You've picked a good one to study! This is the second LP issued by the highly influential British blues band led by pianist/harmonica player John Mayall, somewhere around 1967, I reckon. The Brits who were into U.S. blues took it very seriously indeed, so only a very few of them had actual chart hits during that period (the Rolling Stones and the Animals being two noted exceptions). It was very much a niche scene, even when the bands in that scene started to become known to fans in the U.S. It was the first LP by the Mayall band that was most influential of all, for it featured young U.K. guitar god Eric Clapton on lead guitar. When he left the Mayall band, he was replaced by Peter Green, who is heard on this LP. Green eventually left Mayall as well, going on to form a little blues band called Fleetwood Mac. Perhaps you've heard of them? Been through some changes over the years, I believe.If you don't have time to play every track, definitely listen to Peter Green's amazing instrumental "The Supernatural," which was quite astounding for its time. I also quite like "Top of the Hill" and "Leaping Christine," the latter showcasing Mayall's trademark harmonica style.
Great comment Jonathan, also worth noting that the song you mention "The Supernatural"is a very early working, that was written by Peter Green, and formed into the well known song "Black Magic Woman"
This was actually his 3rd LP. His first was ...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mayall_Plays_John_MayallHis "hit" from this was "Crawling Up A Hill'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc_mr7FnnBsThis LP was never released in the US.Androdad
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