Paul Butterfield ‎– North South

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Bearsville ‎– BRK 6995
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XBR 6995 Paul Butterfield North South(LP, Album) Bearsville XBR 6995 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
RISLP 14081 Paul Butterfield North South(LP, Album) Bearsville RISLP 14081 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
VICP-64277 Paul Butterfield North South(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Victor, Bearsville VICP-64277 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WOU6995 Paul Butterfield North South(CD, Album, RM) Wounded Bird Records WOU6995 US 2006 Sell This Version
VICP-63725 Paul Butterfield North South(CD, Album, RE) Bearsville VICP-63725 Japan 2007 Sell This Version

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swewdog

swewdog

April 7, 2017
Oh, my goodness! Bluesman goes disco? I was shocked when I heard the intro to "I Get Excited". I thought I had put on the wrong record (checked it out from the library). Some of the songs have strings and synthesizer, for pity's sake. UGH!!! There is not a listenable song on side one. The final cut on this side is called Bread and Butterfield. I figured this would be an uptempo, spirited tune. Unfortunately, it is slow and sad sounding. To make matters worse, Paul's harp playing is horrible! I'm now listening to side two. "Living in Memphis" kicks it off. Not too bad, but the backing band/music is sub-par. So far, this side is more Butterfieldish. The second song, "Slow Down", is good vocally, but again, the musicianship is second rate. Can the blues include disco-like synthesizer? "I Let It Go to My Head" almost sounds like classic PBBB, but the background strings keep it from being that. The final cut, "Baby Blue" is also well done. Side two is worth listening to. Side one is pure crap to the point you are afraid to turn it over, fearing that it will make you weep, believing that Paul Butterfield sent disco.