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album art So Hard to Share (John Mayall cover)
by grathy, Bennie and LaFayette


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Released: Feb 4, 2010 | 2:15 PM
Category: Blues
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 15.07 MB

Plays: 2386
Downloads: 7
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
I listened to this song by John Mayall incessantly when I was young. It was one of those wailing songs that transported me away from my troubles at the time. And when Patrick and Bernard agreed to do this song with me, I was so grateful.
I thank Bernard for his wonderful sax on this piece, and Patrick for his outstanding guitar work and the mix. As for me, well, yes, you guessed it, the vocals.

John Mayall, (born 29 November 1933) is a pioneering English blues singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His musical career spans over fifty years, but the most notable episode in it occurred during the late '60s. He was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and, as a gifted talent-scout, has been influential in the careers of many instrumentalists, including Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser, Johnny Almond, Jon Mark, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, and Buddy Whittington.

The Bluesbreakers were formed in the early 1960s with an ever-evolving lineup. Eric Clapton joined in 1965 just a few months after the release of their first album. Clapton brought the blues influences to the forefront of the group, as he had left The Yardbirds in order to play the blues (record; John Mayall's Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, a.k.a. The Beano Album).

The group lost their record contract with Decca that year, which also saw the release of a single called "I'm Your Witchdoctor", followed by a return to Decca in 1966. Bluesbreakers, a full length album, was released later that year; it reached the Top Ten in the UK.

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KCsGROOVE Artist

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My first bluesalbum ever was "The Blues alone" by Mayall.
Marsha's mood the first blues I ever tried to play on piano smiley
Still a big fan of the man.....
Great version, the right vibe!
Well sung and played!
very much enjoyed!
KC
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Telemetry Artist

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Nice solos, mellow style. smiley
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Fredriksen Artist

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wowww... I like this... No i love this. Blusy stuff and great performence all of you.
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Pure Emotion Mary....
* love it so. The boys in the band aint bad either, awesome Guitar and sax.
Mary your singing, delivery, and phrasing has become something I look for.

Beautiful

EXCELLENT MUSICIANSHIP!!!!

Geo
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eagle Artist

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Always loved Mayall, his music was illustrative for Dutch blues bands in the 60's like Brainbox and Cuby and the Blizzards...You've all done a great job for giving this song the right mood and spirit...Well done.
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grathy Artist

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Thank you all for your words. It was a real labor of love for all of us, and we'll be doing more projects together in the weeks ahead.
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RedthruNthru Artist

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Three premier musicians one hot track!!!
Super vocals Mary.. sweet guitar Patrick and Bennie... That sax.. knocked my socks off smiley WOW!!
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pharmakeus Artist

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Choice combo sound
Excellent performances
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nlsn Artist

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Hey! I remember this one! Instrumentation and sound is tasty stuff! Cool vocal says just enough smiley
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Excellent collab with wonderful arrangement and sensitive vocals. Brillant sax solo!
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dirigent Artist

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What a wonderful collaboration - makes my morning. I love the saxophone - and the musicianship of everyone involved - breathtaking!!!
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MusicLeft Artist

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Very beautiful Sax!
Sweet voice Mary, and nice guitar work!
Bravi tutti.


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LaFayette Artist

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My first thanks are for you, Mary and Bernard, it was a great pleasure to play there, with you 2 !
John Mayall is one of the best bluesmen, I always enjoyed his songs so.

Much thanks to you all, listeners, for the cool comments smiley

- LaFayette

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mbehar Artist

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Excellent playing! Sax, guitar, bass and the vocals all sound great.
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Bass2x Listener

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well done re-creation
love it!
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Barretok Artist

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This one is from "The Turning Point". One of my favorite Mayall's album, where he decides takes a slightly different approach to the blues. You guys have created a great version. That sax is great! smiley
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RAVENS Artist

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Hey Ya'll,

Very impressive playing fellas! Mary, always enjoy hearing you sing! Terrific collab...

RAVEN smiley
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Rodrish Artist

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Wow!!!! Beautiful song, soft and nice sax. I really enjoyed this song. Thank you for share.
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Simply outstanding all round...my compliments to all
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jbmusic Artist

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Ooh, this is lovely, Ms G. LOVE that sax (I'm a sucker for a smooth sax) and having a guitar backing you that sounds that good is such a gift to a singer. Wonderful. B
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DaveM Artist

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I saw JM play 2 years ago .. with Buddy Whittington on guitar .. WOW , Mayal has a habit of finding outstanding guitarists. Mick Taylor was also a guest at the show.

Nice job, laid back blues, beautifully played.
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