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Crusade ~ John Mayall
Crusade ~ John Mayall
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars, 8 Feb 2007
So often overlooked for the Clapton and Green albums, Mick Taylor's first John Mayall effort is certainly up there with his predecessors. He has all the ingredients of the other two... classic blues numbers, searing leads and powerful instrumentals, but i suppose his lower profile compared to the other two guitarists means this great album is so often (unfairly) overlooked. Snowy Wood is probably the best cut on here, but Pretty Woman sets the tone perfectly and Driving Sideways is another powerful effort from Taylor (who i believe was 17/18 at the time). If you like Bluesbreakers and A Hard Road, then you will almost certainly like this.
Blues Breakers ~ John Mayall
Blues Breakers ~ John Mayall
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
The best guitar player of the time on top of his game. Classic tracks. The perfect combination of guitar and amp. Incredible solos... Listening to this album it is easy to see why rock took the directions it did. This is the blueprint for pretty much every rock/blues album that followed, and in my opinion the closest Clapton ever got to this ever again is on Layla... This is Essential.
Super Session ~ Michael Bloomfield
Super Session ~ Michael Bloomfield
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If you are a fan of Mike Bloomfield, get this. The Stephen Stills cuts on here are very good, especially Season of the Witch, but for me, Albert's Shuffle and Stop are two groundbreaking pieces of guitar playing. Bloomfield is really on the top of his game on these two, and Al Kooper ties everything together. It is one of the first big collaborations between big name artists and i think it is still one of the best. Get it!

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