Michael Bloomfield in Print
AN INDEX OF PERIODICAL ARTICLES &

BOOKS, 1964-2009

By Peggy McVickar

 

THE FOLLOWING LIST of articles, reviews and interviews from newspapers and magazines, and books has been compiled by Peggy McVickar and is offered here as a database for further research into the life and career of Michael Bloomfield. Many of these publications can be found in the microfilm collections of major libraries; others can occasionally be found offered for sale on various Internet auction sites. Most of the books can be found at better books stores or online at Web book retailers. Additions to these listings would be greatly appreciated. E-mail them to David Dann at bloomsdisco@yahoo.com. Peggy can be reached at peggylee125@bellsouth.net.

Magazines & periodicals


1964-67

"An Interview with Muddy Waters." Michael Bloomfield, Rhythm and Blues magazine; 1 page; July 1964.

An interview with Waters by Bloomfield.

"An Interview with John Lee Hooker." Pete Welding, Michael Bloomfield, Ray Flerlage, Rhythm and Blues magazine; 2 pages; Winter(?) 1964.

An interview with Hooker by Welding and Bloomfield with photographer/radio host Flerlage.

"Caught in the Act." Pete Welding, downbeat magazine; 1 page; December 1964.

A review of Michael Bloomfield’s band The Group in performance at Big John’s in Chicago.

"An Interview with Howlin' Wolf." Michael Bloomfield, Ray Flerlage, Rhythm and Blues magazine; 2 pages; February 1965.

An interview with Wolf by Bloomfield and photographer/radio host Flerlage.

"Beatles Backlash Spurs Modern Blues." Robert Shelton, New York Times; 1 page; March 11, 1965.

A discussion of the resurgence of blues as a popular form and of the Butterfield Band's debut at the Village Gate. One photo of Butterfield.

"On Records: The Folk-Rock Rage." Robert Shelton, New York Times; 1 page; January 30, 1966.

A review of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's first Elektra release. One photo of the  band in performance at the Newport Folk Festival.

"News." Unknown author, Crawdaddy magazine; 1 page; February 7, 1966.

A review of the Butterfield Band's single release of "Mellow Down Easy" and "Got My Mojo Working" from their first Elektra LP

"Shades of Blue: A Band with a New Tradition of Blues." Tracy Thomas, Melody Maker magazine; 1 page; March 19, 1966.

An interview with Paul Butterfield with one PR photo of the band.

"Cafe Au-Go-Go, the Village Club Scene." Unknown author, Hit Parader magazine; 2 pages; April 1966.

Two photos of Bloomfield playing with John Hammond.

"Paul Butterfield Blues Band." Ron (?), Variety; 1 page; June 1, 1966.

A brief review of the Butterfield Band in performance at Poor Richard's in Chicago.

"Rumors, News and Gossip." Unknown author, Mojo Navigator RnR News; 1 page; August 1966.

"Blues '66." Paul Williams, Crawdaddy magazine; 3 pages; August 1966.

Interviews with John Lee Hooker and members of the Butterfield band.

"Record Reviews." Unknown author, Mojo Navigator magazine; 1 page; September 18, 1966.

A favorable review of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's "East-West."

"Butterfields Set for RSG!" Unknown author, Melody Maker magazine; 1 page; October 8, 1966.

An announcement that the Butterfield Band will appear on the BBC's "Ready, Steady, Go" television show. One photo of the band from their first Elektra release.

"Butterfield's Blues Men Aim to Spread Their Gospel in Britain." Unknown author, Melody Maker magazine; 1 page; October 22, 1966.

An interview with the band upon its arrival in London at the start of its tour of Britain. Photos of Bloomfield and Butterfield.

"Butterfield." Nick Jones, unknown magazine; 1 page; November(?) 1966.

A brief review of the Butterfield Band in performance at the Marquee Club in London.

"Butterfields Booked for British Clubs." Unknown author, Melody Maker magazine; 1 page; November 12, 1966.

