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Mike Bloomfield -- Stop

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Stanford Guitar, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Tele-Afflicted

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    The notes are the easy part.....Bloomfield's sense of time and phrasing...magical.

     
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    Best ever. Best Mike. Best Mike plus Al. Best produced Bloomfield track. Best Al Kooper backing. I used to sit and listen to this track over and over.
     
  3. Stanford Guitar

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    I'm always amazed at how much the truly great players can convey, with so few notes. Every note is essential, none are wasted.
     
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    Listening to the track, the backing of the band does quite a bit of lifting as well. Dynamic and everybody seems to be responsive to what everyone else is playing. It just elevates his playing like putting the right frame on a portrait.
     
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    The horns ( I believe) were added after Super Sessions were recorded.

    Side note:

    My older sister had this on vinyl in HS, so I've been listening to this, Butterfield, Electric Flag since I was 11!

    She had the albums on reel-to-reel as she had an integrated amp/ Stereo tape player, but no turntable.

    So her then boyfriend recorded HIS albums onto tape for her.
    ( I liked hanging out with them- a pest)
     
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    A true master. Listen, and have faith in osmosis.
     
  7. gitold

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    This and the James Gangs version were a big part of my early guitar inspiration
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  8. Stanford Guitar

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    Yeah, everyone on that record can play a little bit.
     
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  9. gitold

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    And listen to how twangy a vintage sunburst Paul was through a black face twin.
     
  10. Stanford Guitar

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    I remember reading that the 59 Burst he played on that album was lost?
     
  11. Chiogtr4x

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    bloomfield-front-6977-c56.jpeg
     
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    He left it in Canada at a club as he had to leave quickly. Mike was a real messed up guy especially towards the end of his life. Very sad story.
     
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    Check out YouTube Monterey outtakes. He is just incredible.
     
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    Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield, amazing
     
  15. gitold

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    The reason he’s only on one side of Super Session is he just up and left after a day or two. Kooper called in Steve Stills to help finish the album.
     
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    I love that all of my 60s hero’s used coily cords. Didn’t they know that it would hurt there sound?....?
     
  17. E5RSY

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    I know it’s supposed to be the Les Paul era, but damn, sounds like his old Tele to me on that track.
     
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    He was one of my heroes. He was gone way too soon. My favorite Bloomfield is the Electric Flag album.
     
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    Great minds think alike . I actually prefer the James Gang version on 'Yer Album .
     
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    True.
    James Gang, played the full form of the tune.
    MB n AK stuck to the opening vamp.
    Buddy Miles w Hendrix did a great version of this tune as well.
     
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