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Life in the Jungle: Charly Blues Masterworks 4
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
Life in the Jungle: Charly Blues Masterworks 4
Genres: Blues, World Music, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1


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Possibly the best John Mayall album
Bob Davis | Christchurch New Zealand | 01/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is possible the best John Mayall album ever and certainly the best live one that I have heard. It features some roaring guitar from both Walter Trout and Coco Montoya and some great organ and harmonica from Mayall. It features a great version of the Sonny Boy Williamson standard 'Help Me', a rework of 'All your love' and the spine tingling 'One life to give' and 'Life in the Jungle'. The only dud is 'I Ain't' got you' and 'Ridin' on the L&M' takes a while to warm up."
Mayall's best album.
Hiberian Bocci Team | Lost Wages, NV | 11/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Life in the Jungle is one of those special albums that transcend the star rating category, cuz this sucka is a class all to itself. I love live music. I've loved John Mayall ever since I've heard Looking Back, and I've seen `em maybe six or so times over 35 years, and this is without a doubt my favorite album by him.
I've got most everything he's put out and love every bit of it, but this album has so much pure energy. Right out of the gate this thing blisters. All the tracks are first class including Ridin' on the L&M and I've Got You. Maybe my favorite is Fascinating Lover, but I don't skip over any of these tracks. I've seen Walter and Coco each with their own bands. These are two very humble guys. Walter says Coco is the best and Coco says Walter is. You can hear the mutual respect and friendship these guys have for each other. Aside from Peter Greene or Mick Taylor these guys are the best, although Buddy Worthington is pretty hot. I've seen the band twice with him and he can smoke the strings. I will always have a copy of this CD in my possession. I hate to narrow my favorites down to a numbering system, cuz some days I feel like different stuff, but I can listen to this anytime. It always gets me a little excited. You know, picks up my spirits just like good blues should do.