A listing of Butterfield club dates following the completion of the band's tour with Georgie Fame and Chris Farlowe.

"Can You Tell Cream from Butterfield?" Hugh Nolan, Disc magazine; 1 page; November 14, 1966.

A comparison between performances by Cream and the Butterfield Band at the Refectory and Blaises clubs respectively. Cream is given the nod as the better band.

"East-West." Jon Landau, Crawdaddy magazine; 2 pages; November 1966.

A review of the Butterfield Band's second Elektra release, "East-West."

"Butterfield Band Gives Loud Recital." Robert Shelton, New York Times; 1 page; November 28, 1966.

A review of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's Town Hall performance from November 26, 1966.

"Butterfield & Blues an Impact Act." Claude Hall, Disc magazine; 1 page; November 1966.

A review of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's Town Hall performance from November 26, 1966.

"The Sad Chicago Blues Scene." Unknown author, Melody Maker magazine; 1 page; November(?) 1966.

An interview with Bloomfield concerning British blues, race, the Chicago scene and the Butterfield Band.

"Paul Butterfield." C.P.(?), Beat International magazine; 1 page; December 1966.

An article and brief interview with Paul Butterfield concerning the band's recent British tour.

"Mike Bloomfield Puts Down Everything." Jim Delehant, Hit Parader magazine; 3 pages; January 1967.

Four photos of Bloomfield.

"Mike Bloomfield Puts Down Everything, pt. 2." Jim Delehant, Hit Parader magazine; 2 pages; February 1967.

One additional photo of Bloomfield.

"Important Tips from the Pros." Michael Bloomfield, Song Folio; 2 pages; Spring 1967.

Three photos of Bloomfield.

"My Favorite Records." Michael Bloomfield, Hit Parader magazine; 1 page; April 1967.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"Pop Eye" Richard Goldstein, Village Vanguard; 4 page5; June 29, 1967.

A review of the Monterey Pop Festival with several paragraphs about the Electric Flag and Bloomfield.

"First Annual Monterey Pop Festival." Barry Hansen, Downbeat magazine; 4 pages; August 1967.

A review of the Monterey Pop Festival, with several paragraphs about the Electric Flag. 

"Chicago Blues: Where Rock Started." Tony Glover, Hullabaloo magazine; 2 pages; August 1967.

This article is primarily about Chicago's blues masters, including Muddy Waters and others.

"Mike Bloomfield: Honkies Can't Dig Soul Music." Bill Kerby, Los Angeles Free Press; 2 pages; September 22, 1967.

This interview features Bloomfield discussing white audiences, black music and politics in America. It was also published in the October 1967 issue of Scene magazine.

"Music Spotlight." Unknown author, Hit Parader magazine; 1 page; October 1967.

This article is a review of Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson's album "Cherry Red." It has one photo of Bloomfield.

"The Lenny Bruce Riff." Unknown author, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; November 9, 1967.

This brief article details the arrest of four members of the Electric Flag for illegal drugs in Huntington Beach, CA. One photo of Bloomfield and Harvey Brooks.

"Singles." Unknown author, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; November 9, 1967.

This is a review of the Electric Flag's single release, "Groovin' Is Easy." One photo of the record sleeve.

"Mike Bloomfield Plugs In His Guitar and His Flag." Alfred Arnowitz, New York Times; 1 page; November 1967.

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1968-69 

"Electric Flag." Albert Hall, New England Scene magazine; 1 page; January 1968.

This is a review of a Flag performance at Boston's Psychedelic Supermarket. One promotional photo of the band.

"Newport Folk on Film." Unknown author, New England Scene magazine; 1 page; January 1968.

A brief synopsis of Murray Lerner's film, "Festival." Three photos from the film, none of them of Bloomfield.

"The Electric Flag – 7 Dedicated Musicians." Kurt Lassen, Columbia Features; 1 page; January 1968.

This article, a syndicated news service piece, appeared in numerous newspapers around the country in January and February 1968. One photo of the Electric Flag.

