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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band- Self-Titled (1965)

Updated: Feb 1


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band- Self-Titled (1965)

(Elektra)

Recorded September 1965

Released October 1965


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band's debut album solidifies their status as one of the foremost white blues bands of the mid-1960s. Led by harmonica master Paul Butterfield and featuring the exceptional guitar work of Mike Bloomfield, the album expertly captures the essence of Chicago blues. Opening with "Born In Chicago," the band showcases Butterfield's harmonica prowess and Bloomfield's skillful guitar playing. Tracks like "Blues with a Feeling" pay homage to blues legends, while the instrumental "Thank You Mr. Poobah" highlights the musical virtuosity of the ensemble. The album, critically acclaimed but commercially modest, played a significant role in shaping blues rock. With its authenticity, diverse influences, and stellar musicianship, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band's debut remains a timeless testament to the blues genre's enduring legacy.

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