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"Play The Blues As You Please, Man!"

Line up your list of "Guitar Gods" and I'll line up mine=Mike Bloomfield is gonna be sittin' on the top few rungs of my ladder! {Bloomfield picked & played with the best: Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, Al Kooper and Paul Butterfield!} "Play "Em As You Please" is a crazy collection of tunes; absolutely aimed at amatuer axe-slingers! The narratives are informative as well as interesting. Bloomfield loved to Jam with established Bluesmen; in the Studio as well as on Stage! (I really felt like it was a "Death In My Family" when I read about his tragic demise) On this collection, Blues Electric & Acoustic really do come alive in the hands of a man who just loved to "Play It As He Pleased!" Pleased to hear you again, Mike!...by Grimmbo.

The way the blues should be loved

Mike Bloomfield is the great unheralded electric guitarist. A truly great American artist who mined the Blues long before it was fashionable and hip to do so. The only white man that came close to saying as much with his guitar was Duane Allman. If he had been British he would occupy the space in our consciousness that Peter Green, Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck do.

Biography

Born: July 28, 1943 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Michael Bloomfield was one of America's first great white blues guitarists, earning his reputation on the strength of his work in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. His expressive, fluid solo lines and prodigious technique graced many other projects — most notably Bob Dylan's earliest electric forays — and he also pursued a solo career, with variable results. Uncomfortable with the reverential treatment afforded a guitar hero, Bloomfield tended to shy away from the spotlight after spending...
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