Artist: John Mayall
Cat No. SECLP077 Barcode: 5036436088225
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Records releases a live John Mayall 180g LP recorded in the USA and Italy during a 1982 tour featuring a
reformed Blues-breakers group.
knows their British blues will undoubtedly hold John Mayall in a special light.
As a man who not only made his name from playing, mastering and popularising the
style but also in ushering a new generation of blues players, there is little
within British blues that he has not contributed towards. From his early days
forming the formidable Blues-breakers, a select group of blues-musos that saw
Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor pass through the ranks, to his later
more fusion flavoured groups - Mayall is a true cornerstone of British music.
‘Howlin’ At The Moon’ gives a live snapshot into John
Mayall’s 1982 tours through the USA and Italy that saw him reform the
Blues-breakers specifically with Mick Taylor on guitar and another famous
alumni - John McVie of Fleetwood Mac on bass (only for the USA recordings). From
a song-writing viewpoint, ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’ clearly demonstrates the
variety of Mayall’s ability not only a writer but also as a bandleader able to
harness some of the finest playing from his all-star group.
‘Emergency Boogie’ highlights Mayall’s own playing
prowess on piano and harmonica with Taylor providing some fierce slide guitar
to back it up. On slow blues jams ‘Rolling With The Blues’, ‘Sitting Here
Alone’ and ‘Howlin’ Moon’, we are treated to extended solos from Taylor on
guitar and Mayall on piano/harmonica, using the band dynamic to ascend to
thrilling climaxes throughout. John McVie and drummer Colin Allen provide a
rock solid rhythm foundation as the perfect back-drop for the masterful lead
playing. ‘Room To Move’ begins with a jazz fusion flavoured jam with Mayall
scatting rhythms with his mouth that are matched by Allen, swiftly moving onto
a traditional blues boogie. Rounding off the LP is a rollicking rendition of
‘The Stumble’, executed with a powerful energy and groove from the whole band
to leave a lasting impression.
Enjoy ‘Howlin’ At the Moon’ as a raw and thrilling look
at one of the finest British blues masters doing what he does best alongside a
supremely talented group of musicians.
Release date: 23rd September 2013
1. Emergency Boogie 4.34
2. Rolling with the Blues 9.07
3. Howlin' Moon 6.32
1. Room to Move 6.39
2. Sitting Here Alone 6.27
3. The Stumble 5.16