Mike Bloomfield

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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 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. Respected for his guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago's blues legends before achieving his own fame and was instrumental in popularizing blues music in the mid-1960s. He was ranked number 22 on Rolling Stone's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003 and number 42 by the same magazine in 2011. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012 and, as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Super Session Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills 8
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
RX for the blues Mike Bloomfield 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield 4
1998 Live at the Old Waldorf Mike Bloomfield 2
2003 Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield 2
2015 Live at Bottom Line Cabaret, 31.03.74 Mike Bloomfield 1
Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West Mike Bloomfield 1

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