Blues Breakers - John Mayall with Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton: Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

Episode 2

Episode date - October 3, 2014

How Music Changed

    Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds due a purist ethic that could not accept being in a band that would deliberately seek fame and fortune at the expense of musical values.

    For Clapton, the blues was a calling that transcended his faith in the band, so he walked out just as they started to attract an international audience. With no set plan, he continued to woodshed, and found himself playing and living with John Mayall, another purist who shared Clapton’s obsession with American blues. Their work together was short-lived, but it marked a dedication that would define Clapton’s career from this point forward.

    Featured tracks include;

    1) I’m a Man – The Yardbirds

    2) I Got Love if You Want it – The Yardbirds

    3) For Your Love – The Yardbirds

    4) Got to Hurry – The Yardbirds

    5) Lonely Years – John Mayall and Eric Clapton

    6) Bernard Jenkins – John Mayall and Eric Clapton

    7) Hide Away – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

    8) All Your Love – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

    9) Ramblin’ on My Mind – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

    10) Have You Ever Loved a Woman – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

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