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Label Legacy/sony
SKU 260256467
UPC 887654763426
UPC 14 00887654763426
Format CD
Release Date 2/4/2014
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Author Michael Bloomfield
Compilation Appearance Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomf
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Highway / Various
Compilation Appearance Guitar Heroes Volume 2
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:classic Rock
Associated Artist/Work Ford, Robben
Associated Artist/Work Gravenites, Nick
Associated Artist/Work Hard Riot (Hard Rock)
Associated Artist/Work John, Dr.
Technical Info
Engineer "Magic" Dave Roberts
Producer Al Kooper
CatalogID 88765476342
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 02/03/2014
Original Release 2014
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Length 192m : 43s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00887654763426
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Authors: Al Kooper; Michael Simmons.
Recording information: McCabe's (1964-1969); The Bottom Line (1964-1969); The Carousel Ballroom (1964-1969); The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA (1964-1969); McCabe's (1968); The Bottom Line (1968); The Carousel Ballroom (1968); The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA (1968); McCabe's (1977); The Bottom Line (1977); The Carousel Ballroom (1977); The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA (1977); McCabe's (1978); The Bottom Line (1978); The Carousel Ballroom (1978); The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA (1978); McCabe's (1980); The Bottom Line (1980); The Carousel Ballroom (1980); The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA (1980).
Photographers: Ed Caraeff; Don Hunstein; Jim Marshall ; Norman Rockwell; Ray Flerlage; Bob Cato; Ed Grazda; Allen Bloomfield; Mike Shea .
When white blues guitarist Michael Bloomfield was found dead at 37 of a drug overdose in his 1965 Chevy in 1981 in San Francisco, he was no more than a rock footnote to most people, having never had the kind of fame and adulation given to guitar peers like Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and Jimi Hendrix, although he surely influenced all of these players with his sharp improvisational skills and his exciting, and admittedly sometimes erratic, performances. While most guitarists of his generation learned the elements of blues guitar playing from records, Bloomfield, who grew up in North Chicago, learned them first-hand by playing with the likes of B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Big Joe Williams, and others in Chicago's gritty blues clubs, and skin color meant nothing to Bloomfield at a time when it seemed to mean everything to everyone else in America. His first bands, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag, were racially mixed blues powerhouses, fusing the blues with jazz, R&B, psychedelia, and seemingly everything else under the sun, and like Bloomfield, both of those bands are woefully underappreciated. Bloomfield was also a much in-demand session player, playing guitar at Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited sessions and adding his energy and guitar licks to projects by Muddy Waters, Janis Joplin, and many others. His solo albums were strange, eccentric, occasionally brilliant, and never sold well. This set, produced and curated by longtime collaborator Al Kooper, is the first overarching survey of Bloomfield's woefully short career, containing three music discs, Roots, Jams, and Last Licks, with a DVD disc of Bob Sarles' documentary Sweet Blues: A Film about Michael Bloomfield rounding out the set. It's a must for any Bloomfield fan, and hopefully will open the gates to a renewed appreciation for this brilliant, manic, and groundbreaking guitarist. ~ Steve Leggett
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The 1964 demos here show a twentysomething fluent in urban and rural blues, country and jazz, with a sweet, breakneck attack."
