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Bluesbreakers

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

Eric Clapton

1966

Bluesbreakers

Album Summary

Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, colloquially known as The Beano Album, is a studio album by the English blues rock band John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. Produced by Mike Vernon and released in 1966 by Decca Records (UK) and London Records (US), it pioneered a guitar-dominated blues-rock sound. The album was commercially successful and most critics viewed it positively. In 2003 and 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it number 195 on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". It was voted number 391 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).

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Rating

3.25

Votes

5188

Genres

  • Blues
  • Rock
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Tue Sep 14 2021
1

men in stonewashed jeans at a pub jam night. played by talented musicians but bland and having the impressive ability of sucking all of the soul out of the blues and turning it into an egotistical self important thing. its painting by numbers. its probably the whitest version of the blues i've ever had to listen to. utter dross.

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Mon Dec 21 2020
1

No way am I gonna listen to fuckin Eric Clapton

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

A quintessential blues album which gained Clapton his “God” nickname. This influenced very popular guitar sounds in the years and decades which followed and is an album which many many successful artists will point to as inspiring. I see there’s a lot of haters for this one. Like it or not, it’s had a massive impact. It’s not just “another blues album”, it’s one that helped bring the blues into the limelight for decades to come. It’s fine to dislike it or hate on Clapton out of context, I don’t even disagree with some of that sentiment, but in context, this simply is a transformative record for rock n roll, blues, the British Invasion, and guitar playing. Fuck the haters, 1966 Clapton is God.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
2

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Sun Nov 21 2021
5

Eric Clapton's 'on-the-rise' guitar chops coupled with John Mayall's versatile vocals make this an essential blues record. The entirety of the album comprises of CHBs, earned through its infectious blues bars and concise lyricism - a prodigious achievement especially for a 1966 release. 'Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton' is influential in both the genre and equipment - trademarking the Gibson Les Paul wired into an overdrive amp sound, which is apparent in the whole album.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
1

Uber blues. Couldn't be arsed with the whole thing. It's probably unfair to judge this because everyone has heard the blues been done so, so, so many times that it all just sounds the same. Maybe this was pioneering at the time...but who gives a fuck? If it was a footballer, it'd be Michael Ballack. Not due to ability, but because he played for Chelsea, a team in blue and also, more importantly because like Eric Clapton, who features in this, his son died. Yeah, sue me.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
1

Little girl

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Fri Oct 09 2020
5

Loved this album. I could hear where this album influenced so many other albums.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

Ultimate classic

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

incredible - an album from my childhood days. My brother bought it at the time and I listened along, because he always listened to his music a little louder. John Mayall and Eric Clapton, 2 blues musicians of the extra class

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

I'm tough on the Clapton records on this list; a lot of his solo records on this list border on his yuppie 80s rock. This, however, is just a solid blues record. Love the horns, love the organ, and Clapton is absolutely ripping through this album. If I had one minor complaint, it's that John Mayall's voice is a little weaker than needed for some of the notes, but it's never so bad it's offensive. Favorite tracks: "Hideaway", "What'd I Say", "Have You Heard"

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Sat Mar 06 2021
3

As a very fair weather blues man, I have never heard of these guys. Groovy but wore on me after 1/2 album.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
3

3.2 - solid blues album. Nice guitar licks from Clapton. Not something I’ll be coming back to a lot when I want to hear the genre.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
1

Fuck Eric Clapton.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

Si señor, tenga sus 5!

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

Nada que decir, discazzo

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Fri May 21 2021
5

Un classique du blues rock et de eric clapton. C’est un album qu’il faut avoir ecoute dans sa vie et je l’ai deja ecoute des dizaines de fois. 5*

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

The "Beano" album... just AWESOME! Clapton at height of his powers. Raw blues and rock, great guitar tones and playing.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

very good album, lots of absolute slaps and gives me a reminder of the blues brothers which is nice. solid 5 star

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Discazo, Clapton se adueña del disco. Solo hay un solo de batería, eterno, pero solo uno.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

A pleasant rift of the harmonica blues along with Eric Clapton

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

White boy blues at its finest

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Fri Feb 19 2021
5

It's blues music but with Eric Clapton on the guitar? Awesome, love it.

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Thu May 06 2021
5

YES!

