Monday, March 06, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Paul Butterfield to be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

I love his music,it still rings true to me this day. He was a "harp" player..the harmonica, and lord knows that man could play. He was one of the best bar none. Paul was a white boy born in Chicago in 1942. He started out playing classical flute..lol..but started listening to his fathers jazz collection. He and a friend.Nick Gravenites started hitting the blues clubs when they were old enough. Paul played with the best the blues had to offer: Muddy Waters, Little Walter Jacobs, Howlin' Wolf just to name a few of the bigs.

In 1963 Paul and guitar master Michael Bloomfield formed the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Butterfields vocals&harp,along with Mikes guitar riffs made the band a well-known name among blues lovers. I know I have loved them since I fell in love w/the blues in highschool circa late 60's.

The other inductees for the May 10th gala in Memphis are as follows:

Performers
James Cotton--this man is awesome..listen to some of his work if you can :)
Bobby Rush
Paul Butterfield
Roy Milton--hes pretty damn good too if you ask moi.

Non-Performers
Bobby Robinson
Jerry Wexler
The Bihari Brothers - Jules, Joe, Les, and Saul


Literature
Chasin' That Devil Music by Gayle Dean Wardlow, edited by Edward Komara
Blues & Rhythm - a British magazine

Music Singles
"Devil Got My Woman" by Skip James (Paramount)
"Honky Tonk, Parts 1 & 2" by Bill Doggett (King)
"Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton (Peacock)- I LOVE BIG MAMA..

Music Albums
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton by Charley Patton (Revenant)
Tell Mama by Etta James (Cadet)
I Do Not Play No Rock 'N' Roll by Mississippi Fred McDowell (Capitol)

I want to be buried alive w/the blues..better than being buried dead with nothing..

5 people gave us their .02 cents:

Bruce said...

Fine....I'll throw a BB King cd in your casket...

dusty said...

OOHHH..snap..why you being bitchy dear?

btw..I want to be cremated.

Bruce said...

Sorry...I had just found out about Kirby Puckett... And, FYI, I want to be cremated as well.

John B. said...

I love the blues...we have a great blues bar / venue around here, considering we are a city of 100,000. Kim Wilson was here a few weekends ago...but alas I missed him (the wife was out of town in Ohio, and I couldn't see risking taking the younger two kids to a bar, so I took them bowling instead) , I heard it was quite a show.

A lot of big acts have played here from time to time.

dusty said...

Kim and the T-Birds John B? I saw them this summer at a fabulous golf course setting on the Ocean. They have an annual blues festival there over labor day.

Da blues is my passion..