Price: £275.00
Format: boxset
Artist: John Mayall
Availability: 29-01-2021
CatNo: SMABX1140
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The First Generation John Mayall Eric Clapton Fleetwood Mac
A magnificent 35 disc deluxe boxset documenting the Godfather of British Blues, The First Generation contains all the albums from John Mayall's much lauded formative career, plus unreleased tracks aplenty. 
 
Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Jon Hiseman, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Henry Lowther and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more.
 
Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and all are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights.
 
 Put together with John Mayall’s full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:
 
·         35 discs, including 3 CD Singles & 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums.
 
·         Music from seven unreleased gigs (including Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970).
 
·         28 unreleased BBC tracks featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor.
 
·         Individually signed photograph.
 
·         Hardback book including many rare photos and memorabilia plus a full gig listing for the period.
 
·         Separate book including two years of fan club letters and correspondence.
 
·         Two replica posters - Ten Years Are Gone and tour poster from 1968.
 
·         Replica press pack for John Mayall Plays John Mayall.
 
 
Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.
* denotes bonus track
 
CD1 - JOHN MAYALL PLAYS JOHN MAYALL (1965)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Roger Dean guitar
                John McVie bass
                Hughie Flint drums
 
1 Crawling Up A Hill (2.15)
2 I Wanna Teach You Everything (3.17)
3 When I'm Gone (3.12)
4 I Need Your Love (4.20)
5 The Hoot Owl (2.41)
6 R&B Time: Night Train/Lucille (2.23)
7 Crocodile Walk (2.32)
8 What's The Matter With You (2.39)
9 Doreen (3.00)
10 Runaway (2.31)
11 Heartache (3.07)
12 Chicago Line (4.43)
13 Crocodile Walk (Single Version)* (2.14)
 
* bonus track
 
 CD2 - I’M YOUR WITCHDOCTOR / TELEPHONE BLUES (1965)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Eric Clapton guitar
                John McVie bass
                Hughie Flint drums
 
1 I'm Your Witchdoctor (2.10)
2 Telephone Blues (3.56)
 
CD3 - LONELY YEARS / “BERNARD JENKINS” (1966)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Eric Clapton guitar
                John McVie bass
                Hughie Flint drums
 
1 Lonely Years (3.17)
2 Bernard Jenkins (3.47)
               
CD4 (mono) CD 5 (stereo + bonus tracks*) - BLUES BREAKERS (1966)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Eric Clapton guitar
                John McVie bass
                Hughie Flint drums
 
1 All Your Love (3.33)
2 Hideaway (3.14)
3 Little Girl (2.36)
4 Another Man (1.42)
5 Double Crossing Time (3.01)
6 What'd I Say (4.26)
7 Key To Love (2.05)
8 Parchman Farm (2.21)
9 Have You Heard (5.52)
10 Ramblin' On My Mind (3.07)
11 Steppin' Out (2.27)
12 It Ain't Right (2.41)
13 Intro Into Maudie* (2.25)
14 It Hurts To Be In Love* (3.21)
15 Have You Ever Loved A Woman* (6.42)
16 Bye Bye Bird* (3.49)
17 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man* (3.53)
 
* bonus track
 
 CD6 - ALL MY LIFE EP (1967)             
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, guitar
                Paul Butterfield vocals, harmonica
                Peter Green guitar
                John McVie bass
                Aynsley Dunbar drums
 
1 All My Life (4.19)
2 Ridin' On The L and N (2.24)
3 Little By Little (2.44)
4 Eagle Eye (2.49)
 
CD7 - A HARD ROAD (1967)
               
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Peter Green guitar
                John McVie bass
                Aynsley Dunbar drums
 
1 A Hard Road (3.10)
2 It's Over (2.47)
3 You Don't Love Me (2.40)
4 The Stumble (2.50)
5 Another Kinda Love (3.06)
6 Hit The Highway (2.10)
7 Leaping Christine (2.18)
8 Dust My Blues (2.43)
9 There's Always Work (1.38)
10 The Same Way (2.07)
11 The Supernatural (2.57)
12 Top Of The Hill (2.34)
13 Some Day After Awhile (You'll Be Sorry) (2.57)
14 Living Alone (2.20)
 
