Bloomfield downloads

HERE ARE A NUMBER of Michael Bloomfield files that are available for downloading. Additional material will be added from time to time.

Andy Warhol's Bad: Music by Mike Bloomfield

This 1977 release starred Carroll Baker, Perry King and Susan Tyrrell, and featured music by Michael Bloomfield. A sardonic study in bad taste, black humor and whacky excess in the style of John Waters, the film's plot concerns a beautician who runs a side business providing hitwomen for a series of unsavory customers. Long unavailable, the movie has recently been issued on DVD with Bloomfield's soundtrack intact. Here, for Bloomfield completists, is all his music from Warhol's film.

The segments are:

1. Bad Theme  2. On the Street  3. On the Phone  4. In the Bar  5. Marsha and Glenda  6. In the Garage 
7. Feel Better  8. Bad Theme  9. Five Dollar Bill  10. Pyromaniac  11. Murder, part 1  12. Murder, part 2
13. Beauty  14. Bad Theme

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Mike Bloomfield: The Best of the Boots 1966-74

This best-of CD was assembled for visitors to this Web site from the numerous in-performance recordings that exist of Mike Bloomfield playing with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Electric Flag and Michael Bloomfield & Friends. The material will be familiar to most long-time Bloomfield fans, but for those just learning about the guitarist, it will serve as a sampler of Mike's extraordinary talent. While the selections are by no means definitive, each tune captures Mike at his best, and though the sound quality varies, the playing never does.

The tunes are:

1. Our Love Is Driftin’ – Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, Sept. 30, 1966

2. Work Song – Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, Spring 1966
3. Willow Tree – Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, Sept. 30, 1966
4. Messin’ with the Kid – Electric Flag: Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston, Sept. 22, 1967
5. Texas – Electric Flag: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, Dec. 8, 1967
6. Groovin’ Is Easy – Electric Flag: Santa Clara Pop Festival, San Jose, May 18, 1968
7. Born In Chicago – Mike Bloomfield & Friends: Fillmore West, San Francisco, Feb. 1, 1969
8. Driftin’ & Driftin’ – Mike Bloomfield & Friends: Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, February 19, 1971
9. One More Mile – Barry Goldberg & Friends: Shrine Auditorium(?), Los Angeles, 1969
10. Sweet Little Angel – Mike Bloomfield & Friends: U. of Miami, Coral Gables, Apr. 4, 1974
11. Never Be Lonely – Mike Bloomfield & Friends: Bottom Line, New York, Mar. 31, 1974

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Michael Bloomfield: An American Guitarist

His Life and Legacy, Parts 1-4

This series was a four-hour radio broadcast originally heard over WJFF 90.5 FM, Jeffersonville, NY, on July 27, 2008, in celebration of Michael Bloomfield's 65th birthday anniversary. The program was produced and hosted by David Dann and featured the voices of Allen Bloomfield, Toby Byron, Norman Dayron, Mark Naftalin and others, plus hard-to-find performances by Bloomfield, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan and others. Download the show from the RapidShare urls below or listen to it on the Web by visiting the WJFF Archive or by connecting directly by using these links:

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Part II:

Part III:

Part IV:

1. Introduction
2. Beginnings: Allen Bloomfield / “Roy’s Blues”
3. Meeting Mike: Norman Dayron / “Bullet Rag”
4. John Hammond: Norman Dayron / The Group /
“I’ve Got You in the Palm of My Hand”
5. Butterfield: Mark Naftalin / “Nut Popper #1” / “Thank You Mr. Poobah”
6. Dylan: Michael on Bob Dylan / “It Takes a Train to Laugh”
7. Newport: “Born in Chicago” / “Like a Rolling Stone”
8. Joining Butter: “I’ve Got a Mind to Give Up Living”

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1. Introduction
2. Creating East-West: Mark Naftalin / “East-West”
3. Michael on East-West: Michael Bloomfield / Toby Byron
4. San Francisco: Toby Byron / “Willow Tree”
5. Leaving Butterfield: Forming the Electric Flag
6. The Flag: Norman Dayron / “Peter’s Trip”
7. Monterey: Norman Dayron / “The Night Time Is the Right Time” / Toby Byron
8. A Long Time Comin’: Toby Byron / “Texas”

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1. Introduction
2. Another Country: “Another Country”
3. Super Session: Toby Byron / “Albert’s Shuffle”
4. Leaving the Flag: Toby Byron / Michael Bloomfield
5. Fillmore: Forming & Friends / “Born in Chicago”
6. Fathers & Sons: “Blow Wind Blow” / “The Ones I Loved Are Gone”
7. Getting Rusty: Michael Bloomfield / Mark Naftalin
8. MB & Friends: “Sweet Little Angel”

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1. Introduction
2. Side Projects: Triumvirate / Flag Reunion
3. Try It Before You Buy It: Toby Byron / “When It All Comes Down”
4. Duets: Mark Naftalin / “At the Cross”
5. If You Love These Blues: Michael Bloomfield / “Death in My Family” /
“Thrift Shop Rag”
6. Takoma Sessions: Norman Dayron / “Mr. Johnson & Mr. Dunn”
7. Old Waldorf: Michael Bloomfield / Norman Dayron / “Kid Man Blues”
8. Acoustic Playing: “I’m Glad I’m Jewish” / “Greatest Gifts from Heaven”
9. Bloomfield / Harris: “Have Thine Own Way”
10. Dylan Calls: “Like a Rolling Stone”
11. Farewell: “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” / Allen Bloomfield

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Michael Bloomfield Omnibus

Chronology, Biography, Histories & Essays from Mike Bloomfield: An American Guitarist

(Updated 5/20/13)

A collection of printable pdfs of content from this Web site, including:

Performance Chronology, 1958-1981

Bloomfield Biography

Analysis of "East-West"

Electric Flag History

Michael Bloomfield at Newport

Reviews of Electric Flag bootlegs

Essays on Mike Bloomfield

Interviews with Mike Bloomfield, Allen Bloomfield and Norman Dayron

Plus more to come!

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