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In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Capricorn” label released “Where We All Belong”, the third  Marshall Tucker Band album. Part of the album is with studio recordings and part of the album is with live recordings. The live parts were recorded at “Uhlein Hall, Performing Arts Center” in Milwaukee, and the studio parts were recorded at “Capricorn Studios” in Macon, Georgia. The album was produced by Paul Hornsby.


  • Doug Gray– lead vocals, percussion
  • Toy Caldwell– electric, acoustic and steel guitar, lead vocals
  • Tommy Caldwell– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Billy Sanders – rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • George McCorkle– electric and acoustic guitars, banjo
  • Jerry Eubanks– flute, alto, baritone and tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Paul Riddle – drums
  • Charlie Daniels– fiddle
  • Elvin Bishop – slide guitar
  • Johnny Vernazza – slide guitar
  • Billy Sanders – harmonica, rhythm guitar
  • Paul Hornsby – piano, organ, clavinet
  • Earl Ford – trombone
  • Jerry Joseph – conga
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Sam McPhearson – harp
  • Stein – fiddle

Track listing:

All tracks by Toy Caldwell, except where noted.

Studio tracks:

  1. This Ol’ Cowboy
  2. Low Down Ways
  3. In My Own Way
  4. How Can I Slow Down
  5. Where a Country Boy Belongs
  6. Now She’s Gone – Toy Caldwell, Tommy Caldwell
  7. Try One More Time

Live Tracks:

  1. Ramblin
  2. 24 Hours at a Time
  3. Everyday (I Have the Blues) – Peter Chatman
  4. Take the Highway


In October 1965.

In October 1965, “Elektra” label released “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band”, the debut Paul Butterfield album. It was recorded in September 1965, and was produced by Paul Rothchild and Mark Abramson. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 468 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Down Beat” magazine ranked it at number 11 on its list of the “Top 50 Blues Albums”.


  • Paul Butterfield– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Mike Bloomfield– guitars
  • Elvin Bishop– guitars
  • Mark Naftalin– organ
  • Jerome Arnold– bass
  • Sam Lay– drums, lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. Born in Chicago – Nick Gravenites
  2. Shake Your Money-Maker – Elmore James
  3. Blues with a Feeling – Walter Jacobs
  4. Thank You Mr. Poobah – Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Mark Naftalin
  5. Mellow Down Easy – Willie Dixon
  6. Screamin – Mike Bloomfield
  7. Our Love Is Drifting – Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop
  8. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  9. Last Night – Walter Jacobs
  10. Look Over Yonders Wall – James Clark


On March 16, 2017.

On March 16, 2017, James Henry Cotton died aged 81. Being blues  harmonica  player, singer and songwriter, he had successful solo career, recording albums under his own name, and recording and performing with number of great blues and rock musicians including Gregg Allman, William “Billy Boy” Arnold, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Butterfield, Grateful Dead, Pat Hare, Howlin’ Wolf, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Freddie King, Alexis Korner, Steve Miller, Charlie Musselwhite, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Keith Richards, Todd Rundgren, Santana, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Otis Spann, Taj Mahal, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Louis Walker, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Johnny Winter.

In December 1967.


In December 1967, “Elektra” label released “The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw”, the third Butterfield Blues Band album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by John Court.


  • Paul Butterfield– vocals, harmonica
  • Elvin Bishop– guitar
  • Mark Naftalin– keyboards
  • Bugsy Maugh – bass, vocalon “Driving Wheel”
  • Phil Wilson– drums
  • Gene Dinwiddie– tenor saxophone
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Keith Johnson – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. One More Heartache – Smokey Robinson, The Miracles
  2. Driftin’ and Driftin’ – Charles Brown, Johnny Moore, Eddie Williams
  3. I Pity the Fool – Deadric Malone
  4. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  5. Run Out of Time – Paul Butterfield, Gene Dinwiddie
  6. Double Trouble – Otis Rush
  7. Drivin’ Wheel – Roosevelt Sykes
  8. Droppin’ Out – Paul Butterfield, Tucker Zimmerman
  9. Tollin’ Bells – traditional, arranged by The Butterfield Blues Band

On December 27, 2008.

Delaney Bramlett

On December 27, 2008, Delaine Alvin “Delaney” Bramlett died aged 69. Being singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Bramlett was best known by the  partnership with his wife Bonnie Bramlett in a revolving troupe of professional musicians and rock stars Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.  In his five decade long career, Bramlett performed and recorded with big number of famous musicians, including: J.J. Cale, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, King Curtis, Elvin Bishop, The Crickets, Dave Mason, John Simon, John Hammond Jr, Duane Allman, Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pacific Gas & Electric, John Ussery, Commander Cody, Dann Rogers, Hank Thompson, Ian Whitcomb and T. Graham Brown.


On August 30, 1966.


On August 30, 1966, “Elektra” released “East West”, the second Butterfield Blues Band studio album. It was recorded in 1966, at the “Chess Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Mark Abramson and Paul Rothchild.


  • Paul Butterfield— vocals, harmonica
  • Mike Bloomfield— electric guitar
  • Elvin Bishop— lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Mark Naftalin— piano, organ
  • Jerome Arnold— bass
  • Billy Davenport— drums

Track listing:

  1. Walking Blues – Robert Johnson
  2. Get Out of my Life Woman – Allen Toussaint
  3. I Got a Mind to Give up Living – traditional
  4. All These Blues – traditional
  5. Work Song – Nat Adderley
  6. Mary, Mary – Michael Nesmith
  7. Two Trains Running – Muddy Waters
  8. Never Say No – traditional
  9. East – West – Mike Bloomfield, Nick Graventies

On May 4, 1987.


On May 4, 1987, Paul Vaughn Butterfield died aged 45. Being vocalist and harmonica player he performed with Nick Gravenites and Elvin Bishop, but he is best known as the frontman of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He gained international recognition after performing during the “Summer of Love” at “The Monterey Festival” and “Woodstock Festival”. In 2006, he was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame” and in 2015, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.