The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Golden Butter: The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on 180g 2LP
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records with Ron McMaster
Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the first powerhouse rock acts of the '60s. With their phenomenal brand of Chicago blues music unlike any band before or after them, they helped to usher in the progressive underground rock movement.
With its core line-up of Paul Butterfield (harmonica/lead vocalist), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), Elvin Bishop (guitar), Sam Lay (drums), Mark Nataflin (keyboards) and Jerome Arnold (bass), this amazing band truly delivered many legendary blues and rock recordings during their successful reign at Elektra Records.
It was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio. Blues masterpieces of the era still resonate today as Paul Butterfield and Co. unleashed classic signature tunes like "Born In Chicago," "Look Over Yonders Wall," "Mellow Down Easy" and the mammoth blues prog-rocker "East West."
Later albums would reveal even further extensions of the blues rock genre with classic renditions of Marvin Gaye’s "One More Heartache," Michael Nesmith’s "Mary Mary," plus more of their own prolific standards like "Last Hope’s Gone," "Morning Blues" and of course their Woodstock 1969 anthem "Love March."
In 1972, Elektra awarded The Paul Butterfield Blues Band the very extensive and amazing 'Greatest Hits' package Golden Butter which collected 18 of their most important songs from their legendary albums released from 1965-1972. Right from the start you get a healthy serving from their first monster release The Paul Butterfield Blues Band along with more solid tunes from other fine albums like East West, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw, In My Own Dream, Live and Keep On Moving.
From the early blues rock sounds of "Shake Your Money-Maker" and the lengthy live epic "Driftin’ and Driftin’" to later day radio favorites like "Blind Leading the Blind," "One More Mile" and the pivotal Willie Dixon favorite "Spoonful," this collection truly displays the creative importance of the iconic and influential Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Out of print on vinyl for many years, Friday Music presents the 180 Gram Vinyl Series release of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band classic Golden Butter - The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records with Ron McMaster.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Golden Butter: The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Track Listing:
1. Born In Chicago
2. Shake Your Money-Maker
3. Mellow Down Easy
4. Our Love Is Drifting
5. Mystery Train
6. Look Over Yonders Wall
8. Walkin’ Blues
9. Get Out of My Life, Woman
10. Mary, Mary
2. One More Mile
3. One More Heartache
4. Last Hope’s Gone
5. In My Own Dream
6. Love March
7. Driftin’ and Driftin’
8. Blind Leading the Blind