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

Great old school, raw rock album

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

excelente

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Blues the way it should be

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

Discazo. Blues a punto de derivar en psicodelia. Clapton hace magia y no se le da el suficiente credito pese a la fama que tiene. Otro disco que parece sacado de Louisiana, no se por que no habian temas en True Detective. Ideal para escucharlo con las luces bajas y tomar el whiskey mas barato que puedas digerir.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
5

Very good, nice solos and an overall decent flow.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
5

A fantastic album. Really pushing british blues forward

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

Great album

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

First time listening, classic blues album.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

Nice blues-rock with mono&stereo tracks

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Mon Nov 29 2021
5

Really enjoyed this album and will add to my usual rotation. Early Clapton sounds amazing.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

Ok tbink i get it now

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Incredible blues. Album, enjoyed every track on here. Guitar, organs, drums all phenomenal.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

An excellent blues album, even if you don't care about the groundbreaking sound design.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

Great Bluesrock

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

5/5

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

BIG BIG BIG Fan of this one. Such a great and varied album.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

Peak Clapton

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

(A Guitar) Stroke of genius

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

Awesome

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Wed May 25 2022
5

Eric Clapton playing the blues at his best. Searing guitar work on both the covers and original songs. Didn't know that John McVie played bass in this band. I'd like to give it a 4.5 as I'm trying to save the 5's for things I absolutely love, but since that's not an option, this is strong enough for me to round up!

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Wed May 25 2022
5

A key release during the mid-sixties and set the stage for almost all blues-based rock albums for the next decade. Amazing in its simplicity. Ramblin’ On My Mind is the first ever Clapton vocal and provides a blueprint for what he has been mining ever since. The overall musicianship is very high quality. John McVie bass is solid and, along with Hughie Flint, provides the requisite support for Clapton's guitar and Mayall's keys. To me this is ageless.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

What a fricken tone

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

Groovy bluesy vibes. Very enjoyable listen!

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Thu Jul 07 2022
5

really, really well done album it really feels like it made the most out of the blues genre there’s so much creativity and diversity, I love it - 10/10

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

Jazzy, I like

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

Awesome

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

Excellent UK blues

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Never heard this before, I love it.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
5

Excellent album

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

This album is so fucking good. This Eric Clapton guy might have a future on the guitar. Such diverse and interesting blues themes in the instrumentals. Favorite tracks: Hideaway, What'd I Say, Have You Heard

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Thu Nov 26 2020
4

tjanksgiving is suhc a lame holiday god. so fuckign lame!!!!! this album isnt that lame though even though all evidence points to it being lame. cover is kind of uglt and the genre is "British Blues" . laaaaame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the guitar on here owns though. everything elese also isnt too bad. a little hit or miss just since most of the slower stuff on here is not awesome. whatever

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Fri Oct 30 2020
4

4 and a half

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Very long but classic

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

Straight dirty blues

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Bluesy, tasty riffs with lots of soulful vocals.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

not my cup of tea

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

This is some fine ass tunes.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Great British blues

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Un disco entero dedicado a hacer que la guitarra de Eric Clapton destacara y de hecho lo hace muy bien y se convierte en un disco que vale la pena, especialmente a quien le gusta el blues, pero creo que puede funcionar muy bien con otro público. Cortito y al punto, pero creo que vale la pena, de la versión extendida del 2001, una rola compuesta en su totalidad por Clapton que me gustó más que otras del disco.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

3.5| Bueno, sabemos que casi todo es obra de Clapton. Es una banda de Blues muy blues, me gusta mucho como van las rolas aunque aún no destellaba ese poder de Clapton. No sabía que estuvo también McVie tu qué grandes sorpresas nos tendrían un nos años después de su aventura en los bluebreakers

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Otro sólido 4.7 cómo no.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Love the guitar work by Eric Clapton. Easy to see why he was considered a guitar god.

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

My kind of music. Reminds me of Sunday morning prep work at Tres

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

Good album but lacking a little bit lyrically. Guitar playing is phenomenal

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

Disco imprescindible en la historia del blues.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

I didn't know this album, although it sounds like a classical. It was a very pleasable experience listen to it and it's easy to see their influence on modern songs.

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Really liked it!

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Blues rock at its finest. Not a fan of the genre, but you can feel the emotion and authenticity in these young Mayall, Clapton and co. A record to let it soak into your skin

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Esta bien, clásico y bien

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

No me creo que el álbum sea del 66, vaya solos de guitarra... Locurote.

