Watch: The Mike Bloomfield Story (documentary)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]“the guy that I always miss. . . . He had so much soul. And he knew all the styles.
I think he’d still be around, if he stayed with me.”

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]In celebration Of Michael Bloomfield’s 67th birthday anniversary, offered 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 by site-manager David Dann, this three-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.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]Bloomfield also impressed Dylan when they first met at a local folk club, in 1963, an encounter that led to Dylan’s phone call in ’65 asking Bloomfield to record with him in New York. Kooper, who played organ on “Like a Rolling Stone,” actually showed up for that session expecting to play guitar. Then Bloomfield “walked in, sat down next to me, said hello and started warming up,” Kooper says. “I’d never heard anybody that good, much less somebody my age. I put my guitar in the case and slipped it under the chair. He got rid of me in five minutes.”
– Rolling Stone Magazine[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Great guitarist and a very interesting documentary!

This is a youtube playlist with 10 parts. Part 2 has been removed by youtube, but the other 9 is working (just skip part 2).

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]Some months ago, I got into contact with David Dann, owner of, in hopes that we could take a stab at documenting a small portion of the life of Michael Bloomfield. Bloomfield is far and away my favorite guitar player and has been an incredibly inspiring musical influence to me for many years. My original pitch to David was a 5 minute (or so) video chronicling Michael’s time in New York City in the late 60’s…obviously, the project quickly gained a broader scope.
-Alex Wernquest(co-director and co-editor)[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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3 thoughts on “Watch: The Mike Bloomfield Story (documentary)

    1. My personal 3 favorites are Alvin Lee, Jimi and Michael, But I think they missed some with the selections on this new compilation, just a bit. “Wintry Countryside” should’ve been included, but that’s my own taste. Saw Cream open up for a Michael-less Paul Butterfield Blues Band show at the Fillmore Auditorium in the mid-60’s, and the following weekend Michael’s new band—The Electric Flag—opened up for Cream, also at the Fillmore Auditorium. Great Shows! and a Great Piece of History!

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