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The Michael Bloomfield Story - part 1

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Published on Jul 27, 2010

(You can find all 10 parts of this now-complete video bio by searching on "Michael Bloomfield Story")

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IN CELEBRATION OF Michael Bloomfield's 67th birthday anniversary, mikebloomfieldamericanmusic.com offers a video biography of the legendary guitarist, detailing his remarkable career with images, interview clips and music. Created by filmmakers Nick Lerman and Alex Wernquest, and site manager David Dann, this 10-part narrative begins with Bloomfield as a young, up-and-coming guitarist recording for John Hammond Sr., playing with Bob Dylan and joining the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. It then follows Michael as he creates the Electric Flag and performs to standing ovations at Monterey, records "Super Session" with Al Kooper and then pursues a career playing music on his own terms. Included are excerpts from previously unheard Bloomfield recordings as well as rare and seldom-seen photos of the guitarist.

Please note that this video should not be confused with, and is not associated with, the soon to be completed feature documentary, "If You Love These Blues: The Life and Music of Mike Bloomfield," a Ravin' Films production. It is expected to be released in 2012.

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