Bloomfield's short life from 1943 - 1981 left behind some
outstanding treasures of music, primarily blues. Much of the material
is under other artists name such as his work in Paul Butterfield's band,
his formation of The Electric Flag, or the truly essential albums,
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, and Muddy Waters' Fathers and
Sons. If you prefer the longer jams his work with Al Kooper is
the place to look, whether with the studio Super Sessions or
a live selection.
Butterfield's An Anthology -- The Elektra Years
includes a portion of the material that includes Michael
Bloomfield. His debut album, Paul Butterfield Blues Band,
saw him teaming up with guitarists Elvin Bishop and Mike
Bloomfield, with Jerome Arnold on bass, Sam Lay on drums, and
Mark Naftalin playing organ. Their next album, East-West
is most noted for the extended eastern influenced 13 minute
title track that is included on this Anthology.
second disc the band incorporates horns into their music.
Among the personnel, noted sax player David Sanborn is on most
tracks. Some great music on this disc too.
band with Bloomfield backed Bob Dylan at his infamous
7/25/1965, electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival.
Series Vol. 7 includes the "Maggie's Farm."
From Folk Song
1. Born In Chicago
From What's Shakin'
2. Lovin Cup
3. One More Mile
4. Off the Wall
5. Come On In
From The Original Lost Elecktra Sessions
6. Nut Popper #I
7. Ain't No Need To Go No Further/It's Too Late Brother
From The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
8. Born In Chicago
9. Shake Your Money Maker
10. Blues With A Feeling
11. Thank You Mr. Poobah
12. Our Love Is Driftin'
13. Mystery Train
14. Last Night
15. Walkin ' Blues
16. I Got A Mind To Give Up Living
17. Work Song
18. All These Blues
19. East West
Disc: 2 From The Resurrection of Pigboy
1. One More Heartache
2. Double Trouble
From In My Own Dream
3. Last Hope's Gone
4. Mornin' Blues
5. Just To Be With You
6. Get Yourself Together
7. In My Own Dream
From Keep On Dreaming
8. Love March
9. Walkin' By Myself
10. Love Disease
From The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live
11. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
12. Driftin' & Driftin'
From Sometimes I Feel Like Smilin'
13. Blind Leading The Blind
14. Song For Lee
Paul Butterfield Blues Band - 1965 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
8. Our Love Is Drifting
9. Mystery Train
10. Last Night
11. Look Over Yonders Wall
East-West - 1966
1. Walkin' Blues
2. Get Out Of My Life, Woman
3. I Got A Mind To Give Up Living
4. All These Blues
5. Work Song
6. Mary, Mary
7. Two Trains Running
8. Never Say No
re-mastered rendition includes several bonus tracks.
1. Killing Floor
2. Groovin' Is Easy
3. She Should Have Just
4. Goin' Down Slow
6. Sittin' In Circles
7. You Don't Realize
8. Movie Music-Improvisation
9. Another Country
10. Easy Rider
11. Soul Searchin'
12. See To Your Neighbor
13. With Time There Is Change
14. Nothing To Do
15. Hey Little Girl
16. Drinkin' Wine
17. The Night Time Is The Right Time
Not all the tracks include Michael Bloomfield,
the others feature Stephen Stills.
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Those familiar with the Live Adventures album these two recorded at the Fillmore West know how brilliant they could be on
stage, and here's another gem, recorded at the Fillmore East this time and featuring 'One Way Out,' 'It's My Own Fault'
(with Bloomfield trading licks with Johnny Winter...Johnny was signed to Columbia after this gig!). Newly remastered &
now with 4 bonus tracks, 'Albert's Shuffle' (2002 Remix w/o Horns), 'Season of the Witch.' (2002 Remix w/o Horns), 'Blues
For Nothing' (Studio Outtake) & 'Fat Grey Cloud' Previously Unreleased Live Track). Features 12-page booklet with
unpublished photos from the recording session, new liner notes by Al Kooper & the Rolling Stone Hall Of Fame review by
David Fricke. 60 scintillating minutes! 13 tracks.
