Personalities | Mike Bloomfield | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, 1943–81)

Bloomfield apprenticed in Chicago with legends such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as among his peers Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop. He played on classics with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1966’s East-West), Bob Dylan (1965’s Highway 61 Revisited) and organist Al Kooper (1968’s Super Session). He helped to form Electric Flag and briefly played in KGB, but then took refuge in acoustic blues in the late 1970s, making virtuoso, instructive recordings until his death from an overdose in 1981.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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