There are box sets and then there are BOX SETS. John Mayall’s The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses.

The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall’s early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more.

Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker ‘Godfather of the British Blues’. For a short but compelling time in the 60s and 70s he recognised raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights.

Put together with John Mayall’s full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:

• 35 DISCS, inc. 3 CD singles & 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums
• MUSIC FROM SEVEN UNRELEASED GIGS (inc. Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970)
• 28 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BBC TRACKS featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor
• HARDBACK BOOK inc. many rare photos and memorabilia plus a full gig listing for the period • INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
• FAN CLUB BOOK of letters and correspondence • 2 REPLICA POSTERS - Ten Years Are Gone and 1968 tour poster
• REPLICA PRESS PACK for John Mayall Plays John Mayall

There are box sets and then there are BOX SETS. John Mayall’s The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses.

The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall’s early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more.

Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker ‘Godfather of the British Blues’. For a short but compelling time in the 60s and 70s he recognised raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights.

Put together with John Mayall’s full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:

• 35 DISCS, inc. 3 CD singles & 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums
• MUSIC FROM SEVEN UNRELEASED GIGS (inc. Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970)
• 28 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BBC TRACKS featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor
• HARDBACK BOOK inc. many rare photos and memorabilia plus a full gig listing for the period • INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
• FAN CLUB BOOK of letters and correspondence • 2 REPLICA POSTERS - Ten Years Are Gone and 1968 tour poster
• REPLICA PRESS PACK for John Mayall Plays John Mayall

636551914055

Details

Format: CD
Label: SNAPPER UK
Rel. Date: 02/05/2021
UPC: 636551914055

The First Generation 1965-1974 [35 CD Box Set]
Artist: John Mayall
Format: CD
New: Available 439.99
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DISC: 1

1. Crawling Up A Hill
2. I Wanna Teach You Everything
3. When I`m Gone
4. I Need Your Love
5. The Hoot Owl
6. R&B Time: Night Train/Lucille
7. Crocodile Walk
8. What`s The Matter With You
9. Doreen
10. Runaway
11. Heartache
12. Chicago Line
13. Crocodile Walk (Single Version)

DISC: 2

1. I`m Your Witchdoctor
2. Telephone Blues

DISC: 3

1. Lonely Years
2. Bernard Jenkins

DISC: 4

1. All Your Love
2. Hideaway
3. Little Girl
4. Another Man
5. Double Crossing Time
6. What`d I Say
7. Key To Love
8. Parchman Farm
9. Have You Heard
10. Ramblin` On My Mind
11. Steppin` Out
12. It Ain`t Right
13. Intro Into Maudie
14. It Hurts To Be In Love
15. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
16. Bye Bye Bird
17. I`m Your Hoochie Coochie Man

DISC: 5

1. All Your Love
2. Hideaway
3. Little Girl
4. Another Man
5. Double Crossing Time
6. What`d I Say
7. Key To Love
8. Parchman Farm
9. Have You Heard
10. Ramblin` On My Mind
11. Steppin` Out
12. It Ain`t Right
13. Intro Into Maudie
14. It Hurts To Be In Love
15. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
16. Bye Bye Bird
17. I`m Your Hoochie Coochie Man

DISC: 6

1. All My Life
2. Ridin` On The L and N
3. Little By Little
4. Eagle Eye

DISC: 7

1. A Hard Road
2. It`s Over
3. You Don`t Love Me
4. The Stumble
5. Another Kinda Love
6. Hit The Highway
7. Leaping Christine
8. Dust My Blues
9. There`s Always Work
10. The Same Way
11. The Supernatural
12. Top Of The Hill
13. Some Day After Awhile (You`ll Be Sorry)
14. Living Alone

DISC: 8

1. Oh, Pretty Woman
2. Stand Back Baby
3. My Time After Awhile
4. Snowy Wood
5. Man Of Stone
6. Tears In My Eyes
7. Driving Sideways
8. The Death Of J.B. Lenoir
9. I Can`t Quit You Baby
10. Streamline
11. Me And My Woman
12. Checkin` Up On My Baby
13. Rubber Duck*

DISC: 9

1. Brand New Start
2. Please Don`t Tell
3. Down The Line
4. Sonny Boy Blow
5. Marsha`s Mood
6. No More Tears
7. Catch That Train
8. Cancelling Out
9. Harp Man
10. Brown Sugar
11. Broken Wings
12. Don`t Kick Me
13. Brand New Start (first version)
14. Marsha`s Mood (first version)

