Throughout the eighties and nineties, John’s popularity went from strength to strength with a succession of dynamic albums such as ‘Behind The Iron Curtain’, ‘Chicago Line’, ‘A Sense of Place’, and the Grammy-nominated ‘Wake Up Call’ that featured guest artists Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins and Mick Taylor. Over the last ten years, Mayall released live recordings on his own online label, Private Stash Records. They included ‘Time Capsule’ , ‘UK Tour 2K’, , ‘Boogie Woogie Man’, ‘Cookin’ Down Under’, and ‘No Days Off’.
A few years ago Buddy Whittington had introduced John to a fellow Texan guitarist Rocky Athas and he recalled how impressed he’d been at the time. Luckily he answered the call and was eager to come on board for the proposed album. With the need for a rhythm section of dynamic strength, John turned to bassist Greg Rzab who recommended his fellow Chicagoan Jay Davenport on drums.
Since then, as a four piece, the dynamics have escalated to a high degree and in November 2010 a live show in London was recorded. Today, John can safely say he’s never been happier with his band and long career. Revived and revitalized, the long road continues.
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Friday, 26 October, 2012
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