Sunday, February 22, 2009

VIDEOS: John Mayall and The Bluebreakers

With Eric Clapton album coverImage via Wikipedia

Hi all,

One of my favourite bands of all time is John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers. Many of the finest blues musician's passed through the band which was a 'breeding ground' for the British blues explosion of the mid-to-late 1960s. The line-up often resembled a who's who of British blues. Just some of the great musician's who passed through the band at some stage, or who have worked with John Mayall, are:

John Mayall - keyboards, harmonica, guitar, vocals
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Peter Green - guitar
Mick Taylor - guitar
Harvey Mandel - guitar
Albert King - guitar
John McVie - bass guitar
Jack Bruce - bass guitar
Larry Taylor - bass guitar
Hughie Flint - drums
Keef Hartley - drums
Ron Selico - drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith - saxophone
Ernie Watts - saxophone
Blue Mitchell - trumpet

Here are some great videos of The Bluesbreakers from the mid-to-late 1960s. Enjoy!

Hideaway (1966) (with Eric Clapton):

The Supernatural (1967) (with Peter Green):

Key to Love (1966) (with Eric Clapton):

Blues City Shakedown (1965) (with Eric Clapton):

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1 comment:

  1. You just don't hear enough about The John Mayall and his band. I think it all started with the Blues.