Guitar King

Guitar King
Author: David Dann
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 715
Release: 2019-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781477318935

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A Rolling Stone Best Music Book of 2019, this biography of blues-rock legend Mike Bloomfield “draws you in the way a novel does” (The Wall Street Journal). Named one of the world’s great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield remains beloved by fans forty years after his untimely death. Taking readers backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield’s work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as on the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and soundtrack work with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. Drawing from meticulous research, including more than seventy interviews with the musician’s friends, relatives, and band members, music historian David Dann brings to life Bloomfield’s worlds, from his struggles to fit in on Chicago’s wealthy North Shore with his Jewish family to the gritty taverns and raucous nightclubs where this self-taught guitarist helped transform the sound of contemporary blues and rock music. With scenes that are as electrifying as Bloomfield’s solos, this is the story of a life lived at full volume. “Feels like one of the last great untold classic-rock tales, right up through Bloomfield’s mysterious passing.” ―Rolling Stone “Reveals the depths of Bloomfield's musical passions, genius and personal despair . . . Guitar King establishes his pivotal role in American music history.” ―Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael Bloomfield

Michael Bloomfield
Author: Ed Ward,Billy Gibbons
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781613733318

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This is the definitive biography of the legendary guitarist whom Muddy Waters and B. B. King held in high esteem and who created the prototype for Clapton, Hendrix, Page, and those who followed. Bloomfield was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which inspired a generation of white blues players; he played with Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, when his guitar was a central component of Dylan's new rock sound on "Like a Rolling Stone." He then founded the Electric Flag, recorded Super Session with Al Kooper, backed Janis Joplin, and released at least twenty other albums despite debilitating substance abuse. This book, based on extensive interviews with Bloomfield himself and with those who knew him best, and including an extensive discography and Bloomfield's memorable 1968 Rolling Stone interview, is an intimate portrait of one of the pioneers of rock guitar.

Michael Bloomfield If You Love These Blues

Michael Bloomfield   If You Love These Blues
Author: Jan Mark Wolkin,Bill Keenom,Michael Bloomfield
Publsiher: Backbeat Books
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2000-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781617131684

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(Book). Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, The Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's "Super Session." His story is told in the words of his brother, musicians such as B.B. King, producer Paul Rothchild and dozens of others including Bloomfield himself. Features a foreword by Carlos Santana, and audio of unreleased early studio tracks. "(This book) is a look inside the psyche of a musical innovator who deserves a posthumous Nobel Prize and a statue on Rush Street in Chicago. If you love his blues, you'll love this book." Al Kooper

Michael Bloomfield Legendary Licks

Michael Bloomfield   Legendary Licks
Author: Dave Celentano,Michael Bloomfield
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-02-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781480387126

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(Guitar Educational). The Legendary Licks series presents the music of a band or artists in a comprehensive play-along package. Each book contains note-for-note transcriptions and detailed performance notes on how to play a multitude of classic licks, fills, riffs, and solos complete with recorded demonstrations of each exercise and gear setup tips. This pack includes instruction on playing 11 of Bloomfield's finest, including: Albert's Shuffle * Another Country * Born in Chicago * East West * The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) * It's My Own Fault Darlin' * Killing Floor * Texas * Wine * Work Song * You're Killing My Love. "Mike Bloomfield is number one. Not only did he play over the top well and I mean amazingly well but he also played what I call 'real' guitar. If you've ever heard Mike Bloomfield, then you know what I'm talking about. It just came from his heart. I never got a chance to see him because he died at an early age, but he was a big influence on me as to the way I learned to bend strings and get everything I could out of a note. One of the best players ever." Mick Mars (Motley Crue)

Michael Bloomfield If You Love These Blues

Michael Bloomfield  If You Love These Blues
Author: Jan Mark Wolkin
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2000-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781617744822

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Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, The Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's “Super Session.” His story is told in the words of his brother, musicians such as B.B. King, producer Paul Rothchild and dozens of others – including Bloomfield himself. Features a foreword by Carlos Santana, and audio of unreleased early studio tracks. “(This book) is a look inside the psyche of a musical innovator who deserves a posthumous Nobel Prize and a statue on Rush Street in Chicago. If you love his blues, you'll love this book.” – Al Kooper

Gold

Gold
Author: Michael John Bloomfield,Roy Maconachie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-02-04
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781509534128

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Gold remains a highly prized and impactful resource within the global economy. From the insatiable demand for gold in the electronics that permeate our day-to-day lives to the environmental desolation driven by gold mining in the Amazon, the gold trade continues to touch the lives and livelihoods of people across the world. Bloomfield and Maconachie tell the intriguing story of the yellow metal, tracing the seismic shifts in the industry over the past few decades. They show how huge purchases of gold reserves by BRICS countries mark the shifting balance of power away from the West, and how rising affluence in India and China has led to a surging demand for gold jewellery, calling into question current approaches to make supply chains more responsible. Explaining why gold is so difficult to regulate and why it is only becoming more so, the authors suggest ways we could, collectively, make practices work better for the countless workers and communities who suffer at the producer end of the supply chain. Linking local to global, producer to consumer, and gold’s extraction from the Earth to the financial centres that fuel it, this book offers a probing analysis that reveals who wins and who loses and what this means for the future of gold.

Michael Bloomfield Guitar Anthology

Michael Bloomfield Guitar Anthology
Author: Michael Bloomfield
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-01-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781495059780

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). A collection of 20 note-for-note transcriptions of Bloomfield's legendary playing, including: Albert's Shuffle * Blues with a Feeling * Born in Chicago * City Girl * Further on up the Road * Going down Slow * Got My Mo Jo Working * Green Onions * Groovin' Is Easy * I Got a Mind to Give up Living * Killing Floor * Like a Rolling Stone * Lovin' Cup * Mary Ann * One Good Man * One Way Out * The Sky Is Crying * Stop * Sho 'Bout to Drive Me Wild * Walkin' Blues.

Dirty Gold

Dirty Gold
Author: Michael John Bloomfield
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780262035781

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The response from the jewelry industry to a campaign for ethically sourced gold as a case study in the power of business in global environmental politics. Gold mining can be a dirty business. It creates immense amounts of toxic materials that are difficult to dispose of. Mines are often developed without community consent, and working conditions for miners can be poor. Income from gold has funded wars. And consumers buy wedding rings and gold chains not knowing about any of this. In Dirty Gold, Michael Bloomfield shows what happened when Earthworks, a small Washington-based NGO, launched a campaign for ethically sourced gold in the consumer jewelry market, targeting Tiffany and other major firms. The unfolding of the campaign and its effect on the jewelry industry offer a lesson in the growing influence of business in global environmental politics. Earthworks planned a “shame” campaign, aimed at the companies' brands and reputations, betting that firms like Tiffany would not want to be associated with pollution, violence, and exploitation. As it happened, Tiffany contacted Earthworks before they could launch the campaign; the company was already looking for partners in finding ethically sourced gold. Bloomfield examines the responses of three companies to “No Dirty Gold” activism: Tiffany, Wal-Mart, and Brilliant Earth, a small company selling ethical jewelry. He finds they offer a case study in how firms respond to activist pressure and what happens when businesses participate in such private governance schemes as the “Golden Rules” and the “Conflict-Free Gold Standard.” Taking a firm-level view, Bloomfield examines the different opportunities for and constraints on corporate political mobilization within the industry.