Been waiting a good long time for this one. Here’s Vintage Guitar magazine on the tendency Bloomfield’s playing had to change people’s lives.
Mike Bloomfield had that effect on people. For a Jewish kid playing the blues in the mid ’60s, that’s no mean feat. But regardless of who his inﬂuences were and how proﬁcient he became at various styles that preceded him, there was guitar playing before Bloomﬁeld and guitar playing after Bloomﬁeld. It’s as simple as that.
The compilation comes out next month.