The Butterfield Blues Band – The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw

From 1968, two post Mike Bloomfield albums by groundbreaking Chicago blues merchants on one CD

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The ’67 departure of BB Band axe dude Bloomfield gave fellow Windy City man Elvin Bishop the chance to revamp Paul Butterfield’s seminal blues entity. Where Bloomfield had been rooted in South Side/Muddy Waters grit, Bishop leaned more to the R&B/blues ballad/rock’n’ soul feel of Albert King and Bobby “Blue”Bland. Hence the covers on The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw of “Born Under A Bad Sign”and “I Pity The Fool”. Augmenting the Memphis feel of both LPs is a tight, spurting horn section led by future sax deity David Sanborn Guesting on organ on In My Own Dream is the great Al Kooper.

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