A must have all blues and fusion/rock collection. the PB Blues Band is maybe not so famous outside blues and 70s rock blues fans (who consider them among the Masters). I found out about them when I was a teen, just checking among the many cds of a little yet specialized music shop. The owner pointed at them as one of the best way to get started with blues.
And it was right.
At that time I bought The Pau Butterfield Blues Band (their debut) and East-West. Here you find both plus 3 more good albums, where you get partially the same moods and flavors of the first 2, plus some slow blues orchestral pieces and some more beat or late 60s rock blues ones. The first album is pure rock blues, even simple but really straightforward. East-west is my favorite, with still some pure blues (but better played and a little richer) plus some jazzy stuff (excellent cover of "Work Song), some obscure and dark ballads (Never Say No) and a great closing psychedelic/oriental/rock piece: East West, where instruments, melodies, solos and Mike Bloomfield Guitar intertwine and mix together brilliantly.
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 1.2 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm; 136.08 Grams
- Manufacturer : RHINO ELEKTRA
- Item Model Number : CDRN79834
- Original Release Date : 2010
- Run time : 3 hours and 23 minutes
- Label : RHINO ELEKTRA
- ASIN : B003097AHE
- Country of origin : Netherlands
- Number of discs : 5
- Best Sellers Rank: 42,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Import only five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums from this Blues Rock outfit: East-West, in My Own Dream, Keep on Moving, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw. Warner. 2010.
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A must have all blues and fusion/rock collection. Even just for East-West albumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 August 2015
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Doesn't quite hit the spot...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2021
An interesting collection of original albums but slightly disappointing in that the only true blues albums are the first and the third. The other three are a slightly strange mix of late 60's stuff and it is the use of a horn section on these that takes the Butterfield Blues Band away from it's roots. But it is good value for five albums.
Mr. Graham Hort
40 wasted yearsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2015
I have always wanted to hear an album of his but none of my friends had him in their collection so I had to content myself with the Super Sessions, Woodstock and The Last Waltz. This was a big mistake. These 5 albums are amazing. As I listen I keep forgetting how old they are. The tunes are excellent and the musicianship is of the highest order. Don't delay like I did. Listen to all of these.
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... America and we copied it in Europe with a great deal of successReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 December 2016
I was never a particular fan of american blues in the sixties but this album series really reminds people that blues did originate in America and we copied it in Europe with a great deal of success. Real shame that both Butterfield and Bloomfield died so young when they would have been legends by now if they were still touring. I never had the originals so difficult to say whether these are a fair reflection of the original albums but they sound very good on my hi fi setup. Again, very good value for money if you are collectors.
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