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Sat Mar 20 2021
4

Classic

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Well that's what I expect from rock music in 60s. Really great album. Even though It's not enough for a 5, I will definetely come back to it.

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Sat Apr 10 2021
4

Discazo de blues con Clapton dándolo todo. Guitarras de locura.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
4

Not bad for white guys.

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Fri May 28 2021
4

tá linde crl

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Wed Jul 14 2021
4

Great guitar playing. Great late 20th century blues.

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Sun May 16 2021
4

4.5*

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

A very pleasant surprise.

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Sat May 08 2021
4

3.5

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

Love it. Some absolute belters in here - all your love, what I'd say (ridiculous solos). Even the songs that are not very original are great. Granted, I've heard this album a few times growing up so nostalgia could be a factor but ive added it to my rotation.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

Hey John McVie is on this album, too. Gave it a second listen, and it's really, really good. Teetering between 3 and 4 stars. Absolutely deserves to be on the list.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

Fijn album. Gewoon erg fijn!

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Puro blues.

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Sat Oct 02 2021
4

Pretty outstanding white boy blues. Great for shining a light back on the blues, now go back and listen to the Chess Records roster instead.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

A classic blues-rock album I'd never heard before - will definitely be worth more listens.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

Liked this, although maybe a bit too much harmonica

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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

Lovely stuff, drink it in.

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Sat Nov 06 2021
4

Blues rock with guitars. Wikipedia says they were some of the first to do it, but I think they suffer from the Seinfeld effect - everybody else does it too, so the original doesn't feel as groundbreaking (or bluesbreaking, I suppose). Well worth a listen, but not a new favorite album of mine.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

7/10

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Sat Nov 20 2021
4

Pretty rad album. Enjoy the blues rock. Can hear the influence this album had just by listening (black magic woman basically coming from All Your Love)

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

A high water mark for British Blues - Clapton channelling Otis Rush, Freddie King and Albert King - using the genre-defining combination of a vintage Les Paul and a Marshall amp. Great rhythm section - Hughie Flint and John McVie really swing.

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Sun Nov 28 2021
4

8/10

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

This where “Clapton is God” originated from. “All Your Love” my favorite track.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

8/10

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

8/10

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Good blues.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
4

Not really my kind of music, but well done.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Didn't know what to expect and this one blew me away. Stellar Favorite Track: Hideaway Relisten: Yes

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

nice blues rock album

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

Enjoyable throughout. Great vocals and guitar work. Fun energy. Laid the foundation for much rock music to come, i bet. A lot of the songs use the simple 1-4-5 blues chord progression

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

Pretty good despite the presence of a racist, anti-science shitbird.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Very enjoyable blues album. Very cool how many legends played with Maytall. His vocals are so so but still a good album overall

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

Some really cool blues. really enjoyed this.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Was heading straight for a five stars, and then they had a drum solo.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Wow this is some really great stuff. Thanks to a college friend who was deeply into the blues and Eric Clapton so I’m pretty certain I have heard this album before. But I haven’t sat down and attentively listened in a non-social setting. There’s no doubt this album earns its place on this list. The band is incredibly talented and throwing in Eric Clapton adds some pretty substantive icing to that cake. Great stuff!

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

I quite liked this venture into 60s British blues rock. The singing isn't spectacular and a couple of numbers miss the mark ("What'd I Say"), but overall I really enjoyed their playing.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

A good album overall. The record opener was my favorite. At some point I had the feeling that everything sounded pretty much the same, but still a good record.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Not too bad...

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

The legendary "Beano" album. Mostly known for Clapton's guitar tone - he allegedly refused to turn down his amp in the studio and played it cranked at basically live concert volume - driving the sound engineer crazy. Apparently his crazy-loud guitar even bled over into the mics of the other players as well. Still, it created an all-time classic sound that guitarists are still chasing today (for those non-guitarists, there is an endless series of "bluesbreaker" or "beano" guitar pedals attempting to recreate Clapton's guitar tone from this record). Also interesting, when Clapton recorded this record the Gibson Les Paul was seriously unpopular. They actually stopped making them entirely in 1961 but Clapton's usage on this record helped create a resurgence in popularity (along with other British blues artists like Keith Richards and Jimmy Page using them). So much so that Fender Stratocasters were considered uncool until Hendrix made those popular again (even influencing Clapton to switch primarily to a Strat himself). A classic record of the 60's British blues scene.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

first listen timeless blues

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

Pretty good for a blues album, not a fan of blues typically

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

This album came off the heels of Eric Clapton's departure from the Yardbirds due to his disatisfaction with their pop heavy sound. This band and album acted as an incubator for Clapton before he went on to have a hugely successful career with Cream, Blind Faith, and as a solo act. The music is standard and Clapton is clearly the stand out, especially with his vocal debut on a cover of Robert Johnson's Ramblin' on My Mind.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

