The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD
In the early '60s, the prevailing wisdom was that the blues was a music based on the shared experience of African Americans. However, in 1965, Paul Butterfield broke that color barrier. The Butterfield Blues Band's debut album became an instant favorite among blues aficionados. Rolling Stone includes the recording among the 500 greatest albums of all time while Downbeat ranks the album at No. 11 on the list of Greatest Blues Albums.
Butterfield teamed up with guitarists Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield, added Mark Naftalin on organ and hi-jacked Jerome Arnold on bass and Sam Lay on drums from Howlin' Wolf's band. The music that pours from this album is unfiltered, clamored, and loose, like blues music is supposed to be and played with an intensity and pure passion in every bent note. In front of all these instruments is Butterfield's harmonica, beautifully dictating a mood and a genuine feel that set the standard for harmonica-blowing vocalists.
The album features a mix of folk, rock, psychedelia, and even Indian classical music played over an embedded base of good ole Chicago blues. Each song captures the essence of authentic Chicago blues in a different way, from the back-alley feel of "Born In Chicago" to the melting ease of Willie Dixon's "Mellow Down Easy" to the authentic devotion that emanates from Bishop and Butterfield's "Our Love Is Drifting." "Shake Your Money Maker," "Blues With a Feeling" and "I Got My Mojo Working" (with Lay on vocals) are equally moving pieces.
This numbered limited edition Hybrid SACD version of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band's heralded self-titled debut from Audio Fidelity has been mastered for the format and is compatible with both CD and SACD players.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Track Listing:
1. Born In Chicago
2. Shake Your Money Maker
3. Blues With a Feeling
4. Thank You Mr. Poobah
5. Got My Mojo Working
6. Mellow Down Easy
8. Our Love Is Drifting
9. Mystery Train
10. Last Night
11. Look Over Yonders Wall