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Live at Bill Grahams Fillmore West 1969
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites
Live at Bill Grahams Fillmore West 1969
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
 
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Raven presents for the first time on one CD, the legendary concert by MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD and NICK GRAVENITES recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore West in 1969. With bonus track, superb quality audio, color booklet and inform...  more »

     
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All Artists: Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites
Title: Live at Bill Grahams Fillmore West 1969
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: Raven [Australia]
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 4/7/2009
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 612657029329

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Raven presents for the first time on one CD, the legendary concert by MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD and NICK GRAVENITES recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore West in 1969. With bonus track, superb quality audio, color booklet and informative liner notes. The late, great Bloomfield is recognised as one of the finest and most influential blues guitarists that America has ever produced. Best known for his astonishing technique and the piercing tone of his solos, he was a member of the ground-breaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band, played on Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' and backed him at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when Dylan first went 'electric'. He helped pioneer horn-rock with the Electric Flag and the Super Session concept with Al Kooper as well as recording Triumvirate with John Hammond Jr and Dr. John. Bloomfield and Gravenites - lead singer of the Flag and a respected bluesman in his own right - cut an incendiary performance at the Fillmore West which yielded this phenomenal album. The concert was split across the original Live at Fillmore West vinyl and Gravenites' My Labors album, and the tracks have now been recombined on one stellar CD. Bloomfield positively burns on 'It Takes Time', 'Killing My Love', 'Gypsy Good Time', while his monumental solo on 'Blues on a Westside' is one of the greatest moments in blues rock history. Carlos Santana said Bloomfield "literally changed my life". Dylan said "he played circles around anything I could play". Gravenites called him "a huge giant of a person".
 

CD Reviews

Stratospheric!
M. Bernocchi | Old Windsor, Berkshire United Kingdom | 05/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You are in front of one of the greatest live blues album ever! I am not scared about making this statement as I believe that this is absolutely true. This live set recorded in 1969 finds Mike at the pick of his carrier and in a fantastic shape. Michael performance in here is so good to leave you speechless. Numbers like Blues On A Westside, Moon Tune, It Takes Time, Killing My Love, Carmelita Skiffle, It's About Time, One More Mile To Go are real gems that are going to remain in the history of blues music. More, they should be played in every music school to teach how electric blues is meant to be played! Surely Mike has been one of the most, if not the most, influential white blues guitarist ever lived. Just listen to the intro of Blues On A West Side and then to Ronnie Earl's Rego Park Blues final solo (live version) and you will see. However in this fantastic album packed from start to finish with excellence also the performances of the great vocalist Nick Gravenites deserves a special mention as it does the guest appearance of Taj Mahal. This is a 1969 recording sounding as fresh as it was recorded yesterday, a real masterpiece that deserves attention not just from blues lovers but also from everyone who love music.

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Bloomfield at his best !!
Blues_King | Chesapeake, VA USA | 04/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album, along with the Butterfield stuff, is Bloomfield at his best. His playing on this album is fantastic, period!!. Anyone who forgot or never heard of Bloomfield should get this immediatly. A Desrt Island Disc as they say. Bloomers lives !!"
Recycled
D. Perrine | 06/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The expanded reissue of "My Labors" on Acadia includes much of this material. It also has one 13 minute live cut not included here, as well as three inferior studio cuts. This compilation has five cuts not on the Acadia release. I'm just going by track lists, so it's possible that some of the duplicates might be alternate takes. While this album is described as being from one "legendary concert," the Acadia notes reference several live sessions at the Filmore from January and February 1969. However all of the Acadia material was taken from the two original releases, and I would assume that the * next to the last title on this one indicates the only previously unreleased track."