The Paul Butterfield Blues Band nailed it right out of the gate with their smoking self-titled 1965 debut, which spotlights the blues-guitar genius of Mike Bloomfield alongside Butterfield's impassioned vocals and wailing harmonica, abetted by a rock-solid supporting cast of Elvin Bishop on rhythm guitar, keyboardist Mark Naftalin and Howlin' Wolf's rhythm section, Jerome Arnold on bass and drummer Sam Lay. The Butterfield Blues Band's first shot was the perfect set-up for the more exotic stylings of 1966's East-West, which finds them adding elements of modern jazz and the music of India, most notably on the landmark title track, which paved the way for much of the musical experimentation of the late '60s.
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    On colored vinyl! 1966's East-West, the second album from the Butterfield Blues Band--and their last with lead guitarist Mike Bloomfield--found the group branching out from the electric blues and adding elements of modern jazz and the music of India, most notably on the landmark title track, which paved the way for much of the musical experimentation of the late '60s. "Sundazed's East-West packs a sonic punch, revealing the scorching guitars and gritty-sounding harmonica in all their ragged...

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      The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was quickly signed by Elektra Records and began work on their debut album. In the midst of recording, Bloomfield, Arnold and Lay were drafted to be part of Bob Dylan's backing band as he infamously "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival in July 1965. Returning to their recording duties, the band began their third attempt to complete the album under the direction of Elektra house producer Paul Rothchild. Fortunately, the third time proved to be the...