1. Albert's Shuffle
3. Man's Temptation
4. His Holy Modal Majesty
6. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
7. Season Of The Witch
8. You Don't Love Me
9. Harvey's Tune
10. Albert's Shuffle (2002 Remix w/o Horns)
11. Season Of The Witch (2002 Remix w/o Horns)
12. Blues For Nothing
13. Fat Grey Cloud (Live)
1. Opening Speech
2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
3. I Wonder Who
4. Her Holy Modal Highness
5. The Weight
6. Mary Ann
7. Together 'Til The End Of Time
8. That's All Right
9. Green Onions
1. Opening Speech
2. Sonny Boy Williamson
3. No More Lonely Nights
4. Dear Mr. Fantasy
5. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
2. One Way Out
3. Mike Bloomfield's Introduction Of Johnny Winter
4. It's My Own Fault
5. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
6. (Please) Tell Me Partner
7. That's All Right Mama
8. Together Till The End Of Time
9. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
10. Season Of The Witch
UK reissue & first time on CD for 1969 solo album from the singer & main songwriter for The Electric Flag. Featuring all
the studio sides (allegedly backed by Quicksilver Messenger Service) & live tracks (featuring Mike Bloomfield) from the
original release with three added titles from the album, 'Live At Bill Graham's Fillmore West' (originally released in
1969), 'It Takes Time', 'Blues On A Westside' & 'It's About Time'. 2001.
1. Killing My Love
2. Gypsy Good Time
3. Holy Moly
4. Moon Tune
5. My Labors
6. Throw Your Dog a Bone
7. As Good as You've Been to This World
8. Wintry Country Side
9. It Takes Time
10. Blues on a Westside
11. It's About Time
1. It Takes Time
2. Oh Mama
3. Love Got Me
4. Blues on a Westside
5. One More Mile to Go
6. It's About Time
7. Carmelita Skiffle [Instrumental]
8. Killing My Love
9. Gypsy Good Time
10. Holy Moly
11. Moon Tune
12. Mary Ann [*]
Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West: 1969
Product Description: Raven presents for the first time on one CD, the legendary concert by MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD and NICK GRAVENITES recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore West in 1969. With bonus track, superb quality audio, color booklet and informative liner notes. The late, great Bloomfield is recognised as one of the finest and most influential blues guitarists that America has ever produced. Best known for his astonishing technique and the piercing tone of his solos, he was a member of the ground-breaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band, played on Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' and backed him at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when Dylan first went 'electric'. He helped pioneer horn-rock with the Electric Flag and the Super Session concept with Al Kooper as well as recording Triumvirate with John Hammond Jr and Dr. John. Bloomfield and Gravenites - lead singer of the Flag and a respected bluesman in his own right - cut an incendiary performance at the Fillmore West which yielded this phenomenal album. The concert was split across the original Live at Fillmore West vinyl and Gravenites' My Labors album, and the tracks have now been recombined on one stellar CD. Bloomfield positively burns on 'It Takes Time', 'Killing My Love', 'Gypsy Good Time', while his monumental solo on 'Blues on a Westside' is one of the greatest moments in blues rock history. Carlos Santana said Bloomfield "literally changed my life". Dylan said "he played circles around anything I could play". Gravenites called him "a huge giant of a person".
1. Sweet Little Angel/Jelly Jelly
2. Feel So Bad
3. Bad Luck Baby
4. The Sky Is Cryin'
5. Dancin' Fool
6. Buried Alive In The Blues
7. Farther Up The Road
8. Your Friends
9. Bye, Bye
Mike Bloomfield, lead guitar ; with vocal and instrumental accompaniment including Mark Naftalin, Nick
Gravenites, and Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy.
Recorded in Sausalito at the Record Plant (1st work) in 1974, and at the Old Waldorf nightclub, San Francisco,
Calif., Dec. 1976-May 1977 (remainder).
Photos and liner notes
Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited is one his best albums. The
middle album of his consecutive classic three releases.
