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by Bill Keenom,Michael Bloomfield,Jan Mark Wolkin


Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan.

Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan.

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Michael Bloomfield book. Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, The Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's "Super Session

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Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob .

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Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with the Paul Butterfield Blues . If you love his blues, you'll love this book.

Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, the Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's "Super Session. King, producer Paul Rothchild and dozens of others including Bloomfield himself. Having an oral history of Mike Bloomfield is probably the only way one could view the many sides and idiosyncrasies of such a talented, complex individual. I thought I knew him pretty well, but when I dove into these pages, I got an additional postgraduate education I never expected.

Michael Bloomfield's mother was born Dorothy Klein in Chicago in 1918 and married Harold Bloomfield in 1940. If You Love These Blues by Wolkin & Keenom (Miller Freeman Books, 2000) contains a CD of 1964 recordings made by Norman Dayron. She came from an artistic, musical family, and worked as an actor and a model before marrying Bloomfield. Bloomfield's family lived in various locations around Chicago before settling at 424 West Melrose Street on the North Side. When he was twelve his family moved to suburban Glencoe, Illinois, where he attended New Trier High School for two years.

Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Bob Dylan The Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's Super Session. His story is told in the words of his brother musicians such as . King producer Paul Rothchild and dozens of others ä including Bloomfield himself. Features a foreword by Carlos Santana and audio of unreleased early studio tracks. This book) is a look inside the psyche of a musical innovator who deserves a posthumous Nobel Prize and a statue on Rush Street in Chicago. If you love his blues you'll love this book.

(Book). Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, the Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's "Super Session." His story is told in the words of his brother, musicians such as B.B. King, producer Paul Rothchild and dozens of others including Bloomfield himself. Features a foreword by Carlos Santana, and access to online audio of unreleased early studio tracks. Hardcover. "(This book) is a look inside the psyche of a musical innovator who deserves a posthumous Nobel Prize and a statue on Rush Street in Chicago. If you love his blues, you'll love this book." Al Kooper
Majin
This is, and will probably remain, THE book on Mike Bloomfield. The only other book worth having is Ed Ward's "Rise And Fall Of An American Guitar Hero", which is out of print and very expensive in the secondary market; Ward's book also has some inaccuracies.

For many people, Mike Bloomfield is someone they know from the famed "Super Session" album from the late 1960s. Others may know him from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Few, however, realize the true breadth and depth of his recording career or his intelligence and humanity. This book goes a long way to painting a picture of who and what Mike really was.

This book is basically a long collection of quotes and remembrances of Mike by the people who were part of his life. In a loose sense of the word, it is a biography. It captures, more importantly, Mike as a person and the truly extraordinary person he was.

The CD is worth the price of the book alone, containing three solo acoustic tracks from Norman Dayron's apartment in January 1964 and four live performances from October 1964 (three electric and one piano).

The discography is about as good and up to date as is available. I am working on a proper discography, which I hope to have published within a year.

If you like Mike Bloomfield or his music or are just plain curious about this extraordinary human being, this book is absolutely essential.
Brol
I gotta confess, I never really appreciated the depth of Mike Bloomfield's talent when he was in his heyday. Oh yeah, I was a fan of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and of the Electric Flag, but I never did buy wholly into the "Bloomfield as guitar god" mantra that many of my slightly older friends and schoolmates did. Perhaps if I had been just a little older when he was at his zenith, I would have understood just how musically important he was!

If You Love These Blues was brought to my attention by one of the book's authors who had e-mailed me about one of my reviews on amazon. His description of it sounded interesting, so I took a chance and ordered it here. Am I ever glad I did! Not only did I get a book chock full of interesting stories and anecdotes about Bloomfield and those who surrounded him, I also got a magnificent CD of previously unissued 1964 Bloomfield recordings, from the vaults so to speak.

The book:

If You Love These Blues is not a traditional biography, rather it is a compilation and arrangement of interviews of Bloomfield himself (before his death, of course), his colleagues, his intimates, and some of his important acquaintances given over the years as Bloomfield's life is explored from his youth until his untimely death. Some of the interviews of those important in his life were given years after Bloomfield's death and help the reader to form a retrospective impression of the sort of guy Bloomfield was.

