Tag Archives: John Mayall

On June 12, 2018.

On June 12, 2018, Philip John “Jon” Hiseman died aged 73. He was musician,  recording engineer, record producer and music publisher, regarded as one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of the rock music. He has worked with many famous musicians and bands including Jack Bruce, John Mayall, Tempest, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, JCM, but was best known as founding member and drummer of Colosseum. Hiseman released two solo albums:

  • A Night in the Sun– 1982
  • About Time Too!– 1991

 

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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “MGM” label released “Guilty!” album by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon. It was recorded  July – September, 1971 at “MGM Studios”, “Wally Heider Studios”, “John Phillips Studio” and with the “Far Out Mobile Unit”, and was produced by  Jerry Goldstein and Eric Burdon.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals, design
  • Jimmy Witherspoon – vocals
  • Howard Scott, John Sterling – guitar
  • B. Dickerson, Kim Kesterson – bass
  • Lonnie Jordan, Terry Ryan – piano, organ
  • George Suranovich, Harold Brown – drums
  • Papa Dee Allen – congas
  • Bob Mercereau, Lee Oskar – harmonica
  • Charles Miller – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Huston, George Koch, Richard Moore, Stan Agol – engineers

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been Driftin’ / Once Upon a Time – Jimmy Witherspoon, Eric Burdon
  2. Steam Roller – James Taylor
  3. The Laws Must Change – John Mayall
  4. Have Mercy Judge – Chuck Berry
  5. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  6. Soledad – Eric Burdon, John Sterling
  7. Home Dream – Eric Burdon
  8. Wicked, Wicked Man – Eric Burdon
  9. Headin’ for Home – Eric Burdon, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson
  10. The Time Has Come – Jimmy Witherspoon, Teddy Edwards

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Decca” label released “Blues from Laurel Canyon”, the ninth  John Mayall album. It was recorded in August 1968, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and John Mayall. It was his first album after the breakup of his band the Bluesbreakers in July 1968.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall– guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Mick Taylor– guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Colin Allen– drums, tabla
  • Steve Thompson – bass guitar
  • Peter Green– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall.

  1. Vacation
  2. Walking on Sunset
  3. Laurel Canyon Home
  4. 2401
  5. Ready to Ride
  6. Medicine Man
  7. Somebody’s Acting Like a Child
  8. The Bear
  9. Miss James
  10. First Time Alone
  11. Long Gone Midnight
  12. Fly Tomorrow

In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Polydor” label released “Ten Years Are Gone”, the twenty-second John Mayall album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Mayall.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall- piano, guitar, harmonica, vocal
  • Freddy Robinson- guitar, vocal
  • Victor Gaskin- bass
  • Keef Hartley- drums
  • Sugarcane Harris- violin
  • Blue Mitchell– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Red Holloway- alto and tenor saxophone, flute

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall except where noted.

  1. Ten Years Are Gone
  2. Driving Till The Break of Day
  3. Drifting
  4. Better Pass You By
  5. California Campground
  6. Undecided – Freddy Robinson
  7. Good Looking Stranger
  8. I Still Care
  9. Don’t Hang Me Up
  10. Introduction
  11. Sitting Here Thinking
  12. Harmonica Free Form
  13. Burning Sun
  14. Dark of the Night

On May 21, 2007.

On May 21, 2007, “Eagle” label released “Close as You Get”, the 19th Gary Moore album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Sarm Hookend”, “Sphere Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ian Taylor and Gary Moore.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore – vocals, guitar, dobro
  • Brian Downey- drums
  • Vic Martin – keyboards
  • Pete Rees – bass
  • Mark Feltham- harmonica
  • Ian Taylor – engineer, mixing
  • Assisted by Jonathan Tayler-Webb.
  • Recorded by Franco Cameli
  • Assisted by Joshua Blair.

Track listing:

  1. If the Devil Made Whiskey – Gary Moore
  2. Trouble at Home – Gary Moore
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. Hard Times – Gary Moore
  5. Have You Heard – John Mayall
  6. Eyesight to the Blind – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. Evenin’ – Royce Swain
  8. Nowhere Fast – Gary Moore
  9. Checkin’ Up on My Baby – Sonny Boy Williamson
  10. I Had a Dream – Gary Moore
  11. Sundown – Son House

On May 21, 2001.

On May 21, 2001, Tommy Eyre died aged 52.  He was a session keyboardist who has recorded and performed with John Martyn, Alex Harvey, Greg Lake, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, B.B. King, John Mayall, Tracy Chapman Wham!, Marc Almond, Scarlet Rivera, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Blue Whale, Jaklin, Riff Raff  and ZZebra, but he was best known for playing on Joe Cocker’s “With A Little Help From My Friends” and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” and “Right Down the Line”. Eyre has released seven solo albums.

 

In March 1971.

back-to-the-roots

In March 1971, “Polydor” label released “Back to the Roots”, the fifteen John Mayall album. It was recorded 15-25 November 1970, in London and California, and was produced by John Mayall.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Jerry McGee – guitars
  • Larry Taylor, Steven Thompson – bass
  • Keef Hartley, Paul Lagos – drums
  • Johnny Almond – saxophone, flute
  • John Mayall– guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall.

  1. Prisons on the Road
  2. My Children
  3. Accidental Suicide
  4. Groupie Girl
  5. Blue Fox
  6. Home Again
  7. Television Eye
  8. Marriage Madness
  9. Looking at Tomorrow
  10. Dream with Me
  11. Full Speed Ahead
  12. Censor Man
  13. Force of Nature
  14. Boogie Albert
  15. Goodbye December
  16. Unanswered Questions
  17. Devil’s Tricks
  18. Travelling