Monday, September 18, 2006


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Producer Paul A. Rothchild & Mark Abramson (1-5,7-9)
Producer Albert Grossman & John Court (10)
Producer Barry Friedman (6)
Production Supervisor Jac Holzman

Paul Butterfield: Vocals, Harmonica
Michael Bloomfield : Guitar
Elvin Bishop : Guitar
Jerome Arnold : Bass
Billy Davenport : Drums
Mark Naftalin : Organ

01. "Walkin' Blues" (3.15)
02. "Get Out My Life Woman" (3.12)
03. "I Got A Mind To Give Up Living" (4.57)
04. "All These Blues" (2.20)
05. "Work Song" (7.53)
06. "Mary, Mary" (2.49)
07. "Two Trains Runnin'"(3.52)
08. "Never Say No" (2.57)
09. "East-West" (13.10)
10. "Come On In" (2.01)

(01-09)LP/CD "East-West" (1966-Elektra)
(1,3-5,09-10)CD "The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Anthology"(1997-Elektra)

The record that took BBB to even higher grounds. If the first album was a landmark this album, is so great and was so influential that it ranks alongside the best of Bob Dylan’s recordings. “The Raga”, the first name for “East-West”, spawned a whole following of acid-rock groups taking up Indian music. This single track should be voted one of the most influential recordings in the century!

“Work Song” is also historic. You can’t get a blues band to play better than this. Butter is singing and playing throughout the album as if it was the last thing in his life. The only setback is when Elvin Bishop takes the vocal on (8), which was unnecessary with a vocalist like PB in the band.

The single outtake “Come On In” probably was an attempt to make a follow up to the FM success of the first recording of “Born in Chicago”, but it never comes near any of the other tracks on the album. It’s like some of the marches that later incarnations of BBB recorded (fx at Woodstock). The single is rarely seen. The other two singles were reputedly released, and if they were in fact released they are very, very scarce. That track (6) has another producer than the rest of the session could indicate it was the first track to be recorded.

According to the January 1967 issue of the magazine Crawdaddy, was "Come On In" recorded "in a very unpremeditated session just before the group went to England." This dates the session to mid October 1966.


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