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John Mayall Announces New Single Featuring Buddy Miller and Written by Grammy Winner Bobby Rush
John Mayall was born on the 29th of November 1933 and grew up in a village not too far from Manchester, England. It was here as a teenager that he first became attracted to the jazz and blues 78s in his father's record collection. Initially it was all about guitarists such as Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Josh White and Leadbelly. However once he heard the sounds of boogie woogie piano giants Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis, his desire to play in that style was all he could think of.
Now John Mayall is pleased to announce the release of his latest single, "I'm as Good as Gone" out on all platforms, Friday, November 20th via Forty Below Records in honour of his 87th birthday.
The Godfather of British Blues serves up a deep and funky groove for a song about love on the outs. Written by Grammy winner Bobby Rush, the track features Americana legend Buddy Miller on lead baritone guitar with Mayall mixing it up on Hammond B3 organ. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Austin’s Carolyn Wonderland on guitar. The track was produced by Eric Corne and John.
John effuses, "as funky as you can get...It’s a feast for all guitar lovers, with Buddy Miller's powerful baritone guitar leading the way.” And in response, Buddy said that "John gave us the roadmap and blueprint and remains a fearless inspiring soulful pioneer. What an honour to be a small part of a great project."