Sunday, March 24, 2013


Michael Bernard "Mike" Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American musician, guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, since he rarely sang before 1969–70. Respected for his fluid guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago's blues legends even before he achieved his own fame, and was one of the primary influences on the mid-to-late 1960s revival of classic Chicago and other styles of blues music. In 2003 he was ranked at number 22 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"
Mike was an original founding member of Paul Butterfield's Blues Band. In 1967 he formed The Electric Flag with Nick Gravenites in San Francisco.He would continue with a very respected solo career with work with other musicians until his passing in 1981

Mike Bloomfield and friends at The Bottom Line in New York, January 25th 1975.
This one was recorded from WLIR FM radio station.

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:

01 - You've Been Wrong
02 - Band Intro
03 - Orphan's Blues
04 - Blue Highway
05 - Buried Alive in the Blues
06 - I'll Never Get Over Losing You
07 - DJ Announce ( deleted)
08 - Lights Out
09 - I Believe
10 - My Labors
11 - Wine


Anonymous said...

Thanks. Nice choice, and sounds good too. Is this the show with Al Kooper or Nick Gravenites? [Guess I should listen to the intros first!]. What a great musician, another one gone way too soon. Larry

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