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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band


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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was signed to Elektra Records after adding Michael Bloomfield as lead guitarist. Their original debut album was scrapped, then re-recorded after the addition of organist Mark Naftalin. Finally, their self-titled debut, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, was released in 1965. It had an immediate impact, serving as a wakeup call for a generation of musicians.

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  • hjbardenhagen

    There is a live album with Buzz Feiten on guitar from their Rockpalast gig on Spotify. He is also the guitarist of the Larsen-Feiten Band aka Fullmoon, because they recorded an album with this title (also streamable on Spotify).

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • CLC5477

    If you ever want to introduce anyone to the Electic/Chicago Blues scene, play anything off of Butterfields first 3 albums. He includes many stylesof playing, along with various artists. He would use the harmonia as a tool to help you explore the depths of the blues. His bands include an awsome line-up of musicians, such as: Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, & others. Give these first albums a listen & experience a defining sound in the blues.

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • GreatBarcia

    so awesome!!!

    24 May 2014 Reply
  • Metamorphic_

    Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor...

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Metamorphic_

    Shake your money maker!

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • JaredMackie

    In My Own Dream is vastly under rated.

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • granpubah

    I can't believe does not include Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw in the play list. It contines his absolute best studio work.

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    Blues with feeling, indeed.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MysticAgent

    I knew Paul Butterfield's Girlfriend and Son! I have his Albums on Vinyl! Great Blues Band!

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • K1ingK1ong

    East-West: The Blues on acid (probably the brown kind)

    18 May 2011 Reply

    25 Apr 2011 Reply

    the song "east-west" has got to be one of the least talked about, underrated songs of an era / century! it transcends blues and goes into "miles davis / marquee moon / i dunno what? territory" ;)

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • who-fanatic

    What a killer band they were. Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield plus one of the world's best harmonica players. Whew! They were a killer live band as well.

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Just-P-Cozz

    Brings back old hippy memories of 1966 after HS graduation and traveling from Sacramento to the Filmore Auditorium in San Francisco every weekend.

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • madcapmichelle

    got em on vinyl;) The resurrection of pigboy crabshaw! Zee Best!

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Mercin

    they rule

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • AFlowerchild2

    I can't count the times I saw these guys back then. Tickets were cheap . Music was good ..still is around!

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • AFlowerchild2

    GOt tp appreciate this fella and his band. FabulousStuff!

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
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  • Jasper-d

    good stuff

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
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