I have a turntable and a nice record collection, mostly LP's from the 60's & early 70's.

My aim is to make rare stuff (in glorious mono or sometimes stereo) publicly available again with the best possible sound quality.

Generally, no. I select my projects very critically. Vinyl condition is everything. I tend not to work with records that are in less than pristine condition.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) Orig. USA Mono

CD Quality (16bit/44.1kHz)
High Resolution (24bit/96kHz)
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  1. Just finally finished listening to this. Bitchin', man. "Work Song" is my pick of the list, an absolute killer of a track, and one where the blues mixes well with the improvisations of jazz (which is not that surprising, considering how this was originally a jazz composition by Nat Adderley). And of course, East-West is just the perfect way to end an album, truly living up to its name as a great blend of "eastern" and "western" playing styles.

    Like I said in the Freak Out! post, I had pb's rip but here I was largely not enthused with it and hoped you would find a clean copy of this someday. Glad to see you finally have. And just look at those 6 people standing and posing between the two Greek(?) goddesses and how they look back at you, aren't they the coolest?


  2. AWESOME! Another masterpiece from the Prof ... thanks so much!

  3. thank you Prof. I finally got a good listen to this rip. It trumps mine by a good margin. I love this mix, it is awesome!


  4. Fabulous listen, thanks Prof

  5. can you please fix this link

  6. Chiming in to ask you to please fix this link Thanks!

  7. I really feel so lame coming back here, even though I already made a comment, but I've been relistening to some overlooked/under-listened stuff (MC5, Stooges), and this album's among those. No surprise it's great, but it's not something you can absorb in one sitting. There's just so much going on that you're bound to miss something. The title track alone invites multiple listens. Lucky then that this album is all killer and no filler. No disrespect to Love, but "Revelation" simply can't match up to this even if it's longer (honestly I find it a total bore). Always good to save the good stuff for last, too (just like the Chambros did for "Time Has Come").

    But, is this the end for their "must-have" albums? They made a few more after this, but looking around, I don't see as much praise for those like the first 2. Two things seemed to happen after this: 1) Mike Bloomfield left the band for Electric Flag; 2) Butterfield moved into a horn-based direction like Mayall did on "Suspicions" (and we all know how fans reacted to that). I wish they'd made a 3rd album w/Bloomfield, just imagine where they could've gone there!


  8. Thank you profstoned. A delight.
    dr blues

  9. Thank you very, very much professor!

  10. Thanks a lot,appreciated.

  11. I've been on the lookout for a mono LP rip of this great album for years, and now I found it! Great job, more of a warm warm punch in the mono mix, the bass and drums more upfront. I thought The Audio Fidelity stereo CD remaster now have a real competitor.