John Mayall - The Turning Point
Issue: 70's Issue
Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Cover has slight ring wear and edge wear
Genre: Blues, Rock
Style: Blues Rock, Harmonica Blues
A1 The Laws Must Change 6:13
A2 Saw Mill Gulch Road 4:38
A3 I'm Gonna Fight For You J.B. 5:11
A4 So Hard To Share 6:43
B1 California 9:14
B2 Thoughts About Roxanne 7:50
B3 Room To Move 4:34
Acoustic Guitar [Finger-style] - Jon Mark
Bass - Steve Thompson (2)
Engineer - Eddie Kramer
Producer, Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar [Slide], Guitar [Telecaster 6 String], Tambourine, Percussion [Mouth] - John Mayall
Saxophone [Tenor & Alto], Flute, Percussion [Mouth] - Johnny Almond
Recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore East, N.Y.C. on July 12, 1969.
Manufactured And Distributed By Polydor Records Canada Limited
For purely sentimental and nostalgic reasons, THE TURNING POINT is my favorite John Mayall album. When I was three, I begged my parents to repeatedly play the exciting harmonica rave-up "Room to Move". It is virtually impossible still for me not to find my aging bones bouncing and hopping still as Mayall rips into that incredibly invigorating piece.
A word of warning: do not listen to "Room to Move" while driving. My insurance just went up due to a recent speeding ticket.
The rest of the album is filled with wonderful and intricate musicianship. The guitar, flute and sax interplay is sheer calming brilliance. It provides a great counterpoint to the release of the aforementioned cut. Mayall and his group think loose and play tight like the best of jazz musicians. They fuse elements of jazz, folk, blues and rock.
A fine album worth discovering.
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Room To Move(Live)
Ok this song is the freakin' live!
John Mayall . Roxanne
This is great stuff, but its only a shell of Roxanne. I'd like to hear the entire song with the sax included
John Mayall - I'm Gonna Fight For You J.B