[Paul] Butterfield Blues Band
Elvin Bishop Group

Antecedent Album Abandoned

Elektra's Paul Rothchild went to The Windy City* to check out a couple of bands: Paul Butterfield in one and Michael Bloomfield in another. He helped the two get together, stole Jerome and Sam from Howlin' Wolf and added Mark to fill in.

Recored an album in late 64. Didn't like it. Recorded them in concert. Didn't like it. Second shot at album. OK, we'll release that. In the 90s, with 60s nostalgia and CDs happenin', both the first album and some of the early live stuff has been released. Always great the hear Paul & The Boys. (actually four tracks showed up on the comp album What's Shakin', which you will find a link to when it's time comes up.)

*named for broken-promise politicians, not meteorological phenomenon.

Newport Folk Festival(7/25/65)
Bloomfield, Arnold, & Lay help a skinny kid go "electric"
Philadelphia Folk Festival(9/11/65)
Mellow Down Easy³ / I Got My Mojo Working
Dixon (2:32) / Morganfield (3:10)
Elektra 45016, 10/65


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Elektra EKS-7294
10/65 BB RS500 [UK: 5/66]
Back Cover

Side One
Born In Chicago Gravenites 2:55
Shake Your Moneymaker James, arr Butterfield 2:27
Blues With A Feeling Jacobs 4:20
Thank You Mr Poobah Bloomfield-Butterfield-Naftalin 4:05
I Got My Mojo Working(featuring Sam Lay on vocal) Morganfield 3:30
Mellow Down Easy Dixon 3:40
Side Two
Screamin' Bloomfield 4:30
Our Love Is Drifting Bishop-Butterfield 3:25
Mystery Train - 2:45
Last Night Jacobs 4:15
Look Over Yonder Wall Clark 2:23
Paul Butterfield-harmonica, vocals
Michael Bloomfield-guitar
Elvin Bishop-guitar, vocals
Mark Naftalin-organ
Jerome Arnold-bass
Sam Lay-drums, vocal (I Got My Mojo Working)
§Cover Photo-William S Harvey
Produced by: Paul Rothchild & Mark Abramson


To Tell The Truth: "Will The Real...," 3/28/66,
Paul plays Born In Chicago with The Norman Paris Quartet
What's Shakin' album, 7/66
Includes four early 1964 recordings.
Philadelphia Folk Festival(9/9/66)

Elektra EKS-7315
9/66 BB [UK: 12/66]
Back Cover

Side One
Walking Blues Johnson 3:15
Get Out Of My Life, Woman Ardmore-Beechwood-Toussaint 3:13
I Got A Mind To Give Up Living arr Butterfield 4:57
All These Blues arr Butterfield 2:18
Work Song Adderley-Brown 7:53
Side Two
Mary, Mary† Nesmith 2:48
Two Trains Running Davis 3:50
Never Say No arr Butterfield 2:57
East West Bloomfield-Gravenites 13:10
Paul Butterfield-harmonica, vocals
Michael Bloomfield-guitar
Elvin Bishop-guitar, vocals (Never Say No)
Mark Naftalin-organ, piano
Jerome Arnold-bass
Billy Davenport-drums
§Cover Photo-William S Harvey @ Museum Of Science And Industry, Chicago
Produced by: Paul Rothchild & Mark Abramson, except † Barry Friedman


10/20/66: Finsbury Park Astoria, London
start of month-long tour (with Georgie Fame, Eric Burdon)
Come On In¹ / I Got A Mind To Give Up Living
London (2:01) / arr Butterfield (4:57)
Elektra 45609, 11/66

Paul records an EP in London:
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Paul Butterfield

Michael Bloomfield forms Electric Flag, Jerome & Billy out

Rhythm section replaced by Maugh & Wilson, horns added

Monterey International Pop Festival(6/17/67)
Run Out Of Time / One More Heartache
Butterfield-Dinwiddie-Peterson (2:59) / Moore-Robinson-Rogers-Tarplin-White (3:35)
Elektra 45620, 9/67

clips from Newport Folk Festivals 1963-1966

The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw
Elektra EKS-74015
12/67 BB [UK: 2/68]
Back Cover

