Paul Butterfield Blues Band & #BOTB Results
Before we get started with today's post, let's go over the Battle of the Bands Results.
The battle was a cover of 'Mary, Mary', with the contenders being Butterfield Blues Band, The Monkees, and Run DMC. It was back and forth between The Monkees and the Butterfield Blues Band, but poor Run DMC got no love from you all. It was beginning to look as though I was going to have to be a tie breaker as of Tuesday night, but by Wednesday morning, two more votes for Butterfield Blues Band came rolling in to save the day!
Thank you everyone for indulging me with your vote! We'll have a new round of battles on August 15th, with new songs and new contenders.
Now onto today's regular post:
It occurred to me during this battle that not much is known about the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. At least, they were ‘new to me’, I can’t really speak for the rest of you. So, today’s post is intended to shine a little more light on this band.
Music critics have acknowledged his development of an original approach that places him among the best-known blues harp players. In 2006, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Butterfield and the early members of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Both panels noted his harmonica skills and his contributions to bringing blues music to a younger and broader audience.
Born Under a Bad Sign
One More Heartache
Get Out of My Life, Woman
Before the most recent battle of the bands, had you heard of this group before?