MAYALL, JOHN (BLUESBREAKERS) - CD
LIVE IN HELSINKI 1967

LABEL:
DAR 771
SOURCE:
Tracks 1-5: Kulttuyritalolla, Helsinki 9 October 1967, Track 6: Ruisrock, Turku 23 August 1970
FORMAT:
1 cdr
RUNNING TIME:
51.23
SOUND/SOURCE:
Soundboard mono, mp3 sourced
PACKAGING:
single slimline jewel case
 


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SOUND 9.5 / PACKAGING 8 / PERFORMANCE 10

 
TRACK LIST:

1. Intro, 2. Dust My Blues, 3. Intro To It’s My Own Fault, 4. Checkin’ Up On My Baby, 5. I Just Found Out, 6. Not At Home, 7. Suspicious, 8. I Can’t Quit You Baby, 9. Harp Jam.

 

 
REVIEW:

This release presents a new recording of John Mayall s Bluesbreakers that was previously unknown and just popped up online, too bad that it is quite short and that it has been made available only as mp3, but the rarity of the concert justifies this review. This was one of the first gigs in Finland in 1967 with the band’s personnel featuring Mick Taylor on guitar (quite upfront), Dick Heckstall Smith and Chris Mercer on sax together with John Mayall on vocal, keyboards and harmonica, Keef Hartley on drums and Paul Williams on bass. The recording is excellent, although in mono and seems to come from a TV broadcast, so there should be the video available too; it seems that this is what is left from the original recording even if there are introductions of songs that are not featured as well as the last song played in the concert, it is therefore possible the whole show reels may lay somewhere. The last track comes however from a 1970 festival held in Turku and presents an impressive harp jam on a track which, apart from John Mayall on harp, should also feature Johnny Almond on sax, Harvey Mandel on guitar and possibly Steve Thompson on bass; there is no indication about who was the drummer heard, maybe Paul Lagos, but it is anyway strange there was one, since this was the period when Mayall played without drums, as can be heard on the USA Union album. Front cover offers a picture from the 1967 concert.

 

 


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