Bluesbreakers w/Eric Clapton

by John Mayall

(1966) London

Personnel John Mayall, Hughie Flint, John McVie, Eric Clapton
Description Essential Eric Clapton blues! All Your Love: cool soloing, Ramblin on My Mind: Clapton's vocal debut
Posted By Michael Kurczewski (339)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 3/31/2006, Martin Priller (574) posted:
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This is where it starts for British blues,Clapton plays likes he's p---ed off and it shows in some his fiery lead playing on his take on Hideaway and Steppin Out.This is a must have in your collection and also for anybody who is getting into blues and Clapton in particular.
On 3/20/2005, Adrian Levi (2907) posted:
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If you think you dig the blues but you don't own this record then you don't really dig the blues!! This is Clapton at his Les Paul through Marshall best!! This is why Clapton is still considered possibly the best guitarist ever despite two decades of soft pop dreck!! THis record has some of the greatest guitar tones EVER and everything that CLapton plays is amazing. My personal favourite guitar work is on 'Have you Heard', a slow blues where he trades licks with a saxophon in the intro and then proceeds to a searing solo. If you don't own this record do yourself a favour and GET IT NOW!!
On 7/23/2001, Ga Thomas (1904) posted:
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Clapton jumped off the Yardbird train in search of more serious blues musicians. He found what he was looking for in John Mayall's band. He only recorded one album with them before growing tired of Mayall's control, but it was magic. The Bluesbreakers renditions of classics were a breakthrough at the time, and their original work is strong and still holds up today. This is a very important step in the Eric Clapton journey.
On 1/13/2000, Michael Kurczewski (339) posted:
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I just love the cover version of the first track, "All Your Love" by Otis Rush (cool Clapton solo) and Eric's vocal debut of Robert Johnson's "Ramblin on My Mind". Ray Charles's hit "What'd I say" is also represented here, with a drum solo and some Day Tripper-inspired riffs at the end. This CD is definitely worth owing if you want to hear what the forerunners of British blues sounds like. Clapton's playing on this album is fantastic, and is a showcase of what's to come.