Sunday Morning Blues: 12/16/2012

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This week we began our show with a birthday tribute to the late Paul Butterfield. The legendary harmonica player emerged from Chicago in 1966 with his “Butterfield Blues Band” album on Elektra Records. That band featured Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop on amazing guitars, and there was also a black rhythm section.

In mid-60’s America, an interracial band was certainly a rarity, plus the presence of young, white players trying their hand at the mostly-black art form of the blues was not widespread. So in these ways, Butterfield’s band was truly groundbreaking. A second album called “East West” also achieved iconic status.

Even though the lineup would change even before the group played Woodstock in 1969, the Butterfield Blues Band continued to release quality music. Later on, the harmonica man would break up the band and form Paul Butterfield’s Better Days with Geoff Muldaur on guitar. Butterfield passed away in 1987.

Thanks you to Patty McGregor for her list of songs on our CHOOSE YOUR BLUES segment. She rules! Get your own lists to us on our Facebook page or at

Sunday Morning Blues Playlist: 12/16/2012

Born in Chicago
The Butterfield Blues Band
The Butterfield Blues band

Born Under a Bad Sign
The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw
The Butterfield Blues Band

Baby Please Don’t Go
Fathers and Sons
Muddy Waters with Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield

East West Redux
The Butterfield Bloomfield Concert
The Ford Blues Band

New Walkin’ Blues
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days

A Man’s Got to Do What a Man’s Got to Do
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Lonnie Brooks

I’m a Man
Live at the Ritz
Ronnie Wood and Bo Diddley

If Heartaches Were Nickles
A New Day Yesterday
Joe Bonamassa

Crooked Avenue
A Ton of Blues

Madison Blues
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
George Thorogood & the Destroyers

Jet Airliner
Girls With Guitars
Samantha Fish, Casie Taylor & Dani Wilde

You Got to Move
Night Beat
Sam Cooke

Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
The Hard Way
James Hunter

She Loves Everybody But Me
Back to New York City
Popa Chubby

Somebody Else is Stepping In
Can’t Quit the Blues
Buddy Guy

Too Many Dirty Dishes
Cold Snap
Albert Collins

Dislocated Boy
Driving Towards the Daylight
Joe Bonamassa

CHOOSE YOUR BLUES with Patty McGregor!

Too Much Butt
Having the last Word
Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women

Rack ‘Em Up
Lie to Me
Jonny Lang

I’ll Be Glad
Steady love
Maria Muldaur

Life By the Drop
The Sky is Crying
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Keepin’ It Real
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers (feat. Honey Piazza)

The rest of the playlist

Locked Down
Locked Down
Dr. John

Rad Gumbo
Represnting the Mambo
Little Feat

C’Mon Everybody
Humble Pie

Trample on Diasies
Ghosts of Jupiter
Ghosts of Jupiter

Dust Bowl
Dust Bowl
Joe Bonamassa

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