CD8 - CRUSADE (1967)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Mick Taylor guitar
                John McVie bass
                Keef Hartley drums
                Chris Mercer/Rip Kant saxophones
               
1 Oh, Pretty Woman (3.34)
2 Stand Back Baby (1.43)
3 My Time After Awhile (5.07)
4 Snowy Wood (3.35)
5 Man Of Stone (2.25)
6 Tears In My Eyes (4.15)
7 Driving Sideways (3.55)
8 The Death Of J.B. Lenoir (4.18)
9 I Can't Quit You Baby (4.28)
10 Streamline (3.12)
11 Me And My Woman (4.00)
12 Checkin' Up On My Baby (3.55)
13 Rubber Duck* (3.45)
 
               
 CD9 - THE BLUES ALONE (1967)
            
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Keef Hartley drums
 
1 Brand New Start (3.22)
2 Please Don't Tell (2.26)
3 Down The Line (3.43)
4 Sonny Boy Blow (3.49)
5 Marsha's Mood (3.13)
6 No More Tears (3.11)
7 Catch That Train (2.17)
8 Cancelling Out (4.19)
9 Harp Man (2.42)
10 Brown Sugar (3.44)
11 Broken Wings (4.16)
12 Don't Kick Me (3.11)
13 Brand New Start (first version)* (2.58)
14 Marsha's Mood (first version)* (3.15)
 
CD10 & CD11 - THE DIARY OF A BAND VOLUMES ONE & TWO (1967)         
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Mick Taylor guitar
                John McVie/Paul Williams/Keith Tillman bass
                Keef Hartley drums
                Chris Mercer/Rip Kant saxophones
 
1 Blood On The Night (9.04)
2 Edmonton - Cooks Ferry Inn (Impromptu) (2.56)
3 I Can't Quit You Baby (10.03)
4 Medley: Anzio Annie, Snowy Wood, The Lesson, Keef Hartley & John Interviews (9.38)
5 My Own Fault (11.27)
6 God Save The Queen (2.53)
 
               
1 Gimme Some Lovin / The Train (13.20)
2 Crying Shame (10.52)
3 Local Boys Makes Good - Speech Only / Impromptu (4.00)
4 Help Me (7.10)
5 Blues In B Flat (4.44)
6 Soul Of A Short Fat Man (6.11)
 
               
 
CD12 - BARE WIRES (1968)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Mick Taylor guitar
                Tony Reeves bass
                Jon Hiseman drums
                Chris Mercer/Dick Heckstall-Smith saxophones
                Henry Lowther cornet & violin
 
               
1 Bare Wires Suite (23.07)
2 I'm A Stranger (5.13)
3 No Reply (3.09)
4 Hartley Quits (2.55)
5 Killing Time (4.46)
6 She's Too Young (2.21)
7 Sandy (3.45)
8 Intro - Look At The Girl* (6.43)
9 Start Walkin'* (8.23)
 
CD13 - BLUES FROM LAUREL CANYON (1968)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Mick Taylor guitar
                Stephen Thompson bass
                Colin Allen drums
 
               
1 Vacation (2.47)
2 Walking on Sunset (2.50)
3 Laurel Canyon Home (4.33)
4 2401 (3.42)
5 Ready To Ride (3.32)
6 Medicine Man (2.43)
7 Somebody's Acting Like A Child (3.27)
8 The Bear (4.40)
9 Miss James (2.30)
10 First Time Alone (5.03)
11 Long Gone Midnight (3.27)
12 Fly Tomorrow (8.59)
13 2401 (single version)* (3.55)
14 Wish You Were Mine (live)* (8.35)
 
 CD14 - LOOKING BACK (1969)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Eric Clapton/Roger Dean/Peter Green/Mick Taylor guitar
                Jack Bruce/John McVie bass
                Aynsley Dunbar/Mick Fleetwood/Keef Hartley drums
                Dick Heckstall-Smith tenor & soprano sax
 
1 Mr James (2.51)
2 Blues City Shake Down (2.19)
3 They Call It Stormy Monday (4.33)
4 So Many Roads (4.44)
5 Looking Back (2.34)
6 Sitting In The Rain (2.56)
7 It Hurts Me Too (2.54)
8 Double Trouble (3.18)
9 Suspicions (5.26)
10 Jenny (4.35)
11 Picture On The Wall (3.00)
 
               
CD15 - THE TURNING POINT (1969)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Jon Mark guitar
                Stephen Thompson bass
                Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes
 
1 The Laws Must Change (7.22)
2 Saw Mill Gulch Road (4.36)
3 I'm Gonna Fight For You J.B. (5.25)
4 So Hard To Share (7.02)
5 California (9.30)
6 Thoughts About Roxanne (8.20)
7 Room To Move (5.01)
8 Sleeping By Her Side* (5.10)
9 Don't Waste My Time* (4.54)
10 Can't Sleep This Night* (6.19)
 
CD16 - EMPTY ROOMS (1969)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Jon Mark guitar
                Stephen Thompson/Larry Taylor bass
                Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes
 
1 Don't Waste My Time (3.10)
2 Plan Your Revolution (2.35)
3 Don't Pick A Flower (3.52)
4 Something New (4.37)
5 People Cling Together (2.52)
6 Waiting For The Right Time (5.33)
7 Thinking Of My Woman (2.27)
8 Counting The Days (5.31)
9 When I Go (4.44)
10 Many Miles Apart (2.55)
11 To A Princess (3.31)
12 Lying In My Bed (4.20)
 
CD17 - USA UNION (1970)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Harvey Mandel guitar
                Larry Taylor bass
                Sugarcane Harris violin
 
1 Nature's Disappearing (5.56)
2 You Must Be Crazy (3.55)
3 Night Flyer (5.35)
4 Off The Road (2.47)
5 Possessive Emotions (5.20)
6 Where Did My Legs Go (3.55)
7 Took The Car (4.05)
8 Crying (6.27)
9 My Pretty Girl (4.27)
10 Deep Blue Sea (5.10)
 
CD18 & CD19 - BACK TO THE ROOTS (1970)
 
                John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
                Eric Clapton/Harvey Mandel/Jerry McGee/Mick Taylor guitar
                Larry Taylor/Stephen Thompson bass
                Johnny Almond saxophones
                Sugarcane Harris violin
                Keef Hartley/Paul Lagos drums
 
1 Prisons On The Road (4.16)
2 My Children (5.08)
3 Accidental Suicide (6.15)
4 Groupie Girl (3.52)
5 Blue Fox (3.41)
6 Home Again (4.55)
7 Television Eye (7.31)
8 Marriage Madness (3.34)
9 Looking At Tomorrow (6.53)
10 Dream With Me (5.19)
11 Full Speed Ahead (5.20)
12 Mr Censor Man (4.42)
13 Force Of Nature (6.32)
14 Boogie Albert (2.16)
 
1 Goodbye December (5.23)
2 Unanswered Questions (4.40)
3 Devil's Tricks (7.45)
4 Travelling (4.38)
5 Accidental Suicide (remix)* (6.22)
6 Force Of Nature  (remix)* (5.27)
7 Boogie Albert (remix)* (2.14)
8 Television Eye (remix)* (6.04)
9 Prisons On The Road (remix)* (4.17)
10 Home Again (remix)* (4.57)
11 Mr Censor Man (remix)* (4.41)
12 Looking At Tomorrow (remix)* (6.54)


CD20 - THRU THE YEARS (1971)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Roger Dean/Peter Green/Mick Taylor/Bernie Watson guitar
John McVie/Tony Reeves/Paul Williams bass
Aynsley Dunbar/Hughie Flint/Martin Hart/Keef Hartley/Jon Hiseman drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith/Chris Mercer saxophones
Henry Lowther trumpet


