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Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton [Remastered]

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton [Remastered]

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton [Remastered]

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton [Remastered]

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It's easy to forget that long before his success as a poignant acoustic pop balladeer, and years before he wrote "Layla" or formed the ultimate power trio, Cream, Eric Clapton began his career as a god of electric blues guitar. Bluesbreakers, released in 1966, is the best early example of Clapton's prowess. Buoyed by John Mayall, who handles most of the vocals, as well as piano, organ and harmonica, Clapton rips through Otis Rush's "All Your Love," James Bracken's "Steppin' Out," and Freddie King's "Hide away" (throwing in some Elmore James for good measure). Also included is Clapton's first recorded vocal, a subdued, reverent take on Robert Johnson's "Ramblin' on My Mind." And that's John McVie on bass, still a couple of years away from forming Fleetwood Mac. The recording shows its age in places -- quoting the Beatles' "Daytripper" in the middle of a Ray Charles tune is a pretty dated move -- but the sheer command and presence of the youthful Clapton certainly stand the test of time. This album lives up to its name -- it really did help break the electric blues scene in America.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2001
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0042288296720
catalogNumber: 882967
Rank: 7181


  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
  13. Lonely Years
  14. Bernard Jenkins

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

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
John Mayall   Arranger,Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Sonny Thompson   Composer
Gus Dudgeon   Engineer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
Walter Jacobs   Composer
James C. Bracken   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David Goldfarb   Reissue Production Coordination
L.C. Frazier   Composer

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