‘Crusade’ by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers is their third studio album (and the first recording of a young (18) Mick Taylor) released on September 1, 1967 by Decca.
Track Listing : 1.Oh, Pretty Woman (A.C. Williams) – 03:40 . 2.Stand Back Baby (John Mayall) – 01:50 . 3.My Time After Awhile (Ron Badger/Sheldon Feinberg, Robert Geddins) – 05:15 . 4.Snowy Wood (Mayall, Mick Taylor) – 03:41 . 5.Man Of Stone (Eddie Kirkland) – 02:29 . 6.Tears In My Eyes (John Mayall) – 04:20 . 7.Driving Sideways (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) – 04:03 . 8.The Death Of J. B. Lenoir (John Mayall) – 04:27 . 9.I Can’T Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon) – 04:35 . 10.Streamline (John Mayall) – 03:19 . 11.Me And My Woman (Gene Barge) – 04:05 . 12.Checkin’ Up On My Baby (Sonny Boy Williamson Ii) – 03:59
Musicians : Mick Taylor – Lead Guitar . John Mayall – Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica . John Mcvie – Bass Guitar . Hughie Flint – Drums . Keef Hartley – Drums . Rip Kant – Horn Section . Chris Mercer – Horn Section . The Bluesbreakers – Band
Production : Produced By Mike Vernon . Gus Dudgeon – Engineer
Package : John Tracy – Liner Notes
Recorded On July 12, 1967 At Decca West Hampstead Studios.
ReleasedOn September 1, 1967 By Decca.
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Mick Taylor’s fluid lead guitar proved to be up to the task of following Clapton and Greenand unlike his predecessors he actually ended up staying with the Bluesbreakers for more than just one album. […]
Mayall, while being one of the great bandleaders of London, simply wasn’t really the frontman that the group needed so desperately, especially then. Nevertheless, Crusade is important listening for Mick Taylor aficionados. […]
‘Crusade’ by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers