Friday, November 11, 2011

On top of the world

No relation to this, of course, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers playing On Top Of The World.



The couple of little guitar breaks are Eric Clapton inventing modern electric guitar.  It was produced by Jimmy Page. There's a bit of difference between 1935 Mississippi Delta and 1965 London (to say the least) but given my own situation, I heard the Bluesbreakers first. This track, and the others at the same time - I'm Your Witchdoctor, Telephone Blues - will always be my touchstone tracks.

2 comments:

Mike said...

Not sure it's appropriate to celebrate Mayall on Tufnel Day. Saw Mayall a couple of years ago: there was a surreal moment when he told the desk to "bring all the levels right down" 'coz his keyboards were feeding back. These old guys.

Peromyscus said...

You're right! Hush my mouth.

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