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Paul Butterfield

Paul Butterfield
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Paul Vaughn Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player and singer. In 1963, he formed the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which recorded several successful albums and was popular on the late-60s concert and festival circuit. The band was known for combining electric Chicago blues with a rock urgency and for their pioneering jazz fusion performances and recordings. After the breakup of the group in 1971, Butterfield continued to tour and record with the band Paul Butterfield's Better Days, with his mentor Muddy Waters, and with members of The Band. While still recording and performing, Butterfield died in 1987 at age 44 of a heroin overdose.
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The Ed Palermo Big Band & Rob Paparozzi — Electric Butter The Ed Palermo Big Band & Rob Paparozzi — Electric Butter
((Not on label) no#, 2014, CD)
Paul Butterfield — North - South Paul Butterfield — North - South
(Wounded Bird WOU6995, 1980/2006, CD)
Paul Butterfield — Put It in Your Ear Paul Butterfield — Put It in Your Ear
(Wounded Bird WOU 6960, 1975/2006, CD)
Paul Butterfield — Better Days Paul Butterfield — Better Days
(Rhino Records R2 70877, 1973/1990, CD)
Paul Butterfield's Better Days — It All Comes Back Paul Butterfield's Better Days — It All Comes Back
(Rhino Records R2 70878, 1973/1987, CD)
The Butterfield Blues Band — Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin' The Butterfield Blues Band — Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin'
(Wounded Bird WOU 5013, 1971/2005, CD)
The Butterfield Blues Band — Live The Butterfield Blues Band — Live
(Wounded Bird WOU 2001, 1970/2005, CD)
Paul Butterfield — Live New York 1970 Paul Butterfield — Live New York 1970
(ROC-3347, 1970/2017, 2LP)
The Butterfield Blues Band — Keep on Moving The Butterfield Blues Band — Keep on Moving
(Wounded Bird WOU 4053, 1969/2002, CD)
The Butterfield Blues Band — In My Own Dream The Butterfield Blues Band — In My Own Dream
(Wounded Bird WOU 4025, 1968/2002, CD)
The Butterfield Blues Band — The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw The Butterfield Blues Band — The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw
(Elektra 74015-2, 1967/1989, CD)
The Butterfield Blues Band — East - West The Butterfield Blues Band — East - West
(Elektra 7315-2, 1966/1987, CD)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band — The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band — The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
(Elektra 7559-60647-2, 1965/1988, CD)

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