The Turning Point (John Mayall album)

The Turning Point (John Mayall Album)

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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 July 12, 1969.

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When John Mayall was starting another band after the break-up of the Bluesbreakers in May 1969,Christopher Hjort, Strange Brew : Eric Clapton & the British Blues Boom, 1965-1970, Jawbone Press, 2007, 352 pp. ISBN 978-1-906002-00-8

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The performers on the album were Mayall on vocals, harmonica, a slide and a Fender Telecaster guitar, a tambourine, and mouth percussion, Jon Mark on acoustic guitar, Steve Thompson on bass, and Johnny Almond on tenor and alto saxophones, flutes, and mouth percussion. All the songs on the album were written or co-written by John Mayall. Thompson co-wrote California, Thoughts About Roxanne and Don't Waste My Time. Another track, "I'm Gonna Fight For You, J.B.," is a tribute to the American blues guitarist J. B. Lenoir who died in 1967 and who had a deep influence on Mayall (this was Mayall's second such tribute to the musician; "The Death of J.B. Lenoir" appeared on his earlier Crusade album). Two concerts took place, one on July 11 and one on 12. All tracks are...
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