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John Mayall w. Eric Clapton: Blues Breakers

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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers
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"All Your Love" (Willie Dixon/Otis Rush) – 3:36
"Hideaway" (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson) – 3:17
"Little Girl" (Mayall) – 2:37
"Another Man" (Mayall) – 1:45
"Double Crossing Time" (Clapton/Mayall) – 3:04
"What'd I Say" – (Ray Charles) – 4:29
"Key to Love" (Mayall) – 2:09
"Parchman Farm" (Mose Allison) – 2:24
"Have You Heard" (Mayall) – 5:56
"Ramblin' on My Mind" (Robert Johnson/Traditional) – 3:10
"Steppin' Out" (James Bracken) – 2:30
"It Ain't Right" (Little Walter) – 2:42

Authentic Mono Version from the original Decca LTD. master tapes

One of the Most Overall Influential Albums in Blues-Rock History

The Bluesbreakers, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall,  were formed in January 1963.  Eric Clapton joined in 1965 just a few months after the release of their first album.  It remains one of the key, seminal releases of the 1960s, and a highly influential record, as the sound of Clapton’s Les Paul through a Marshall 2x12 combo amp (today commonly called a Marshall "Bluesbreaker") provided inspiration to a whole generation of blues-based electric guitarists and groups. Clapton's incendiary playing inspired graffiti saying "Clapton is God" on the streets of London.

Much of the album is composed of blues standards by long-established blues artists such as Otis Rush, Freddie King and Robert Johnson, as well as a few originals penned by Mayall or Mayall and Clapton.

The majority of the songs serve as showcases for the 21 year old guitar virtuoso's playing, apart from "Another Man", "Ramblin' On My Mind", "Parchman Farm", and "What'd I Say". "Ramblin' On My Mind" was Clapton's very first recorded vocal performance.

Number 195 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time