Personalities | Paul Butterfield Blues Band | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1963–67)

Harmonica player and singer Butterfield conditioned his band – Jerome Arnold (bass), Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield (guitars), Sam Lay (drums, vocals) and Mark Naftalin (keyboards) – in black Chicago clubs. They backed Dylan’s electric debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and helped to usher blues into the psychedelic era, with the groundbreaking East-West (1966). After the departure of Bloomfield, Butterfield changed his sound and added a horn section for The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw (1967), considered to be the band’s last blues album.

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


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