1 Crocodile Walk (2.32)
2 My Baby Is Sweeter (2.59)
3 Crawling Up A Hill (2.15)
4 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (2.40)
5 Alabama Blues (2.29)
6 Out Of Reach (4.42)
7 Greeny (3.54)
8 Curly (4.50)
9 Missing You (1.57)
10 Please Don`t Tell (2.26)
11 Your Funeral And My Trial
12 Suspicions
13 Knockers Step Forward
14 Hide And Seek

CD21 - MEMORIES (1971)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jerry McGee guitar
Larry Taylor bass


1 Memories (5.01)
2 Wish I Knew A Woman (5.17)
3 The City (4.54)
4 Home In A Tree (3.20)
5 Separate Ways (4.12)
6 The Fighting Line (4.03)
7 Grandad (4.36)
8 Back From Korea (5.09)
9 Nobody Cares (3.56)
10 Play The Harp (5.22)

CD22 - JAZZ BLUES FUSION (1972)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Larry Taylor bass
Ron Selico percussion
Clifford Solomon saxophones, flutes
Blue Mitchell trumpet


1 Country Road (7.17)
2 Mess Around (2.50)
3 Good Times Boogie (9.18)
4 Change Your Ways (3.46)
5 Dry Throat (6.40)
6 Exercise In C (8.33)
7 Got To Be This Way (6.54)

CD23 - MOVING ON (1972)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Victor Gaskin/Larry Taylor bass
Keef Hartley drums
Freddie Jackson/Charles Owns/Clifford Solomon/Ernie Watts saxophones
Blue Mitchell trumpet


1 Worried Mind (8.40)
2 Keep Our Country Green (3.31)
3 Christmas 71 (4.54)
4 Things Go Wrong (6.30)
5 Do It (8.50)
6 Moving On (4.19)
7 Red Sky (3.50)
8 Reasons (2.55)
9 High Pressure Living (6.20)

CD24 & CD25 - TEN YEARS ARE GONE (1973)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Victor Gaskin bass
Keef Hartley drums
Red Holloway saxophones
Blue Mitchell trumpet
Sugarcane Harris violin


1 Ten Years Are Gone (4.27)
2 Driving Till The Break Of Day (5.03)
3 Drifting (4.40)
4 Better Pass You By (5.12)
5 California Campground (3.17)
6 Undecided (2.55)
7 Good Looking Stranger (4.25)
8 I Still Care (4.17)
9 Don`t Hang Me Up (4.10)

1 Introduction (2.05)
2 Sitting Here Thinking (7.58)
3 Harmonica Free Form (11.36)
4 Burning Sun (5.10)
5 Dark Of The Night (17.41)

CD26 - THE LATEST EDITION (1974)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Hightide Harris/Randy Resnick guitar
Larry Taylor bass
Soko Richardson drums
Red Holloway saxophones


1 Gasoline Blues (3.41)
2 Perfect Peace (3.50)
3 Going To Take My Time (2.55)
4 Deepdown Feelings (4.42)
5 Troubled Times (4.11)
6 The Pusher Man (4.05)
7 One Of The Few (2.44)
8 Love Song (5.39)
9 Little Kitten (2.35)
10 A Crazy Game (4.35)

CD27 & CD28 - BBC RECORDINGS (1964-1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Peter Green/Geoff Krivit/Mick Taylor guitar
Jack Bruce/ Andy Fraser/John McVie/Stephen Thompson/Keith Tillman bass
Colin Allen/Hughie Flint/Keef Hartley drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith/Chris Mercer saxophones
Henry Lowther trumpet


1 Crawling Up A Hill (2.06)
2 Heartache (2.48)
3 Crocodile Walk (2.22)
4 Bye Bye Bird (2.47)
5 I`m Your Witchdoctor (2.08)
6 Cheatin` Woman (2.01)
7 Big Town Playboy (2.47)
8 Parchman Farm (2.49)
9 Nowhere To Turn (1.40)
10 Little Girl (2.45)
11 Hideaway (3.20)
12 Tears In My Eyes (4.28)
13 Parchman Farm (2.20)
14 Burning My Fingers (2.20)
15 All Your Love (3.20)
16 Stepping Out (3.12)
17 On Top Of The World (2.32)
18 Key To Love (2.01)
19 Leaping Christine (1.55)
20 Sitting In The Rain (2.53)
21 Curly (2.48)
22 Ridin` On The L And N (2.19)
23 Dust My Blues (2.15)