Heavy metal is the first style of music I fell for, and it’s the one I always come back to. It’s the reason I followed this group. I have also used the term Selloutica unironically in the past. But seriously, why are there FOUR Metallica albums featured here? That’s more than Maiden, Priest, or even fucking Sabbath (all of which were my first loves before I discovered ‘tallica). Justice, with its sterile production and boneheaded progressive elements, is no essential as far as I’m concerned. The songs are overlong and half baked at the same time. I give it points for solid riffs throughout, but meh. D

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

enjoyable, though drum solos are infinitely fucking dull. Album version on Spotify is fucking long though.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

That sure is The Blues. It’s good for me to finally figure out who John Mayall is - heard the name a lot, interesting to put Clapton into a bit more context and cool to see John McVie on bass. Not what I’m in to but a perfectly pleasant listen.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

some great blues instrumentals

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

Ah, The "Beano" album, classic British Blues, is this the point that Clapton became a guitar god? Wonderful blues tunes on this, Clapton's guitar is superb but so ably supported by John Mcvie (Fleetwood Mac) on Bass, Hughie Flint (McGuinness-Flint & The Blues Band) on Drums. This with Mayall on Keyboards and Mouth Iron makes one of the Definitive British Blues Revival line ups. Love love there version of Ray Charles "What I'd Say", "Hideaway" and Clapton on lead vocals on "Ramblin' on My Mind" Super Album Rightfully on the list in my opinion.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

This album was delightful. MY use case is work jamz though. so i am bias.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Guitar work and tone are immaculate.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Really good 60's brits covering and expanding on American blues. Mayall has a good voice, but Clapton's guitar is doing a lot of the heavy lifting to get this album to a 4.5.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

Really good album. Will explore more from them.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
4

Classic

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Wed May 11 2022
4

Very solid Blues Rock album with a Nonplusultra guitar play by Eric Clapton which deserves the 4 stars by itself already

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Mon May 16 2022
4

-Strong jam in "Hideaway" -very cool bluesy-rocky album with lots of cool riffs from lots of instruments (guitar, harmonica, drums, etc.) -Tracks build enough to keep everything interesting, no total lulls where the song is just slow and boring for an extended period of time

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Classic British blues that was probably more exciting at the time than it is now. Clapton’s soloing is excellent years before he would peak artistically with cream, Derek and the Dominoes and Blind Faith. The rest of it is good but not great.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

This is really good. Songs are concise and impactful, with a sense of economy that is missing from a lot of English blues. Everything is just spot on, no filler, no unnecessary jams. Musically, it's energetic, playful, such a fun listen. Fave Songs: It Ain't Right, All Your Love, Parchman Farm, Hideaway, Steppin' Out, What'd I Say

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Tue Jun 14 2022
4

I mean, it's hard to argue with this blues album. It's so solid. Just a really great representation of the genre. There WAS a saxophone solo which would usually be an automatic 1-star deduction from me but it was actually a really GOOD saxophone solo so I was going to let it pass... but then I hit the drum solo on "What'd I Say" which is 2 solid minutes of pointless flailing. THAT was enough to do what a saxophone solo couldn't do and take the album down to a 4-star rating. It's still a solid 4 stars, though. Just skip track 6 and you're in for a good time.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

p97. 1966. 4.5 stars. Classic 60s Brit blues. This is where Clapton made his reputation, and he still sounds light years of most of the competition. There a couple of filler tracks - the cover of What I Say outstays its welcome - but other than that it doesn't get much better than this.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

It is a very good Blues Album. A few questionable lyrics even for then maybe.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

4.0

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

One of Clayton’s best. I’ve always loved his tone on this record. You can see where it developed into his Cream tone.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Bluesy, felt a bit paint by numbers but still really enjoyed

