bluesbreakers Archive

Take Five: Lead Guitarists from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

Celebrating his 90th birthday this past November 29, John Mayall is the grand old man of British Blues. While Cyril Davies, Alexis Korner and select others deserve credit for launching […]

Album Review: John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967 Volume 3

Though the movement got its start in the 1950s thanks to pioneers Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner – both of whom were greatly influenced by American blues records – the […]

John Mayall: “Live in 1967” and Live in 2016

Though he doesn’t actively encourage the label, John Mayall has for many years now been known as “the godfather of the British blues boom.” He’s revered in blues and rock […]