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  • Performer: John Mayall
  • Album: John Mayall-The Godfather Of British Blues/The Turning Point
  • FLAC: 1564 mb | MP3: 1741 mb
  • Released: 2003
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John Mayall - John Mayall-The Godfather Of British Blues/The Turning Point album flac


1 The Godfather Of The British Blues
2 The Turning Point


  • Directed By – Peter Gibson
  • Executive-Producer – Geoff Kempin, Mark Cooper, Terry Shand
  • Producer – Martin Weitz
  • Supervised By – John Gaydon


Two John Mayall documentaries are combined into one DVD with this release. The longer of them, The Godfather of British Blues, is an hour-long career-spanning overview produced by the BBC in conjunction with Mayall's seventieth birthday; the other is a 25-minute rockumentary from 1969, at the time he was working on the music that became the album The Turning Point. The Godfather of British Blues is a job well done: a straightforward documentary mixing interviews done at the time of the filming with old photos and some vintage footage, though unfortunately there are fewer old clips than some viewers might hope for. In addition to Mayall, a bunch of his numerous associates talk about their experiences with the bandleader, including Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Mick Taylor, Hughie Flint, and producer Mike Vernon. It does seem that Mayall was rarely filmed in the old days, however, since the earliest live footage here comes from the 1969 Turning Point documentary, and there's actually not too much else. There are a lot of gaps here, but to be fair, it would probably take about ten hours just to document the dozens of Bluesbreakers lineups, and frankly it was an appropriate decision to concentrate mostly on his pre-1970 work, which was much more interesting than what followed in the next few decades. Within the 60-minute format this does about as well as it can, integrating the pure documentary segments with briefer clips of his return visit to England to play a seventieth birthday gig, with Clapton doing a guest spot.

The Turning Point, filmed in black and white, is interesting primarily for glimpses of the band rehearsing and playing on-stage circa mid-1969, when the drumless, acoustic-oriented lineup that would record The Turning Point itself started performing. It has also brief interview segments with other members of the band and then-recent Bluesbreakers, including, again, Clapton, Fleetwood, McVie, and Taylor. There are also brief comments from Peter Green -- rather an event, considering how rare it is to view interview footage with him -- and Aynsley Dunbar. It's mostly for serious Bluesbreakers' fans, since none of the performance segments or interviews are too lengthy, and those not well-versed in Mayall's '60s career don't get enough context to really understand what's going on or how his music's evolved to this particular turning point. But it's a good archival extra to include on the DVD, and combines with the main feature to offer the best visual Mayall retrospective likely to be produced. There aren't any other extras, incidentally, except for a photo gallery of a few dozen photos of Mayall from throughout his career.

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EREDV404 John Mayall John Mayall-The Godfather Of British Blues/The Turning Point ‎(DVD-V, Comp, PAL) Eagle Vision EREDV404 France 2003

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The Turning Point is a live album by John Mayall, featuring British blues music recorded at a concert at Bill Graham's Fillmore East on 12 July 1969. When John Mayall was starting another band after the break-up of the Bluesbreakers in May 1969, he decided to have a band that would play "low volume music" – or music without "heavy lead guitar and drums"

John Mayall: guitar,harp,piano percussion & vocals; Steve Thompson:electric bass; Jon Mark: acoustic guitar; Jphnny Almond: saxes and flutes. Jazz is the music I started listening to at the age of fifteen or sixteen. The first records which I wore out after hours of listening were those of Coleman Hawkins, . Picasso, a track of absolute modernity, and it was only 1948. To be truthful, the records were actually bought by my brother Lello; without him I probably never would have fallen in love with jazz. He listened to lots of blues and I listened to a lot of jazz

Blues Rock John Mayall. Lista de los grupos Blues Rock John Mayall The Godfather Of British Blues - The Turning Point. añadir las palabras del álbum. 8. Reaching for a Mountain.

1. The Turning Point. 2. The Godfather Of The British Blues. Two archived concert-movies from 1969 and 2003.

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This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on the renowned British blues linchpin's 1969 acoustic album, "The Turning Point," and a comprehensive 59-minute recap of Mayall's extraordinary career climaxing with his 70th birthday concert in Liverpool, England, last year. The latter reunited him with his most famous Bluesbreakers bandmate, Eric Clapton. But Clapton, who rather guiltily owns up to Mayall's paramount importance in launching his own career, was but one of the future legends to emerge from Mayall's many groupings

For the time being, the British blues godfather was fed up with loud bands and cut an album called The Turning Point to prove it. His first US-recorded LP, his Polydor debut, and the first for years without the assistance of Mike Vernon in at least a co-producer role, it was taped at the Fillmore East, New York City. Yes, John Mayall had gone acoustic. Maybe some gig-goers felt disappointed at the lack of a six-string electric tyro, but nobody shouted Judas! and the audience response, captured by Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, is stoned ecstatic.

The music was also good and took me back to when a school friend introduced me to the Turning Point Album which I still play. I also remember when we emigrated to South Africa and went to a local restaurant in Plettenberg Bay where we lived at the time and they were playing this album some 10 years after I first heard it. So the DVD brought back a lot of memories for that and sometimes I find music DVD/documentaries a bit shallow (guess I mean not enough interesting detail about the person) but this one pressed all my buttons. Not much about the Turning Point as such. If you expect some detailed information on this classic album then you will be disappointed.