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John Mayall Plays John Mayall

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

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Format: LP

Cat No: UMCLP034
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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

    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
    2.1. Crocodile Walk
    2.2. What's The Matter With You
    2.3. Doreen
    2.4. Runaway
    2.5. Heartache
    2.6. Chicago Line