"Chuck Berry Heads a Program of Rock." Robert Shelton, New York Times; 1 page; February 24, 1968.

This is a review of a Chuck Berry, Electric Flag and Pearls Before Swine concert at the Anderson Theater in New York City on February 23, 1968.

"Groups Groove-Out: The Electric Flag, an American Music Band." Unknown author, Flip Teen Magazine; 1 page; February 1968.

One photo of the Electric Flag and a paragraph describing the band.

"Group Explosion: The Electric Flag." Unknown author, Teen Scoop; 1 page; March 1968.

One photo of the Electric Flag.

"The Electric Flag, an American Music Band." Unknown author, Rock & Roll Songs; 1 page; March 1968.

One photo of the Electric Flag accompanied by bios of each of the members.

"Gunmen Rob Pop Stars in Motel." Unknown author, Go magazine; 1 page; March 22, 1968.

A report about the hold-up of Peter Strazza and other members of the Electric Flag in a Detroit motel by two gunmen in March 1968.

"Mike Bloomfield, Leader of the Band." Jim Delehant, Hit Parader magazine; 2 pages; April 1968.

An interview with Bloomfield with photos of the Electric Flag performing at the Bitter End in New York City.

"From Rock to ???" Harvey Pekar, Downbeat magazine; 4 pages; May 2, 1968.

An overview of the development of progressive rock, with a brief description of the Butterfield Blues Band and of Bloomfield.

"The Rolling Stone Interview: Mike Bloomfield, pt. 1." Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone magazine; 4 pages; April 6, 1968.

An in-depth interview with Bloomfield, including numerous photos.

"The Rolling Stone Interview: Mike Bloomfield, pt. 2." Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; April 27, 1968.

One photo of the Electric Flag.

"Perspectives: Stop this Shuck, Mike Bloomfield." Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; May 11, 1968.

This is an essay highly critical of the derivative music of Bloomfield's Electric Flag.

"Stop this Shuck, Ralph Gleason!" Nick Gravenites, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; May 25, 1968.

This is a response by Gravenites to Gleason's essay in the May 11 issue.

"Concert of Rock, Blues at Shrine." Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times; 1 page; May 27, 1968.

This is a review of the Electric Flag's performance at the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles.

"Impressions of Bob Dylan." Michael Bloomfield, Hit Parader magazine; 3 pages; June 1968.

Bloomfield discusses recording with Dylan. Four photos, two with Bloomfield.

"Pop Music: The Electric Flag." Richard Goldstein, Vogue magazine; 1 page; June 1968.

An overview of the Electric Flag and of its leader, Mike Bloomfield.

"2 New Bands Heard in Jazz-Rock Haven." Robert Shelton, New York Times; 1 page; June 10, 1968.

This is a review of the Electric Flag's last performance with Bloomfield, done at the Fillmore East in New York City.

"The Electric Flag: An American Music Band." Unknown, Discoscene of Baltimore; 3 pages; July 1968.

An overview of the Flag with quotes from Bloomfield and other band members. One photo of Bloomfield.

"The Rock Blues." Unknown, Saturday Review; 1 page; July 13, 1968.

A discussion of white blues centering on Butterfield, Kooper and Bloomfield.

"Blood Sweat & Tears/The Electric Flag." Jon Landau, Crawdaddy magazine; 5 pages; August 1968.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"Mocha Blues: Butterfield and Big Brother." Ken Greenberg, Crawdaddy magazine; 6 pages; October 1968.

An overview of the music and albums of the Butterfield and Joplin bands. Five photos, one showing Bloomfield at the Cafe Au Go-Go.

"Jam Sessions Gain Popularity with Rock Artists Across U.S." Mike Jahn, New York Times; 1 page; November 5, 1968.

This article discusses the release of "Super Session" and other "jam" recordings. One photo of Bloomfield performing with the Butterfield Band at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

"Electric Flag: Bloomfield Sifts With Soul." Peter Martin, Pop/Rock Music magazine; 2 pages; December 1968.

