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Mick Taylor, then an 18-year-old fret-board phenom, is welcomed into the Bluesbreakers fold on this 1967 LP. The future Rolling Stone joins John McVie, Keef Hartley and the boys on a stellar set of Mayall originals and classics by the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson and Willie Dixon: Oh, Pretty Woman; Snowy Wood; Checking on My Baby; I Can't Quit You Baby; Tears in My Eyes , and more!
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Product Details

  • Vinyl (October 1, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: October 1, 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sundazed Music
  • Run Time: 33.00 minutes
  • ASIN: B0057OOQCM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Tyler Smith on March 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Not surprising that no one has reviewed this; I was more than mildly surprised to find that it's still in print. While many listeners rated "Bare Wires" as most representative of an undeservedly ignored Mayall work, I feel this is a much better candidate. "Crusade" is a straight-ahead tribute to some of Mayall's blues heroes, and he pays them a fittingly respectful musical tribute. "Crusade" is much better than "Bare Wires," "Blues from Laurel Canyon" and other Mayall releases of that ilk because it sticks to the blues and is blessedly free of some of the truly awful autobiographical lyrics that John was capable of penning. When he does contribute an original, it fits with the theme of the album, as in the affecting "Death of J.B. Lenoir," a sorrowful lament for one of Mayall's blues inspirations.
Other highlights include "My Time after Awhile," which shows that Mayall's vocals, acquired taste though they may be, can in the right circumstances capture the power of a blues lyric. "Snowy Wood" features some fine blues guitar from Mick Taylor, who was soon to depart for Rolling Stones glitz, but who showed he could play some good blues licks when properly motivated. "Oh, Pretty Woman" won't make you forget Albert King, but Mayall doesn't do the tune an injustice either, and Taylor again contributes some tight guitar work.
In fact, the whole album benefits from a strong hand in the choice of material. It has a fine, smoldering flavor that reflects Mayall's love of the material.
Great album? No. Worth having in a blues collection? I'd say so. The test of the blues for me is the respect the artist shows for the material and the genuine feeling that he or she is able to wrest from it. By these standards, "Crusade," Mayall and his bandmates pass the test.
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Ah, the glorious days of the warm tube amp!! This album has stood the test of time. I put it on the player just yesterday and it still sounds like it was done last week instead of the late 1960s.
For a baby faced 18 year old Mick Taylor plays some of the best blues guitar EVER and proves to be a slightly more technical & funkier player than Eric Clapton.His control of feedback is dynamic and alot like Peter Greens. Although Mayalls voice is a little shaky and offkey in places,the choice of songs is strong. The tracks featuring Micks instrumentals are the finest.
Together with the CD "A Hard Road" and the Clapton "Beano" album this provides as an essential addition to any seeking raw, energetic 60s blues guitar.
"Snowy River", "Driving Sideways" and Mick's sensational soloing on "My Time After Awhile" prove that he was a force to reckon with.
Today in 2006 Taylor is still one the most consistant guitarists around.
(Check out John Mayalls '70th Birthday/Anniversary' DVD to see what i mean)
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I bought this album on vinyl for £1 in 1970 in a second hand shop in Glasgow where the manageress didn't know what it was worth. I thought I had won the pools and when I played it I realised I had. The intensity and tightness of Mick Taylors guitar was far from the disappointment which those of us who had followed the Bluesbreakers through the 60s expected in the aftermath of Clapton and Green. I get the impression that my fellow reviewers are late arrivals to the Bluesbreakers unlike myself. However, if they listened to John's 70th Birthday album, Taylor is far and away the only musician on it who doesn't sound tired - he is as crisp and clean as ever, without having lost any of the passion of it. Crusade is not the best Bluesbreakers album but there is something about it (the indignation and grit that goes with any crusade maybe?) which gives it a diamond-like quality. It also contains in it the heritage(Guy, Rush, Williamson) so dear to Mayall and the religious light shines from it. Listen to 'Checkin on My Baby' and see if it wouldn't blow anybody (except maybe Walter Trout - another old Bluesbreaker) off the map. If you hear this as your first Bluesbreakers album you will probably buy them all through time. I have.
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This 1967 album is still one of my favourites. Half the tracks are Mayall originals, half are blues 'standards'. The album highlights Mick Taylor's guitar and also some horm based blues. My original reaction to this album was rejection because of the horns, but I rediscovered it years later. It is not the best Mayall album, but it still has many memorable moments. I am a Mayall diehard of the original Bluesbreaker offering, Hard road and everything since 'Sense of Place'. See 'Life in the Jungle' for the best Mayall album.
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I got into the "way back" machine and put this CD in. I was blown away as much as back in the early 70's. I've always had his most famous CD with "California". This CD is right up there. John Mayall has such a Bluesey Jazz Harmonica thing going it is a little addicting. I have four JM CD's now. Be careful as I thought his early albums do not bare any resemblance to his last four.
The engineering is crystal clear.
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It's an LP like this that makes you marvel at Mayall's ability to cherry pick talent. This is most certainly a nice 'hat trick' for the Blues Breakers.
This LP is a lot like the 1st two where the BB's pull out a Freddy King instrumental, obligatory covers of Chess artists & an Albert King cover. They do nice 'high amped' versions of the material as they did on the 1st 2. I have not heard the mono mix but I suspect it is very good & an improvement on the stereo version. I do have the mono version of "Hard Road" & liked that very much over its stereo counter part. If you enjoy the Stones with Taylor you'll like this LP. You can hear the young Mick in his debut performance playing some blistering blues licks that would soon grace the Stones LPs. The problem that I have with the 1st 3 Breakers lp's is they all tend to sound alike (eg; Les Paul & Marshall dominating the over all sound). But, If you like to investigate the roots of Clapton, Green & Taylor, this is the place to do it.
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