It's Not Killing Me

Release date
1969
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
30:32

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 If You See My Baby 3:06 237
2 For Anyone You Meet 4:05 208
3 Good Old Guy 3:20 235
4 Far Too Many Nights 5:05 270
5 It's Not Killing Me 3:13 235
6 Next time You See Me 2:57 218
7 Michael's Lament 4:20 181
8 Why Must My Baby 2:37 167
9 Ones I Loved Are Gone 0:00 0
10 Don't Think About It, Baby 0:00 53
11 Goofers 1:49 365

About this album

Recorded at Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; May 19, other dates, 1969.

Originally released in 1969, this release followed the two ground breaking albums Mike recorded with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag. Michael Bloomfield was one of America’s first great white blues guitarists, earning his reputation on the strength of his work in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. His expressive, fluid solo lines and prodigious technique graced many other projects (most notably Bob Dylan’s earliest electric forays) and he also pursued a solo career, with variable results.

Uncomfortable with the reverential treatment afforded a guitar hero, Bloomfield tended to shy away from the spotlight after spending just a few years in it; he maintained a lower-visibility career during the ’70s due to his distaste for fame and his worsening drug problems, which claimed his life in 1981. Tracks from ‘It’s Not Killing Me’ have been included on compilations and anthologies but the represents the CD debut for the album in it’s original form.

Personnel:
Mike Bloomfield – Lead Guitar. Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar
Bob Jones – Drums, Vocals
John Kahn – Bass
Fred Olsen – Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Ira Kamin – Organ, Piano, Banjo
Mark Naftalin – Organ, Piano
Roy Ruby – Organ
Michael Melford – Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Nick Gravenites – Vocals
Orville (Red) Rhodes – Steel Guitar
Ron Stallings – Tenor Sax
Mark Teel – Baritone Sax
Gerald Oshita – Baritone and Tenor Sax
Noel Jewkis – Soprano and Tenor Sax
John Wilmeth – Trumpet
Marcus Doubleday – Trumpet
Richard Santi – Accordion

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