Thursday, June 14, 2007


Eric Clapton is usually thought of as John Mayall's most important right-hand man, but the case could also be made for his successor, Peter Green. The future Fleetwood Mac founder leaves a strong stamp on his only album with the Bluesbreakers, singing a few tracks and writing a couple, including the devastating instrumental "Supernatural." Green's use of thick sustain on this track clearly pointed the way to his use of this feature on Fleetwood Mac's hits "Albatross" and "Black Magic Woman," as well as providing a blueprint for Carlos Santana's style. Mayall acquits himself fairly well on this mostly original set (with occasional guest horns), though some of the material is fairly mundane. Highlights include the uncharacteristically rambunctious "Leaping Christine" and the cover of Freddie King's "Someday After a While (You'll Be Sorry)."

1 A Hard Road 3:12
2 It's Over 2:51
3 You Don't Love Me s 2:50
4 The Stumble 2:54
5 Another Kinda Love l 3:06
6 Hit the Highway 2:17
7 Leaping Christine 2:25
8 Dust My Blues 2:50
9 There's Always Work 1:38
10 The Same Way 2:11
11 The Supernatural 2:57
12 Top of the Hill 2:40
13 Someday After a While (You'll Be Sorry) 3:02
14 Living Alone 2:23

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pat said...

this mayall is really good!extra!thanks

Anonymous said...

Without John Mayall today's rock scene would look totally different. This is one of his classic albums.
Again great choice!

Anonymous said...

Something wrong!
All files are not in the rar-file.
Shows track13.mp3 - track24.mp3
when unrar.

best regards

/ Mossen

. said...

Nothing is wrong - that is from cd that contains first and second album together - therefore tracks are like you see.

Anonymous said...


/ Mossen

Anonymous said...

I own this one since the High school! The Supernatural is the song that captured me and discovered soon the Fleetwood Mac & the British Blues scene. The rest of the album are classic blues. There's also a tribute to Peter Green from Gary Moore (who bought Peter's guitar Les Paul 69) with a better sound quality and production but GM's voice is not the best: Blues for Greeny [1995,Virgin] Recommended