Disc 1
0 DISC 1: ROOTS:,DISC 2: JAMS:,DISC 3: LAST LICKS:,DISC 4:
1 I'm a Country Boy ,Albert's Shuffle,I'm Glad I'm Jewish,Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield
2 Judge, Judge ,Stop,Men's Room [Spoken Word Segment from McCabe's]
3 Hammond's Rag ,His Holy Modal Majesty,Don't You Lie to Me
4 I've Got You in the Palm of My Hand,Opening Speech,Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
5 I've Got My Mojo Workin',59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) [Hybrid Edit] ,Gypsy Good Time
6 Like a Rolling Stone ,Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong,One Good Man
7 Tombstone Blues [Alternate Chambers Brothers Version] ,Santana Clause ,It's About Time
8 Michael Speaks About Paul Butterfield,Weight, The,Carmelita Skiffle
9 Born in Chicago,Opening Speech,Darktown Strutters' Ball
10 Blues with a Feeling,One Way Out,Don't Think About It Baby
11 East,Her Holy Modal Highness,Jockey Blues/Old Folks Boogie
12 Killing Floor,Fat Grey Cloud,A
13 Texas,Mary Ann,Glamour Girl
14 Susie's Shuffle [Live Jam] ,That's All Right,Spoken Intro
15 Just a Little Something ,Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar, The
16 Easy Rider,Hymn Time
17 [Untitled]
Disc 2
0 DISC 1: ROOTS:,DISC 2: JAMS:,DISC 3: LAST LICKS:,DISC 4:
1 I'm a Country Boy ,Albert's Shuffle,I'm Glad I'm Jewish,Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield
2 Judge, Judge ,Stop,Men's Room [Spoken Word Segment from McCabe's]
3 Hammond's Rag ,His Holy Modal Majesty,Don't You Lie to Me
4 I've Got You in the Palm of My Hand,Opening Speech,Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
5 I've Got My Mojo Workin',59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) [Hybrid Edit] ,Gypsy Good Time
6 Like a Rolling Stone ,Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong,One Good Man
7 Tombstone Blues [Alternate Chambers Brothers Version] ,Santana Clause ,It's About Time
8 Michael Speaks About Paul Butterfield,Weight, The,Carmelita Skiffle
9 Born in Chicago,Opening Speech,Darktown Strutters' Ball
10 Blues with a Feeling,One Way Out,Don't Think About It Baby
11 East,Her Holy Modal Highness,Jockey Blues/Old Folks Boogie
12 Killing Floor,Fat Grey Cloud,A
13 Texas,Mary Ann,Glamour Girl
14 Susie's Shuffle [Live Jam] ,That's All Right,Spoken Intro
15 Just a Little Something ,Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar, The
16 Easy Rider,Hymn Time
17 [Untitled]
Disc 3
0 DISC 1: ROOTS:,DISC 2: JAMS:,DISC 3: LAST LICKS:,DISC 4:
1 I'm a Country Boy ,Albert's Shuffle,I'm Glad I'm Jewish,Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield
2 Judge, Judge ,Stop,Men's Room [Spoken Word Segment from McCabe's]
3 Hammond's Rag ,His Holy Modal Majesty,Don't You Lie to Me
4 I've Got You in the Palm of My Hand,Opening Speech,Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
5 I've Got My Mojo Workin',59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) [Hybrid Edit] ,Gypsy Good Time
6 Like a Rolling Stone ,Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong,One Good Man
7 Tombstone Blues [Alternate Chambers Brothers Version] ,Santana Clause ,It's About Time
8 Michael Speaks About Paul Butterfield,Weight, The,Carmelita Skiffle
9 Born in Chicago,Opening Speech,Darktown Strutters' Ball
10 Blues with a Feeling,One Way Out,Don't Think About It Baby
11 East,Her Holy Modal Highness,Jockey Blues/Old Folks Boogie
12 Killing Floor,Fat Grey Cloud,A
13 Texas,Mary Ann,Glamour Girl
14 Susie's Shuffle [Live Jam] ,That's All Right,Spoken Intro
15 Just a Little Something ,Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar, The
16 Easy Rider,Hymn Time
17 [Untitled]
Disc 4
0 DISC 1: ROOTS:,DISC 2: JAMS:,DISC 3: LAST LICKS:,DISC 4:
1 I'm a Country Boy ,Albert's Shuffle,I'm Glad I'm Jewish,Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield
2 Judge, Judge ,Stop,Men's Room [Spoken Word Segment from McCabe's]
3 Hammond's Rag ,His Holy Modal Majesty,Don't You Lie to Me
4 I've Got You in the Palm of My Hand,Opening Speech,Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
5 I've Got My Mojo Workin',59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) [Hybrid Edit] ,Gypsy Good Time
6 Like a Rolling Stone ,Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong,One Good Man
7 Tombstone Blues [Alternate Chambers Brothers Version] ,Santana Clause ,It's About Time
8 Michael Speaks About Paul Butterfield,Weight, The,Carmelita Skiffle
9 Born in Chicago,Opening Speech,Darktown Strutters' Ball
10 Blues with a Feeling,One Way Out,Don't Think About It Baby
11 East,Her Holy Modal Highness,Jockey Blues/Old Folks Boogie
12 Killing Floor,Fat Grey Cloud,A
13 Texas,Mary Ann,Glamour Girl
14 Susie's Shuffle [Live Jam] ,That's All Right,Spoken Intro
15 Just a Little Something ,Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar, The
16 Easy Rider,Hymn Time
17 [Untitled]
Product Attributes
Artist Bloomfield,Michael / Bloomfield,Mike
Box Set Yes

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