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Thread #143168 Message #3305150
Posted By: Chris C
09-Feb-12 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: Opinion about Paul Butterfield?
Subject: RE: Opinion about Paul Butterfield?
I'm not a harp player, but as a blues gtr player for many years, I've worked with a few really fine ones.
Butterfield is regarded by myself and all of the "blues guys" I've ever heard talk about him (some of whom knew him) as great. He's not without equal as a harmonica player or singer, but the whole package - his intensity, authenticity, vision, band-leadership - made for one of the greatest Chicago blues ensembles ever. And that's saying a lot.
I'd love to hear any recollections, stories, etc about your experiences having seen the band so many times...not to hijack the thread. Feel free to PM me if you want, but I bet lots of 'Catters would love to hear about Butterfield, Bloomfield and company back in the day.
Wish I coulda been there. (Take us back, please!)