Mike Bloomfield

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Michael Bernard Bloomfield
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b. July 28, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois, USA
d. San Francisco, California, February 15, 1981, by drug overdose.
Respected for his fluid guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago's blues legends even before he achieved his own fame, and was one of the primary influences on the mid-to-late 1960s revival of classic Chicago and other styles of blues music. In 2003 he was ranked at number 22 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
Unlike contemporaries such as Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, Bloomfield rarely experimented with feedback and distortion, preferring a loud but clean, almost chiming sound with a healthy amount of reverb. Gibson has since released a Michael Bloomfield Les Paul—replicating his 1959 Standard—in recognition of his effect on the blues genre, on helping to influence the revived production of the guitar, and on many other guitarists.
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SONP-50064 Mike Bloomfield - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper album art Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper (Album) Columbia SONP-50064 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
S 63396, CI XSM 137380 Mike Bloomfield - Super Session album art Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills* Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills* - Super Session (Album) Columbia S 63396, CI XSM 137380 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
LPS 127 Mike Bloomfield - Fathers And Sons album art Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Michael Bloomfield* / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay Muddy Waters / Otis Spann / Michael Bloomfield* / Paul Butterfield / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Sam Lay - Fathers And Sons (Album) Chess International LPS 127 Scandinavia 1969 Sell This Version
63652, S63652 Mike Bloomfield - It's Not Killing Me album art Michael Bloomfield* It's Not Killing Me (Album) Columbia 63652, S63652 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BS 2662 Mike Bloomfield - Steel Yard Blues: Original Sound Track From The Motion Picture album art Nick Gravenites And Mike Bloomfield Featuring Paul Butterfield And Maria Muldaur Nick Gravenites And Mike Bloomfield Featuring Paul Butterfield And Maria Muldaur - Steel Yard Blues: Original Sound Track From The Motion Picture (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2662 US 1972 Sell This Version
SBP 234347 Mike Bloomfield - Triumvirate album art Mike Bloomfield, John Paul Hammond, Dr. John Mike Bloomfield, John Paul Hammond, Dr. John - Triumvirate (Album) Columbia SBP 234347 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
3002 Mike Bloomfield - If You Love These Blues, Play 'Em As You Please album art Michael Bloomfield* If You Love These Blues, Play 'Em As You Please (Album) Guitar Player Records 3002 US 1976 Sell This Version
RISLP 14028 Mike Bloomfield - Analine album art Michael Bloomfield* Analine (Album) Takoma RISLP 14028 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
ILP-807 Mike Bloomfield - Michael Bloomfield album art Michael Bloomfield* Michael Bloomfield (Album) Takoma ILP-807 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
TKR 82516 Mike Bloomfield - Count Talent And The Originals album art Michael Bloomfield* Count Talent And The Originals (Album) T.K. Records TKR 82516 Europe 1978 Sell This Version
SNKF 164 Mike Bloomfield - Bloomfield Harris album art Michael Bloomfield*, Woody Harris (2) Michael Bloomfield*, Woody Harris (2) - Bloomfield Harris (Album) Kicking Mule Records SNKF 164 UK 1979 Sell This Version
L37174 Mike Bloomfield - Between The Hard Place & The Ground album art Michael Bloomfield* Between The Hard Place & The Ground (Album) Takoma L37174 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
RIO-1018 Mike Bloomfield - Living In The Fast Lane album art Michael Bloomfield* Living In The Fast Lane (Album) Waterhouse Records RIO-1018 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
TAK 7091 Mike Bloomfield - Cruisin' For A Bruisin' album art Michael Bloomfield* Cruisin' For A Bruisin' (Album) Takoma TAK 7091 US 1981 Sell This Version
UDL 2328, UDL 2322 Mike Bloomfield - Red Hot & Blue album art Mike Bloomfield Red Hot & Blue (Comp, Album) United Distributors Lyrics, LTD. UDL 2328, UDL 2322 US 1981 Sell This Version
M.B. 0001 Mike Bloomfield - Live In Italy album art Mike Bloomfield With Treves Blues Band, Margaret Edmondson & Woody Harris (2) Mike Bloomfield With Treves Blues Band, Margaret Edmondson & Woody Harris (2) - Live In Italy(LP, Album) Mama Barley M.B. 0001 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
QS-5068 Mike Bloomfield - Junko Partner album art Mike Bloomfield Junko Partner (Comp, Album) Intermedia Records QS-5068 US 1982 Sell This Version
FIEND 92 Mike Bloomfield - I'm With You Always album art Mike Bloomfield I'm With You Always (Album) Demon Records FIEND 92 UK 1987 Sell This Version
PULS 013 Mike Bloomfield - Uncle Bob's Barrelhouse Blues album art Mike Bloomfield Uncle Bob's Barrelhouse Blues(CD) Pulsar PULS 013 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
449319-2 Mike Bloomfield - Live: Shake Rattle And Roll album art Joe Turner* With Mike Bloomfield Joe Turner* With Mike Bloomfield - Live: Shake Rattle And Roll(CD, Album, RE, RM) Pilz 449319-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
PILZ448204-4 Mike Bloomfield - RX For The Blues album art Mike Bloomfield RX For The Blues (Album) Pilz PILZ448204-4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
99007 Mike Bloomfield - Blues Gospel & Ragtime Guitar Instrumentals album art Michael Bloomfield* Blues Gospel & Ragtime Guitar Instrumentals(CD, Album) Shanachie 99007 US 1993 Sell This Version
MCAD-22169 Mike Bloomfield - Cherry Red album art Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Featuring Mike Bloomfield Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Featuring Mike Bloomfield - Cherry Red(CD, Album, RE) One Way Records (6) MCAD-22169 US 1995 Sell This Version
BLS12222 Mike Bloomfield - Barry Goldberg And Friends album art Barry Goldberg & Friends, Harvey Mandel, Mike Bloomfield Barry Goldberg & Friends, Harvey Mandel, Mike Bloomfield - Barry Goldberg And Friends (Album) Record Man BLS12222 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CK 65688 Mike Bloomfield - Live At The Old Waldorf album art Mike Bloomfield Live At The Old Waldorf (Album) Columbia CK 65688 US 1998 Sell This Version