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70th Birthday Concert

John Mayall, John Mayall & The BluesbreakersAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Grits Ain't GroceriesThe Bluesbreakers 5:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Jacksboro HighwayThe Bluesbreakers 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Southside StoryThe Bluesbreakers 7:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Kids Got The BluesThe Bluesbreakers 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Dirty WaterThe Bluesbreakers 8:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Somebody's Acting Like A ChildJohn Mayall 8:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Blues For The Lost DaysJohn Mayall12:26Album Only
listen  8. Walking On SunsetJohn Mayall 6:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Oh, Pretty WomanJohn Mayall 9:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. No Big HurryJohn Mayall 6:31$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Please Mr LoftonJohn Mayall 7:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. HideawayJohn Mayall 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. All Your LoveJohn Mayall 4:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Have You HeardJohn Mayall18:02Album Only
listen  5. Hoochie Coochie ManJohn Mayall 6:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I'm Tore DownJohn Mayall 5:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. It Ain't RightJohn Mayall 6:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. CaliforniaJohn Mayall15:30Album Only
listen  9. Talk To Your DaughterJohn Mayall 8:57$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (November 18, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • ASIN: B0000EMYOD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,068 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
John Mayall was already the elder statesman of the British blues revival when Eric Clapton, a refugee from the Yardbirds, joined Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1965. Mayall celebrated his 70th birthday in 2003 and this two disc, 19 song compliation is a persuasive reminder that Mayall still can righfully claim his royalty as leader of the most enduring British blues band and a singular performer in his own right.
Mayall performs a set of music with his current line-up, a short set with Mick Taylor, and final set with Eric Clapton and Chris Barber. Tribute concerts, like this, look good on paper but frequently are mediocre because the guest musicians usually play on autopilot and sleep walk their way through a set-list of songs they hoped to never play again, or, worse, had just plain forgotten the chops. This is not the case with Mayall and this Bluesbreaker 70th Birthday Tribute. These highly esteemed musicians pull out all the stops for the man who, in most cases, mentored them, offered his guidance and showcased each of these great musicians at the threshold of their lifelong devotion to playing American blues.
When Clapton launches into his early blues signature song,"Hideaway", a Freddy King instumental, it's elementary observation that Clapton is nearly incapable of playing anything without using his searing slow-handed tension/release style he prefected as a Bluesbreaker. I always thought Mick Taylor should have never played second guitar to Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones. Taylor was just too good a guitarist to play second fiddle to anyone. Mick has stayed under the radar since leaving the Stones in 1975.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle Of British Blues!! April 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who is a fan of Mayall's music or the 60's & 70's British Blues Scene (Yardbirds, Ten Years After, Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown etc...) will find this two disc set to be "white boy blues" nirvana (for the uninitiated, before you get on my case about the previous term "white boy blues", enter it in the music search box and see what comes up, okay?). Having Clapton & Taylor on the same stage is pure magic. Eric must feel the need to show he's still got the "slowhand", because his playing here is 10 times better than any of his recent, more commercial albums. The guitar playing on this album also reminds me of the "guitar battle" scene from the movie "Crossroads". The players just don't sit back and go through the motions (even Eric), they rip away with abandon and a sense of real competition. Not necessarily trying to upstage one another, but to show each other they mean business and have killer chops too. My favorite moment is during the solos of "Blues For The Lost Days".
Buddy Whittingham rips off a solo with playing that would make Stevie Ray look down and smile. Mick Taylor's solo follows; and it's as if Mick is talking thru his Les Paul to Buddy saying "is that all you got big boy?". Taylor follows with a solo for the blues history books that ends with a "fuzz-wah" pedal flurry that left me stunned. Mayall's singing is also really good, better than most of his studio releases.
So I get a little carried away! You almost have to with this set. Two discs of music at a reasonable price. My only regret is the absence of Peter Green; his contribution to Mayall's legacy is as great as any.
Regardless this is a must, add to cart!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BAND, GREAT GUITARISTS, GREAT SHOW December 2, 2003
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A superbly recorded live album which not only showcases current Bluesbreaker Buddy Whittington but also features two of the greatest guitarists from the British blues boom - Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. This was the band, and Clapton and Taylor (along with Peter Green) were the guitarists, who made the blues popular all over the world and helped gain respect and recognition for a host of American bluesmen - people like Freddie King, Albert King, Otis Rush and Buddy Guy. It's testament to Whittington's phenomenal abilities that he is not out of place in this revered company. The Bluesbreakers are as tight and energetic as ever. Mayall himself is a phenomenon - a bandleader who surrounds himself with great musicians and who clearly commands their admiration and respect. He shows no signs of slowing down. This is a historic gathering and a very fine album.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Father of British Blues Celebration January 2, 2004
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I've been a big John Mayall fan from way back in the 60s. What a pleasure to hear the Bluesbreakers playing these tunes so well with John during his birthday celebration. John plays songs from the 1st Bluesbrakers LP to his most recent material. The players are excellent! whether listening to his current line-up or having the former bluesbreakers take the stage (Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor each play for 8 or 9 songs with John and band). The recording quality is excellent and the jam sessions allow everyone to show off (check out "Have you Heard" and "Blues for the Lost Days"). If you like British Blues you owe it to yourself to add this to your collection. Clapton even takes the Mike a couple of time. Keep on playing the Blues John!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I have heard in long time January 25, 2004
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With out a doubt, some of the best British Blues I have heard, Mick Taylor, and Eric Clapton just add to the wonder of it all. This cd is worth being in anyone's collection if you love the Blues.
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1.0 out of 5 stars no disc received
I paid for a new cd disc which included auto rip. When package arrived, no disc!!!! And since I had the mp3 files and the price was the same for the physical and the mp3 version,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by MarciaM
5.0 out of 5 stars Live! and dynamic.
exciting to hear the dynamic interaction of these master bluesmen musicians all on the stage together. . .having fun and sweeping the listener into their fusion.
Published 5 months ago by hazel lentini
5.0 out of 5 stars I whis I had known about this compilation before now.
This is a great CD. (I'm biased because I've loved John Mayall for years). This concert CD covers a lot of John's 60s and 70s music. Read more
Published 8 months ago by David K. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Mayall CD is excellent!
Quick shipping and wonderful music! The John Mayall 70th Birthday Concert is a must for those looking to step back in time with the Father of British Blues.
Published 10 months ago by Richard Hickey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Not bad for a 70 year old man. Good misicians and a good sound.This CD sounds great I recommend it.
Published 12 months ago by Gerardo Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I bought this for a single song. Now that I have it, I have several favorites! I would highly recommend this for purchase.
Published 13 months ago by D. Esparza
5.0 out of 5 stars solid
Make no mistake, this is very polished playing, and yet, if you compare it to, say, a live Grateful Dead concert, you immediately hear that the rougher edge of the blues is still... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Stanley Crowe
5.0 out of 5 stars great
one of the best john mayall shows ever. If you love the blues this is for you. Sounds great wish I could have been thair.
Published 15 months ago by ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album By The Father Of British Blues
John Mayall is known as the "Father of British Blues." He began performing in the 1950s and he's still going strong. Read more
Published on August 20, 2011 by Mark Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Never really fires
A great opportunity and, on paper at least, a fitting tribute to the man who gave so many others a leg up in the musical world. Read more
Published on March 1, 2010 by Noel A. Hodda
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