The Best of Michael Bloomfield [Fantasy]

The Best of Michael Bloomfield [Fantasy]

by Michael Bloomfield


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By the time the majority of these 12 tracks from various solo projects were recorded, Michael Bloomfield was already well-established as America's first official guitar slinger of the baby boomer generation. The selections on Best of Michael Bloomfield come from the later stages of his career, and as such are a marvelous showcase for his wide-ranging versatility. They run the gamut from Mississippi John Hurt-style fingerpicking ("Frankie and Johnny"), Scrapper Blackwell-acoustic style flat-picking, and Lonnie Johnson-like slide playing (with "Mr. Johnson and Mr. Dunn," "Effinona Rag," "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" featuring him on acoustic slide, piano, accordion, and tipple), and two duets with Little Brother Montgomery ("Pleading Blues" and "Michigan Water Blues") to the red-hot electric solo work he's best noted for. Other highlights include "Between the Hard Place and the Ground," and a stray track with the Woody Herman big band, "Hitch-Hike On the Possum Trot Line."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/1997
Label: Takoma
UPC: 0025218890526
catalogNumber: 8905
Rank: 107165

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bloomfield   Primary Artist,Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Slide Guitar,tiple
Little Brother Montgomery   Piano,Vocals
Alan Broadbent   Keyboards
Woody Herman   Soprano Saxophone
Sal Nistico   Reeds
Barry Goldberg   Organ
Roger Troy   Bass,Vocals
Forrest Buchtel   Trumpet
Bob Burgess   Trombone
Bill Byrne   Trumpet
Tom Harrell   Trumpet
Tony Klatka   Trumpet
Steve Lederer   Reeds
Hart McNee   Baritone Saxophone
Mark Naftalin   Piano
Ira Nepus   Trombone
King Perkoff   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Rizzo   Drums
David Shorey   Bass
Gene Smookler   Reeds
Ed Soph   Drums
Don Switzer   Trombone
Frank Tiberi   Reeds
Derrick Walker   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Powers   Trumpet
Alan Read   Fender Jazz Bass
Mark Adams   Harmonica
Bob Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Bloomfield   Arranger
Alan Broadbent   Arranger
Woody Herman   Producer
Denny Bruce   Reissue Producer,Reissue Compiler
Norman Dayron   Producer,Engineer
Wally Heider   Engineer
Alan Rice   Engineer
Bob Rose   Engineer
Ray Shanklin   Producer
Mark Wallner   Engineer
Pete Welding   Liner Notes
Richard Beggs   Engineer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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