Article with six photos of the Electric Flag in performance.

"Bill Graham Presents the Fillmore East." Bill Graham, concert program; 1 page; December 27, 28, 1968.

This is a concert program for an appearance by Super Session, with write-ups and photos of Al Kooper and Bloomfield.

"Muddy Waters Week in Chicago." Don DeMichael, Rolling Stone magazine; 2 pages; May 31, 1969.

A review of the Muddy Waters concert that was released on the Chess recording "Fathers & Sons."

"Up with the Blues: Mike Bloomfield." Don DeMichael, downbeat magazine; 3 pages; June 26, 1969.

An interview with Bloomfield. One photo plus cover.

"Mike Bloomfield Tops as Blues Guitarist." Charles Burns, The Record Newspapers, Troy, N.Y.; 1 page; October 11, 1969.

This is a review of Bloomfield's "It's Not Killing Me," probably a syndicated piece that appeared in numerous papers around the country.

"Record Reviews." David Gancher, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; November 15, 1969.

This is a disparaging review of "It's Not Killing Me," " Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West" and "My Labors" (Nick Gravenites). One photo of Bloomfield.

"Fathers and Sons." Unknown author, Hit Parader magazine; 3 pages; December 1969.

Six photos of the musicians involved in the Chess recording "Fathers & Sons."

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1970-75 

"Master Guitarists (Vinkukitaran Mestareita)." Kimmo Laaksonen, Blues News (Finnish); 1 page; 1970.

Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mick Taylor and Albert King were also profiled in this article.

"Mike Bloomfield." Don DeMichael, Melody Maker; 2 pages; February 1970.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"Mike Bloomfield Just Doesn't Know." Unknown author, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; August 6, 1970.

This brief article discusses Bloomfield's withdrawal from live performing.

"Playing for Nothing on a Hot Afternoon." Ira Kamin, Rolling Stone magazine; 2 pages; September 17, 1970.

This is a review of a concert given by Michael Bloomfield & Friends in Mill Valley, CA, and a discussion of the San Francisco rock scene. Photos of Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites.

"Muddy Waters with Mike Bloomfield & Paul Butterfield." Corinne Musgrave, Grapevine; 1 page; December 1970.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"New Material Sparks Lively Herman Date." Fred Wyatt, downbeat magazine; 1 page; June 1971.

This article concerns Bloomfield's recording sessions with the Woody Herman Orchestra that resulted in "Brand New." One photo of Bloomfield with Herman

"Straight Stone City Blues, pt. 1." Michael Brooks, Guitar Player magazine; 7 pages; June 1971.

Interview with photos of Bloomfield at home and performing.

"Straight Stone City Blues, pt. 2." Michael Brooks, Guitar Player magazine; 7 pages; August 1971.

"A Tribute to the Fillmore." Unknown author, Planet magazine; 1 page; December 1971.

Photos of Buddy Miles and Bloomfield in the Electric Flag.

"La Odisea de Bloomfield." Jose G. Cruz Ayala, Pop magazine (Mexican); 2 pages; December 1971.

An overview of Bloomfield's career with numerous photos of Bob Dylan.

"Two Nights Only: Butter & Bloomers." Unknown author, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; January 6, 1972.

A review of the Butterfield Band "reunion" concert at Fenway Theater in Boston on December 21, 22, 1971. One photo of Paul Butterfield and Bloomfield.

"Winterland Reunion: Butter, Bloomers & Bishop." John Grissim, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; March 1973.

A detailed review of the second Butterfield Band reunion concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on February 23, 24, 1973. One photo of Bishop, Butterfield and Bloomfield.

"Performances" Gary von Tersch, Rolling Stone; 1 page; April 1973.

A second review of the Butterfield Band reunion at the Winterland Ballroom.

"Whatever Happened to Mike Bloomfield?" Lotti Golden, Crawdaddy magazine; 5 pages; May 1973.

Four photos of Bloomfield.

"34 Who Are 30." James Willworth, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; January 1974.

