Monday, February 18, 2013

Dude, Check This Out: Chicago Blues, Butterfield Style

My intro to Chicago blues. A 1965 release. Paul Butterfield, vocals and harp; Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, guitars; Mark Naftalin, organ; Jerome Arnold, bass; and Sam Lay, drums. Arnold and Lay were hired away from Howlin' Wolf. Considered in the top 500 albums of all time, and in the top 50 blues albums of all time. Laid the groundwork for the British blues-rock movement of the late 60's and 70's. Think Cream and Zeppelin, just to name two.

Put on some blues while you're tying. Guaranteed to get your mojo working.

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Their signature tune, written by Nick Gravenites.

Willie Dixon wants you to mellow down easy.

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