Born In Chicago ~ The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Rippin’ into a piece of the fabric of my history I was about 50 years ago now at the young at of 17 that I first went to Chicago and saw this band! The Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s self-titled debut effort from would turn the Blues world in America on its head, much as Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton did a year later in England. A multi-racial band comprised of Chicago blues veterans, Paul Butterfield’s gruff-n-tumble vocals and raging harp would be complimented by guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, and supported by a stellar rhythm section in bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay, both from Howlin’ Wolf’s band. The album’s mix of original material, including friend-of-the-band Nick Gravenites' “Born In Chicago” and the collaborative “Thank You Mr. Poobah” sit comfortably alongside covers of songs from Willie Dixon, Little Walter, Elmore James, and Muddy Waters.
This painting was on the cover of the paperback “The Pleasure Seekers” by H. Vernor Dixon.
Illustration: Lou Marchetti
Now, this lovely person’s blog covers all those things…er..topics that we used to say were fit only for the cocktail party bar…..love yah HR!
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Never grow tired of this rendition……saw Marc live last year and he was on form….
Monk’s Dream (Take 8) ~ Thelonious Monk (w/.Quartet)
Just a fine way to end this very fine day…..I was thinking of Monk today as I strolled through the 400 plus photographs of Dennis Hopper’s Lost Album Exhibition at the RAC…..thought some of the work was tragically brilliant…why tragic because I think that Dennis was always consider an nutty activist/actor….not a very very artist with his finger on the pulse of what art was doing and where it was going. The Sunday Got Jazz and Memories selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and scorpion vodka y’all!