1 No More Tears (2.15)
2 Curly (2.02)
3 The Last Time (2.48)
4 Suspicions (3.55)
5 Worried Love (3.26)
6 Supermarket Day (2.44)
7 Snowy Wood (3.21)
8 Jenny (4.33)
9 Sweet Sixteen (5.16)
10 Interview with Alexis Korner (1.35)
11 Another Man`s Land (4.05)
12 Picture On The Wall (2.58)
13 Knockers Step Forward (3.15)
14 The Last Time (3.22)
15 Rock Me Baby (4.22)
16 Oh, Pretty Woman (2.26)
17 Long Gone Midnight (3.12)
18 It Hurts Me To Leave (3.09)

CD29 - BROMLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Mick Fleetwood drums


1 Brand New Start (4.48)
2 Tears In My Eyes (7.29)
3 Bye Bye Bird (6.02)
4 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (2.23)
5 Double Trouble (6.24)
6 Your Funeral And My Trial (5.31)
7 Stand Back Baby (2.43)
8 Some Day After Awhile (You`ll Be Sorry) (5.11)
9 Looking Back (2.42)

CD30 - LIVE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Mick Fleetwood drums


1 Chicago Line (unedited) (6.53)
2 Your Funeral And My Trial (5.21)
3 Four Million Knobs (3.12)
4 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (6.42)
5 Intro/Chicago Line (7.25)
6 Hi Heel Sneakers (3.32)
7 San-Ho-Zay (4.35)
8 Curly (7.33)
9 Mama, Talk To Your Daughter (2.58)
10 Telephone Blues (2.40)
11 Brand New Start (4.14)
12 Your Funeral And My Trial (4.07)
13 Bad Boy (2.31)
14 The Stumble (4.42)

CD31 - 7TH NATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
John McVie bass
Keef Hartley drums
Rip Kant/Chris Mercer saxophones


1 Driving Sideways (4.19)
2 I Can`t Quit You Baby (4.51)
3 Sonny Boy Blow (4.34)
4 Stand Back Baby (2.59)
5 Oh, Pretty Woman (3.55)
6 It`s My Own Fault (7.46)
7 Ridin` On The L And N (3.00)

CD32 - GOTHENBURG (1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums


1 Oh Baby (4.47)
2 Baby You`re Wrong (7.42)
3 Worried About You (8.52)
4 Somebody`s Acting Like A Child (3.24)
5 Ooh Wee Baby (Don`t Know What To Do) (3.51)
6 It Hurts Me To Leave (5.52)
7 Hey Little Girl (Walking Down The Street) (7.38)

CD33 - BERLIN (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums


1 Intro (0.42)
2 Variation on Somebody`s Acting Like A Child (7.02)
3 Baby Child (6.27)
4 Checkin` Up On My Baby (5.17)
5 When I Lost My Baby Child (9.18)
6 2401 (5.38)
7 Treat Me This Way (4.11)
8 Goin` Down The Road (5.39)
9 Ready To Ride (7.12)
10 Help Me Baby (5.48)
11 When I See My Baby (4.35)

CD34 - BREMEN (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums


1 Got A Pretty Baby (5.53)
2 Checkin` Up On My Baby (5.14)
3 Parchman Farm (14.07)
4 The Time Has Come (6.06)
5 2401 (5.32)

CD35 - FILLMORE WEST (1970)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark guitar
Alex Dmochowski bass
Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes
Duster Bennett drums


1 Everybody Wants To Know (6.23)
2 Band Intros (0.42)
4 What`s The Matter With You (11.10)
5 Travelling Man (10.42)
6 I`ve Got To Be With You Tonight (7.01)
7 Honey Hush (8.48)