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4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
Steve Douglas ,

John Mayall -Find a Way to Care

Like the actor, Morgan Freeman, one thing about John Mayall, and very few other musicians, is that you can tell it is Mayall from the very first listen. One of his very earliest recordings released not too long ago, ‘Live in 67’, has been nominated for several blues awards and is one of the finest live recordings I have had the pleasure to listen to. And despite the critical and long term success John Mayall has achieved, he remains then and now, true to the blues. Every pore of every song on this latest release is true blues. ‘Find a Way to Care’ is filled with twelve blues numbers covering several themes from the shuffle of ‘I Want My Money Back’ to the slow blues of ‘Drifting Blues’. While most noted for his harp work, it takes a back seat to the keyboards on this album. John Mayall’s keyboard playing is front and center for much of the album, just give a listen to ‘Crazy Lady’ and you will find a touch of Johnny Johnson influenced hopping keyboard work. Whether John Mayall is playing the piano or organ, there is a real vitality to his work. His sterling harp playing supplements and enhancing many tunes as in ‘Ropes and Chains’.
Mr. Mayall has had a long and productive career, he was a part of the a small contingent of musicians who inspired a resurgence of interest in the blues and helped so many whose careers began under his tutelage. With his release of ‘Find a Way to Care’, I do not see a man resting upon his laurels. If anything, he comes with the same feeling for the blues as the best of those who came before him and continues to feed the ravishing hunger of blues affectionados for the real thing.

The HMAN01 ,

Father Mayall

He just turned 82! Among many others who played in his Bluesbreakers band were Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser, Johnny Almond, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington. His voicing & instrumental abilities are legendary ... still going strong!

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