MUSIC NOTES: John Mayall, Blues Professor

A blues legend talks humbly about his influence on some of the world’s greatest musicians and where his own musical tastes came from.


If you ask music aficionados about who really “invented” the blues, names that tend to come to mind first, and rightly so, are American black blues players like Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Pinetop Perkins and Blind Lemon Jefferson. These early bluesmen influenced a generation of blues disciples like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Bobby “Blue” Bland and many others.

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  1. Oh My GOFF says:

    I once danced with Buddy Guy at a concert in Iowa– it was the coolest thing, as if he was serenading me with his guitar. So talented. Great interview Steve, now would love to see one on the beginning of Rock ‘n’ Roll— a rockabilly write up well… that would just rock 😉

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