℗ 1965 Elektra Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company
 

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

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1.1
Born in Chicago
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
2:55
1.2
Shake Your Money-Maker
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
2:27
1.3
Blues with a Feeling
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
4:24
1.4
Thank You Mr. Poobah
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
4:05
1.5
I Got My Mojo Working
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
3:30
1.6
Mellow Down Easy
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
3:05
1.7
Screamin'
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
4:30
1.8
Our Love Is Drifting
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
3:25
1.9
Mystery Train
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
2:45
1.10
Last Night
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
4:15
1.11
Look over Yonders Wall
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
2:23
Total Playing Time    37:44
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band is the debut album by Paul Butterfield, released in 1965 on Elektra Records. In 2003, the album was ranked number 476 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, moving up to number 468 in the revised 2012 list, and also is ranked at #11 on Down Beat magazine's list of the top 50 blues albums.

In late 1964, a friend of Elektra house producer Paul Rothchild told him that the "best band in the world was on stage at a blues bar in Chicago." Rothchild took a plane to Chicago to see the Butterfield quartet, and later the same night went to a different club and saw guitarist Mike Bloomfield with a different band. According to Rothchild, it was at his impetus that Paul Butterfield hired Bloomfield as his second guitar alongside Elvin Bishop. The Butterfield rhythm section of Jerome Arnold and Sam Lay had been hired away from Howlin' Wolf.

Sessions were arranged for December, 1964, but these were abandoned for live recordings from the Cafe Au Go Go in New York City after the band's appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. Upon hearing the live tapes, Rothchild still remained dissatisfied, and the band went into the studio in September 1965 in an attempt to record the album for the third time. The guitar solos were all played by Bloomfield, Bishop relegated to rhythm guitar. Keyboardist Mark Naftalin was drafted in at the September sessions and asked to join the band by Butterfield, expanding it to a sextet.

The album presents band originals and songs in the style of electric Chicago blues. It is one of the first blues albums recorded in America featuring a white singer, trailing a few years behind the British blues movement where white singers and musicians had been performing and recording blues since the late 1950s.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino/Elektra Studio Masters

Tracks 1-11 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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