The Butterfield Blues Band - Live (1970)

The Butterfield Blues Band were an American blues group fronted by vocalist and harmonica player Paul Butterfield, who was one of the first well-known white blues singers.

1970 saw The Butterfield Blues Band release their first and only live album. It showed what their blues/r&b/jazz fusion was like in concert, with plenty of instrumental showcases from all eight members. By then their lineup had changed yet again, consisting of Paul Butterfield (harmonica/vocals), Ralph Walsh (guitar), Ted Harris (electric piano), Rod Hicks (bass/vocals), George Davidson (drums), Trevor Laurence (sax), Gene Dinwiddie (sax/vocals) and Steve Madaio (trumpet). At this point in their history the band weren't selling many records, but were at their peak as a live act, playing big venues all over the country. This excellent live recording stands up today as testimony to their power in concert.

Keep On Moving (1969) <|> Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin' (1971)
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JennyD said...

Hi, Esther :) Have so enjoyed your blog, all the great information, and the wonderful sharing you do. I have a question about The Butterfield Blues Band - Live album. Originally, this was a 2-LP album. Have you ever run into the 2nd LP of this? I haven't found it anywhere but know for certain it was a double vinyl. I'll ck back from time to time to see if you were luckier than I was.
Many thanks again~~~

JennyD said...

Esther, I think I found the answer. After searching for days, I found a notation on a blog about the difference between the original LP and the cds made later. After reading this, I think your post covered all the tracks of the double LP, and as you said, "long tracks". Here's the quote:
"The vinyl set could easily run $30 or more if it can be found; it has only has half of what's on the CD, and not necessarily the better half. © Bruce Eder, All Music Guide © 2010 Answers Corporation N.B: The preceding review refers to the bonus CD reissue".
It went on to talk about that concert in LA on 3/21 and 3/22 1970 at the Troubador and mentions a number of the tracks. But mainly it was SO interesting to find that the remakes of the orig LP all seem to have added even more tracks than the original, and then naming it a 2-CD made it sound as if it matched the 2-LP, but nope, it doesn't. You got it right, Esther :D GREAT JOB!
Here's where I found the info:

JennyD said...

Holy smoke, look what I found a minute ago, hot dog! Here's the link for the pic of the LP, the cover back and front, and both LPs. Wow. You can capture it and enlarge and you'll see the titles for all 4 sides. YOURS is perfecto! Case closed, lol. :D