Side One
One More Heartache Moore-Robinson-Rogers-Tarplin-White 3:20
Driftin' And Driftin' Brown-Moore-Moore 9:09
Pity The Fool Malone 6:00
Born Under A Bad Sign Bell-Jones 4:10
Side Two
Run Out Of Time Butterfield-Dinwiddie-Peterson 2:59
Double Trouble Rush 5:38
Drivin' Wheel Sykes 5:34
Droppin' Out Butterfield-Zimmerman 2:16
Tollin' Bells - 5:23
Paul Butterfield-harmonica, vocals
Elvin Bishop-guitar, vocals
Mark Naftalin-keyboards
Bugsy Maugh-bass, vocals (Drivin' Wheel)
Phillip Wilson-drums
David Sanborn-sax
Gene Dinwiddie-sax
Keith Johnson-trumpet
§Cover Art-Kim Whitesides
Produced by: John Court


Newport [CA] Pop Festival(8/3/68)

In My Own Dream
Elektra EKS-74025
8/68 BB [UK: 9/68]
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Last Hope's Gone Butterfield-Haynie-Sanborn 4:52
Mine To Love Maugh 4:21
Get Yourself Together Maugh 4:10
Just To Be With You Roth 6:12
Side Two
Morning Blues Maugh 4:58
Drunk Again Bishop 6:08
In My Own Dream Butterfield 5:48
Paul Butterfield-harmonica, guitar (In My Own Dream), vocals
Elvin Bishop-guitar, vocal (Drunk Again)
Naffy Markham [Mark Naftalin]-keyboards
Bugsy Maugh-bass, vocal (Mine To Love, Morning Blues)
Phillip Wilson-drums, lead vocal (Get Yourself Together)
Gene Dinwiddie-flute, sax, mandolin (In My Own Dream)
David Sanborn-saxes
Keith Johnson-trumpet, piano (Drunk Again)
Al Kooper-organ (Just To Be With You, Drunk Again)
The Iceberg Four [Maugh, Dinwiddie, Wilson, Court]-backing vocals
§Cover Art-Gene Szafran
Produced by: John Court


You Are What You Eat(9/24/68)
Soundtrack album has 1 unique track
In My Own Dream / Got My Mojo Working
Butterfield (5:47) / ? (?)
Elektra 45643, 11/68

Miami Pop Festival(12/29/68)
Bishop, Naftalin, and Maugh quit and Butterfield forms new band, expands horn section
Old friends Butterfield & Bloomfield record with Muddy Waters & Otis Spann: Fathers & Sons
Northern California Folk-Rock Festival [69](5/24/69) Elvin Bishop
Mississippi River Festival(6/26/69)
Atlanta International Pop Festival(7/4/69)
Atlantic City Pop Festival(8/2/69)
Woodstock Music & Art Fair(8/17/69)

The Elvin Bishop Group
Fillmore F-30001
9/69 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
The Things That I Used To Do Jones 3:53
Tulsa Shuffle Bishop 5:07
Sweet Potato Bishop 5:24
Side Two
How Much More Lenoir 2:56
Dad Gum Hide Ya, Boy Guy 2:44
Honey Bee Bishop 3:16
Prisoner Of Love Mayfield 5:08
Elvin Bishop-guitar, lead vocals
Applejack [Jack Walroth]-harp
Steve Miller-organ
Alberto Gianquinto-piano
Art Stavro-bass
John Chambers-drums
Produced by: David Rubinson


Where Did My Baby Go?³ / In My Own Dream
Ragovoy (2:25) / Butterfield (5:47)
Elektra 45658, 9/69


Keep On Moving
Elektra EKS-74053
10/69 BB [UK: 11/69]
Back Cover

Side One
Love March Dinwiddie-Wilson 2:56
No Amount Of Loving Butterfield 3:14
Morning Sunrise Butterfield-Wilson 2:41
Losing Hand Calhoun 3:35
Walking By Myself Lane 4:28
Except You Ragovoy 3:53
Side Two
Love Disease Dinwiddie 3:28
Where Did My Baby Go? Ragovoy 4:23
All In A Day Hicks 2:28
So Far, So Good Hicks 2:28
Buddy's Advice Feiten 3:21
Keep On Moving Butterfield 5:03
Paul Butterfield-harmonica, vocals, flute (Love March)
Howard "Buzzy" Feiten-guitar, keyboards, vocals
Ted Harris-piano
Fred Beckmeier-bass (Where Did My Baby Go?, Buddy's Advice)
Rod Hicks-bass, vocals
Phillip Wilson-drums
Brother Gene Dinwiddie-sax, guitar, vocals
David Sanborn-sax
Trevor Lawrence-sax
Steve Madaio-trumpet
Keith Johnson-trumpet
Jerry Ragovoy-piano
§Cover Photo-Robert L Heimall
Produced by: Jerry Ragovoy


