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Butterfield Blues Band - RESURRECTION OF PIGBOY CRAB ((Vinyl))
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Paul Butterfield (vocals, harmonica); Elvin Bishop (guitar); Dave Sanborn (alto saxophone); Gene Dinwiddie (tenor saxophone); Keith Johnson (trumpet); Mark Naftalin (keyboards); Bugsy Maugh (bass, background vocals); Phil Wilson (drums).
The band's third album finds guitar hero Mike Bloomfield MIA and replaced by a horn section including the very young David Sanborn. (Ironically, Bloomfield departed to start his own horn band, the ill-fated Electric Flag). Stylistically, the band was inching away from blues purism, and moving toward jazz and r&b, particularly of the Stax-Volt variety, as witness the idiomatic cover of Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign." (The band must have been listening to Motown as well, hence the thoroughly rocked-out re-arrangement of Marvin Gaye's "One More Heartache,") The album title, incidentally, refers to an alias of remaining guitarist Elvin Bishop, who gets plenty of room to work out here, particularly on "Driftin and Driftin'".
- RSD Release Date: DDD
- Genre: Blues