Follow-up Album To 2014's "A Special Life" - On Vinyl
For over 50 years John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly
earning him the title, "The Godfather of British blues". In 2013, John signed
with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records and has since been
experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance.
This revival continues with the release of a brilliant studio album titled,
"Find A Way To Care", produced by John and Eric and recorded at the famed House of Blues
Studios in Encino, California. About the album, Corne says, "I really wanted
to feature John's keyboard playing on this record. He's truly one of the most
lyrical, economical and under rated keyboardists around. We also wanted to
change things up a bit after the success of "A Special Life" and the addition of
a horn section on several tracks was a really fun way to do that. As good as the
last record was, I think this one is even better."
John adds harmonica on two songs as well as a classic guitar track reminiscent
of Hubert Sumlin or Muddy Waters on the latter's legendary "Long Distance Call".
He is joined by his killer touring band, Rocky Athas (guitar), Greg Rzab (bass)
and Jay Davenport (drums).
The even-dozen tracks on Find a Way to Care include a scintillating group of new
songs and savvy covers of “Mother in Law Blues” (Don Robey), “The River’s
Invitation” (Percy Mayfield), “I Feel So Bad” (Lightnin’ Hopkins), “Long
Distance Call” (Muddy Waters), “I Want All My Money Back” (Lee Baker) and
Drifting Blues” (Charles Brown).
• Vinyl LP
John Mayall, vocals, piano, organ, wurlitzer, clavinet, guitar, harmonica
Rocky Athas, guitar
Greg Rzab, bass
Jay Davenport, drums
1. Mother in Law Blues
2. The River's Invitation
3. Ain't No Guarantees
4. I Feel So Bad
5. Find A Way To Care
6. Long Distance Call
7. I Want All My Money Back
8. Ropes and Chains
9. Long Summer Days
10. Drifting Blues