June 2, 2013 – 4:58 am

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New York 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Bottom Line, New York; January 25, 1975 (second night). Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

“As a teenager living on Chicago’s North Shore, Michael Bloomfield ventured downtown to seek out the patriarchs of Chicago blues - Muddy Waters, Albert KIng and others - and learned their guitar techniques firsthand.” From The Paul Butterfield Blues Band to Electric Flag to his solo works, not to mention the 1968 Super Session with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bloomfield was certainly a musician who had gone too soon when he died in 1981 at the age 37.

Thanks to ckyhim1990 for sharing this show at Lossless Legs.

Pictures by Bob Andres and David Jacobs, posted at mikebloomfield.com - Thanks!

WLIR-FM broadcast reel master > reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Flac

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Track 01. You’ve Been Wrong (8.0MB)
Track 02. Band Intro (950k)
Track 03. Orphan’s Blues (12.8MB)
Track 04. Blue Highway (13.3MB)
Track 05. Buried Alive in the Blues (11.0MB)
Track 06. I’ll Never Get Over Losing You (21.5MB)
Track 07. DJ Announce (1.9MB)
Track 08. Lights Out (3.8MB)
Track 09. I Believe (12.6MB)
Track 10. My Labors (12.8MB)
Track 11. Wine (5.7MB)

Michael Bloomfield - guitars, vocals
Nick Gravenites - vocals, guitars
Mark Naftalin- keyboards
George Raines - drums
Roger “Jellyroll” Troy - bass, vocals

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  1. 13 Responses to “MIKE BLOOMFIELD - NEW YORK 1975”

  2. 5 years before his last ever performance at a dylan show.
    i have a few incredible items of bloomfield and if yall are fans of his u should search out something called an american guitarist radio show from 2008. its a 4 hour show. i highly recommend it.
    he also did andy warhol’s bad sndtrck in 77. thats a keeper. and theres a rare item called best of boots with 11 tracks on it. worth finding. probably one of the best items i own.

    By darth on Jun 2, 2013

  3. thankx darth-made a data disc of his stuff from everywhere and couldn’t fit all of it on one volume-calls for disc 2,lol.
    you should check out the documentary (If you haven’t already) on youtube.Very interesting.

    By matt the cat on Jun 2, 2013

  4. bloomfield also created several soundtracks for the mitchell brothers porn films. he passed before doing the soundtrack for jackie treehorn’s “log jammin”.

    By barth on Jun 2, 2013

  5. log jammin’? Might that be porn too? Just a guess…

    By matt the cat on Jun 2, 2013

  6. I`ve got an oddity for you, soundtrack from the movie “Steelyard Blues”..featuring Mike Bloomfield.
    I bought the lp years ago, anyone recall that lp or the film?

    By sluggo on Jun 2, 2013

  7. Hey Sluggo, I was always curious about that (long out of print) one! Weren’t Maria Muldaur and Paul Butterfield also involved on the music? I vaguely remember the film, but no memory of whether it was a traditional music-cues-to-picture scored soundtrack or just songs written for scenes. Is it worth a listen? Any info appreciated, thanx.

    By lowendbill on Jun 2, 2013

  8. lowendbill ,
    the following quote is from allmusic..they say it as well as I can [if you see this lp/cd buy it!]
    A tremendous soundtrack album to director Alan Myerson’s film Steelyard Blues, which starred Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, and Peter Boyle, this collection feels like a side project collaboration between the Electric Flag and Paul Butterfield Blues Band with added performances by Maria Muldaur and Merl Saunders. The majority of the material is written and performed by the great Nick Gravenites and Mike Bloomfield, the 14 songs really standing up on their own as a work not dependent on the film and not feeling like they are mere chess pieces to supplement a Hollywood flick. Gravenites does a masterful job of producing, with “Common Ground” resembling a great lost Electric Flag song — Annie Sampson trading off on the vocals with Gravenites as Janis Joplin did with him on In Concert. Muldaur co-wrote “Georgia Blues” with Bloomfield and Gravenites, while they gave Muldaur and Saunders the opportunity to contribute a tune by including their “Do I Care.” “My Bag (The Oysters)” adds some pop/doo wop to the affair, a nice twist, and it borders on parody. Gravenites is always able to juggle his serious side with a tongue-in-cheek wink, and this interesting and enjoyable effort deserved much wider play.

    By sluggo on Jun 3, 2013

  9. Sluggo & Lowenbill & anyone else except the ass that posted using my name. Here is Steelyard Blues from 24hrDejaVu.
    Click on the little helmet guy in the picture under the description to download.
    or here it is here

    While you are there-Give him a Thank You.

    By sking on Jun 3, 2013

  10. Thanks, sking.

    By Dingus on Jun 3, 2013

  11. sking, THANX! I’ve been wanting to hear this album for years! –So it better be worth the wait (just kidding!). Seriously, quite the thoughtful goodwill gesture which I hope everyone who can appreciate it will. The more goodwill around here, the better.

    By lowendbill on Jun 4, 2013

  12. lowendbill- I got that a month or so ago and when you & Sluggo mentioned it I went back to be sure the link was still good. If that was you that thanked him then thanks. The guy keeps the site going by himself and I know a little gratitude goes a long way.

    By sking on Jun 5, 2013

  13. sking, yup, ’twas me (and thanks for the nudge).

    By lowendbill on Jun 5, 2013

  14. BigO has Yonder Comes Sin by Bob Dylan, a compilation of live tracks from Dylan’s tour from the late 70’s. Dylan talks to Mike Bloomfield prior to one of the songs. It is considered some of the best Dylan performances, above average overall at least.

    By 5yrsnojob on Jun 19, 2013

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