The Best of Michael Bloomfield [Fantasy]

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/1997
  • Label: Takoma
  • UPC: 025218890526
  • Catalog Number: 8905
  • Sales rank: 15,317

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
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
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