Donnerstag, 11. April 2019

Paul Butterfield - Live - Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, MA

Paul Butterfield was the first white harmonica player to develop a style original and powerful enough to place him in the pantheon of true blues greats. It's impossible to overestimate the importance of the doors Butterfield opened: before he came to prominence, white American musicians treated the blues with cautious respect, afraid of coming off as inauthentic.

Not only did Butterfield clear the way for white musicians to build upon blues tradition (instead of merely replicating it), but his storming sound was a major catalyst in bringing electric Chicago blues to white audiences who'd previously considered acoustic Delta blues the only really genuine article. His initial recordings from the mid-'60s — featuring the legendary, racially integrated first edition of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band — were eclectic, groundbreaking offerings that fused electric blues with rock & roll, psychedelia, jazz, and even (on the classic East-West) Indian classical music.

As members of that band — which included Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop — drifted away, the overall impact of Butterfield's music lessened, even if his amplified harp playing was still beyond reproach. He had largely faded from the scene by the mid-'70s, and fell prey to health problems and drug addiction that sadly claimed his life prematurely. Even so, the enormity of Butterfield's initial impact ensured that his legacy was already secure.

Here´s a Paul Butterfield Blues Band bootleg, recorded life at the Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, MA in spring 1966

Set 1:

01 Look Over Yonders Wall
02 Born In Chicago
03 Love Her With A Feeling
04 Walking Blues
05 Don't Say No To Me
06 One More Heartache
07 Work Song

Set 2:

08 Thank You Mr. Poobah
09 Serves You Right To Suffer
10 Got A Mind To Give Up Living
11 Walking By Myself
12 Baby Please Don't Go
13 World Is In An Uproar
14 Got My Mojo Working

Paul Butterfield - harp, vocals
Mike Bloomfield - guitar
Elvin Bishop - guitar
Mark Naftalin - keyboard
Jerome Arnold - bass
Billy Davenport - drums

Paul Butterfield - Live - Unicorn Coffee House, Boston
(320 kbps, cover art included)

6 Kommentare:

Tommy C hat gesagt…

Hello. Would you please re-up this Butterfield Blues Band?
Thanks.

Cri hat gesagt…

Ginge ein re-up?

Cri hat gesagt…

Danke & Thanks!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks for the Paul Butterfield share

A powerful player great blues
Regards

Rhodb

lemonflag hat gesagt…

Is everything ok?
Let us know if you are still here.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback. Everything is fine, thanks a lot for asking! Had a short break for holiday... Best wishes!

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