At first I was skeptical about how this style of biography would work out, now I see that it was probably the best way to approach Bloomfield's story. The interviews and stories are not haphazardly arranged, but are in such an order as to give the reader a coherent overview of each important period of Bloomfield's life. The stories, reminiscences, and anecdotes are sometimes humorous, sometime tragic, but nearly always compelling. My favorite bunch of reminiscences are those revolving around Bloomfield and his experiences with some of the old giants of blues, particularly those of his wild trip to St Louis with Big Joe Williams and a couple friends.

Those most interested in the musical aspect of his life and the musicians that surrounded, influenced, or were influenced by Bloomfield will enjoy reading the comments of luminaries like Elvin Bishop, Jack Casady, Nick Gravenites, Al Kooper, Buddy Miles, Charlie Musselwhite,Mark Naftalin, and Carlos Santana among many others.

At the end of the book, there is a list of interviewees for quick reference, a comprehensive discography, and a selected critical discography.

The CD:

First, I've gotta say that even without the CD, the book was well worth the price paid. With the CD, the book is an incredible bargain. Take yourself back to 1964 and try to remember the kind and quality of the music that was popular then. Try to think of anyone at that time who was considered a legitimate guitar hero, then listen to this! Now how advanced is this for its day? You get nearly 45 minutes of primitive, searing blues that let you see just how far ahead of his contemporaries he was. Bloomfield often liked to play all the parts, and his experiments here with overdubbing showcase his massive talent. I like it all, but particularly enjoy Country Boy (with a young Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica), Intermission Blues (on which his piano play foreshadows Bob Hall's style on early Savoy Brown recordings), and the jamfest Gotta Call Susie that closes out the CD.

If you are a blues fan and if you love the blues style popularized by Michael Bloomfield and his colleagues, then you will buy this book! I cannot give it any higher recommendation.
FEISKO
I enjoyed reading this--and sent one to my brother, who is 11 years older than me. Mike's in laws owned the two-flat I lived in as a little girl--they lived upstairs and I remember him visiting. In my memories, he always stopped to see my mom-we lived on the first floor, and for some reason, she took took a shine to Mike--he was very personable, and possibly our mutual religion created that bond. When I was older, and became fascinated with blues guitar, I could appreciate what a great talent he was.
Jark
My thanks to Jan Mark Wolkin & Bill Keenom for this wonderful book on the great Michael Bloomfield. For any musician/guitarist with even a passing interest in the blues this is must reading. The book is not one man's opinion but rather a collection of interviews of those closest to Michael over the years. What better source? You have a "fly on the wall" perspective on the life of this giant of American music. Michael is one of the genuine blues masters and was completely accepted by the greats (King, Wolf, Muddy, etc) as one of their own. B.B. King considered him a son. While the English guitarists were listening to the American blues greats, Michael had been sitting in and playing with these same greats since he was a young teenager. He was also central in introducing these greats to large white audiences through his connections with the great rock impresario Bill Graham of the Fillmore East/West venues. The book even comes with a CD of unreleased privately recorded tunes that are a wonderful addition to any Bloomfield collection. For those new to Bloomfield I would also recommend "Essential Blues 1964-1969- Don't Say I Ain't Your Man!" and Nick Gravenites' "My Labors and More" for great examples of this man's exquisite touch, phrasing and depth of emotion when playing the electric slow blues. You will not regret buying this wonderful read on one of the greatest players to ever pick up an electric guitar. I noticed that a good portion of this book was based on the transcripts of original on camera interviews conducted by Bob Sarles of Ravin' Films for an upcoming documentary of this great musician! Check out Bob's other work, including films about Jefferson Airplane and John Lee Hooker (...) Stay tuned! I hope this review helped.
Michael Bloomfield - If You Love These Blues: An Oral History ebook
Author:
Bill Keenom,Michael Bloomfield,Jan Mark Wolkin
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Backbeat Books (October 30, 2000)
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