Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield

blues, blues rock, Chicago Blues, guitar, classic rock

Michael Bernard Bloomfield was born July 28, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. An indifferent student and self-described social outcast, Bloomfield immersed himself in the multi- cultural music world that existed in Chicago in the 1950s. He got his first guitar at age 13. Initially attracted to the roots-rock sound of Elvis Presley and Scotty Moore, Bloomfield soon discovered the electrified big-city blues music indigenous to Chicago. At the age of 14

It's Not Killing Me [1969]
  • 1. If You See My Baby (3:05)
  • 2. For Anyone You Meet (4:03)
  • 3. Good Old Guy (3:20)
  • 4. Far Too Many Nights (5:09)
  • 5. It's Not Killing Me (3:01)
  • 6. Next time You See Me (2:55)
  • 7. Michael's Lament (4:21)
  • 8. Why Must My Baby (2:37)
  • 9. The One's I Loved Are Gone (3:05)
  • 10. Don't Think About It Baby (3:19)
  • 11. Goofers (1:48)

Recorded at Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; May 19, other dates, 1969. Originally released in 1969, this release followed the two ground breaking albums Mike recorded with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag. Michael Bloomfield was one of America's first great white blues guitarists, earning his reputation on the strength of his work in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. His expressive, fluid solo lines and prodigious technique Read more on Last.fm.