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  • Mike Bloomfield Appreciation

    Yes, he had his problems and when I was a kid in the 70's I knew he was supposed to be good but I really didn't understand. Subtle Mastery takes time to grow on you. He had the touch and the taste to really make you feel what he was playing. I count my major influences as Clapton, Betts, Beck and Bloomfield, in no particular order. If you have never heard the "Super Sessions" albums, there is a major gap in your musical education. Bloomfield was the real deal and one of the best ever. Anyone else?
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    Squier Tele (MIK)with extras
    Squier Strat (MIJ) with extras
    Gold-Top Tele-parts-o-caster - now belongs to my son
    SX Tele - vintage greenish-white
    Vox AD50VT
    Zoom GFX-1 and some old pedals
    -Daddy-O, Compressor, Ibanez Analog Delay(old) etc.

  • #2
    Bloomfield is so forgotten. too bad. listening to his stuff you will realize the huge influence he has on every blues player since.
    same with Steve Cropper.

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    • #3
      Love his playing and tone he got from a Les Paul.

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      • #4
        I saw him (with the Electric Flag) and Hendrix together on the same bill.

        The Flag got an encore. Hendrix did not.
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        • #5
          I have an original vinyl pressing of the Super Session and it gets a good bit of play around casa del ragamuffin. It's superb!
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          • #6
            sad to say that he spent his final years writing background music for porn films here in the Valley...listen to some of his work with Butterfield, with Elvin Bishop (another early influence of mine).. The Electric Flag recordings are great, but his work with the PBBB was what made the rest possible...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dirtyragamuffin
              I have an original vinyl pressing of the Super Session and it gets a good bit of play around casa del ragamuffin. It's superb!


              I've had the Super Session LP since it first came out. One of the must haves in any collection. I just noticed that it's been rereleased with four bonus tracks.

              Amazon is also listing a companion of Bloomfield and Kooper - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68. It includes Johnny Winter joining in for B.B. King's "It's My Own Fault."

              Damn, here goes more money down the drain!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by daddymack
                The Electric Flag recordings are great, but his work with the PBBB was what made the rest possible...


                Also check out his work on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. Particularly his leads on Desolation Row.

                As far as I'm concerned. that's his record, and Dylan's singing is just there to accompany his guitar playing.
                "When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist." - Mother Teresa.

                "If fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag and carrying the cross of Jesus"- Sinclair Lewis.

                'Ketchup is a vegetable" - Ronald Reagan.

                "Let's all hope Olbermann gets put in the hospital for something serious fairly soon" - G.Z. Sound
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stringman


                  Also check out his work on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. Particularly his leads on Desolation Row.

                  As far as I'm concerned. that's his record, and Dylan's singing is just there to accompany his guitar playing.


                  And I always thought the guitar was badly mixed on that...probably Dylan's attempt to downplay Bloomfield's contributions...
                  "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                  Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
                  "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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                  • #10
                    Another sad state of affairs is that Bloomfield hardly ever gets mentioned in those "Top Guitarist" polls, including the infamous Rolling Stone Top 100 and even Guitar Player's answer to it last spring. He really seems to be on the fringe of things.
                    Telecasters!!!!!!!

                    "Wherever you go, there you are."

                    Gear:
                    Squier Tele (MIK)with extras
                    Squier Strat (MIJ) with extras
                    Gold-Top Tele-parts-o-caster - now belongs to my son
                    SX Tele - vintage greenish-white
                    Vox AD50VT
                    Zoom GFX-1 and some old pedals
                    -Daddy-O, Compressor, Ibanez Analog Delay(old) etc.

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                    • #11
                      Brilliant player. His work on the East-West album was great, but Got a Mind to Give Up Living has fixed itself in my mind as one of the benchmarks. Sort of the American Peter Green, to me.

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                      • #12
                        and even Guitar Player's answer to it last spring. He really seems to be on the fringe of things.




                        He is #22, between George Harrison and Warren Haynes, in that listing.
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                        • #13
                          Bloomfield is so forgotten. too bad. listening to his stuff you will realize the huge influence he has on every blues player since.
                          same with Steve Cropper.


                          Ya it's too bad. All anyone want's now is shed/screech. Super Sessions was soooo good, I bought 2. Too bad he was a speed freak, that caused his death.

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                          • #14
                            YES!!!

                            3 years and 8 months necromancy.
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                            "Any sufficiently advanced troll is indistinguishable from a genuine kook." (Alan Morgan)

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                            • #15
                              Ya it's too bad. All anyone want's now is shed/screech. Super Sessions was soooo good, I bought 2. Too bad he was a speed freak, that caused his death.


                              Mike Bloomfield was not a speed freak.
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