Thanks to the dedicated effort of the folks at Real Gone, this often bootlegged date by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band gets its first official release. These 13 tracks come from a smoking date at the Unicorn Coffee House in Boston. Nobody's sure of the exact date, but estimates put it somewhere during a two-week run in May, two months before the band's classic East-West was released. There's over an hour of music on what amounts to the first recorded document from this sextet: hard-grooving Chicago drummer Billy Davenport (Sam Lay left after the band's debut album) joined vocalist/harmonicist Butterfield, guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, organist Mark Naftalin, and bassist Jerome Arnold.
Even after his death, Paul Butterfield's music didn't receive the accolades that were so deserved. Outputting styles adopted from Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters among other blues greats, Butterfield became one of the first white singers to rekindle blues music through the course of the mid-'60s. His debut album, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, saw him teaming up with guitarists Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield, with Jerome Arnold on bass, Sam Lay on drums, and Mark Naftalin playing organ.
Beautiful Gloria Wandrous, a New York fashion model engages in an illicit affair with married socialite Weston Liggett. However, Gloria's desire for respectability causes her to reconsider her lifestyle.
Terrassé par traîtrise dans le funeste labyrinthe du roi Minos, Thésée, votre noble frère, est mort en héros. Du sombre royaume d’Hadès – le royaume des morts – les mânes de vos ancêtres réclament vengeance et dépêchent Hermès, le Messager des dieux, pour vous presser d’entreprendre cette mission. Car VOUS êtes Althéos, ce frère qui doit venger Thésée. …
Ray Conniff was at his very best in the early 60s. His style of orchestral pop produced dozens of charting albums. This collection features two original LPs from that era plus bonus tracks. The fabulous trumpet of Billy Butterfield is also showcased on the popular recordings Beyond The Blue Horizon, South Of The Border Down Mexico Way and A Love Is Born.