DISC: 10

1. Blood On The Night
2. Edmonton - Cooks Ferry Inn (Impromptu)
3. I Can`t Quit You Baby
4. Medley: Anzio Annie, Snowy Wood, The Lesson, Keef Hartley & John Interviews
5. My Own Fault
6. God Save The Queen

DISC: 11

1. Gimme Some Lovin / The Train
2. Crying Shame
3. Local Boys Makes Good - Speech Only / Impromptu
4. Help Me
5. Blues In B Flat
6. Soul Of A Short Fat Man

DISC: 12

1. Bare Wires Suite
2. I`m A Stranger
3. No Reply
4. Hartley Quits
5. Killing Time
6. She`s Too Young
7. Sandy
8. Intro - Look At The Girl
9. Start Walkin`

DISC: 13

1. Vacation
2. Walking on Sunset
3. Laurel Canyon Home
4. 2401
5. Ready To Ride
6. Medicine Man
7. Somebody`s Acting Like A Child
8. The Bear
9. Miss James
10. First Time Alone
11. Long Gone Midnight
12. Fly Tomorrow
13. 2401 (single version)
14. Wish You Were Mine (live)

DISC: 14

1. Mr James
2. Blues City Shake Down
3. They Call It Stormy Monday
4. So Many Roads
5. Looking Back
6. Sitting In The Rain
7. It Hurts Me Too
8. Double Trouble
9. Suspicions
10. Jenny
11. Picture On The Wall

DISC: 15

1. The Laws Must Change
2. Saw Mill Gulch Road
3. I`m Gonna Fight For You J.B.
4. So Hard To Share
5. California
6. Thoughts About Roxanne
7. Room To Move
8. Sleeping By Her Side
9. Don`t Waste My Time
10. Can`t Sleep This Night

DISC: 16

1. Don`t Waste My Time
2. Plan Your Revolution
3. Don`t Pick A Flower
4. Something New
5. People Cling Together
6. Waiting For The Right Time
7. Thinking Of My Woman
8. Counting The Days
9. When I Go
10. Many Miles Apart
11. To A Princess
12. Lying In My Bed

DISC: 17

1. Nature`s Disappearing
2. You Must Be Crazy
3. Night Flyer
4. Off The Road
5. Possessive Emotions
6. Where Did My Legs Go
7. Took The Car
8. Crying
9. My Pretty Girl
10. Deep Blue Sea

DISC: 18

1. Prisons On The Road
2. My Children
3. Accidental Suicide
4. Groupie Girl
5. Blue Fox
6. Home Again
7. Television Eye
8. Marriage Madness
9. Looking At Tomorrow
10. Dream With Me
11. Full Speed Ahead
12. Mr Censor Man
13. Force Of Nature
14. Boogie Albert

DISC: 19

1. Goodbye December
2. Unanswered Questions
3. Devil`s Tricks
4. Travelling
5. Accidental Suicide (remix)
6. Force Of Nature (remix)
7. Boogie Albert (remix)
8. Television Eye (remix)
9. Prisons On The Road (remix)
10. Home Again (remix)
11. Mr Censor Man (remix)
12. Looking At Tomorrow (remix)

DISC: 20

1. Crocodile Walk
2. My Baby Is Sweeter
3. Crawling Up A Hill
4. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter
5. Alabama Blues
6. Out Of Reach
7. Greeny
8. Curly
9. Missing You
10. Please Don`t Tell
11. Your Funeral And My Trial
12. Suspicions
13. Knockers Step Forward
14. Hide And Seek

DISC: 21

1. Memories
2. Wish I Knew A Woman
3. The City
4. Home In A Tree
5. Separate Ways
6. The Fighting Line
7. Grandad
8. Back From Korea
9. Nobody Cares
10. Play The Harp

DISC: 22

1. Country Road
2. Mess Around
3. Good Times Boogie
4. Change Your Ways
5. Dry Throat
6. Exercise In C
7. Got To Be This Way

DISC: 23

1. Worried Mind
2. Keep Our Country Green
3. Christmas 71
4. Things Go Wrong
5. Do It
6. Moving On
7. Red Sky
8. Reasons
9. High Pressure Living