Photos of Bloomfield in his early days and in 1974.

"The War is Over: A Rock ’n’ Roll Revival in Six Parts." Arthur Levy, Zoo World magazine; 4 pages; August 1974.

An article about the reunion of the Electric Flag. Photos of the new Electric Flag, plus one from the cover.

"The Electric Flag: American Music Returns." Jack McClintock, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; August 1974.

Four photos of various Flag members.

"Moby Grape/Electric Flag." Todd Tolces, Melody Maker magazine; 1 page; November 23, 1974.

A review of the reunited Flag's November 2 performance at the Winterland Ballroom. Moby Grape opened the show.

"Guitars of the Stars." Unknown author, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; February 1975.

One photo of Bloomfield with his Les Paul.

"Review." Charles Mitchell, Downbeat magazine; 1 page; February 13, 1975.

A 3-star review of the reunited Electric Flag's "The Band Kept Playing."

"Jokin' & Smokin' at the Bottom." Unknown author, Crawdaddy magazine; 1 page; April 1975.

A brief review of Bloomfield's performance at the Bottom Line, with Paul Butterfield sitting in. One photo of the group. J.D. Mason, who attended the show, suggests that Crawdaddy contributing editor Bruce Malamut may have written the review as he was also there.

"Michael Bloomfield Reminisces." Michael Bloomfield, Guitar Player magazine; 3 pages; September 1975.

Bloomfield recalls Jimi Hendrix. One photo of Bloomfield.

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1976-83 

"Tight LP by KGB Band." Kathie Staska/George Mangrum, The Argus, Newark, CA; 1 page; February 20, 1976.

A syndicated review of the KGB's eponymous release. One photo of the band.

"I Wanna Be the Best." Terry Marshall, BAM magazine; 2 pages; June 1976.

An interview with Bloomfield, including two photos of Michael.

"Domino Could Have Played All Night." John Rockwell, New York Times; 1 page; June 27, 1976.

A review of the opening night of the Newport Jazz Festival. Bloomfield was featured along with Muddy Waters, Bobby Bland and Fats Domino.

"Eureka! A Niche at Last!" Stephen Braittman, The Rock-n-Roll News; 3 pages; June 1976.

An interview with Bloomfield. Three photos plus the cover.

"Teacher on the Tracks." Unknown author, Melody Maker magazine; 1 page; September 1976.

An interview with Bloomfield about KGB and his teaching seminars at Mills College, Stanford and the Family Light School. One photo by Jim Marshall.

"Kooper, Audience Not Together" Larry Kelp, Oakland Tribune; 1 page; January 10, 1977.

A review of an Al Kooper/Michael Bloomfield concert that was advertised erroneously as a Super Session reunion.

"The Bloomfield File" Steve Rosen, International Musician; 3 pages; April 1978.

Two photos of Bloomfield.

"Fame Isn't Worth the Work" Deborah Osmet Ryan, The Colorado Daily; 1 page; April 10(?) 1978.

A brief interview with Bloomfield done at the time of his appearance at Tulagi's in Boulder. One photo of Bloomfield.

"WOW Artists Headed by Guitarist and Singer" Unknown author, Eugene Register-Guard; 1 page; September 2, 1976.

A preview of Bloomfield's solo appearance in Eugene, OR.

"Chet Helms' Hippie Reunion" Michael Branton, Rolling Stone; 1 page; November 16, 1978.

A review of the Helms' "Tribal Stomp" concert and the Butterfield Band reunion at the Greek Theatre. One photo of the Butterfield alumni.

"Barroom Scholar of the Blues: Michael Bloomfield." Tom Wheeler, Guitar Player magazine; 16 pages; April 1979.

Bloomfield discusses American blues and explains guitar technique. Ten photos, including shots of fingering positions.

"Me and Big Joe." Michael Bloomfield, High Times magazine; 7 pages; April 1979.

Bloomfield's narrative of his adventures with Big Joe Williams. With illustrations by Robert Crumb.

