Return Of The Bluesbreakers is a part studio and part live album by John Mayall.
Of interest to me are the five live tracks (tracks 6 to 10) recorded live at The Wax Museum, Washington DC in 1982 or 1983 with Mick Taylor on lead guitar.
For full details of who plays what on the live and studio tracks, please see discogs.
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The Diary of a Band is a live album by John Mayall. The Bluesbreakers included a very young Mick Taylor who went on to play with The Rolling Stones on their best albums.
The album was originally split into volumes 1 and 2 when it was issued on the original vinyl.
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Live Too Hot for Snakes is a live album by Carla Olson & Mick Taylor.
It was recorded at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on March 4 1990.
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The Jack Bruce Band Live ’75 also known as Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall 1975 is a live album That also features Mick Taylor on lead guitar.
It was recorded on June 1, 1975.
Mick Taylor is one of my favourite guitarists and his time with the Jack Bruce band was spent while Bruce was experimenting with a kind of progressive jazz rock fusion style that’s a long way away from his time with Cream.
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70th Birthday Party is a live album or DVD by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Friends. The friends are Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Chris Farlow.
It was recorded in Liverpool on July 19 2003. The celebration was a little premature since Mayall was born on 29 November 1933.
While former Rolling Stones lead guitarist Taylor returned to play with the Bluesbreakers in the early 1980s, this was the first time for nearly forty years that Clapton and Mayall had appeared together on stage. Back in early 1966 they had recorded the classic studio album John Mayall & The Blues Breakers with Clapton reading the Beano comic on the cover.
This isn’t the over-the-top guitar album that you might have expected with younger versions of Clapton and Taylor. Both are aware that they are honouring the contribution that John Mayall has made to the British blues and are sharing the limelight with John Mayall rather than seizing it away.
The album therefore lies in the intersection of blues and blues rock.
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