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John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker [Re-Up]

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John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker [Re-Up]

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999)
With Special Guest John Lee Hooker

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
British Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Eagle Records | # EAGCD077 | Time: 00:59:55

1999 album from Britain's godfather of blues rock. 13 tracks, including 'White Line Fever' and 'Bad Dream Catcher'. Features guest appearances from John Lee Hooker, Ernie Watts and Coco Montoya.

John Mayall can't get no respect, if "Always a Brand New Road" off of Padlock on the Blues is any indication. The autobiographical song makes mention of what most Mayall fans already know–his not inconsiderable talents have been eclipsed by the much more prominent successes of former Bluesbreakers like Peter Green, Mick Taylor, and Eric Clapton. But Mayall doesn't let it get him down–nor should he. This time around, he's got Joe Sublett playing sax, Tommy Eyre on organ, Buddy Whittington on guitar, and even guest spots from John Lee Hooker on "Somebody's Watching" and "Bad Dream Catcher." Then there's Mayall's own skills on piano and harmonica; if his vocals–never his greatest strength–leave something to be desired, he more than makes up for it as an instrumentalist. Just listen to the piano solo on "Dancing Shoes," or the excellent harp work on "Always a Brand New Road." The piano opening of the title track is eerily reminiscent of the Who's "Love Reign O'er Me," at least until it slams into as satisfying a slow blues as one could wish for. There's something nourishing about Mayall's brand of blues, and Padlock definitely satisfies.

Review by Genevieve Williams

John Mayall's career may be distinguished but it's also been checkered, as he's swung from a celebrated talent scout to a journeyman bandleader. At times, he's in fashion, at others he's not. The late '90s was one of the times when he wasn't in fashion. Because of this, he was one of the first artists who Cleopatra signed when they began to move into high-profile new releases. Padlock on Blues, his first effort for the label and his first album in four years, finds Mayall pulling out all the stops, contributing 11 new tunes and lining up an impressive array of guest stars, including John Lee Hooker, Coco Montoya, and Ernie Watts. All the extra effort has resulted in a solid record – but one that's not all that notably different from his Silvertone releases of the early '90s. The main difference is that the production isn't as impeccably clean as it was on the Silvertone albums. That doesn't mean it's grittier since, after all, he's still attempting the same sort of modern electric blues. Still, his performances have enough weight to be enjoyable, even if the songwriting is a little spotty. And, in that sense, it isn't all that different from any latter-day Mayall record – it's the kind of album that will generally please the faithful, no matter what the faults are. However, it may also frustrate them, since it is no better nor no worse – simply no different – than any record he's released since the beginning of the '80s.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

01. Don't Turn Your Back (05:13)
02. Padlock On The Blues (06:59)
03. A Hard Road (05:04)
04. Somebody's Watching (04:09)
05. Always A Brand New Road (04:07)
06. My Country Girl (05:17)
07. The Strip (04:46)
08. I've Got To Talk To You (05:05)
09. Dancing Shoes (05:03)
10. Bad Dream Catcher (03:05)
11. When The Blues Are Bad (03:37)
12. Ain't No Surrender (04:03)
13. White Line Fever (03:21)


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John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers / Padlock On The Blues

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DR7 -0.10 dB -9.02 dB 6:59 02-Padlock On The Blues
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John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker [Re-Up]

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker [Re-Up]

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