As It All Began: The Best of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 1964-1969

As It All Began: The Best of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 1964-1969

by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
     
 
As It All Began: The Best of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 1964-1968 is an excellent 20-track retrospective, capturing Mayall's band at their peak. The Bluesbreakers went through several different lineups during those four years, with musicians the caliber of Eric Clapton, Mick

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As It All Began: The Best of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 1964-1968 is an excellent 20-track retrospective, capturing Mayall's band at their peak. The Bluesbreakers went through several different lineups during those four years, with musicians the caliber of Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Paul Butterfield, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green floating through the group. Hardcore fans of any of those musicians, or of British blues, will naturally want to familiarize themselves with the original albums, but As It All Began is a fine sampler for the casual fan, featuring such staples as "Lonely Years," "Bernard Jenkins," "All Your Love," "Parchman Farm," "Double Trouble," "The Death of J.B. Lenoir," and "Miss James." Even at 20 tracks, there are a number of fine moments missing from this collection, but As It All Began remains the best available single-disc overview of the Bluesbreakers' prime period.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/1998
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0042284478526
catalogNumber:
8447852

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Paul Butterfield   Harmonica
John Mayall   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Mick Taylor   Guitar
Henry Lowther   Trumpet
John Almond   Baritone Saxophone
Mick Fleetwood   Drums
Keef Hartley   Drums
John McVie   Bass,Bass Guitar
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Colin Allen   Drums
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Hughie Flint   Drums
Martin Hart   Drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hiseman   Drums
Rip Kant   Baritone Saxophone
Chris Mercer   Tenor Saxophone
Nick Newell   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Reeves   Bass Guitar
Steve Thompson   Bass
Bernie Watson   Guitar
Roger Dean   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Mayall   Producer,Liner Notes
Mike Vernon   Producer
Samuel Maghett   Composer
Dorian Wathen   Executive Producer

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