Watch the Tiny Girl online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Guitar Fakebook: Rhythm Vol. 2
Blues and blues rock would not exist as we know it without John Mayall's contribution and blueprint for the genre. Mayall's band, The Bluesbreakers, were the template for blues rock and British blues. The first record, Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, is to this day one of the most influential records on guitar players who may not even be aware of it. I say this because Eric's guitar tone is the first time a cranked Marshall and Les Paul combo was ever put to tape. Jim Marshall made the amp for Eric himself, so yup, the first, and the birth of a generation. Get this record if you don't have it. If you do, listen to it now!