Friday, July 31

The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Wikipedia - "East-West is the second album by The Butterfield Blues Band, released in 1966 on Elektra Records, EKS 7315 in stereo, EKL 315 in mono. It was recorded at the famed Chess Studios on 2120 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. ... Like the band's record debut, this album features traditional blues covers and the guitar work of Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop. Unlike the debut, Bishop also turns in some guitar solos, and drummer Sam Lay had left the band, to be replaced by Billy Davenport. The social complexion of the band changed as well; ruled by Butterfield in the beginning, it evolved into more of a democracy both in terms of financial reward and input into repertoire. ... Both reflected his love of jazz, as 'Work Song' had become a hard bop standard, and the title track 'East-West' used elements of modal jazz as introduced by Miles Davis on his ground-breaking Kind of Blue album. ..."

2014 January: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)