EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
JOHN MAYALL – BROKEN WINGS – 1967
from the album “the Blues Alone”
John Mayall and the Blues Breakers’ early mid-’60s albums were our introduction to the first wave of British Blues – and Rock History would prove that Mayall’s Blues Breakers were probably the best ongoing “supergroup” ever.
Here are the band members:
Eric Clapton (April–August 1965, November 1965–July 1966) and Jack Bruce, both later of Cream, Peter Green (July 1966-July 1967) departed with Mick Fleetwood (April-July 1967) and then also enticed original bassist John McVie a few weeks later to form Fleetwood Mac.
Mick Taylor (August 1967–July 1969) later joined The Rolling Stones, Harvey Mandel, Walter Trout, Larry Taylor left Canned Heat to join Mayall, Don “Sugarcane” Harris (Zappa), Aynsley Dunbar (Retaliation, Zappa/Mothers), Dick Heckstall-Smith (Blues Incorporated, Colosseum), Andy Fraser (Free), Chris Mercer (Juicy Lucy), Johnny Almond and Jon Mark (later of Mark-Almond).
Mayall’s “the Blues Alone” album was just that, with Mayall on vocals, guitars (6- and 9-string), harmonica, piano, organ, celeste, drums and with Keef Hartley on drums on nearly all tracks.
Somewhere deep within a Blues Rock God a perfect song was created.
The perfection comes from a specific space in time when planets align to give talented artists access to higher levels of creativity to bring back super natural art. Mayall certainly had that connection and when that happens we get “Rarefied Air” Album Track Gems – and this is a pure example:
Somebody broke your wings – little bird, you can’t fly.
Somebody hurt you bad, – feelin’ down, enough to cry,
And the price you’ll have to pay you’ll be payin’ yeah, rest of your life.
Somebody is to blame – can’t you see, the feelin’s there,
Somebody got away and it makes me feel sad,
And the price you’ll have to pay you’ll be payin’ yeah rest of your life.
Somebody gotta help you, I believe I love you so.
Somebody’s gonna touch you, I don’t believe he’ll let you go,
And the love I have to give, I’ll be givin’ you, yeah, rest of my life
And the love I have to give, I’ll be givin’ you, yeah, rest of my life.
00individual knows the feelin’.
Since the image to represent this Album Track Gem’s emotion and soul in header art was elusive per this post’s deadline, the decision was made to use the tried and true “Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll” approach as a nice placeholder until a perfect image can be created.
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