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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 16 Jun 2020, 21:45

C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:Blue Mitchell is some player.


Absolutely - hence my Miles comparison earlier






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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Jun 2020, 21:46

C wrote:This such a relaxed album - Mayall got 'this sound' just right

Laurel Canyon, Empty Rooms, USA Union, Turning Point.

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I think maybe Bare Wires and others have a more 'abrasive' sound






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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 16 Jun 2020, 21:46

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LMG wrote:I was in a day-after-the-jolly-up lunchtime drink with Andy Griff and Johnny Slider and a few others many years back. I was sure I spotted John Mayall drinking with a friend across the pub - eventually, I went over and asked if it was he.

It wasn't.

:lol:

Anyway, it got me thinking that the real John Mayall would need to be careful chatting in a pub:

'What do you do, mate?'
'I play music. In bands'
'Oh really - any I'd of heard of?'
'Probably not. But the guys I get to play in my band usually go on to really great bands - well known and all'.
'Like who?'
'Oh...Fleetwood Mac, Cream, the Rolling Stones - one guy left me to lead the band for Ray Charles...'
'Sorry mate, are you taking the piss? Do you think I'm thick or something?'

Andy Griff nearly got into a fight in the post-jolly pub, by the way.
It was a Wetherspooons, in Chalk Farm. I won't say 'now shut', coz they ALL are, but this one especially...


:D Nice post.

perhaps Chris, after mentioning Griff's near pugilistic skills, you may want to tell newcomers why you are called 'Gentleman Thug'...?

[I was there!]







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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Jun 2020, 21:46

John aka Josh wrote:
C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:Blue Mitchell is some player.


Absolutely - hence my Miles comparison earlier






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Miles with more than a hint of Dizzy.


Yep!





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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Jun 2020, 21:46

LMG wrote:
Happy days!!!!


Very




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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 16 Jun 2020, 21:49

C wrote:
C wrote:This such a relaxed album - Mayall got 'this sound' just right

Laurel Canyon, Empty Rooms, USA Union, Turning Point.

Pure skill





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I think maybe Bare Wires and others have a more 'abrasive' sound






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I hear that. Been a long, long time since I heard The Blues Alone, on which he plays all instruments except the drums, and it was quite early, but it might well be another to add to that list.
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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby toomanyhatz » 16 Jun 2020, 21:49

I think I'm roughly with the gang now. I will go back and retrace my steps to catch what I missed.

As far as I know Mayall has lived in Los Angeles for at least 40 years, though I know he's still touring at his advanced age.

I can easily see him going for a while yet as nothing seems to slow him down.
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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 16 Jun 2020, 21:49

That was a total blast!!!

So long again everyone!

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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall: Hartley Quit (ages ago!)

Postby C » 16 Jun 2020, 21:50

Thanks hatz
Thanks JJ
Thanks Chris

Hopefully we'll see you Friday kath

To absent friends

Reap & Loki

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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall: Hartley Quit (ages ago!)

Postby C » 16 Jun 2020, 21:50

A great album in great company

Thank you



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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall: Hartley Quit (ages ago!)

Postby toomanyhatz » 16 Jun 2020, 21:50

Larry Taylor was the freakin' man, btw. He played with everybody - including Tom Waits for quite a while.
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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 16 Jun 2020, 21:51

toomanyhatz wrote:I can easily see him going for a while yet as nothing seems to slow him down.


Let's hope not hatz





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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall, Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 16 Jun 2020, 21:54

toomanyhatz wrote:I think I'm roughly with the gang now. I will go back and retrace my steps to catch what I missed.

As far as I know Mayall has lived in Los Angeles for at least 40 years, though I know he's still touring at his advanced age.

I can easily see him going for a while yet as nothing seems to slow him down.



Think I last saw him in 1999, playing support to B.B. King. Doesn't seem over 20 years ago, & in recent photos I've seen of him he doesn't seem to have aged much.
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Re: Lockdown Listen: John Mayall: Hartley Quit (ages ago!)

Postby John aka Josh » 16 Jun 2020, 21:55

Another lovely listen, excellent album with great companions, thank you.




To Reap & Loki,




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