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Mike Bloomfield - blues

Post by Musicgate on Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:36 am

Mike Bloomfield - Live at the Old Waldorf - 1974, 1977 (1998 )





Жанр: Blues Rock, Electric Blues
Дата записи: Nov 10, 1974-May 1, 1977
Дата выпуска: 1998
Производитель диска, номер, страна: Sony 491575 2 / Austria
Тип: Live


Продолжительность: 47:17
Источник: Моя коллекция


Трэклист:
1. Blues Medley: Sweet Little Angel (R. King / J. Bihari)/Jelly jelly (E. Hines / B. Eckstein)(7:45)
2. Feel So Bad (S. Hopkins)(4:26)
3. Bad Luck Baby (N. Gravenites)(5:52)
4. The Sky Is Cryin' (E. James)(5-.S3)
5. Dancin' Fool (N. Gravenites)(3:49)
6. Buried Alive In The Blues (N. Gravenites)(4:55)
7. Farther Up The Road (D. Robey / J. Veasey)(3:16)
8. Your Friends (0. Malone)(7:18)
9. Bye, Bye (N. Gravenites)(4:25)

Состав, даты и места записи:
1. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Lead Vocal and Bass; Mark Naftalin: Piano; Barry Goldberg: Hammond Organ
Mark Adams: Harmonica; George Rains: Drums
Recorded before an audience at The Record Plant in Sausalito, California on 11/10/74, and broadcast live on KSAN radio)

2. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Bob Jones: Lead Vocal and Drums; Mark Naftalin: Piano; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Bass
Recorded at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 3/14/77

3. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Nick Gravenites: Lead Vocal and Rhythm Guitar; Mark Naftalin: Piano; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Bass; Bob Jones: Drums
Recorded at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 5/16/77

4. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Bob Jones: Lead Vocal and Drums; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Bass; unidentified player: Piano
Recorded at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 5/16/77

5. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Nick Gravenites: Lead Vocal and Rhythm Guitar; Mark Naftalin: Piano; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Bass; Bob Jones: Drums
Recorded at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 2/27/77

6. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Nick Gravenites: Vocal and Rhythm Guitar; Mark Naftalin: Piano; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Bass; Bob Jones: Drums
Waldorf, San Francisco, 12/19/76

7. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Lead Vocal and Bass; Mark Naftalin: Piano; Bob Jones: Drums
Recorded at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 3/14/77

8. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Lead Vocal and Bass; Mark Naftalin: Piano; Bob Jones: Drums
Recorded at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 12/19/76

9. Michael Bloomfield: Lead Guitar; Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy: Bass
Recorded at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 3/13/77

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http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/mike_bloomfield/live_at_the_old_waldorf/
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0bfuxqrjld6e

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RYM Rating 3.62 from 33 ratings

Издания:
1998 United States CD Legacy CK 65688
1998 Austria CD Legacy 4915752
2008 CD Sbme Special Mkts. 724183

Michael Bloomfield's legend continues to grow out of the memories of those people who heard him perform live in the Sixties with the Butterfield Band, at Newport with Bob Dylan, and later with his own band - The Electric Flag. But when we share these memories with others and they go out and listen to his recordings, they seem to have a hard time understanding why we thought he was so great— what all the excitement is about. Somehow there was always a gap between what Michael was purported to be, and what material found its way to records. There are undoubtedly great moments of raw energy in his performances on the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band album and unique and striking arrangements on the first Electric Flag album, but even with the Flag he often laid back deferring to the big horn band concept, content to punctuate the arrangements with carefully placed "stings" and concise solos. Somehow we never got to hear him play the guitar like we had heard him perform live. Until now. This recording captures Bloomfield's playing in a way that lays bare his genius and stands alone when compared to what has been available of his recorded work.
These performances were recorded over a six month period from December 1976 through May 1977 in San Francisco, mostly at the Old Waldorf nightclub ((with the exception of "Blues Medley" which was recorded live before an audience at The Record Plant in Sausalito on November 10, 1974), where "Michael Bloomfield and Friends" was a regular
attraction almost every weekend. Michael was in his own element here-his hometown, his close friends, and his fans. There were no expectations, it was a loose, friendly atmosphere with no pressure. So Michael and I thought it might be interesting to record everything and see what we would get. To that end, Michael enlisted the best musicians he could think of to play with him, and more importantly a group of musicians who shared the same love of the same music with him, and had worked extensively with him in the past.
On rhythm guitar and frequent lead vocals was Nick Gravenites, who was one of the key vocalists in The Electric Flag, a highly original songwriter who wrote for and performed with Paul Butterfield, Janis Joplin, and many others-an absolute legend and original in his own right. On piano, Mark Naftalin, who came out of the original Butterfield Band with Michael, and is arguably one of the best blues pianists alive. On Fender electric bass and sharing the lead vocals, Roger "Jelly Roll" Troy, who was a great blues singer, had played bass with many legendary rhythm n' blues artists, and was widely admired as a "musician's musician." On drums and some lead vocals, Bob Jones, a talented drummer who drove the band like a runaway train and whose voice and Michael's guitar become at times, on this record, like one stunning unrecognizable new sound that is neither wholly voice or guitar, but something new that is both. Sitting in occasionally was Barry Goldberg, from Bob Dylan's first electric band at Newport on organ, Mark Adams, a bay-area harmonica player in the tradition of Butterfield, and George Rains, a local drummer of impeccable taste and sensitivity. These musicians were the perfect band to showcase Michael's extraordinary and absolutely original guitar playing.
They always played under the name "Michael Bloomfield and Friends." Sometimes they were great, sometimes they were sloppy, and once in a while they were hair-raisingly unreal. Those transcendent moments are the basis for Michael's legend, and for his reputation as a complete original. Those moments are what is captured on this recording.
I listened to the accumulated output of this band in those magical six months and selected the best of what they did—those moments where it all jelled and they rose to an extraordinary level of musical synergy. I believe these performances reveal, finally, what Michael Bloomfield could really do with the guitar. Live At the Old Waldorf is a gift, not only for his fans and all those who appreciate great guitar playing, but also for all those who have heard his legend and want to know what it was really all about.
In my view, the uncovering of this material will lay to rest any doubts anyone ever had about Michael's authentic place in the history of American music. I am grateful to have had the privilege of recording and producing this album, and I am happy to have this opportunity to share these historic performances.
—Norman Dayron
Norman Dayron is also the Grammy 'Award-winning producer of Rare Blues. He worked with both Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf for Chess Records in Chicago, and is best known for Fathers And Sons and The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions.





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