"Bloomfield/Harris Concerts." Hasse Ivarsson, Jefferson Blues Magazine (Sweden); 1 page; November(?) 1980.

This is a review of performances on September 23 and 24 by Bloomfield and Woody Harris, done while they were on tour in Sweden. One photo of Bloomfield. Translation by discographer Rene Aagaard.

"Death of a Craftsman." Nick Kent, New Musical Express magazine; 1 page; February 1981.

Tribute to Bloomfield following his death. One photo.

"The Rise and Fall of the Guitar Hero." Robert Palmer, New York Times; 1 page; March 1981.

An essay on Bloomfield's death and Eric Clapton's hospitalization.

"Milestones." Obituary, Time magazine; 1 page; March 2, 1981.

"Jammin' with the Blue Jew." Tom Wheeler, Rolling Stone; 4 pages; April 2, 1981.

A posthumous celebration of Bloomfield that incorporates a brief overview of his death by Kurt Loder and excerpts from Michael's 1968 Rolling Stone interview. Three photos, including one from Bloomfield's funeral.

"Heros de Tragedie." Unknown author, Rock & Folk magazine (French); 2 pages; May 1981.

Photos of the Electric Flag and of Bloomfield.

"Michael Bloomfield: A Right to Play the Blues." Tom Wheeler, Rolling Stone magazine; 4 pages; April 1981.

Includes the article "Final Days and Past Glories" by Kurt Loder. Three photos of Bloomfield.

"Michael Bloomfield 1943-81." Hasse Ivarsson, Jefferson Blues Magazine (Sweden); 2 pages; Summer 1981.

This is a tribute by Ivarsson following Bloomfield's death. It also includes an interview done during Michael's tour of Sweden on September 1980. One photo. Translation by discographer Rene Aagaard.

"Michael Bloomfield's Last Recordings." David Fricke, Rolling Stone magazine; 2 pages; July 23, 1981.

A review of Cruisin' for a Brusin'" and "Living in the Fast Lane."

"Cruisin' for a Bruisin'." Ira Kamin, Mother Jones magazine; 2 pages; September/October 1981.

An excellent essay on Bloomfield's life and death by long-time friend and sometime sideman, Ira Kamin. One photo by Jim Marshall of Michael and his mother, Dorothy.

"Tune-Ups: Guitar Veterans and Pieces of the Grail." John Stix, Guitar World magazine; 1 page; November 1982.

Article concerning a film and soundtrack about Bloomfield. One photo.

"The Haunting Legacy of Michael Bloomfield." Jim Wisuri, Relix magazine; 1 page; February 1983.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"Copping: Stories from a Lifetime of Getting High on the Road." Michael Bloomfield, High Times magazine; 6 pages; June 1983.

As told to Larry Sloman. With cartoon illustrations by Steven Max Singer.

"Blues in Bloom." Dave Walters, The History of Rock; 3 pages; October 1983.

Photos of Dylan, Al Kooper, Maria Muldaur and Bloomfield.

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1984-2011 

"Bloomfield Revisited." Tim Schneckloth, downbeat magazine; 1 page; January 1984.

Two photos of Bloomfield.

"The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero." Ed Ward, High Times magazine; 9 pages; April 1984.

An excerpt from Ward's then forthcoming book. Two photos of Bloomfield.

"In the Listening Room." John Stix, Guitar for Practicing Musicians; 2 pages; December 1984.

Bloomfield reacts to recordings played by the author. One photo.

"Michael Bloomfield: The Coming of Age of the Electric Guitar." Howard Mandel, Goldmine magazine; 4 pages; January 1985.

Discography with album cover photos.

"Reflections on Eric Clapton." Michael Bloomfield, Guitar Player magazine; 1 page; July 1985.

Brief article with quotes by Bloomfield.

"The Bloomfield Story." Unknown author, American Music (Swedish); 1 page; 1986.

This is the second of a two-part article; presumably the first part appeared in the previous issue.

