The Butterfield Blues Band
Live at Woodstock
Run Out Groove / Rhino
The Butterfield Blues Band’s incendiary performance at Woodstock on 18th August 1969 is pressed here for the first time on vinyl.
After meeting Elvis Bishop in the early 1960’s and with bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay (both from Howlin Wolf’s touring band), the new group secured a highly successful club engagement at Big John’s Folk Club in Chicago which brought them to the attention of producer Paul A. Rothchild. During their engagement, Butterfield met and occasionally sat in with guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Rothchild was impressed with the chemistry between the two and persuaded Paul to bring Bloomfield into the band and eventually signed them to Elektra Records in 1964. The band performed a stellar set at Woodstock, performing 7 songs, all of which are featured here on this 2LP. The track ‘Love March’ was included on the original album release “Woodstock: Music From the Original Soundtrack and More”, released in 1970