I hadn't heard the first Bluesbreakers LP before tonight, probably because it's called John Mayall Plays John MayalI, and it only credits the Bluesbreakers on the back of the cover. Whatever. I like Mayall, enough to listen to the records I already have but not enough to actively hunt down others. This first one though, it's like the missing link between old school British blues bands and the U.S. garage bands. It was recorded live, so it sounds a little rougher, louder than the Bluesbreakers studio LPs that followed. And, yes, no Clapton. Yee haw.
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John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - Crawling Up a Hill mp3 at Internet Archive
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - Crocodile Walk mp3 at Internet Archive