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Named one of the world's great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield (1943-1981) remains beloved by fans nearly 40 years after his untimely death. Taking listeners backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield's work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, and soundtrack work with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.

In vivid chapters drawn from meticulous research, including more than 70 interviews with the musician's friends, relatives, and band members, music historian David Dann brings to life Bloomfield's worlds, from his comfortable upbringing in a Jewish family on Chicago's North Shore to the gritty taverns and raucous nightclubs where this self-taught guitarist helped transform the sound of contemporary blues and rock music. With scenes that are as electrifying as Bloomfield's music, this is the story of a life lived at full volume.

©2019 David Dann (P)2020 Tantor

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It was alright to listen to this audiobook and at times it was entertaining, but other times I found boring. The performance was also alright, but it didn't hold my attention all the time. Please determine for yourself how you feel about this audiobook. I do agree with a statement in the book sorry to say that Mike Bloomberg did not get to leave as great a mark as I believe he wished he would have.

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  • Mike Schleicher
  • 2021-11-22

Michael Bloomfield's Shoe Size

Is the only information missing. What a slog through this. Details on details .

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  • freegolf
  • 2021-09-17

great writing!

I didn’t care much for the style of the reader but thoroughly enjoyed the book.