MIKE BLOOMFIELD – ” The Gospel Truth “

Posted: October 23, 2021 in MUSIC
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Mike Bloomfield “The Gospel Truth” 2CD set of rarities, hits and unreleased live tracks (Sunset Blvd)

New 2 CD set, a combination of rarities, hits & previously unreleased live recordings.

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 just a few years in it; he maintained a lower-visibility career during the ’70s due to his distaste for fame and his worsening drug problems, which claimed his life in 1981.

During the late ’70s, Bloomfield recorded for several smaller labels (including Takoma), usually in acoustic settings, authentic and personal. Disc 2 features a previously unreleased 1971 concert from the archives.

[CD1: Best Of Acoustic & Electric Sessions]
1. Michigan Water Blues
2. Frankie And Johnny
3. Hitch-Hike On The Possum Trot Line
4. Pleading Blues
5. Papa-Mama-Rompah-Stompah
6. Effinonna Rag
7. The Gospel Truth
8. You Took My Money
9. Lights Out
10. Junker’s Blues
11. It’ll Be Me
12. Snowblind
13. Peepin’ An A Mornin’ Blues
14. At The Cross
15. Hilo Waltz
16. Guitar King
17. My Children, My Children (I Call You)
18. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

[CD2: In Concert]
1. If You See My Baby
2. Poor Kelly
3. Statesboro Blues
4. You Won’t See Me
5. She’s Mine
6. Come Back Baby
7. Driftin’ and Driftin’

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