Michael Bloomfield: born 7/28/43

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    The best!
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    I like some of the oddball cuts that came a little later in his career. His phrasing improved and so did his voice.



     
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    I could be wrong but isn't the first solo of East-West actually Elvin Bishop
     
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    Yeah I think it is. And the second solo (harp) is Butterfield. Then the third solo, which starts at 2:49, is Bloomfield. Then I'm not sure if it's all Bloomfield for the rest of the song, or whether Bishop gets another shot at it.

    Either way, it's magic.
     
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    This one always gets me. The playing and the tone. What a master.
     
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    Classic. I learned to jam from this album
     
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    Both guys are definitely playing at the end, over each other, going crazy!

    Sounds like key of D (?) ,and at one point ( quickly) you can hear Bloomfield hit a low tonic on the low E string, makes me wonder if maybe he had just that string tuned down to D, but really isn't striking it that much?

    Playing the P-90 Goldtop, right? Loud and clean!
     
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    Yes of course! They're playing together for the last few minutes. I'd forgotten that - haven't listened to it all the way through in a while.

    Was Bloomfield on the LP by this time? I can't remember when he exchanged the Tele for the LP. It was fairly early on, so probably is playing the Gibson on this album. Sounds throaty enough through (I assume) a Twin.

    I think by the Super Sessions he was playing a Strat - that was his weapon for much of the 70s.
     
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    Here is Suoer Sessions pic
    I think '68, then Electric Flag after....

    ( Steve Stills on all side 2 as MB was AWOL)
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