8 posts tagged John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

Celebrating the Music of Otis Rush and His Influence on British Blues – Part II

Rush had a tremendous impact on the guitarists of the burgeoning British Blues boom in the mid to late sixties and these two essays look at few of the cover versions of his recorded debut, ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby...

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Celebrating the Music of Otis Rush and His Influence on British Blues – Part One

Otis Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi on April 29, 1934.  He moved with his family to Chicago at the age of fourteen and got his break twelve years later when Willie Dixon (who had left Chess Records to work ...

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John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – ‘It Hurts Me Too’ – Alternate Mix

Near the end of February 2018, Italian Peter Green researcher Mario Pirrone brought to my attention an “alternate” recording of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers’ ‘It Hurts Me Too’ found on the 1969 U.K. compila...

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They Called It ‘Stormy Monday Blues’ Part 2 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Clapton & Green

In 1965 there were new recordings of T-Bone Walker’s song released in the U.K. in August, September and October. There was also a live performance of the song by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers caught on tape in ...

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Worried Dream – Part 3

It is just a few weeks short of a full year between the last (incomplete) live recording of Green performing this song in 1968 and the next available one from 1969.   Fleetwood Mac Peter Green: guitar & vocal ...

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The Henry Björklund Tapes, Part 1

Bert Okers informed me of a few more “missing” Peter Green performances that “recently” surfaced (first posted on YouTube in August of 2015 and January 2016). The earliest features Green as a member of The ...

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‘The Stroller’ Eddie Boyd / Fleetwood Mac BBC Session

The Stroller  Though I would have included it had I known about it, I consoled myself with the thought that not having a write-up of the “new” tricked out version of ‘Stone Crazy’ https://smilingcorgipress.c...

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If You Wanna Be Happy – released March 11, 1966

Peter Green’s first recording was released on March eleventh 1966.  He was the lead guitarist and one of the “voices” book-ending the Peter B’s cover of ‘If You Wanna Be Happy’. There is little surviving ...

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