John Mayall Plays John Mayall

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

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Format: LP

Cat No: UMCLP034

Release Date:  02 June 2023

Label:  Proper Records

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  805520240345

Genres:  Blues  Rock  

  • Description

    Hailing from Macclesfield, Cheshire, and growing up in Cheadle Hulme, John Mayall had already made a name for himself on the Manchester blues scene before relocating to London in 1963 at the urging of Alexis Korner.

    After gaining a fearsome reputation on the live circuit, Mayall signed a contract with Decca who realised the band he had, The Blues Breakers – Roger Dean on guitar, Hughie Flint on drums and John McVie on bass – were red hot and they needed to be captured live. Recorded on December 7 1964 – and reproduced here in glorious mono – at Klooks Kleek, above the Railway Hotel in West Hampstead, John Mayall Plays John Mayall was a fine debut, capturing the blues in front of an enthusiastic audience.

    This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1965 Decca Records UK mono release with gatefold sleeve and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Crawling Up A Hill
      • 2. I Wanna Teach You Everything
      • 3. When I'm Gone
      • 4. I Need Your Love
      • 5. The Hoot Owl
      • 6. R. & B. Time: Night Train / Lucille

      Side 2

      • 1. Crocodile Walk
      • 2. What's The Matter With You
      • 3. Doreen
      • 4. Runaway
      • 5. Heartache
      • 6. Chicago Line