Paul Butterfield was an iconic blues harmonica player and singer, famous for his in 1963 formed Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Their 1966 releases classic East West
is one of the outstanding albums in which they integrated psychedelic
rock in traditional blues music. The supergroup consisted at that time
of guitar hero Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Mark Naftalin, bassist
Jerome Arnold, drummer Billy Davenport and, of course, the master
himself, Paul Butterfield. The authentic blues sounds
are weaven in the sounds of jazz and raga music. It's an exciting trip
in which you can hear the talented individuals, but also how they
created their music together. The album proved to be one of the
essential albums in the blues-rock movement of the 60s.
Butterfield died in 1987 at the age of 44. During that time he was still
recording new songs. In 2006 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of
Fame and in 2015 again as part of his own Paul Butterfield Blues Band.