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

Never heard of Mayall, but cool stuff.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

This is another one I had on in the background but I like this vibe of music and it was really nice to listen to even if I didn’t listen totally in depth

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Eh

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Definitely worth a listen.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Bão dms, não esperava

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Cliche but good

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Olde School AF

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Decent guitar sounds

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Great guitar playing on this British interpretation of American Blues that was a part of a movement in the 60s that went on to become a heavy influence on guitar playing at the time and to this day. Very listenable album that will be a big part of my rotation going forward, this album is a keeper for sure. I don’t know Clapton as well as I should, but this has some early Zep vibes for me for sure.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

ALBUM RATING: 3.5 ALBUM GRADE: B- TRACK RATINGS: 1. All Your Love - 5.0 2. Hideaway - 4.5 3. Little Girl - 3.5 4. Another Man - 3.0 5. Double Crossing Time - 4.0 6. What’d I Say? - 3.5 7. Key to Love - 3.5 8. Parchment Farm - 3.0 9. Have Your Heard? - 3.5 10. Ramblin’ on My Mind - 3.0 11. Steppin’ Out - 4.0 12. It Ain’t Right - 3.0

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Someone told me we aren't suppose to like Eric Clapton anymore. Can't remember why. Anyway, he sure is good guitar player.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

One of those albums that makes you say, “That was a pretty good album.” 8/10

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

7/10. Enjoyable to listen to, not all that memorable

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

Solid blues album.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

хорошо

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Similar sound to Jimi Hendrix and I like it. Songs dont overstay their welcome but they are similar sounding to each other. Good stepping stone for music, likely paved the way for artists.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

Clayton’s playing is just unimpeachable here. Technically brilliant and full of soul. John Mayall’s vocals/piano/harmonica are to my mind just about adequate, if not especially convincing. He’s at least earnest; and even if it’s influenced by Otis Rush or Buddy Guy, it’s not a cringeworthy imitation like some others of the time. John McVie is doing his thing on bass. Drums are a little all over the place—WTF is happening on that extended solo on “What’d I Say”! Pretty good horns. “Steppin’ Out” absolutely rips. Clapton’s guitar is a 5 and worth coming back to, while everything else is a solid 3, so I’m calling this a 4. Will definitely listen to this again.

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

Wahhhhh ! Un p... de bon disque !!! Du blues, oui .. mais du blues blanc, cette vague du British Blues Boom puisque coincés dans leurs préjugés raciaux, les américains ne donnaient aucun echo à cette musique puissante, vebue des tripes et des champs de coton, champs de souffrance... Puis électrifiée à Chicago, mais condamnée à un circuit de salles minables colored only ! C'est ainsi qu'il faudra s'expatrier à Jimi Hendrix pour obtenir une écoute digne de son génie... Les anglais eux s'étaient intéressés au blues US depuis longtemps, les Beatles et les Stones l'ont popularisé puis réimporté aux Etats Unis lors de la British Invasion... Mais en Angleterre même restaient nombre de musiciens réellement passionnés par le blues, et parmi eux John Mayall dont nous avons ici son premier disque studio... Ce musicien à la tres longue carrière aura reussi tout au long de celle-ci à attirer des ses filets la crème des musiciens anglais, les guitaristes en particulier... Il leur offraient des reprises lais aussi nombre de remarquables compisitions originales leur permettant de briller... C'est vraiment lui qui a donné ses lettres de noblesse au blues blanc... Parmi les guitar hero venus se former au sein du groupe de Mayall, on trouvera notamment Eric Clapton sur ce remarquable disque qui venait d'abandonner les Yarbirds et sa Fender, il jouera enfin sur une Gibson LesPaul de légende et trouvera son "son" si identifiable... Il quitte Mayall pour créer Cream, excusez du peu ! Autour de Mayall et Clapton, ici on trouve deux membres du futur Fleetwood Mac ! D'ailleurs, à la suite de Clapton, c'est Peter Green qui viendra mettre le feu avec ses solos avant d'embarquer Mick Fleetwood (drums) et John Mac Vie (bass) pour former Fleetwood Mac première époque... A la suite de Peter Green, ce sera Mick Taylor qui eclaboussera tellement la scene londonienne de sa classe su'il oartira remplacer Brian Jones au sein des Stones pour leur offrir la meilleure guitare qu'ils aient jamais eu !!! Vous voyez le flair de John Mayall ! Et ça va durer des années ! J'aime sa voix rocailleuse à souhait et surtout la precision, la qualité des interprétations des reprises, ainsi que l'immense qualité de ses compositions originales ... Réellement le pape du Rythm & Blues Britannique... Toute sa discographie, solo ou avec les blues breakers mérite d'être achetée et écoutée... Commencez par celui-ci à cause de Clapton qui y trouve vraiment ses marques (c'est d'ailleurs de ce disque là que sortira le fameux "Clapton is God")... Enjoy !

