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 charm and the self-titled recording was released in October of that same year.
The album, a milestone in electric blues, contained a mix of blues standards and striking originals. One of these songs, the Nick Gravenites composition "Born in Chicago," became their signature tune. With Bishop relegated to rhythm guitar, Bloomfield played all the solos, instantly raising him to "guitar hero" contender. Furthermore, the album provided a much-needed repost to the thriving British blues movement. It is with great reverence, then, that Sundazed presents this groundbreaking blues masterpiece, sourced from the original analog session tapes and preserved on virgin vinyl guaranteed to get your turntable's mojo working.