easy for himself - it's just the same song over and over again and I'm getting so bored.
I tend to think that even Mayall got bored since this one clearly lack enthusiasm.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Talk About That - John Mayall on AllMusic - Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Talk About That - John Mayall on AllMusic - John Mayall Talk About That. Add to Custom List. Add to My Collection. AllMusic Rating.
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