Sunday, October 07, 2012

John Mayall
"Blues from Laurel Canyon" (Vinyl)

This album is an example of blue-eyed blues if there ever was one.
Every song on here is more idiomatic of the genre than the last one.
If you didn't have Mayall's picture on the sleeve you wouldn't know this wasn't some blues singer from the Mississippi delta recorded in the back of a juke joint.

It's not the tighest, most concise blues record I've heard (or own) but I think that's missing the point; it's intended to put on and let spin while you're tripping acid in your friend's basement.   Tunes blend together without any pause which marks the first time I've heard that done on a record.

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