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Guitar king : Michael Bloomfield's life in the blues

Author: David Dann
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Named one of the world's great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield (1943-1981) remains beloved by fans nearly forty years after his untimely death. Taking readers backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield's work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Michael Bloomfield; Michael Bloomfield
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dann
ISBN: 9781477318775 1477318771
OCLC Number: 1091235299
Description: viii, 740 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Guitar king --
His holy modal majesty --
Knockin' myself out.
Responsibility: David Dann.

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Named one of the world's great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield (1943-1981) remains beloved by fans nearly forty years after his untimely death. Taking readers backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield's work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as on the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, and soundtrack work with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. In vivid chapters drawn from meticulous research, including more than seventy interviews with the musician's friends, relatives, and band members, music historian David Dann brings to life Bloomfield’s worlds, from his comfortable upbringing in a Jewish family on Chicago's North Shore to the gritty taverns and raucous nightclubs where this self-taught guitarist helped transform the sound of contemporary blues and rock music. With scenes that are as electrifying as Bloomfield's solos, this is the story of a life lived at full volume.

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