Mike Bloomfield

~ Person

Legal name: Michael Bernard Bloomfield


For the astronaut, see Michael J. Bloomfield.

Michael Bernard "Mike" Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American musician, guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, since he rarely sang before 1969 and 1970. Respected for his fluid guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago's blues legends even before he achieved his own fame, and was one of the primary influences on the mid-to-late 1960s revival of classic Chicago and other styles of blues music. In 2003 he was ranked at number 22 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and 42nd in 2011 by the same magazine.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Super Session Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills 6
1969 It's Not Killing Me Mike Bloomfield 1
1977 Analine Mike Bloomfield 1
1980 Cruisin' for a Bruisin' Mike Bloomfield 1
1980 Living in the Fast Lane Mike Bloomfield 3
1987 I'm With You Always Mike Bloomfield 1
1998 American Hero Mike Bloomfield 1
2004 If You Love These Blues, Play 'em as You Please Michael Bloomfield 1
2007 Analine / Michael Bloomfield Mike Bloomfield 1
Between A Hard Place And The Ground Mike Bloomfield 1
Knockin' Myself Out Mike Bloomfield 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Blues, Gospel and Ragtime Guitar Instrumentals Mike Bloomfield 1
1994 The Gospel of Blues Mike Bloomfield 1
1994 Essential Blues: 1964-1969 Mike Bloomfield 1
1994 The Root of Blues Mike Bloomfield 1
1997 The Best of Michael Bloomfield Mike Bloomfield 1
2008 Between the Hard Place & The Ground / Cruisin' for a Bruisin' Mike Bloomfield 1
2009 Bloomfield: A Retrospective Mike Bloomfield 1
2014 From His Head to His Heart to His Hands Mike Bloomfield 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield 3
1998 Live at the Old Waldorf Mike Bloomfield 2
2003 Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield 1
Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West Mike Bloomfield 1

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