John Mayall – Rolling With The Blues – Live – 2CD
Double CD retrospective of John Mayall with extensive sleeve notes. The seven concerts from which these recordings are taken span just 10 years (1972 to '82) in John Mayall's 60 years-plus-and-still-going-strong career. Musically though, what you have here are brilliant performances which resonate with virtually all stages of his remarkable journey as band leader, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and blues crusader on both sides of the Atlantic. There is a 1982 Bluesbreakers reunion featuring Mick Taylor and John McVie and there are also jazz soloists from the lineup that produced what Melody Maker then regarded as John's finest album to date - 1972's Jazz Blues Fusion. In effect, the music on these two CDs takes you anywhere from the Flamingo Club to Fillmores East and West.
1. Band Introduction (Narrative) - 1:01 2. Got You On My Mind - 12:12 3. No Smoking - 8:06 4. No Holds Barred - 7:22 5. Band Intro - 1:41 6. Feels Good In Frankfurt - 11:42 7. Next Time Around - 11:25 8. Freddie’s Request (Narrative) - 0:31 9. Sad To Be Alone - 6:31 10. Red Presents Blue Mitchell (Narrative) - 1:04 11. Filthy McNasty - 7:54 12. Make My Bed Tonight - 6:42
1. Mexico City - 10:16 2. Gone From The Canyon - 4:42 3. Caught In The Middle - 9:56 4. John Lee Boogie - 8:43 5. Emergency Boogie - 4:32 6. Rolling With The Blues - 9:05 7. Howlin’ Moon - 6:30 8. Room To Move - 6:37 9. Sitting Here Alone - 6:25 10. The Stumble - 5:16
John Mayall (vocals, harmonica, piano, guitar) , Freddie Robinson / James Quill Smith / Mick Taylor (guitar) , Victor Gaskin (6 string bass) , Kevin McCormick (bass guitar) , Steve Thompson (bass) , John McVie (electric bass) , Clifford Solomon / Red Holloway (tenor saxophone) , Blue Mitchell (trumpet) , Colin Allen / Keef Hartley / Soko Richardson (drums)