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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band [Import]

Paul Butterfield Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (27 Oct 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002GZ1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,239 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Born In Chicago
2. Shake Your Money-Maker
3. Blues With A Feeling
4. Thank You Mr. Poobah
5. I Got My Mojo Working
6. Mellow Down Easy
7. Screamin'
8. Our Love Is Drifting
9. Mystery Train
10. Last Night
11. Look Over Yonders Wall

Product Description

A large amount of albums by young white men out of their minds in love with music made by older black men came from both sides of the Atlantic during the mid-1960s, but two records really laid the groundwork for the decade's blues revival: the self-titled releases by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers out of London and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band out of Chicago. Both bands were led by harmonica-blowing vocalists; both featured ascending guitar gods--Eric Clapton with Mayall and Mike Bloomfield with Butterfield. Butterfield's ensemble, however, came of age closer to the roots of the music. The rhythm section heard on the group's 1965 debut was hired away from Howlin' Wolf and Butterfield, who was still in his early 20s, was already a familiar face on the Windy City's club circuit. "Born in Chicago" opens the album on a gritty note that never flags through this 11-track landmark. The slashing duo guitars of Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop and Butterfield's flash harp helped make Muddy Waters fathomable for a new audience and, decades later, it's still easy to understand how. --Steven Stolder

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Amazing 1965 debut feat Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield, classic electric Chicago blues incl Born in Chicago, Blues with a Feeling & more

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4.0 out of 5 stars Born in Chicago - and it sounded like it! 21 Sep 2008
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The Butterfield Band's debut album from 1965 was traditional Muddy Waters-style Chicago blues but played with real power and authenticity that was miles ahead of any British band. It's hard to imagine now the impact it made at the time but I remember my jaw literally dropping when I heard the tough, forceful sound of "Born in Chicago" for the first time. Butterfield's harp is very much to the fore in many of the tracks and he gets a great thick, dirty wedge of sound that again no British player could get anywhere near. It's very much an ensemble record, played in an uncompromising traditional style and featuring wonderful songs by Elmore James, Little Walter and Junior Parker.

Although Butterfield didn't mean a great deal in Britain, in the States he was Alexis Korner and John Mayall rolled into one and inspired many of the harp players that came after him - Magic Dick, Kim Wilson, James Harman etc etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crank up the volume 11 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Essential to play this at full volume until the windows rattle from their frames. Its so good to hear down home urban blues played with such power and punch. First heard this nearly forty years ago and it still commands my full attention.Its classic masterpiece. Do I express my case strongly enough?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational! 7 Sep 2012
By Robbo
Format:Audio CD
One of the finest Chicago style blues albums ever made and a magnificent debut from the BBB. Mike Bloomfield's guitar playing is stunning and he and Paul Butterfield complement each other so well. Pity he died so young. Dare I say it but I don't think that there can be any doubt that when on form Bloomfield was a far better player than Clapton; listen to "If You Love These Blues Play Them As You Please" to appreciate the diversity of his chops and knowledge of the genre. The BBB faded after he left to form Electric Flag. This record was released in '65 and was one of the first to cross the black / white divide and turn white America on to black Chicago blues. Buy it! You won't be dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection 21 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
I first bought this on vinyl in 1965 based solely on the cover. It just captures the music hot, raw and powerful.Very few can achieve perfection in their music genre but the Butterfield Band does. A driving rhythm overlaid by Butterfield's soaring harmonica and Bloomfield's guitar. Electric Blues just does not get any better and they never repeated it in subsequent LPs. I was privileged to see them play live at the Marquee in 1967 and it was a great night. If you want 1960s electric Blues at its best, this is the CD for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peerless. 3 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Had the vinyl for nearly 40 years. Wanted to listen again and not disappointed. Stands the test of time. Fabulous.
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