Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 468/500!
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band absolutely nailed it right out of the gate with their smoking 1965 debut album. The self-titled LP spotlighted the blues-guitar genius of Mike Bloomfield alongside Butterfield's impassioned vocals and wailing harmonica, abetted by a rock-solid supporting cast of Elvin Bishop on rhythm guitar, keyboardist Mark Naftalin and Howlin' Wolf's rhythm section, Jerome Arnold on bass and drummer Sam Lay. Lionized in seminal issues of Crawdaddy! magazine at the time, the Butterfield Blues Band's first shot was also the perfect set-up for the more exotic stylings of album number two, East-West. This exact reproduction on High Quality 150 gram vinyl features all-analog mastering from the original master tapes!
"Born in Chicago" is where the white youth of America got the notion they could play the blues. But this band had two killer guitarists Michael Bloomfield, a rich kid from Chicago, and Elvin Bishop and their blues knew no color boundaries." - www.rollingstone.com
"Paul Butterfield's harmonica sorties against the surging heavily amplified rhythm of drums, electric guitar, organ and bass are without parallel in blues or jazz." - Robert Shelton, The New York Times
• Red Vinyl
1. Born In Chicago
2. Shake Your Money-Maker
3. Blues With A Feeling
4. Thank You Mr. Poobah
5. I Got My Mojo Working - featuring Sam Lay on vocal
6. Mellow Down Easy
2. Our Love Is Drifting
3. Mystery Train
4. Last Night
5. Look Over Yonders Wall