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

3,8/5 Klassischer Clapton blues

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Tue Nov 08 2022
4

Great

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

Good Blues!

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

It is possible for two things to be true at once. 1) Eric Clapton is an amazing musician 2) Eric Clapton is an asshole A lot of the reviews here today don't take the context of EC going John Mayall's Bluesbreakers into account. At a time in music when American music fans had forgotten about the blues and it was nearly erased from history, some Brits picked up some records and heard amazing guitar riffs and lyrics. Just like every form of music that Americans created and ruined, the British take and improve and make it relevant again. Such is the case for Mayall and this album that brought aboard the young phenom Eric Clapton. Music today wouldn't be half of what it is had it not been for these two gods of the blues collaborating. 4/5.

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Tue Dec 08 2020
3

I think this album is really well done — I've never really listened to blues before, and while it's certainly white people music, it's pretty funky and the harmonica + the beat create a really nice little sound. Again, it's not really my thing, but definitely deserves a 3.

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Fri May 14 2021
3

Fun

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Tue Jan 19 2021
3

Maybe it’s just blues fatigue, but this record wasn’t one I would put on the “1001 albums you NEED to listen to”... it’s, well, fine? Surely sound like the blues, and that music is so influential on all modern music, but just sounds like a bunch of white dudes cosplaying as Delta musicians

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Fun bluesy guitar. Not quite a complete package though, feels more like a jam session than an album.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
3

very interesting

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

Decent old blues/rock big-band album. Solid harmonica jams.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
3

Alright. Songs don't sound that good

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Tue Jan 19 2021
3

Feel like this album is only here because of where the members ended up after. Which is significant for sure. So that's blues, eh?

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

Cool

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Tue Jan 19 2021
3

Love clapton, like classic blues. Feels like a transitional record between stripped down basement blues and rock and roll. Almost happens throughout the records. Is that the Daytripper riff!?

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

lots of blues, didn't finish

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Pretty diverse blues sound. Enjoyable.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

3.5 | Clapton que obviamente es la única razón por la que se recuerda el disco (porque seamos honestos ni sus nietos han de recordar a John Mayall) es un virtuoso, eso lo sabemos, es innegable y sus solos son inventivos, adornados y con amplia habilidad. El disco es muy disfrutable como disco de blues, el pero que le pondría es que hasta ahí llega. Todas las canciones básicamente son estándares de blues viejos tocados de manera competente con un guitarrista excelente; pero guitarristas de blues excelentes hay chingos, hay muchísimas maneras de escuchar estas canciones y si bien este disco es una muy buena no creo ni siquiera que sea la mejor. Recopilación muy buena de blues pero realmente de aquí todavía no se acerca a lo que haría después haciendo sus propias canciones; una cosa es ser virtuoso pero aquí no hay lo inventivo de Layla, ni el impacto de Cocaine, ni el sentimiento de Tears in Heaven ni tantas otras que aparte de lucir su técnica de guitarrista muestran calidad creativa más allá de qué tanto puede torcer los dedos.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
3

Yeah good blues

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

This is a fine album, but I'm not sure when I'd want to listen to it. I like Cream better, and if I wanted to listen to blues, I'd rather listen to the original artists.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Good background blues

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

it's alright i suppose

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Sssssokay? Better than some of these albums. The blues aren't my jam, but this was fine? The drum solos were terrible.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
3

