Tag Archives: John Mayall

Jazz-Rock Fusion, Hillbilly Boogie, Alligator Blues, Canadian Craziness, Louisiana History and a Living Legend

This month’s batch of sound takes us back to the swamps of 1950s Louisiana, modern-day Chicago, a certified legend in John Mayall, a rollicking debut from Big Shoes (made up of members of the bands of Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Taj Mahal and Delbert McClinton) an outrageous Canadian septet, Living Fossil, and don’t forget the man they call Hristo.

John Mayall gets ‘Tough’ with the blues

The list of names is impressive to say the least. From Eric Clapton to Jack Bruce to Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood to Free’s Andy Fraser — all, at one time or another, worked with British blues-rock legend John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers.

The Yardbirds: The Clapton Years Part 3

The Yardbirds’ career was now barreling along, but guitarist Eric Clapton wasn’t happy with the non-stop manic enthusiasm of the band’s stage act. "Slowhand" itched to return to the basics of blues.