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Paul Butterfield (December 17, 1942May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player and singer, and one of the earliest white exponents of the Chicago-originated electric blues style. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The electric blues is a type of blues music distinguished by the amplification of the guitar, the bass guitar , and/or the harmonica. ...


The son of an affluent lawyer, Paul Butterfield was born and raised in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. After studying classical flute as a teen, he developed a love for the blues harmonica, and hooked up with white, blues-loving, University of Chicago physics student Elvin Bishop (later of “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” fame). The two started hanging around great black blues players like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Junior Wells. Butterfield and Bishop soon formed a band with Jerome Arnold and Sam Lay (both of Howlin' Wolf's band). In 1963, a watershed event in introducing blues to a white audience in Chicago occurred when this racially mixed ensemble was made the house band at Big John’s, a folk music club in the Old Town district on Chicago's north side. Butterfield was still underage (as was guitarist Mike Bloomfield, who was already working there in his own band). Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Elvin Bishop (born October 21, 1942) is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitar player. ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin Wolf or sometimes, The Howlin Wolf, was an influential blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. ... Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998), born Amos Blakemore, was a blues vocalist and harmonica player based in Chicago who was famous for playing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Lonnie Brooks, The Rolling Stones and Van Morrison. ... Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin Wolf or sometimes, The Howlin Wolf, was an influential blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. ... For the astronaut, see Michael J. Bloomfield Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American musician, guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, into a well-off Jewish family on Chicagos North Side. ...


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was signed to Elektra Records after adding Bloomfield as lead guitarist. Their original debut album was scrapped, then re-recorded after the addition of organist Mark Naftalin. Finally, their self-titled debut, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, was released in 1965. It had an immediate impact, serving as a wakeup call for a generation of musicians. Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Mark Naftalin is a keyboardist. ... Paul Butterfield Blues Band is a 1965 album by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ...


Prior to the summer of 1965, the Beatles’ music (and much of the rest of the British Invasion) was considered by many as on a par with the screaming kids who attended their concerts. Serious musical aficionados viewed much of rock and roll as “bubblegum music.” The music of the “hip,” “in,” college crowd, along with the trend-setting musical elite, was folk music and acoustic protest songs, as played by folk’s king and queen, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. And folk music’s Mecca was the annual Newport Folk Festival. At the Newport Folk Festival of 1965, Dylan closed the event with the help of Butterfield's band (sans Butterfield), a move considered controversial at the time by much of the folk music establishment. This article is about the recording artist. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, and his partner, Albert Grossman. ...


After the release of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Lay accidentally shot himself (he subsequently recovered and played drums for Muddy Waters and James Cotton among others) and Billy Davenport took over on drums. The Butterfield Band's second album, East-West (1966 in music) reflected the music scene's interest in sitar great Ravi Shankar and other Eastern musicians. Although only moderately successful commercially, it was also critically acclaimed. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... James Jimmy Cotton (born July 1, 1935 in Tunica, Mississippi), is an American blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter who is the bandleader for the James Cotton Blues Band. ... old logo current logo Eastwest Records was started in 1955 as a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... // January 3 - Hullabaloo shows promotional videos of The Beatles songs Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out. January 8 - Shindig! airs for the last time on ABC, with musical guests the Kinks and the Who January 14 - Young singer David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid... Pandit Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro © www. ...


These two albums are essential from a music-history perspective. With the release of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the image of blues as 'old time music' was gone. Butterfield's band introduced modern 'Chicago-style' blues to mainstream white audiences. It alerted the music scene to what was coming, taught American rockers the blues and how to play an improvised, extended solo. In addition, one of the roots of psychedelic (acid) rock is the genuine fusion of Eastern and Western music styles in Butterfield's East-West. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Paul Butterfield with John Mayall, 1967

At the height of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's success, Mike Bloomfield formed The Electric Flag with Nick Gravenites and Bishop began playing lead guitar on The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw (1967 in music). The album showed that Butterfield was moving to another musical direction, what with the horn section and a soulful, R&B-influenced groove. The album included David Sanborn, Brother Gene Dinwiddie, Bugsy Maugh and Phil Wilson, and proved to be the last of the Butterfield band's commercial successes. Download high resolution version (718x725, 129 KB)John Mayall & Paul Butterfield This is an album cover. ... Download high resolution version (718x725, 129 KB)John Mayall & Paul Butterfield This is an album cover. ... Electric Flag album cover The Electric Flag, formed in 1967, were a blues rock group led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield. ... Nicholas George Gravenites (born October 2, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois), known as Nick The Greek Gravenites and Gravy, is a blues, rock and folk singer/songwriter and is best known for his work with Janis Joplin and several other greats of the era. ... The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw is a 1967 album by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... For other persons named David Sanborn, see David Sanborn (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Phil Wilson, see Phil Wilson (disambiguation). ...


In the same year, the Monterey International Pop Festival would showcase The Butterfield Blues Band, along with The Electric Flag, Ravi Shankar, and many others. The Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. ...


