The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Concert

Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco, CA) Oct 14, 1966

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band concert at Fillmore Auditorium on Oct 14, 1966

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In 1966, there are few bands that would prove as influential or groundbreaking as Chicago's Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Bill Graham invited the band to play the Fillmore Auditorium many times during those early years and the group soon became one of the most popular in San Francisco, having a profound effect on the local musicians and inevitably, "The San Francisco Sound." The group's influence can clearly be heard on early live recordings by the …entire summary

  • Dopeburger | Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 3:52 pm

    @WillAG - here's the recording information for the East-West Live CDs: Golden Bear, Huntington Beach (1966-1967); Poor Richard's, Chicago, IL (1966-1967); Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA (1966-1967). So no, this version isn't on there.

  • WillAG | Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 9:42 pm

    Is there any place that i could buy this? or is the east-west version also on the east-west live album?

  • WillAG | Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 9:41 pm

    is there any place that i could buy this?

  • suejulyreviews | Sunday, September 26, 2010 | 11:02 am

    I saw the Paul Butterfield Band live multiple times at the Fillmore East and I wish someone had live recordings of those concerts!! That was a great venue for live rock!

  • Anonymous | Saturday, August 07, 2010 | 2:45 am

    RE: Poor sound. C'mon, look at the date, and find any live recording better. This is the finest example of live Butterfield still in existance!
    Thank you.

  • Anonymous | Monday, August 02, 2010 | 1:07 pm

    poor quality no whats the time period for many of these shows quality of equipment, much improved since then hmmm. TAV monday august 2 2010

  • chbartle | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 9:21 pm

    this stuff is priceless - a real shame the quality of the sound isn't quite there. I saw these guys and they were peerless. i mean peerless - nobody played better than them as a band (i guess you'd have to say hendrix was pretty tough to top even in 1966). the writer of the description is absolutely right - these guys had an intensity that was not often matched and impossible to sustain. the dead learned a lot from them. the amazing thing is that these guys were fully formed musicians in 1966 who spoke with their instruments like great artists. equally amazing is that the dead took the lessons and moved on - climbed out of the cauldron so to speak - to do their best work later (even though i am very, very partial to their pbbb-inspired intense jamming 68-69)

  • Microteck | Friday, January 15, 2010 | 10:17 am

    I sure wish someone would find some more shows to put on here. I'm reading Bill Graham's book and it is cool to see how they were what he really got started with. I concur that you just can't beat Mike & Paul, not that the rest are slouches by any means either :)

  • Anonymous | Friday, November 27, 2009 | 8:13 am

    Few things are better than Mike and Paul; I sure can't think of any

  • Anonymous | Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    where is Norman Dayron ??

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