Blues and rock fans alike are raving about Horn From The Heart — The Paul Butterfield Story. As the movie's tagline explains: “He was influenced by his heroes on Chicago’s South Side, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf — and others. But in the end, Paul Butterfield’s blues ended up re-defining the blues altogether.” Butterfield, arguably the greatest blues harp player who ever lived, was inducted into both the Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died in 1987 at the age of 44.
The new doc by renowned director John Anderson features Bob Dylan, Elvin Bishop, David Sanborn, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Maria Muldaur, Jac Holzman, Sam Lay, Marshall Chess, Michael Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Happy Traum, Clydie King, Barry Goldberg, Paul Shaffer, Trevor Lawrence, Joe Boyd, Todd Rundgren, and many, many more.
John Anderson, who's probably best known over the years for his concert films for Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, is trying push Butterfield into the public consciousness: “How can you ignore him? His presence was just too big on every level. But then again, if you're going by sales, it's completely understandable. He never had a hit record. Yes, he had the Number 11 blues album of all time, according to Downbeat, yes he did all sorts of sensational things, like, perform at Newport '65, and Monterey, and Woodstock — but to the record buying public, he does remain unknown. So, it's frustrating, but it is understandable at the same time and I hope this changes that.”
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Source: Pulse of Radio