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Item 5137 - Mick Taylor Autograph Letter Signed Catalog 571 (Dec 2019)

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ALS, signed “Mick Taylor” and "Mick," two pages both sides, 6.25 x 8, 1968. Interesting handwritten newsletter for John Mayall's Bluebreakers Fan Club, in full: "As this is the first newsletter since our tour of the States I suppose I’d better talk about that but first a few words about the recent changes in personnel. The latest addition to the orchestra is Henry Lowther of Manfred Mann Fame. Henry is a very fine trumpet player and his inclusion has made a great improvement to the horn section. He will also be playing electric violin, which will undoubtedly cause a public outcry from real blues followers everywhere. The other new member is bass player Andy Frazer whose ability as a bass-player belies his age, which is only 15 years old! I think Andy has fitted in very well so far. He’s a very smart, well groomed young man but Keef and I are working on that. Well now something about the American tour which I think we can safely say was a great success. We were all very impressed with the States, and especially the way London records organised the tour. I found the atmosphere among people, particularly musicians very stimulating. Dick & I are counting the days to the next tour. Unfortunately we didn’t have any spare time to see other artists at work but while we were in San Francisco we were fortunate in meeting Little-Joe-Blue who sung two numbers with us at the Fillmore. Then of course there was Albert King, who we had the pleasure of working with for three nights at the Fillmore. It’s difficult to describe such a great Blues artist as he is. In my opinion he is one of the most original and exiting blues guitarists around. His style is completely unique. On record he is backed by The Stax horn section and Booker T & the MGs’, who are really heavy musicians, but even with a pedestrian backing group that he has with him at the Fillmore, he still managed to play brilliantly and capture and hold the audience for the whole of his act. I hope he gets the chance to tour over here. He expressed his desire to tour England but as you probably realise we only get the Folk-blues festival once a year, comprising of people like John Lee Hooker and all the other regulars. Artists like Albert King, James Cotton, to mention a few, who have something new & refreshing to offer in blues music pass by unrecognised by people who organise these tours and yet there the artists, who are keeping the blues alive in America and who I’m sure the blues fans here want to see." On the reverse of the last page, he adds: "Please excuse the bad handwriting. Anyway I hope it’s to your satisfaction see you soon." In fine condition, with two filing holes to the left edge. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

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