The Butterfield Blues Band: The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw/In My Own Dream
Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, September 2004
THE 1967 departure of BB Band axedude Mike Bloomfield provided fellow Windy City man Elvin Bishop with the chance to come in and revamp Paul Butterfields seminal blues entity. Where Bloomfield had been rooted in South Side/Muddy Waters grit, Bishop leaned more to the R&B/blues ballad/rocknsoul feel of Albert King and Bobby Blue Bland. Hence the covers on The Resurrection of Kings "Born Under a Bad Sign", Blands "I Pity the Fool" and Junior Parkers "Drivin Wheel". Augmenting the Memphis feel of both albums is a tight, spurting horn section led by future sax deity David Sanborn. Guesting on organ on In My Own Dream is the one and only Al Kooper.
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