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electric blues feast
on 3 August 2004
John Mayall recorded more than 40 albums and his influence on British rock music is enormous. Musically he tried to mix blues with hard rock, progressive rock, jazz and folk music, was not afraid to experiment and recorded some interesting music in these fields, but his blues rock songs are definitely his trade mark.
It was a real pleasure to see that at his 70 John is still in a very good shape - both physically and creatively. There are 2 hours of real blues rock recorded on DVD - and all this time Mayall is singing and playing (keyboards, guitar and harmonica, sometimes both keyboards and harmonica at the same time!). The latest version of his Bluesbreakers proves that John is still a master to find talented musicians - they are just great, and especially Buddy Whittington on guitar. There are also guests: Mike Taylor, Chris Barber on trombone and Eric Clapton. With such personnel the show simply can't go wrong! There are lengthy versions of 16 blues numbers with fantastic jamming, guitar/harmonica/organ/trombone duels, but Whittington/Taylor, Whittington/Clapton and Taylor/Whittington/Clapton guitar soloing is simply unforgettable! It is a real feast for electric blues guitar lovers. The concert is absolutely unique and we are lucky it was shot for DVD so we can enjoy it over and over again.