Friday, November 16, 2012
"John Mayall with Eric Clapton-Blues Breakers-1966 Mono UK":
"Blues Breakers" is a 1966 blues album credited to John Mayall with Eric Clapton.
The album is also known as Beano because of its cover photograph showing Clapton reading The Beano, a British children's comic. Clapton stated in his autobiography that he was reading Beano on the cover because he felt like being "uncooperative" during the photo shoot.
"Blues Breakers" recorded at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London in March 1966. The guitar that Eric Clapton used during the sessions was a sunburst 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard with two PAF (Patent Applied For) Humbucking pickups. This guitar, whereabouts currently unknown, is also called the "Blues Breaker" or "Beano" Les Paul, a replica of which has recently been reissued by Gibson.
Clapton's innovative style of playing on this LP was nothing short of brilliant and influenced many young guitarists for years.
The band on this album includes Mayall on piano, Hammond organ, harmonica and most vocals, bassist John McVie, drummer Hughie Flint, and Clapton. Augmenting the band on this album was a horn section added post production, with Alan Skidmore, John Almond, and Derek Healey.
This is the rare original Mono UK pressing.
-by dj fanis: here