Mike bloomfield... what should i hear?

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  1. Devin

    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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    I never heard much of this guitar player untill i came to TGP, im aware only of his existance due to his brief assosciation with bob dylan. Im interested in hearing what its all about. What do you reccomend?
     
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    Fathers and Sons-Muddy Waters
     
  3. dmagalhaes

    dmagalhaes Supporting Member

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    Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag and Super Session would be a great place to start. Oh, and pick up Highway 61 Revisited while you're at it :)
     
  4. Sam Sherry

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    "A Long Time Coming" -- Electric Flag

    "If You Love These Blues Play Them As You Please"

    "Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper"

    . . . enjoy . . .
     
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    Electric Flag, Along Time Comin' - some what dated but it was a good album for that time period.
     
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    There is a track on this one you should download: Death in my Family. It is done in the style of Guitar Slim and will really give you the willies while fully informing you of why Mike Bloomfield is so highly regarded.
     
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    Live at the Old Waldorf is my pick. Especially this first one, just monster blues by Bloomfield.




     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Butterfield-Blues-Band-East-West/dp/B00005OKOW/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_3

    The first two Butterfield Blues Band albums, together, remastered. Start at the start. Glorious.

    Then onto this

    http://www.amazon.com/Fillmore-East...=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1329143301&sr=1-1

    and this

    http://www.amazon.com/Live-Bill-Gra...=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1329143301&sr=1-3

    People actually do like the Electric Flag stuff, ALOT. But I can't stand it. I also think Super Sessions has some cool things on it, but is overrated as hell. Don't start here. But those three I gave you are essential.
     
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    Super Sessions and listen to the entire first side (my personal favorite is "Stop").
     
  10. Devin

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    cool, looks like lots of good stuff, cant wait to get home! thanks!
     
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    Stop has definitely got a cool vibe to it. Some cool B3 by Mr. Kooper on it too.
     
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    "East West", both of the live albums with Al Kooper ("Live Adventures" and "The Lost Fillmore Sessions"), and "Live At Bill Graham's Fillmore West". I'd also suggest "If You Love These Blues" as it's probably the most charming album that Michael ever made.

    There's also a lot of great unreleased live tracks available on YouTube, such as this gem.



    Brian.
     
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    East-West from 1966 Elektra Records is a good album.
     
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    A good way is to simply type his name in the Youtube search box. There are tons of bootlegs posted of him playing live (audio only),as well as tons of his released material. He is my favorite blues guitarist of any color, and, IMHO, had the single greatest sounding Les Paul the Gibson Co. had the good fortune of making.
     
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  17. WheelchairBandit

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    Michael made every guitar he ever owned sound fantastic.

    Brian.
     
  18. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    Thanks for posting.
     
  19. Tom60

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    Live Adventures - even the parts where he doesn´t play are great !
    Supersession of course..
    1st Butterfield LP, + Lost Electra Sessions.
     
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    great rhythm works on paul butterfield band

     

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