The searing lead guitarist of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag, Chicago-born Mike Bloomfield was easily one of the finest blues players--of any race--America has produced. Bloomfield'spent his teenage years in the gritty Southside blues clubs, where he learned his chops firsthand from the masters and eventually developed his own incendiary style; a slashing sound marked by razor-sharp lines.

Bob Dylan certainly knows a good thing when he hears it - so It's no coincidence that in 1965 he tapped Bloomfield for the "wild mercury sound" of his visionary Highway 61 Revisited LP and groundbreaking "electric" set at the Newport Folk Festival. A monumentally influential guitarist, Mike Bloomfield changed the sound of rock 'n' roll for an entire generation of players.
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Bloomfield, Mike - Im Cutting Out - LP
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    Growing up in wealthy family in north Chicago, Mike Bloomfield felt the blues call to him from across town. Eschewing his family’s lucrative catering equipment business, he began haunting the blues clubs on the south side, observing and learning from genre masters like Muddy Waters and Sleepy John Estes. In a short time, he had built a solid reputation as a guitar prodigy and began to meet other young blues enthusiasts like Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop who shared his passion. Such was his...

    Bloomfield, Mike - Super Session LP
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      This historic 1968 summit meeting features three of the era’s greatest musical talents: blues guitar hero extraordinaire Mike Bloomfield, multi-talented keyboard visionary Al Kooper and Buffalo Springfield/CSNY founder and ace axeman Stephen Stills. After achieving prominence for his work as a member of the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat and Tears, and for his role in Bob Dylan’s transition to electric rock, Kooper hit upon the idea of cutting a rock album using the same approach that was the...

      Bloomfield, Mike - The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper 2-LP Set
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        In the wake of the success of their seminal 1968 Super Session album, blues-steeped guitar hero Mike Bloomfield (formerly of the Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag) and multi-talented keyboardist/singer Al Kooper (ex-Blues Project and Blood, Sweat and Tears) teamed up again for a historic series of joint performances at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore West, which are documented on The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper. The resulting live album, culled from three...