The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live 1970

I’ve seen The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live album offered for sale as a single digital download or two individual CDs called Live and Live volume 2.

It was recorded live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on March 21–22, 1970 and was released later the same year.

The original Live in itself was a double album when it was originally issued on vinyl.


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live 1970

I should warn you that by this time Mike Bloomfield had left the group and Butterfield had designed to change his sound to a more horn based approach.

Wikipedia describes it as a “blues-jazz-rock-R&B hybrid sound” and I agree. It is NOT dominated by surging guitar solos in the way that many, more traditional, blues rock live albums are. I recommend that you hear the mp3 samples at or

Songs On The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live

Disc 1

Everything Going To Be Alright – 10:08
Love Disease – 4:01
The Boxer – 6:38
No Amount Of Loving – 5:53
Driftin’ And Driftin’ – 13:43
Intro To Musicians – 1:45
Number Nine – 10:10
I Want To Be With You – 3:55
Born Under A Bad Sign – 5:43
Get Together Again – 6:29
So Far, So Good – 9:18

Disc 2

Gene’s Tune – 12:29
Nobody’s Fault But Mine – 6:58
Losing Hand – 14:28
All In A Day – 8:10
Feel So Bad – 4:43
Except You – 4:50
You’ve Got To Love Her With A Feeling – 5:23
Love March – 12:25

Playing on the album are:

Paul Butterfield – Vocals, Harmonica, Piano
Ralph Wash – Guitar
Trevor Lawrence – Baritone Saxophone
Brother Gene Dinwiddie – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals
Steve Madaio – Trumpet
Ted Harris – Keyboards
Rod Hicks – Bass, Vocals
George Davidson – Drums


Buying The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live

It is available in different formats from

These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.

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I’ve also included this album in my “early R&B and rock & roll” live albums poll. It’s a bit of a strange category but album like The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live draw on many different influences. It also has some exceptionally good live albums in it.

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