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John Mayall

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: November 29, 1933    

John Mayall

John Mayall - vocal, harmonica, organ, piano, guitar,

John Mayall was born 29th of November 1933 in Macclesfield, a small English village near the industrial hub of Manchester--a far cry at that time from the black American blues culture we are familiar with today. The eldest of three from humble working class origins, and in the shadow of WWII, this skinny English lad grew up listening to his guitarist father's extensive jazz record collection and felt drawn to the blues. Strongly influenced by such greats as Leadbelly, Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, and Eddie Lang, from the age of 13 he taught himself to play and develop his own style with the aid of a neighbor's piano, borrowed guitars, and secondhand harmonicas....
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  • John Mayall: A Special Life

    Forty Below Records
    2014
  • Live in London

    Self Produced
    2011
  • Tough

    Eagle Records
    2009
  • In the Palace of the King

    Eagle Records
    2007
  • Picking the Blues: Pioneers of Boogie Woogie

    Document Records
    2007
  • Essentially John Mayall

    Eagle Records
    2007
  • Road Dogs

    Eagle Records
    2005
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