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Michael Bloomfield

Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: July 28, 1943 | Died: February 15, 1981    

Michael Bloomfield - electric guitar (1943 - 1981)

By the time Michael Bloomfield joined the Butterfield Blues Band in 1965 and thus played his way into blues and rock history, he was already an accomplished guitarist in the mold of his heroes Jimmie Rodgers, B.B.King, T-Bone Walker,etc. and could hold his own in the Southside Chicago clubs where he made his bones. He introduced the blues to a whole new generation, and opened the doors for the acknowledged masters to gain respect and recognition for their music. He always gave the original bluesmen their due and though he has slipped into the cracks of musical history, his contribution to the popularity and acceptance blues guitar is immense....
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Source: Bio by Dan Collins / intro by James Nadal

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    If You Love These Blues, Play Em As You Please

    Kicking Mule
    2005

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