No announcement yet.

John Mayall Interview

  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • John Mayall Interview

    One of my faves from college. Wore out my copy of Turning Point.
    For more than 50 years he's been the reigning king of British blues. He's got a new album, a new live show and no intention of slowing down.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 440 and 1000 Nextgen mono amps
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, vdh Colibri Master Signature, Mutech Hayabusa,
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.3+ platforms.

  • #2
    Thanks for posting this Myles! I'm a big fan and have about a dozen of his albums. Had a bit of a binge session about a year ago, so I'm due once more. For those into Blu-ray concerts, the 70th Birthday Concert is worth having. Saw him in Montreal in a converted movie theatre, so a fairly small venue, during his Jazz/Blues Fusion concert tour. Was freaking awesome.
    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables


    • #3
      Good interview. Mayall was there at the beginning of the blues revival and at least so far as electric blues is concerned, I think we have the Brits to thank for reviving it. Mayall was (and probably remains) an incubator for other talent- apart from the usual litany of famous names, there are so many greats that played with him. Kal David is one of them. Look for his rendition of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' recorded in his own club a decade ago or more--David is wielding an old Firebird, a heavy, big toned axe.
      We last heard Mayall a few years ago at the Tarrytown Music Hall. I don't remember much about the show, but he was setting up his own merch table beforehand. He's one of the original re-discoverers, if that makes any sense. Blues comes and goes in cycles- Mayall has ridden, if not reinvented more than a few of them.


      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
        Editing a comment
        Eric Johnson also tends to get forgotten too. 😎

    • #4
      This one Bill?

      Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables


      • #5
        That's no mere Firebird, that's a fabled reverse Firebird!
        Analog: Holbo Turntable, VdH Crimson Strad XGW; Forsell Air Reference, Transfiguration Proteus; Rega RP-8, VAS Nova Mono
        Digital: Mac mini 6,2 with YFS PS-12M LPS; Exogal Comet Plus, Exogal Ion PowerDAC
        Electronics: Aurorasound Vida, Channel D Lino C; Merrill Cara, Gryphon M-100 Mkii (pair)
        Cables: Morrow, Gryphon interconnects; YFS USB cable; Morrow, XLO, Channel D phono cables; Morrow, Gryphon, Goertz speaker cables


        • #6
          Nice interview, He's one off my favorites. Lucky to have seen him live a few times over the last 40 or so years, including last May at a Blues festival outside of Baltimore. He hasn't skipped a beat!
          SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
          DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
          PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
          PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
          AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
          SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
          CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics


          • #7
            Mayall has a new album out entitled, "Talk About That". I'm a big fan of Mayall's - I saw him live a two years ago and got his new CD, "A Special Life", autographed by him. Joe Walsh is one of my favorite guitarists so when I saw he was on Mayall's new album I had to have it.

            What a disappointment. The album is well recorded and well played but unfortunately his voice ruins about every song. He is out of tune and can't really sing any longer. It would have been a better album as all instrumentals. And while Walsh plays on a couple of the songs his playing sounds pretty generic. If you don't have his previous album, "A Special Life", I would recommend it over this one or really, any one of his older ones.
            Thiel 7.2s, Manley NeoClassic 250s, Wadia 850, MIT Oracle V3 speaker cables, MIT MI-350 Oracle interconnects, Black Diamond Racing Shelves and Cones in a dedicated room with ASC Tube Traps, Room Tunes and 3 X 20 amp dedicated circuits.


            • Johnny Vinyl
              Johnny Vinyl commented
              Editing a comment
              That's disappointing to hear, but thanks for letting us know!

            • tom_hankins
              tom_hankins commented
              Editing a comment
              Sorry to hear this, but surprised his voice was so bad on the new LP. First thing that impressed my wife and I when we saw him last year was how strong his voice still was.