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4.0 out of 5 stars Why was this music scrapped?!
All but one of these 19 tracks were recorded in December, 1964, as Paul Butterfield's projected first LP, but the results were (inexplicably) scrapped and replaced by the band's official self-titled debut, cut a few months later.

With both Sam Lay, Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield already onboard, these sessions are very similar in feel to the Paul Butterfield...
Published on 4 Oct 2003 by Docendo Discimus

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3.0 out of 5 stars Butterfield Blues
Way back when, I loved Paul Butterfield. Not sure if I ever had a vinyl of this album.

Came across it here and decided to buy. It's pretty average, some tracks even I would rate as poor.

One for the filing rack, I think.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why was this music scrapped?!, 4 Oct 2003
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All but one of these 19 tracks were recorded in December, 1964, as Paul Butterfield's projected first LP, but the results were (inexplicably) scrapped and replaced by the band's official self-titled debut, cut a few months later.

With both Sam Lay, Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield already onboard, these sessions are very similar in feel to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's first album. It's perhaps a little bit rawer in production and performance, but not really worse or different than what ended up on the actual debut LP.

Dedicated primarily to electric Chicago blues standards, it opens with a somewhat rushed take on "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", followed by a great "Just To Be With You" with some sublime harp playing by Paul Butterfield.

Butterfield also does a pretty good Sonny Boy Williamson (II) on a faithful rendition of "Help Me", and there are many more highlights, including an excellent rendition of the classic blues shuffle "Poor Boy", a slow, smouldering "It Hurts Me Too", an alternate version of the fine original "Our Love Is Drifting", a great, swinging "Take Me Back Baby", Jimmy Rogers' "That's All Right", and yet another Tampa Red-tune, "Love Her With A Feeling".
The band also lay down a really good version of Jimmy Oden's "Goin' Down Slow", and the originals "Lovin' Cup" and the fiery instrumental "Nut Popper #1" are excellent.

Virtually everything here is worth a listen, actually. It's not highly original, but Butterfield's versions of these classic Chicago blues tunes is among the best and most convincing blues music ever waxed by a (primarily) white blues band.

Paul Butterfield fans will find this album well worth acquiring, as most of the selections were never officially recorded by the band's original lineup.
Great, classic blues.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Bloomfield!, 10 Dec 2013
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These are gems and there are some great tracks here showing what a great blues band is capable of. Bloomfield has all his raw energy focussed into some great lead licks and backed by a superb band who never got the real credit they obviously deserved. We'll never see his like again sadly.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Butterfield Blues, 8 April 2013
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Way back when, I loved Paul Butterfield. Not sure if I ever had a vinyl of this album.

Came across it here and decided to buy. It's pretty average, some tracks even I would rate as poor.

One for the filing rack, I think.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 24 Oct 2014
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Great stuff from an artist I have liked for years.
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