“Blues Breakers” by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (1966) This album is an essential piece of the history of recorded music. Featuring guitar work by Eric Clapton and bass performance by John McVie (later the “Mac” of Fleetwood Mac), “Blues Breakers” helped carry African American blues through England, and then into the cultural consciousness of the late twentieth century musical world. And it arrived just in time to serve as a cultural corrective to the Anglo-American ‘victory years’. What is “blues” and why is it important? The blues style is a feature of melodic composition which colors the major chord progression by lowering the expected pitch of the third, fifth, or seventh note by half a tone, giving the song a ‘mournful’ mood, or an ironic accent. Ask a musician to play “Three Blind Mice” with a few “blue” notes thrown in, and it will change forever the way you hear contemporary music. This compositional innovation come through the American South in the 19th century (likely originating in Africa). Slaves and their descendants popularized the style in spirituals, love songs, laments, and ballads. It’s very timely that this album came up for me on a June 19th. Nazis hated the blues, for very good reason. The music here deliberately incorporates blues stylings (frequently including another blues feature, the AAB verse structure—can you identify it?) into songs arranged for rock and roll instrument combinations (drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards). John Mayall’s voice has significant flaws (e.g., he frequently hits the non-blue notes with a flat pitch, seriously diminishing the blues effect). But the keyboard, guitar, and bass consistently deliver classic blues rock. Clapton provides lead blues licks (rapid scales, artful bends and superhuman sustain) with unsurpassed mastery. The drum solo work on “What’d I Say” is very weak, and indicative of the fact that blues rock drumming (think John Bonham of Led Zeppelin) developed later than keyboards and guitars. This is probably not music that you’ll want to play in the background while you work, nor is it catchy or danceable. But it is part of the foundation of much of the music we love. Makes you want to shrug off the temptation to world domination. These guys were pioneers. Good music for when I’m too tight (and too white). 3/5

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

Perfectly inoffensive, some good sounds, and great playing from the band. I probably won't revisit it, but I am sure it belongs on the list for being some earlier Bluesy classic rock.

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Sat May 01 2021
3

3.3 - Is this British dudes ripping off electrified American blues music and amping up the lead guitar? Hey, I know this sound! Some masterful playing on here; however, if you duck into any dive bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans on a Wednesday night, you can hear this music played live while you drink a $3 Budweiser.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

very unobtrusive

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

I'm sure this is a great example of blues but I just find it a bit forgettable. It ain't right is a banger though

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Sun Mar 14 2021
3

This is blues through and through. Great guitar and electric organ. Blues is great in person, but just is not my bag for headphones listening. I did enjoy the presence of Clapton.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

Mad skills.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

A good old, classic blues rock album.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

Love a bit of blues. Not something I’d return to that much, but enjoyed the guitar skills.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

It wasn't bad, but I guess I wasn't drawn to it.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
3

Some funky blues. Some of it reminded me of The Black Keys

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Wed May 05 2021
3

3/5 chillish blues, but ultimately not that good.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

A fun blues-rock romp, and a nice look at some the earliest musings of the genre, but it isn't an album that Ill be coming back to in full very often.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Good sounds. Just edgy enough for the times.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

Not suprisingly, some really good blues tracks.

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Fri May 14 2021
3

Bluesy. With Eric Clapton. Lots of sax

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Sun May 16 2021
3

Very guitar heavy blues album from the mid 60s. The word jangly kept coming to mind when listening to the group jump back and forth between takes on Blues standards of the time and their own original work. A young Clapton killing it as the lead guitarist is definitely the standout on the album for me. Very fun album but never felt incredibly essential or meaningful which is why I kept it at a 3 instead of maybe giving it a 4.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Decent standard blues record

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Thu May 13 2021
3

3.9

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Mon May 17 2021
3

Perfectly solid work

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Generic blues. Good album. Nothing stand out. Heard and played this style a million times before and it’s nothing new.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Did not know of this band, but sounds like they were a supergroup that split into several leading bands of the next few decades. Hideaway is a great song. Little Girl - Obligatory 18 years old if you know what I mean reference/vibe, very of its time but great music. Album picked up from here on out here big time. Another Man is a great song, very blues Double Crossing Time - piano is beautiful here and great guitar and vocals What’d I Say - "Tell your momma, tell your pa / Gonna move you back to Arkansas" love this style of song Parchman Farm - love harmonica and these american blues/folk songs about "random" places and events Ramblin’ on My Mind - really like this song love the instrumental songs they are all great. It Ain’t Right like a lot of these songs are very trope blues lyrics wise but then again it is 1966 but I love it. Mid to high 3, possibly a 4 but would need to listen again but I think 3 is fair considering it is not my usual type of music but I really really enjoyed it

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Fri Jul 30 2021
3

Loved it.

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