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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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Discography

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: Live in 1967

John Mayall's...

Forty Below Records
2015

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John Mayall: A Special Life

John Mayall: A...

Forty Below Records
2014

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Live in London

Live in London

Self Produced
2011

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Tough

Tough

Eagle Records
2009

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Essentially John Mayall

Essentially John...

Eagle Records
2007

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