The things that Paul Butterfield experienced and witnessed during the beginnings of Rock and Roll were experiences that the rest of us enthusiasts dream of. With a band in Chicago, he played with many greats including Muddy Waters. His harmonica playing was – and still is – considered one of the Blues genre’s best. I know. I enjoyed listening to his many albums. And while Paul Butterfield is no longer with us, having died decades back of a heroin overdose, his legacy is still a great one.
Essentially, his part of Rock and Roll history touches heels with many of the greats in many of the greatest moments.
On October 30, Elektra Records will issue a 14CD Box set of Complete Albums 1965-1980. This box will include:
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – 1965
- East-West – 1966
- The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw – 1967
- In My Own Dream – 1968
- Keep On Moving – 1969
- The Butterfield Blues Band Live – 1970 (2CD)
- Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin’ – 1971
- The Original Lost Elektra Sessions – 1964 (1995)
- Better Days (on Bearsville Records) – 1973
- It All Comes Back (on Bearsville Records) – 1973
- Put It In Your Ear (on Bearsville Records) – 1976
- North South (on Bearsville Records) – 1981
- Live In Whitelake, NY 8/19/69