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I just "discovered"......Mike Bloomfield.......WOW !!!!!

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  • #16
    He almost single handedly saved the Les Paul guitar. Inspired a whole generation of players to use that guitar and has a lot of players who site him as a major influence on thier playing.



    I would have to respectfully disagree with the Johnny Winter statement when Bloomfield was in his non drug addled prime. Bloomfield was going places with his playing no one else even thinking about. His solo on the Butterfield Blues Band song 'East-West' was years ahead of what anyone else was doing at the time.
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    • #17
      He almost single handedly saved the Les Paul guitar. Inspired a whole generation of players to use that guitar and has a lot of players who site him as a major influence on thier playing.



      I would have to respectfully disagree with the Johnny Winter statement when Bloomfield was in his non drug addled prime. Bloomfield was going places with his playing no one else even thinking about. His solo on the Butterfield Blues Band song 'East-West' was years ahead of what anyone else was doing at the time.
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      • #18






        Quote Originally Posted by Virgman
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        Bloomfield was good but not that good.



        He was one of the first young white blues players.



        Johnny Winter was way better. In my opinion. Which is all that counts.






        Gotta say, that's sort of the way I feel about him too. I once had someone give me a mixed tape that had MB on it. I know the song on there by MB was great. Wish I could remember which it was (that tape was jacked from me). But I've bought East West and another MB CD (forget which one - but I like the other one better) to get into his music, but while it's good, it generally doesn't grab me. Now Johnny Winter, yeah, awesome. IMHO
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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by Virgman
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          Bloomfield was good but not that good.



          He was one of the first young white blues players.



          Johnny Winter was way better. In my opinion. Which is all that counts.






          Gotta say, that's sort of the way I feel about him too. I once had someone give me a mixed tape that had MB on it. I know the song on there by MB was great. Wish I could remember which it was (that tape was jacked from me). But I've bought East West and another MB CD (forget which one - but I like the other one better) to get into his music, but while it's good, it generally doesn't grab me. Now Johnny Winter, yeah, awesome. IMHO
          A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
          HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
          Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
          I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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          • #20
            In 76 or 77, I ordered, direct from the back pages of Guitar Player magazine

            an album on vinyl called "If You Love These Blues, Play Em As You Please".

            Probably his best work.
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            • #21
              In 76 or 77, I ordered, direct from the back pages of Guitar Player magazine

              an album on vinyl called "If You Love These Blues, Play Em As You Please".

              Probably his best work.
              <div class="signaturecontainer">Harold Horatio Heckuba (Triple H)</div>

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              • #22
                Butterfield Blues Band is the best.



                That's all I have to add.
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                • #23
                  Butterfield Blues Band is the best.



                  That's all I have to add.
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                  • #24
                    I really dug Bloomfield's guitar playing on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album; his guitar solo on Tombstone Blues just smokes.

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                    • #25
                      I really dug Bloomfield's guitar playing on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album; his guitar solo on Tombstone Blues just smokes.

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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by RogerF
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                        I really dug Bloomfield's guitar playing on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album; his guitar solo on Tombstone Blues just smokes.




                        Absolutely. Bloomfield is ferocious, a force of nature. I think his playing doesn't necessarily open up for technical analysis, he's a pure feel dude, and the feeling is: blues and bennies, ptry much. Crank it up, drink eight cupsa cawfee, and you'll hear why Dylan hunted him down to put a stamp of no-doubt authority on his early electric stuff.



                        Bloomfield, Robby Robertson, and John Hammond Jr. played the nastiest tele **************** imaginable back in the mid sixties. It's all worth digging into. They were all just trying to be Elmore James or Hubert Sumlin... Clapton and Beck raised the stakes a bit, sure, but there's a rawpowa with these guys that is ...I dunno, I'm gonna say indispensable and awe inspiring.



                        Oh yeah, wanted to add: first Butterfield Blues Album is just mindblowing. Bloomfield totally kills it on "Our Love is Drifting." Best tune on an album with NO duff cuts.

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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by RogerF
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                          I really dug Bloomfield's guitar playing on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album; his guitar solo on Tombstone Blues just smokes.




                          Absolutely. Bloomfield is ferocious, a force of nature. I think his playing doesn't necessarily open up for technical analysis, he's a pure feel dude, and the feeling is: blues and bennies, ptry much. Crank it up, drink eight cupsa cawfee, and you'll hear why Dylan hunted him down to put a stamp of no-doubt authority on his early electric stuff.



                          Bloomfield, Robby Robertson, and John Hammond Jr. played the nastiest tele **************** imaginable back in the mid sixties. It's all worth digging into. They were all just trying to be Elmore James or Hubert Sumlin... Clapton and Beck raised the stakes a bit, sure, but there's a rawpowa with these guys that is ...I dunno, I'm gonna say indispensable and awe inspiring.



                          Oh yeah, wanted to add: first Butterfield Blues Album is just mindblowing. Bloomfield totally kills it on "Our Love is Drifting." Best tune on an album with NO duff cuts.

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                          • #28
                            as for the MB vs JW who's better thing? I just like them both.
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                            • #29
                              I have lots of respect for Bloomfield, but I squirm when he plays slide out of tune, most of the time. I think Johnny was a better all around player, but Bloomfield at his best was amazing.

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                              • #30






                                Quote Originally Posted by tlbonehead
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                                as for the MB vs JW who's better thing? I just like them both.




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