DISC: 24

1. Ten Years Are Gone
2. Driving Till The Break Of Day
3. Drifting
4. Better Pass You By
5. California Campground
6. Undecided
7. Good Looking Stranger
8. I Still Care
9. Don`t Hang Me Up

DISC: 25

1. Introduction
2. Sitting Here Thinking
3. Harmonica Free Form
4. Burning Sun
5. Dark Of The Night

DISC: 26

1. Gasoline Blues
2. Perfect Peace
3. Going To Take My Time
4. Deepdown Feelings
5. Troubled Times
6. The Pusher Man
7. One Of The Few
8. Love Song
9. Little Kitten
10. A Crazy Game

DISC: 27

1. Crawling Up A Hill
2. Heartache
3. Crocodile Walk
4. Bye Bye Bird
5. I`m Your Witchdoctor
6. Cheatin` Woman
7. Big Town Playboy
8. Parchman Farm
9. Nowhere To Turn
10. Little Girl
11. Hideaway
12. Tears In My Eyes
13. Parchman Farm
14. Burning My Fingers
15. All Your Love
16. Stepping Out
17. On Top Of The World
18. Key To Love
19. Leaping Christine
20. Sitting In The Rain
21. Curly
22. Ridin` On The L And N
23. Dust My Blues

DISC: 28

1. No More Tears
2. Curly
3. The Last Time
4. Suspicions
5. Worried Love
6. Supermarket Day
7. Snowy Wood
8. Jenny
9. Sweet Sixteen
10. Interview with Alexis Korner
11. Another Man`s Land
12. Picture On The Wall
13. Knockers Step Forward
14. The Last Time
15. Rock Me Baby
16. Oh, Pretty Woman
17. Long Gone Midnight
18. It Hurts Me To Leave

DISC: 29

1. Brand New Start
2. Tears In My Eyes
3. Bye Bye Bird
4. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter
5. Double Trouble
6. Your Funeral And My Trial
7. Stand Back Baby
8. Some Day After Awhile (You`ll Be Sorry)
9. Looking Back

DISC: 30

1. Chicago Line (unedited)
2. Your Funeral And My Trial
3. Four Million Knobs
4. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter
5. Intro/Chicago Line
6. Hi Heel Sneakers
7. San-Ho-Zay
8. Curly
9. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter
10. Telephone Blues
11. Brand New Start
12. Your Funeral And My Trial
13. Bad Boy
14. The Stumble

DISC: 31

1. Driving Sideways
2. I Can`t Quit You Baby
3. Sonny Boy Blow
4. Stand Back Baby
5. Oh, Pretty Woman
6. It`s My Own Fault
7. Ridin` On The L And N

DISC: 32

1. Oh Baby
2. Baby You`re Wrong
3. Worried About You
4. Somebody`s Acting Like A Child
5. Ooh Wee Baby (Don`t Know What To Do)
6. It Hurts Me To Leave
7. Hey Little Girl (Walking Down The Street)

DISC: 33

1. Intro
2. Variation on Somebody`s Acting Like A Child
3. Baby Child
4. Checkin` Up On My Baby
5. When I Lost My Baby Child
6. 2401
7. Treat Me This Way
8. Goin` Down The Road
9. Ready To Ride
10. Help Me Baby
11. When I See My Baby

DISC: 34

1. Got A Pretty Baby
2. Checkin` Up On My Baby
3. Parchman Farm
4. The Time Has Come
5. 2401

DISC: 35

1. Everybody Wants To Know
2. Band Intros
3. What`s The Matter With You
4. Travelling Man
5. I`ve Got To Be With You Tonight
6. Honey Hush

More Info:

There are box sets and then there are BOX SETS. John Mayall’s The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses.

The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall’s early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more.

Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker ‘Godfather of the British Blues’. For a short but compelling time in the 60s and 70s he recognised raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights.

