Possibly one of the best-remembered albums by John Mayall
's legendary Blues Breakers combo – thanks to vocals and guitar from a young Eric Clapton! Clapton at this point is way fresher than in later years – not prone to cliches, and still coming across with a raw, edgey power that is drenched in American blues tradition. Mayall
's great too – wailing on harmonica, organ, and piano – and other members of the core group include John
McVie on bass and Hughie Flint on drums – augmented by contributions from UK jazzers John
Almond on baritone sax and Alan Skidmore on tenor. Titles include "All Your Love", "Little Girl", "Key To Love", "Parchman Farm", "Have You Heard", "It Ain't Right", and "Steppin Out".
(Blue label US stereo pressing. Cover has a partially split bottom seam.)