Linc Silver

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Bloomfield Blues Part 1

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band  One More Mile  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield  WDIA  buy on itunes
Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield  Albert's Shuffle  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites  It Takes Time (Live)  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites  The Sky Is Cryin' (Live)  buy on itunes
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band  Our Love Is Drifiting  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites  Buried Alive In The Blues (Live)  buy on itunes
Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield  I Wonder Who (Live)  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites  Killing My Love (Live)  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites  Gypsy Good Time  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites  Holy Moly (Live)  buy on itunes
The Paul Buttefield Blues Band  I Got My Mojo Working  buy on itunes
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band  Born In Chicago  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield  Goin' Down Slow  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield  I've Got You In The Palm Of My Hand  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  It Takes A lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (fast version)  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield  Don't Think About It Baby  buy on itunes
Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield  Stop  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield  Last Night  buy on itunes
Mike Bloomfield  If You Love These Blues  buy on itunes

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Like many great artists, I'd heard Mike Bloomfield before I even knew who he was. I always loved the slide on Dylan's Highway 61 revisited, but I just assumed it was played by Dylan or more likely, some nameless session player. It wasn't until I heard Paul Butterfield's blistering version of the Muddy Waters staple, "Got My Mojo Working" that I discovered the under-appreciated genius behind the six strings. Before there was Clapton, Page, Beck or Hendrix, there was the most unlikely of guitar gods, a Jewish prodigy from the south side of Chicago. Whilst the aforementioned guitar heroes were sitting at home copping licks off of Muddy Waters records, Bloomfield was sneaking into seedy bars in downtown Chicago and JAMMING with Waters!! His prowess on the fretboard soon earned him spots backing such luminaries as Howlin' Wolf and Big Joe Turner until being recruited by Butterfield and later Dylan.

I've tried to represent various highlights from Bloomfield's recording career (1964-'80), but alas he has too many astounding performances to fit on just one disc, so I have crammed the creme de la creme on this one to serve as a sort of intro. If you like what you see/hear, check out the rest of the series. Bloomers may be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten.
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Geoffrey Holland
Date: 2/16/2003
surprised with the lack of comments...quality stuff.

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