Put together with John Mayall’s full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:

• 35 DISCS, inc. 3 CD singles & 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums
• MUSIC FROM SEVEN UNRELEASED GIGS (inc. Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970)
• 28 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BBC TRACKS featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor
• HARDBACK BOOK inc. many rare photos and memorabilia plus a full gig listing for the period • INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
• FAN CLUB BOOK of letters and correspondence • 2 REPLICA POSTERS - Ten Years Are Gone and 1968 tour poster
• REPLICA PRESS PACK for John Mayall Plays John Mayall

Reviews:

Pack Shot

CD1
JOHN MAYALL PLAYS JOHN MAYALL (1965)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Roger Dean guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

CD2
I’M YOUR WITCHDOCTOR / TELEPHONE BLUES (1965)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

CD3
LONELY YEARS / “BERNARD JENKINS” (1966)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

CD4 (mono) CD5 (stereo + bonus tracks)
BLUES BREAKERS (1966)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton guitar
John McVie bass
Hughie Flint drums

CD6
ALL MY LIFE EP (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, guitar
Paul Butterfield vocals, harmonica
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Aynsley Dunbar drums

CD7
A HARD ROAD (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Aynsley Dunbar drums

CD8
CRUSADE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
John McVie bass
Keef Hartley drums
Chris Mercer/Rip Kant saxophones

CD9
THE BLUES ALONE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Keef Hartley drums

CD10 & CD11
THE DIARY OF A BAND VOLUMES ONE & TWO (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
John McVie/Paul Williams/Keith Tillman bass
Keef Hartley drums
Chris Mercer/Rip Kant saxophones

CD12
BARE WIRES (1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Tony Reeves bass
Jon Hiseman drums
Chris Mercer/Dick Heckstall-Smith saxophones
Henry Lowther cornet & violin

CD13
BLUES FROM LAUREL CANYON (1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums

CD14
LOOKING BACK (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Roger Dean/Peter Green/Mick Taylor guitar
Jack Bruce/John McVie bass
Aynsley Dunbar/Mick Fleetwood/Keef Hartley drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith tenor & soprano sax

CD15
THE TURNING POINT (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes

CD16
EMPTY ROOMS (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark guitar
Stephen Thompson/Larry Taylor bass
Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes

CD17
USA UNION (1970)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Harvey Mandel guitar
Larry Taylor bass
Sugarcane Harris violin

CD18 & CD19
BACK TO THE ROOTS (1970)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Harvey Mandel/Jerry McGee/Mick Taylor guitar
Larry Taylor/Stephen Thompson bass
Johnny Almond saxophones
Sugarcane Harris violin
Keef Hartley/Paul Lagos drums

CD20
THRU THE YEARS (1971)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Roger Dean/Peter Green/Mick Taylor/Bernie Watson guitar
John McVie/Tony Reeves/Paul Williams bass
Aynsley Dunbar/Hughie Flint/Martin Hart/Keef Hartley/Jon Hiseman drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith/Chris Mercer saxophones
Henry Lowther trumpet

CD21
MEMORIES (1971)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jerry McGee guitar
Larry Taylor bass

CD22
JAZZ BLUES FUSIUON (1972)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Larry Taylor bass
Ron Selico percussion
Clifford Solomon saxophones, flutes
Blue Mitchell trumpet

CD23
MOVING ON (1972)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Victor Gaskin/Larry Taylor bass
Keef Hartley drums
Freddie Jackson/Charles Owns/Clifford Solomon/Ernie Watts saxophones
Blue Mitchell trumpet

CD24 & CD25
TEN YEARS ARE GONE (1973)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Freddie Robinson guitar
Victor Gaskin bass
Keef Hartley drums
Red Holloway saxophones
Blue Mitchell trumpet
Sugarcane Harris violin

CD26
THE LATEST EDITION (1974)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Hightide Harris/Randy Resnick guitar
Larry Taylor bass
Soko Richardson drums
Red Holloway saxophones

CD27 & CD28
BBC RECORDINGS (1964-1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Eric Clapton/Peter Green/Geoff Krivit/Mick Taylor guitar
Jack Bruce/ Andy Fraser/John McVie/Stephen Thompson/Keith Tillman bass
Colin Allen/Hughie Flint/Keef Hartley drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith/Chris Mercer saxophones
Henry Lowther trumpet

CD29
BROMLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Mick Fleetwood drums

CD30
LIVE (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Peter Green guitar
John McVie bass
Mick Fleetwood drums

CD31
7TH NATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL (1967)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
John McVie bass
Keef Hartley drums
Rip Kant/Chris Mercer saxophones

CD32
GOTHENBURG (1968)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums

CD33
BERLIN (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums

CD34
BREMEN (1969)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Mick Taylor guitar
Stephen Thompson bass
Colin Allen drums

CD35
FILLMORE WEST (1970)

John Mayall vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar
Jon Mark guitar
Alex Dmochowski bass
Johnny Almond saxophones, flutes
Duster Bennett drums

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