15 Songs, 1 Hour 14 Minutes


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5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Blues Critik ,

Not Just a Trbute!

Electric Butter: A Big Band Tribute to Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield. Just when it seems all the tribute albums have been made that ever need to get made, something from left field arrives that is so righteous and right on that the music makes perfect sense. That's what lead singer and harp player Rob Paparozzi has created here, along with the Ed Palermo Big Band. They've taken the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Michael Bloomfield's Electric Flag aggregation, and barnstormed it all into utter bliss. Butterfield and Bloomfield first collaborated together, and the results were beyond explosive. That band rewrote all the rules for what young white and black musicians could do to urban blues, and set off a generation or two of fans down the rode of cultural exploration. And when they split apart, each of the Chicago natives somehow found a way to explode on their own.

Enter Paparozzi, an absolute devotee of this music. With Palermo's band, and special guests guitarists Steve Cropper and Jimmy Vivino, original Butterfield keyboardist Mark Naftalin and Electric Flag bassist Harvey Brooks, they take songs like "Killing Floor," "Walkin' Blues," "Another Country" and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" to the moon and back. The fellows can play, and aren't above putting the heavy hurt on the music. There's been nothing quite like this in far too long, and just when it seemed like there wouldn't be any more, along come some clearly plugged-in people to churn the butter into a burning froth, and then plug the entire proceeds into the wall for a scintillating electric mess. Never let it be said an essential tribute album doesn't change everything. - Bill Bentley A&R Vanguard Records

Harpburn ,

Rob Paparozzi and the Ed Palermo Big Band

Rob Paparozzi and the Ed Palermo Big Band –Electric Butter CD review, Paul Butterfield will be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame this year!! This CD is strongly recommended, and definitely worth consideration as one of the best new works of the year!!!! Rob financed this him self, one of the best know harp players in the music industry, loved and respected in our small harmonica community, his commitment to music is proved here. Read this, its history!!

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