Thursday, November 29, 2007


Today 1933 John Mayall celebrates his birthday

Today is John Mayall's birthday. A white British blues singer who has to be remembered. He still performes and made a couple of years ago again a wonderful (celebration) album.

Mid sixties I played soccer/football in the first team of my club (when I was 15 or 16, so years earlier, I made my debut). I was left midfielder and had for years an average of two goals a match. Not bad I think.
Some newspaper quotes : the 'goal machine' started - who else - has done several times before scoring directly out of a corner - the topscorer of the division - he never missed a penalty - scored from 50 yards - got the ball from his own goalkeeper and passed the whole field to score on the other side...
Still have those newspapers somewhere.

I was a good soccer player but I'm certainly not like Pele, Cruyff, Beckenbauer. Although I was asked I never wanted to join a professional club. I liked the game but in an amateur way. I rather played with my friends. It's always the team that counts. I also wanted to go to the university and in my opinion this couldn't match. Never regretted my choice.
After the match we always went to one of our houses, watched on TV the major soccer league, ordered Chips or Chinese food, played some silly games (mostly card games) and played records. Them years we liked the English white blues like Alexis Corner, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall and so on. Very different styles I agree. We weren't so much into the 'beat-scene'.

Mayall, John - The Blues alone 1967_11
side 1
01-Brand New Start
02-Please Don`t Tell
03-Down The Line
04-Sonny Boy Blow
05-Marsha`s Mood
06-No More Tears

side 2
07-Catch That Train
08-Cancelling Out
09-Harp Man
10-Brown Sugar
11-Broken Wings
12-Don`t Kick Me

So go to the comments if you wanna 'relive' with me them UK blues period ; better said this wonderful John Mayall album.

Note : full screen window gives you the best view of the comments !

'Clickable' links are for you downloaders soooo convienent but the disadvantage is they don't seem to 'last' long.
The Blogger gets a lot of comments 'please re-up'...... Other, more apropriate/interesting comments, they don't get.... :(
So you will have to do a little work to get the link.
This seems, in my opinion, the best deal between 'protecting' my links and the least effort for you.

Link :
Of course you understand to replace in r#pidsh#re twice the # in an a otherwise you don't have a 'valid' link !!
Paste this valid link in your browser-url and hit RETURN. You can also copy/paste the link into your 'downloadmanager'.
Pass to extract the file : 071128

File is a small 38MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits

When you see this in Google or Yahoo cache or by my Blog's search function read first the RED instructions at the top left of my Blog !
Direct link (after that go to the plain comment of this 2007_november article !) :
Grief Jean..this is like a fresh breath of life. I'm simply amazed!
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