Love March / Love Disease
Dinwiddie-Wilson (2:56) / Dinwiddie (3:28)
Elektra 45658, 10/69

Miami Pop Festival(12/28/69)
Summer Festival For Peace(8/6/70)

Buzzy Feiten to The Rascals, replaced by Ralph Wash

So Fine / Sweet Potato
Otis (2:39) / Bishop (3:16)
Fillmore 7002, 9/70


Feel It!
Fillmore F-30239
10/70 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Don't Fight It Cropper-Pickett 3:11
I Just Can't Go On Baker 3:38
So Good Bishop-Miller 7:38
Crazy 'Bout You Baby Williamson 3:15
So Fine Otis 2:40
Side Two
Party Till The Cows Home Bishop-Miller 2:22
Hogbottom Bishop-Miller 6:47
Be With Me Bishop-Miller 4:08
As The Years Go Passing By Malone 4:05
Elvin Bishop-guitar, vocals
Jo Baker-vocals, percussion
Stephen Miller-vocals, organ, piano
Kip Maercklein-bass
John Chambers-drums
Perry Welsh-vocals (So Fine)
Chepito Areas, Michael Carabello-congas, timbales (Crazy 'Bout You Baby, Hogbottom)
The Pointer Sisters (Anita, June, Patricia)-Vocals (I Just Can't Go On, So Good, Be With Me)
§Cover Photo-Bruce Steinberg
Produced by: David Rubinson


Electra 7E-2001
12/70 BB [UK: 2/71]
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Everything's Gonna Be Alright Jacobs 10:02
Love Disease Dinwiddie 3:59
The Boxer Hicks 6:32
Side Two
No Amount Of Loving Butterfield 5:42
Driftin' And Driftin' Brown-Moore 8:37
Side Three
Intro To Musicians - 1:44
Number Nine Harris 10:03
I Want To Be With You Dinwiddie 3:49
Born Under A Bad Sign Bell-Jones-Williams 5:44
Side Four
Get Together Again Butterfield 6:29
So Far, So Good Hicks 9:01
Paul Butterfield-harmonica, piano (Get Together Again), vocals
Ralph Wash-guitar, vocals
Ted Harris-piano
Rod Hicks-bass, vocals (The Boxer)
George Davidson-drums
Brother Gene Dinwiddie-sax
Trevor Lawrence-sax
Steve Madaio-trumpet
Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Oma Drake, Venetta Fields-vocals
Produced by: Todd Rundgren

Note: Recored at The Troubadour, March 21-22, 1970.
Credits updated from CD. Rhino reissued this in 2004 with an extra disc of recordings.

Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin’
Elektra EKS-75013
8/71 BB [UK: 9/71]
Back Cover

Inner Sleeve Photo

Inner Sleeve Interview

Side One
Play On Butterfield 3:44
1000 Ways Hicks 4:49
Pretty Woman Williams 3:51
Little Piece Of Dying Butterfield 3:29
Song For Lee Butterfield 3:42
Side Two
Trainman Dinwiddie 6:01
Night Child Butterfield-Dinwiddie-Harris-Hicks 4:32
Drown In My Own Tears Glover 5:10
Blind Leading The Blind Butterfield-Edlen 3:59
Paul Butterfield-harmonica, piano, vocals
Ralph Wash-guitar, vocal (Pretty Woman)
Ted Harris-piano
Rod Hicks-bass, vocal (1000 Ways)
George Davidson-drums
Dennis Whitted-drums, vocal (Trainman, Drown In My Own Tears)
Brother Gene Dinwiddie-flute, sax, vocals
Trevor Lawrence-sax
Steve Madaio-trumpet
David Sanborn-sax
Big Black [Danny Ray]-percussion, conga, vocals
Bobbye Hall-percussion, bongos, conga
Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Oma Drake, Venetta Field-vocals
§Cover Photo-Barry Feinstein
Produced by: Paul Rothchild


Butterfield retired to Woodstock and formed Paul Butterfield's Better Days (two albums 72/73).
Then mostly solo work and guest shots. Final solo album in 1986. Paul died in 1987.


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