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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Price: 7.27

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection, 21 July 2011
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.

Researching and Writing History: A Guide for Local Historians
Researching and Writing History: A Guide for Local Historians
by David Dymond
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.01

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A master craftsman at work, 7 Jan 2010
This is essential reading for any local historian. Much local history is poorly written but if the lessons of this book are absorbed it will make significant improvements in the discipline. From chosing a topic to producing a final draft, it provides an abundance of illustrations and good practice examples. David Dymond is an excellent teacher for he doesn't just tell you how to write good history but exemplifies the art throughout the book.

Live Blueswailing '64
Live Blueswailing '64
Offered by DVDMAX-UK
Price: 15.07

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Blueswailing!, 10 Oct 2003
This review is from: Live Blueswailing '64 (Audio CD)
In the mid-nineteen-sixties, I was asked to help run a coffee bar at our school. In the charts were John Leyton and Helen Shapiro. Several boys brought records to play and one that caught my eye was ‘Five Live Yardbirds’. As soon as I put it on the turntable I was hooked. The blueswailing harmonica of Keith Relf and guitar playing like I had never heard before by one Eric ‘slowhand’ Clapton. Here was music of a quite different kind, raw and illicit. The first track, a rendition of Chuck Berry’s ‘Too much monkey business’ was played at breathtaking speed with a guitar solo to match. It changed my musical appreciation for life.
The issue of The Yardbirds ‘Live Blueswailing July 64’recorded in Liverpool within months of the recording of ‘Five Live Yardbirds’ is a gem. The quality of the recording is better than the original and although several tracks are the same, the extemporising of the band complements the original. The CD is worth the money for the version of Elmore James’ ‘The Sky is Crying’ alone. Here again is the raw excitement of the Yardbirds and the reason why they were such a seminal band.

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