Road Dogs

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
John Mayall's stature in the world of blues-rock cannot be understated, as his Bluesbreakers outfit was the launching pad for such renowned players as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, and Peter Green. And while there are no musicians as recognizable as Clapton on the Bluesbreakers' 2005 release, Road Dogs, Mayall who handles vocals, piano, harmonica, guitar, and synthesizer duties has assembled a worthy supporting cast -- Joe Yuele drums, Buddy Whittington guitar, Hank Van Sickle bass and Tom Canning organ/piano. While the production may be a bit "cleaner" than it was on his classic-'60s era work, Road Dogs should definitely please fans of modern day blues-rock. As evidenced by ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
John Mayall's stature in the world of blues-rock cannot be understated, as his Bluesbreakers outfit was the launching pad for such renowned players as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, and Peter Green. And while there are no musicians as recognizable as Clapton on the Bluesbreakers' 2005 release, Road Dogs, Mayall who handles vocals, piano, harmonica, guitar, and synthesizer duties has assembled a worthy supporting cast -- Joe Yuele drums, Buddy Whittington guitar, Hank Van Sickle bass and Tom Canning organ/piano. While the production may be a bit "cleaner" than it was on his classic-'60s era work, Road Dogs should definitely please fans of modern day blues-rock. As evidenced by the solo on "So Glad," Whittington has obviously studied his Clapton, while Mayall and co. have no problem cooking up a bluesy swamp stomp on the title track. Elsewhere, "To Heal the Pain" puts forth the usual "love is the answer" message -- and while it's an amiable message, others have similarly regurgitated it countless times over the years. Of course, Road Dogs is not the groundbreaking blues-rock of 1966's Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton aka "The Beano Album", but it shows that the veteran bluesman is still rockin' along at the age of 71. And most importantly, Mayall is remaining true to the style he helped popularize decades ago.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992006925
  • Catalog Number: 20069
  • Sales rank: 160,288

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Road Dogs (6:03)
  2. 2 Short Wave Radio (5:06)
  3. 3 So Glad (4:05)
  4. 4 Forty Days (4:07)
  5. 5 To Heal the Pain (5:17)
  6. 6 Burned Bridges (4:34)
  7. 7 Snake Eye (4:02)
  8. 8 Kona Village (4:53)
  9. 9 Beyond Control (6:35)
  10. 10 Chaos in the Neighbourhood (5:10)
  11. 11 You'll Survive (4:41)
  12. 12 Awestruck and Spellbound (3:58)
  13. 13 With You (4:38)
  14. 14 Brumwell's Beat (3:58)
  15. 15 Scrambling (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Primary Artist
John Mayall Indexed Contributor, Synthesizer, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Brass, Keyboard Synthesizer, Horn Synthesizer
Tom Canning Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Orator
Joe Yuele Conga, Drums
Hank Van Sickle Bass, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass
Buddy Whittington Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Eric Steckel Guitar
Technical Credits
John Mayall Composer, Producer
Bill Cooper Producer, Engineer
Joe Yuele Composer, Producer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Hank Van Sickle Composer, Producer, Cover Photo
Buddy Whittington Composer, Producer
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