The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East West [Blues][mp3 320][h33t][schon55]

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Name:The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East West [Blues][mp3 320][h33t][schon55]

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 09 East West.MP3

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 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West Info.txt

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 08 Never Say No.MP3

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 07 Two Trains Running.MP3

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 06 Mary, Mary.MP3

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 05 Work Song.MP3

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 04 All These Blues.MP3

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 01 Walkin' Blues.MP3

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 03 I Got A Mind To Give Up Living.MP3

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 02 Get Out Of My Life, Woman.MP3

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Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
Year: 1966
Label: Elektra
Bitrate: 320 kbps

If the Butterfield Blues Band's groundbreaking debut earned the respect of the group's elder influences, this one won over (and guided) the blues boys' psychedelic peers. Highlighted by the 13-minute-plus title track ( an Eastern-influenced jam cowritten by guitarist Mike Bloomfield ), East-West stretches the boundaries of the blues. It would prod many lesser groups to explore, with generally dreary results, interminable free-flight explorations. But while East-West and a cover of jazzman Cannonball Adderly's "Work Song" ventured in new directions, Paul Butterfield and company remained rooted in solid Chicago blues. East West presents the best of both worlds. ~ Steve Stolder

The second Butterfield album had an even greater effect on music history, paving the way for experimentation that is still being explored today. This came in the form of an extended blues-rock solo ( some 13 minutes ) -- a real fusion of jazz and blues inspired by the Indian raga. This groundbreaking instrumental was the first of its kind and marks the root from which the acid rock tradition emerged. ~ AMG

The Jazz-Rock fusion movement of the late 70's (Weather Report, Spyro Gyra, Tony Williams) was born on this album. If I could only keep one record in my collection, this would probably be the main contender for that position. This album is a musical safari including a remarkable variety of musical idioms in a Blues context that goes way beyond Blues. Obviously, the East-West track is the pinnacle of this exploration. Listen closely and you will hear East Indian, Calypso, New Orleans Jazz, Bluegrass, and 4 or 5 other distinct musical styles each in a separate movement with very striking transitions. When I first got this album as a sophmore in college in 1966, I used to put on the East-West title track in the late afternoon and drift off into a wonderful, dreamy nap carried off in a magical concoction of World music as I think no one had ever heard before.

This is just a glorious masterpiece, a high-point in American popular music. It feels as good today to listen to it as it did in 1966.

Oh, aspiring blues guitarists would be wise to try to copy Mike Bloomfield's delicate, complex and powerful solo on "I've Got A Mind to Give up Living." I wore out my vinyl copy trying. ~ W. Ball

Mike Bloomfield (Guitar)
Paul Butterfield (Harmonica and Vocal)
Elvin Bishop (Guitar and Vocal)
Ferome Arnold (Bass Guitar)
Mark Naftalin (Organ and Piano)
Billy Davenport (Drums)

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West Tracks:
01 Walkin' Blues (Robert Johnson) 3:15
02 Get Out Of My Life Woman (Ardmore/Beechwood/Allen Toussaint) 3:13
03 I Got A Mind To Give Up Living (Traditional) 4:57
04 All These Blues (Traditional) 2:18
05 Work Song (Nat Adderley/Oscar Brown, Jr.) 7:53
06 Mary Mary (Michael Nesmith) 2:48
07 Two Trains Running (Muddy Waters) 3:50
08 Never Say No (Traditional) 2:57
09 East West (Michael Bloomfield/Nick Gravenites) 13:10

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