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Paul Butterfield From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player and singer, and one of the earliest white exponents of the Chicago-originated electric blues style.

Paul Butterfield, a lawyer’s son, was born and grew up in Chicago. After studying classical flute as a teen, he developed a love for the blues harmonica, and hooked up with white, blues-loving, University of Chicago physics student Elvin Bishop (later of “Fooled… read more

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  • I've got a mind to give up living, and go shopping instead. Pick me up a tombstone, and be pronounced dead.
  • Wow. Before I heard [track artist=Paul Butterfield]East-West[/track], I thought [artist]Pink Floyd[/artist] pioneered [tag]jam[/tag]/[tag]improv[/tag] [tag]psychedelic rock[/tag] with [track artist=Pink Floyd]Interstellar Overdrive[/track] and [track artist=Pink Floyd]Nick's Boogie[/track]
  • The Butterfield Blues Band knocked the music world on its butt in the mid-60s and raised the bar in what was considered popular music, inspiring such later bands as "The Electric Flag," "Blood, Sweat and Tears" and J. Geils. It's a shame that some of the earlier work is underrepresented on this play list. I'm just sayin'. His untimely death left a void that still hasn't been filled two decades later.
  • I find it insulting and I'm sure Paul would to if he were still with us that there hasn't been at least one damn comment on his this page I mean come on people start jamming out to his stuff and acknowledging his genius!

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