After 1968's release In My Own Dream, both Elvin Bishop and Mark Naftalin left at the end of the year. Billy Davenport and new guitarist Buzzy Feiten joined the band on its 1969 release Keep On Moving which was received coolly by the music press. Though the Butterfield band was floundering commercially, it was still popular enough to play at the Woodstock Festival — although their performance was not included in the resulting Woodstock film. In 1969 Paul Butterfield also took part in an all-star blues jam with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Michael Bloomfield, Sam Lay, Donald "Duck" Dunn and Buddy Miles, which was recorded and released as Fathers And Sons. // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Elvin Bishop (born October 21, 1942) is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitar player. ... Mark Naftalin is a keyboardist. ... As Buzzy Feiten, he played guitar with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at the end of the 1960s, and with many other bands since. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Michael Bloomfield is the name of: Michael J. Bloomfield, an astronaut Mike Bloomfield, a guitarist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Donald Duck Dunn (born November 24, 1941) is a bassist, producer, and songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


After the releases of Live and Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smiling in 1970, Butterfield broke up the band and returned to Woodstock, NY. He formed a new group including guitarist Amos Garrett, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, pianist Ronnie Barron and bassist Billy Rich and named it Better Days. This group released Paul Butterfield's Better Days and It All Comes Back in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Though both were far from commercial successes, both albums were received well by critics. The late 1970s and early 1980s saw Butterfield as a solo act and a session musician doing television appearances every now and then and releasing a couple of albums to a small and devoted cult following. He also toured as a duo with Rick Danko, formerly of The Band, with whom he performed for the last time in Pittsburgh. Paul Butterfield died in his home Los Angeles 1987 from a heart attack brought on by years of drug and alcohol use one week after his final performance. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Woodstock, New York The name Woodstock is associated with two locales in New York. ... Amos Garrett (born November 26, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is an accomplished American guitarist and performer, most recognized in popular music for his solo on Maria Muldaurs hit record Midnight at the Oasis. ... Geoff Muldaur is a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a member of Paul Butterfields Better Days, as well as an accomplished solo guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Maria Muldaur (Born Maria DAmato on September 12, 1943 in New York) is a roots-folk singer best known for her song Midnight at the Oasis. ... Ronnie Barron (born Ronald Raymond Barrosse on October 9, 1943 in Algiers, New Orleans; died March 20, 1997) was an United States actor, keyboardist, organist, and white soul singer during the 1970s. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard Clare Rick Danko (December 29, 1942-December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician and singer, probably best known as a member of The Band. ... For other uses, see Band. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


The impact on the course of rock & roll by the Butterfield Blues Band with the release of their first album, “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band”, and the song “Born In Chicago” in particular, was pivotal. They, along with British acts The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and others, including Butterfield's main competitor in Chicago, singer/harp player Charlie Musselwhite, helped introduce young white America to the blues, influencing hundreds of bands from the Grateful Dead to the Allman Brothers, and launched the brief reign of Michael Bloomfield as America’s most influential rock guitarist. “Born In Chicago” was covered by the Pixies for the 1990 Elektra compilation Rubáiyát. The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton album cover John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band that included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all in Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later in... Cover of Charlie Musselwhites Stand Back album Charlie Musselwhite (born January 31, 1944 in Kosciusko, Mississippi) is an American blues harp (harmonica) player and band leader, one of the white bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. ... Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco, California. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Rubáiyát is a compilation album, released in 1990 to commemorate 40 years of record label Elektra Records. ...


Discography

  • 1965 – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • 1966 – East-West
  • 1967 – The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw
  • 1968 – In My Own Dream
  • 1969 – Keep on Moving
  • 1971 – Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin'
  • 1973 – Better Days
  • 1973 – It All Comes Back
  • 1976 - Put It In Your Ear
  • 1981 - North-South
  • 1986 - The Legendary Paul Butterfield Rides Again
  • 1996 - Strawberry Jam
  • 2005 - Live

Paul Butterfield Blues Band is a 1965 album by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. ... old logo current logo Eastwest Records was started in 1955 as a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw is a 1967 album by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. ...

External links

  • Official Mike Bloomfield Site
  • Michael Bloomfield Discography
  • MusicChain - Paul Butterfield Blues Band

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Paul Butterfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (799 words)
Paul Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player and singer, and one of the earliest Caucasian exponents of the Chicago-originated electric blues style.
Paul Butterfield also took part in an all-star blues jam with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Michael Bloomfield, Sam Lay, Donald "Duck" Dunn and Buddy Miles in 1969 which was recorded and released as Fathers And Sons.
Paul Butterfield died from an overdose of heroin in 1987.
VH1.com : Paul Butterfield : Biography (1719 words)
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.
Butterfield was born December 17, 1942, in Chicago and grew up in Hyde Park, a liberal, integrated area on the city's South Side.
Butterfield was evolving into a decent singer, and not long after meeting Bishop, he focused all his musical energy on the harmonica, developing his technique (mostly on diatonic harp, not chromatic) and tone; he soon dropped out of college to pursue music full-time.
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