"The Butterfield Blues Band." Debbie Pead, Record Collector magazine (English); 5 pages; January 1987.

A history of the Butterfield band with one photo (from the cover of their first album).

"Monterey Pop Revisited:10,000 Electric Guitars Were Groovin’..." Tom Wheeler, Guitar Player magazine; 4 pages ; June 1987.

Photo of Harvey Brooks and Bloomfield at the Monterey Pop Festival

"Michael Bloomfield: Por el Blues Hacia la Autodestruccion." Miquel A. Queralt, Rock De Lux magazine (Spanish); 2 pages; February 1988.

An overview of Bloomfield's career with one photo from an album cover.

"Tired and Busted: Mike Bloomfield’s Early Years, pt. 1." Jack Morton, Strange Things; 5 pages; April 1989.

Two photos of the Butterfield Blues Band.

"Bay Area Bits." Jim Juanis, Relix Magazine; 1 page; March/April 1990.

A brief notice that Freddy Herrera sold the Keystone Korner, including a history of the club and a mention of Bloomfield's part in its establishment as a first-rate Bay Area performance venue.

"Sam Lay: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band." Robert Santelli, Modern Drummer magazine; 5 pages; July 1991.

An interview with Lay about his time with the Butterfield Band.

"The Legendary Michael Bloomfield." Jack Morton, 20th Century Guitar; 5 pages; September/October 1994.

Two photos of the Butterfield Blues Band.

"Strawberry Jam." Brad Bradberry, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; July 15, 1995.

A review of the Winner CD of live Butterfield recordings.

"Mike Bloomfield: A Legend in His Time ... and Ours." Mark Lotito, 20th Century Guitar; 9 pages; July 1997.

Interviews with Al Kooper, Harvey Brooks and Jimmy Vivino. Numerous photos of Bloomfield.

"A Brother's Words: Allen Bloomfield Remembers Michael." Dave Kyle, Vintage Guitar; 2 pages; August 1997.

An interview with Allen Bloomfield.

"Memories of Mike Bloomfield." George Manno, Vintage Guitar; 4 pages; April 1998.

"Flashback: Michael Bloomfield on Discovering Blues." Tom Wheeler, Guitar Player magazine; 1 page; June 1999.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"Remembering a Guitar Genius." Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle; 1 page; February 18, 2001.

A brief bio and tribute to Bloomfield that mentions the publishing of Wolkin & Keenom's "If You Love These Blues."

"RS/Hall of Fame: Super Session." David Fricke, Rolling Stone magazine; 1 page; May 24, 2001.

A review of "Super Session" as a classic of the rock genre. One photo of Bloomfield.

"A Tribute to 65 Fallen Heroes." Bob Gulla, Guitar One magazine; 1 page; August 2001.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"Classic Interview: Michael Bloomfield, 1979." Tom Wheeler, Guitar Player magazine; 1 page; April 2002.

An edited version of Wheeler's 1979 interview with Bloomfield. One photo.

"A Forgotten Bluesman." Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle; 1 page; June 1, 2003.

An essay decrying the fact that the Paul Butterfield Blues Band still has not been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll.

"The 50 Greatest Guitar Tones of All Time." Matt Blackett, Guitar Player magazine; 1 page; October 2004.

One photo of Bloomfield.

"Plugging in a Reunion: The Electric Flag, a '60s Phenom." Bruce Dancis, Sacbee.com; 2 pages; October 2007.

An article about the Electric Flag reunion band.

"Columnist Jammed with Bob Dylan in Dorm Room." Mike Michaels, Shore View, New Haven Register; 1 page; August 15, 2008.

A recollection about meeting and playing with Bob Dylan and Bloomfield; one photo of Dylan and Bloomfield at the "Like a Rolling Stone" session.

"Harvey Brooks: Electric Flag and Beyond." Carl Hanni, Goldmine magazine; 1 page; November 7, 2008.

The Electric Flag's bassist describes the formation of the band and recording with Bloomfield and Dylan.

