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Mike Bloomfield

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mike Bloomfield Puts Down Everything (part 1)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1967

BY NOW, MANY of you must have heard the Paul Butterfield Blues Band albums and marvelled over the guitar playing of Mike Bloomfield. Through Mike's ...

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mike Bloomfield Puts Down Everything (part 2)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, February 1967

HERE WE are back at the Cafe Au Go Go continuing the final half of our chat with Mike Bloomfield. Since last month, Mike and ...

Electric Flag: Mike Bloomfield — Leader Of The Band

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, April 1968

THE FAILURE of the Electric Flag's first single, 'Groovin' Is Easy', on Columbia is by no means the fault of the Electric Flag. Lack of ...

Impressions of Bob Dylan by Mike Bloomfield

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1968

As told to Jim Delehant ...

The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper (CBS KGP6)

Review by Miles, International Times, 28 March 1969

Recorded September 26-28, 1968, San Francisco. ...

Paul Butterfield's Better Days, the Elvin Bishop Group, Mike Bloomfield: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 24 February 1973

3 Bs' Rock Blues Jam Exciting ...

Doobie Brothers, Mike Bloomfield, ZZ Top: Palladium, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 1973


Mike Bloomfield — Superstar — Had It All and Didn't Know It

Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 September 1973

"I DECIDED I didn't believe all that tortured genius crap," Mike Bloomfield, the 30-year-old musician explained, "that some how there was a corollary between pain ...

Jeff Beck/The Jan Hammer Group: Live; Michael Bloomfield: If You Love These Blues, Play 'Em As You Please

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 26 March 1977

BECK IN Ongoing Fusion Situation (he blows it). Bloomfield Simply Plays The Blues (he makes it). ...

Mike Bloomfield 1943-1981

Obituary by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 February 1981

SLUMPED DEAD in his car seat from an apparent drug overdose was Mike Bloomfield, 37, arguably the greatest white blues guitarist of his generation. He ...

Mike Bloomfield: Bloomfield's Doomed Field

Memoir by Al Kooper, Gadfly, March 2001

FOR SOME strange reason, we referred to each other by our "proper" names, Michael and Alan. To everyone else, it was Mike Bloomfield and Al ...

Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills: Rock's First Supergroup?

Retrospective by Bill Wasserzieher, ICE, January 2003

MIKE BLOOMFIELD, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills were between gigs at the time they recorded Super Session for Columbia Records in 1968, with Bloomfield having ...

Mike Bloomfield and Bob Dylan: Two Jews Blues, Chapter XI

Book Excerpt by Steve Roeser, unpublished, 2010

Author's note: This is my writing, but the work is mine and Barry Goldberg's together. It is Barry's story of his friendship with Michael (Mike) ...

Born in Chicago: Butterfield, Bloomfield & the Sixties' Young Turks

Comment by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, 18 April 2013

IS IT JUST ME? Or has anyone else who's seen the PBS special Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live found the whole affair cringe-worthy ...

Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (Columbia/Legacy)

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 13 April 2014

Anthology captures the titanic legacy of the late talent who inspired Clapton, Dylan and more. ...

The History of the Blues-Rock Press: Part 2

Retrospective by Don Armstrong, Music Journalism History, March 2020

Based on a series of posts published in Music Journalism History from November 9, 2019 to March 13, 2020. ...


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