Blues Breakers

by John Mayall

Original Release Date: 1966-07-22

Blues Breakers

Eric Clapton was a rising star when he recorded this potent and scruffy album with British blues singer/songwriter John Mayall in 1966. Mayall’s tunes, including the brass-fortified “Key to Love,” the slow-burning “Double Crossing Time,” and barroom rave-up “Little Girl,” lift on Clapton’s fluid, gritty licks. The band channels some Beatles on Ray Charles’ R&B standard “What’d I Say,” before tackling with noisy accuracy Mose Allison and Bukka White’s gnarly prison anthem “Parchman Farm.” Meanwhile, Clapton makes his lead-vocal debut on a languorous rendition of Robert Johnson’s “Ramblin’ on My Mind.” 


  1. All Your Love (3:35)
  2. Hideaway (3:14)
  3. Little Girl (2:33)
  4. Another Man (1:44)
  5. Double Crossing Time (3:02)
  6. What’d I Say (4:26)
  7. Key To Love (2:06)
  8. Parchman Farm (2:19)
  9. Have You Heard (5:44)
  10. Ramblin’ On My Mind (3:07)
  11. Steppin’ Out (2:28)
  12. It Ain’t Right (2:41)

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Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Repress Mono (180 Gram)
Label Decca
Catalog Number 0042280008611
Notes Repress of [r4292610], but, in this release no limited edition and remastering mentioned anywhere ℗ & © 1966 The Decca Record Company Limited, London, A Universal Music Company Recorded At The Decca Studios No. 2, West Hampstead, London. April 1966. 180 gram Remastered Limited Edition Includes A Voucher To Download MP3 Version Of The Album. Issued as part of the ‘Back To Black 60th Vinyl Anniversary’ series The MP3 downloads include both the mono and stereo mixes.
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