Amazingly, most of the songs from this album arehousehold names among Dylan fans, perhaps all except “From
a Buick 6.”
album starts out with one of Dylan's more popular classics,
"Like A Rolling Stone" that hit #2 in the U.S. and #4 in
London. At the time of its release the 6 minute length was unheard,
especially for radio material.
blues songs as expected are included, Dylan style, are included. Of
them my favorite is track three, “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It
Takes A Train To Cry,” a mellow gem with a superb instrumental
section that is dominated by the harmonica, but the fills that complement
are so well placed. “Highway 61 Revisited” is a fun
upbeat bluesy slide track that is an often covered by other
musicians, while “Tombstone Blues” is a psychedelic blues
closes enormously with “Desolation Row,” one of Dylan’s long
poetic numbers. The backing musicianship offers an excellent
acoustic Latin flavored accompaniment making this the definitive
version of the song.
easy to rank Highway 61 Revisited as Dylan’s best album.
From a personal perspective, I generally prefer the backing
musicians on Blonde on Blonde to those on Highway 61
Revisited so I enjoy that album more, but that is me.
Regardless, Highway 61 Revisited is a masterpiece.
1. Like A Rolling Stone
2. Tombstone Blues
3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
4. From A Buick 6
5. Ballad Of A Thin Man
6. Queen Jane Approximately
7. Highway 61 Revisited
8. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
9. Desolation Row
Also of interest:
There are some outtakes that feature
Bloomfield. On Bootleg Series Vol. 1 - 3 he is on three songs
from disc 2. On Vol.
7, No Direction Home, he is on one live
track from the infamous Newport Folk Festival, and five
alternate studio tracks, 3, 4, 5 , 6, and 8.
you are a Muddy Waters , Michael Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield,
or simply a fan of the blues, Fathers and Sons is
1. All Aboard
2. Mean Disposition
3. Blow Wind Blow
4. Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
5. Walking Thru The Park
6. Forty Days And Forty Nights
7. Standin' Round Cryin'
8. I'm Ready
9. Twenty Four Hours
10. Sugar Sweet
Bonus tracks 11. Country Boy
12. I Love The Life I Live (I Live The Life I Love)
13. Oh Yeah
14. I Feel So Good
Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, Chicago, IL
15. Long Distance Call
16. Baby, Please Don't Go
17. Honey Bee
18. The Same Thing
19. Got My Mojo Working Part One
20. Got My Mojo Working Part Two
Personnel Muddy Waters, vocals and guitar
Otis Spann, piano
Michael Bloomfield, guitar *
Paul Butterfield, harmonica *
Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass
Sam Lay * and Buddy Miles, drums
Others on a track or two
* from Paul Butterfield's Blues Band
Dates Tracks 1-14 recorded at the Auditorium
Theatre, Chicago, Ill., April 21-23, 1969. Tracks 15-20
recorded live in concert at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout
Jamboree, Chicago, Ill., April 24, 1969.
Even though most of these songs are found
elsewhere, this line-up is excellent, and this 20 song CD
is highly recommended. The liner notes written by Bill
Dahl are very good and the credits are thorough.
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival - Criterion Collection
DISC ONE: "Monterey Pop" New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by D.A. Pennebaker. New 5.1 mix by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital and DTS. Audio commentary by Festival producer Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker. New video interview with Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker. Audio interviews with Festival producer John Phillips, Festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby. Photo essay by photographer Elaine Mayes. Original theatrical trailer. Orginal theatrical radio spots. Monterey Pop scrapbook. Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
DISC TWO: "Jimi Plays Monterey" and "Shake! Otis at Monterey" New high-definition digital transfers, supervised by D.A. Pennebaker. New 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital and DTS. Audio commentary on Jimi Plays Monterey by music critic and historian Charles Shaar Murray. Two audio commentaries on Shake! by music critic and historian Peter Guralnick: the first on Otis Redding's Monterey performance, song by song; the second on Redding before and after Monterey. Interview with Phil Walden, Otis Redding's manager from 1959 to 1967. Original theatrical trailer for Jimi Plays Monterey. Video excerpt: Pete Townshend on Monterey and Jimi Hendrix. Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
DISC THREE: "Monterey Pop -- The Outtake Performance" Two hours of performances not included in the original film, from the following artists: Buffalo Springfield performing "For What It's Worth, " The Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Blues Project, The Byrds, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Country Joe and the Fish, The Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, The Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and The Who.
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