Drivin' On: The ABC Years (1975-1982)

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This two-disc, 32-track compilation brings together highlights from Mayall's output for ABC Records in the 1970s, pulling from the albums New Year, New Band, New Company; Notice to Appear; Lots of People; A Banquet of Blues; A Hard Core Package; and Last of the British Blues. These cherry-picked tracks do a nice job of highlighting Mayall's estimable writing skills as well. Highlights include "Seven Days Too Long," "Old Time Blues," "You Can't Put Me Down," "Sitting on the Outside," "My Train Time," and the title track. As a special bonus, there's the second-disc inclusion of four live tracks from a 1982 Bluesbreaker reunion gig, featuring John McVie back at his original post ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This two-disc, 32-track compilation brings together highlights from Mayall's output for ABC Records in the 1970s, pulling from the albums New Year, New Band, New Company; Notice to Appear; Lots of People; A Banquet of Blues; A Hard Core Package; and Last of the British Blues. These cherry-picked tracks do a nice job of highlighting Mayall's estimable writing skills as well. Highlights include "Seven Days Too Long," "Old Time Blues," "You Can't Put Me Down," "Sitting on the Outside," "My Train Time," and the title track. As a special bonus, there's the second-disc inclusion of four live tracks from a 1982 Bluesbreaker reunion gig, featuring John McVie back at his original post on bass and Mick Taylor on lead guitar providing the fireworks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/1998
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811178727
  • Catalog Number: 11787

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sitting On The Outside (6:01)
  2. 2 Can't Get Home (4:03)
  3. 3 Match The Wind (4:32)
  4. 4 Drivin' On (2:23)
  5. 5 My Train Time (4:42)
  6. 6 Step In The Sun (2:17)
  7. 7 It Ain't Easy (3:29)
  8. 8 Hail To The Man Who Lives Alone (4:19)
  9. 9 Lil' Boogie In The Afternoon (2:46)
  10. 10 Old Time Blues (3:49)
  11. 11 Seven Days Too Long (5:14)
  12. 12 Lady (3:38)
  13. 13 You Can't Put Me Down (3:24)
  14. 14 Intro (0:20)
  15. 15 Changes In The Wind (4:00)
  16. 16 Play The Harp (5:19)
  17. 17 He's A Traveling Man (4:32)
  18. 18 Room To Move (6:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Disconnected Line (5:05)
  2. 2 Arizona Bound (3:06)
  3. 3 Do I Please You (4:04)
  4. 4 The Last Time (4:46)
  5. 5 Now And Then (4:24)
  6. 6 Goodnight Dreams (4:36)
  7. 7 Tucson Lady (4:38)
  8. 8 Parchman Farm (4:03)
  9. 9 Lonely Birthday (3:57)
  10. 10 Another Man (2:19)
  11. 11 Hard Times Again (4:57)
  12. 12 My Time After Awhile (5:25)
  13. 13 Howlin' Moon (4:16)
  14. 14 Looking Out For Willie (9:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Mayall Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Melodica, Slide Guitar
Mick Taylor Guitar
Red Holloway Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Blue Mitchell Trumpet
James Booker Organ
Ronnie Barron Background Vocals
Rick Vito Guitar
Marilyn Scott Background Vocals
John McVie Bass
Larry Taylor Fretless Bass Guitar
Colin Allen Drums
Larry Blouin Baritone Saxophone
Warren Bryant Percussion
Buck Clarke Percussion
Steve Hughes Guitar
Kim Joseph Conga
Trevor Lawrence Tenor Saxophone
Jody Linscott Percussion
Roy McCurdy Drums
Dee McKinnie Vocals
Nick Messina Trumpet
Mindy Mickel Background Vocals
Ann Patterson Flute, Oboe, Alto Saxophone
Benny Powell Trombone
Lon Price Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Edna Richardson Background Vocals
Soko Richardson Drums
Gary Rowles Guitar
James Quill Smith Guitar
Jay Spell Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet
Allen Toussaint Percussion, Piano, Clavinet, fender rhodes
Pepper Watkins Vocals
Rebecca Burns Background Vocals
Jimmy Roberts Tenor Saxophone
Frank Wilson Drums
Technical Credits
John Mayall Composer, Producer
Andy McKaie Producer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer, Producer
John McDermott Liner Notes
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