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|1. Walkin' Blues|
|2. Get Out Of My Life, Woman|
|3. I Got A Mind To Give Up Living|
|4. All These Blues|
|5. Work Song|
|6. Mary, Mary|
|7. Two Trains Running|
|8. Never Say No|
One of the greatest guitar albums of all time and a real '60s classic, with Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield trading licks on the mind-bending title cut in particular.
If the Butterfield Blues Band's groundbreaking debut earned the respect of the group's elder influences, this one won over (and guided) the blues boys' psychedelic peers. Highlighted by the 13-minute-plus title track (an Eastern-influenced jam cowritten by guitarist Mike Bloomfield), East-West stretches the boundaries of the blues. It would prod many lesser groups to explore, with generally dreary results, interminable free-flight explorations. But while East-West and a cover of jazzman Cannonball Adderly's "Work Song" ventured in new directions, Paul Butterfield and company remained rooted in solid Chicago blues. East West presents the best of both worlds. --Steve Stolder
Excellent blues album by a group that somehow seemed to be overlooked.Published 3 months ago by James Parks
Few white blues players have been able to transcend the traditional notion that blues is a music that is based on the shared experiences of African Americans. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by Gavin B.
When you're a bit under the weather (if you know what i mean), a little bit above the surface of our blue planet earth (winks all around, chaps), then this CD is for you. Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2003
He's right on the mark regarding the 2nd rate material.
The US version of this is very sorry indeed.
Finally a CD that sounds even worse than well worn vinyl. Read more
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Rolling Stones are probably the sole reasons that most white people now even know that the blues exists: ... Read morePublished on April 27 2003 by .
All of the musicians come together on this recording and click- they interact with each other- its not just Bloomfield and Bishop wailing on guitar- theres Butterfield's vocals and... Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2002
This album is music of the '60's to me. I remember learning about blues hiding in an alley next to the stairs leading down to the Unicorn Coffee House in Boston, listening to the... Read morePublished on Dec 26 2001 by David O'Connell