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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Butterfield Blues Band - Live Vol.2 (1970 us, great blues rock)

A smoking live set from the Butterfield Blues Band – and like all the group's work, as much of a jazz and soul album as a blues one! Butterfield drew his inspiration from the Chicago bluesmen, it's true – but his style also has plenty of echoes of New Orleans soul, Memphis R&B, and other strands of American work – in a mode that's quite similar to some of the changes that were going on in the British beat group scene at the end of the 60s. 

The lineup here features some really nice touches on sax from Trevor Lawrence and Gene Dinwiddie – and the live setting only seems to loosen all the players up even more than usual, and let them hit a few nice funky moments. 

1. Gene's Tune (Gene Dinwiddie) - 12:29
2. Nobody's Fault But Mine (Otis Redding) - 6:58
3. Losing Hand (Charles Calhoun) - 14:28
4. All In A Day (Hod Hicks) - 8:11
5. Feel So Bad (Chuck Willis) - 4:43
6. Except You (Jerry Ragavoy) - 4:51
7. You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) - 5:23
8. Love March (Gene Dinwiddie, Philip Wilson) - 12:25    

The Butterfield Blues Band
*Paul Butterfield - Harmonica, Vocals
*George Davidson - Drums
*Gene Dinwiddie - Soprano, Tenor Sax, Vocals, Lead Vocal On Track 8
*Ted Harris - Keyboards
*Rod Hicks - Fretless Bass, Vocals
*Trevor Lawrence - Baritone Sax, Vocals
*Steve Madaio - Trumpet, Vocals
*Ralph Walsh - Guitar                          

Paul Butterfield's mosaic
1964  The Original Lost Elektra Sessions
1965  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
1966  East West
1966  East-West  (2014 Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD) 
1966-68  Strawberry Jam
1967  The Resurrection Of The Pigboy Crabshaw
1968  In My Own Dream
1969  Keep On Moving
1970  Live 
1971  Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin'
1973  Paul Butterfield's Better Days
1973  It All Comes Back (Japan Edition)
1976  Put It In Your Ear

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