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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Golden Butter

Ben Edmonds, Creem, August 1972

ANTICIPATION of this anthology's arrival was always accompanied by a warm feeling somewhere between nostalgia and celebration. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band(s) have ranked with the most influential of the last decade and yet all were touched by the tragedy that their fame could never quite equal their influence. Though this set has been issued largely because Butterfield has abandoned Elektra for Bearsville, the time for pause and some tributary retrospection has long been due.

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