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As It All Began: The Best of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers (1964-1969)


Download links and information about As It All Began: The Best of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers (1964-1969) by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Blues Rock, Country genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:06:54 minutes.

Artist: John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
Release date: 1997
Genre: Blues, Rock, Blues Rock, Country
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:06:54
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No. Title Length
1. Crawling Up a Hill (First Version) (featuring John Mayall) 2:14
2. Mr. James 2:48
3. Heartache (Live) 3:14
4. Crocodile Walk 2:15
5. Blues City Shake Down 2:19
6. Lonely Years (Mono) (featuring John Mayall, Eric Clapton) 3:18
7. Bernard Jenkins (Mono) (featuring John Mayall, Eric Clapton) 3:48
8. All Your Love (Stereo) 3:34
9. Parchman Farm (Stereo) 2:21
10. Looking Back 2:34
11. A Hard Road 3:08
12. Eagle Eye 2:52
13. Double Trouble 3:20
14. Broken Wings (featuring John Mayall) 4:13
15. The Death of J.B. Lenoir 4:18
16. Me and My Woman 3:59
17. Suspicions (Pt. 1) 2:46
18. Picture On the Wall 3:01
19. Miss James 2:31
20. Start Walkin' (Live) 8:21



As It All Began: The Best of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers 1964-1968 is an excellent 20-track retrospective, capturing Mayall's band at their peak. The Bluesbreakers went through several different lineups during those four years, with musicians the caliber of Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Paul Butterfield, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green floating through the group. Hardcore fans of any of those musicians, or of British blues, will naturally want to familiarize themselves with the original albums, but As It All Began is a fine sampler for the casual fan, featuring such staples as "Lonely Years," "Bernard Jenkins," "All Your Love," "Parchman Farm," "Double Trouble," "The Death of J.B. Lenoir," and "Miss James." Even at 20 tracks, there are a number of fine moments missing from this collection, but As It All Began remains the best available single-disc overview of the Bluesbreakers' prime period.