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Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton




Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Standing midway between Clapton's stint with the Yardbirds and the formation of Cream, this album featured the new guitar hero on a series of stripped-down blues standards, Mayall pieces, and one Mayall/Clapton composition, all of which had him stretching out in the idiom for the first time in the studio. This album was the culmination of a very successful year of playing with John Mayall, a fully realized blues creation, featuring sounds very close to the group's stage performances, and with no compromises. Credit has to go to producer Mike Vernon for the purity and simplicity of the record; most British producers of that era wouldn't have been able to get it recorded this way, much less released. One can hear the very direct influence of Buddy Guy and a handful of other American bluesmen in the playing. And lest anyone forget the rest of the quartet: future pop
ock superstar John McVie and drummer Hughie Flint provide a rock-hard rhythm section, and Mayall's organ playing, vocalizing, and second guitar are all of a piece with Clapton's work. His guitar naturally dominates most of this record, and he can also be heard taking his first lead vocal, but McVie and Flint are just as intense and give the tracks an extra level of steel-strung tension and power, none of which have diminished across several decades.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/2011
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC: 0090771627322
catalogNumber: 6273
Rank: 46683


  1. All Your Love
  2. Hideaway
  3. Little Girl
  4. Another Man
  5. Double Crossing Time
  6. What'd I Say
  7. Key To Love
  8. Parchman Farm
  9. Have You Heard
  10. Ramblin' On My Mind
  11. Steppin' Out
  12. It Ain't Right

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Primary Artist
John Mayall   Organ,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals
Alan Skidmore   Tenor Saxophone
John Almond   Baritone Saxophone
John McVie   Bass
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Vocals
Hughie Flint   Drums
Dennis Healey   Trumpet
Johnny Almond   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
Little Walter   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
John Mayall   Arranger,Composer,Layout
Mose Allison   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Sonny Thompson   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Gus Dudgeon   Engineer
Robert Johnson   Arranger
Otis Rush   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes
Bob Irwin   Remastering Engineer
Traditional   Composer
James Bracken   Composer

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