"Michael Bloomfield Discography." Akihide Nakamura, Record Collector's Magazine; 12 pages; January 2009. In Japanese.

An extensive discography of Bloomfield's recording career, including releases as a leader, as a sideman and as a producer. Both in-print and out-of-print albums are included. Five photos of Bloomfield, plus many thumbnails of album covers.

"A Sunburst Mystery." John Picard, Vintage Guitar Magazine; 2 pages; June 2011.

A recounting of the loss of Bloomfield's fabled 1959 Les Paul, tracing its history through several Canadian owners. Five photos, including three of Bloomfield and one of the guitar in the mid-'80s.

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Books


“Rock and Other Four Letter Words: Music of the Electric Generation.” J. Marks & Linda Eastman; Bantam; 1968.

“Photography of Rock.” Abby Hirsch; Bobs Merrill Co.; New York; 1972.

“The Rolling Stone Interviews, Vol. 1.” Rolling Stone; Warner; 1973.

“The Sixties.” Lynda Rosen Obst; Random House/Rolling Stone Press; 1977.

“The Guitar Players.” James Sallis; William Morrow & Co.; 1982.

“The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero.” Ed Ward; Cherry Lane Music Co.; New York; 1983.

“History of the Blues.” Edited by Delmark Goldfarb; Artstigo Press; 1992 (contains reprints of articles by Charles Sawyer on the Butterfield Band and Rich Kienzle on white blues, both of which mention Bloomfield.)

“San Francisco: The Musical History Tour.” Joel Selvin; Chronicle Books; 1996.

“Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.” Ken Brooks; Agenda Ltd.; 1999.

“Me and Big Joe.” Michael Bloomfield; Re/Search Publications (reprinted); 1999.

“Nothing But the Blues.” Edited by Lawrence; Cohn Abbeville Press; 1999.

“If You Love These Blues, Play them As You Please.” Bill Keenom, Jan Mark Wolkin; Miller Freeman Books; 2000.

“Chicago Blues.” Raeburn Flerlage; ECW Press; Toronto; 2000.

“Fade Away.” Jim Marshall; Bulfinch Press (reprinted); 2000.

“Follow the Music.” Jac Holzman, Gavan Daws; FirstMedia Books; Santa Monica; 2000.

“Rollin' and Tumblin': The Postwar Blues Guitarists.” Jas Obrecht; Miller Freeman Books; 2000.

"More Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Artists from the Later 20th Century." David Dicaire; MacFarland & Company; 2001.

“Blues Rock Explosion.” Edited by Summer McStravick; Old Goat Publishing; 2002.

"Stars of David: Rock 'n' Roll's Jewish Stories." Scott R. Benarde; Brandeis; Waltham; 2003.

“Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock And Out.” Bill Graham; Da Capo Press; 2004.

“Proof.” Jim Marshall; Chronicle Books; 2004.

“Tell On It.” David Randall Shorey; Xlibris; 2004.

“Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads.” Greil Marcus; PublicAffairs; New York; 2005.

“Rough Guide to Bob Dylan 2.” Nigel Williamson; Rough Guides; 2006.

"Inside the Blues, 1942-1982." Dave Rubin; Hal Leonard Corp.; 2007.

“Strange Brew: Eric Clapton & the British Blues Boom.” Christopher Hjort; Jawbone Press; London; 2007.

“White Bicycles : Making Music in the 1960s.” Joe Boyd; Serpent's Tail; 2007.

“Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s.” Mike Marqusee; Seven Stories Press; 2005.

“Everybody I Shot Is Dead.” Deborah Chesher; Chesher Cat Productions, Inc.; 2007.

"Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards.” Al Kooper; Hal Leonard Corp. (revised); 2008.

"Million Dollar Les Paul: In Search of the Most Valuable Guitar in the World." Tony Bacon; Jawbone Press; London; 2008.

"Blues Music in the Sixties: A Story in Black and White." Ulrich Adelt; Rutgers University Press; Camden; 2010.

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