John Mayall – Cursade (Decca LK 4890 / Stereo)

Second up from the recent bag load of rare 60s blues – comes this storming slab of wax from John Mayall and his Blues Breakers.  Quite a little super-group for sure here – with a young Mick Taylor on lead-guitar and John McVie providing a rock-solid bass.  This is a much more polished – but somehow raw – set of blues than the previous disc.  Each track actually comes with the key it is recorded in – so that you can strap on your own axe and let rip at home (if you are that way inclined) …

What is nice about this sort of disc is the fact that all the tracks were recorded in 1 single session on 12th July 1967 – all 12 numbers – and man they sound as fresh today as I am sure they did back then.

As the manifesto states o the back cover…

The time is now ripe for you Blues devotees to make your presence known.  Demand recognition for your music!  It is time for a major blues crusade!

Angry words for an angry time (and I thought back then it was meant to be all peace, love and understanding ?

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