Mike Bloomfield - A Short Profile - From The Documentary "Chicago Blues Reunion" - Barry Goldberg Tells of How He Met Mike and Mike Performs With Muddy Waters - Plus! B.B. King and Nick Gravanities Share Bluesville Insights

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In addition to playing with the established stars of the day, Bloomfield searched out older, forgotten bluesmen, playing and recording with Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachell, Little Brother Montgomery and Big Joe Williams, among others. By this time he was managing a Chicago folk club, the Fickle Pickle, and often hired older acoustic blues players for the Tuesday night blues sessions. Big Joe memorialized those times in the song “Pick A Pickle” with the line “You know Mike Bloomfield…will always treat you right…come to the Pickle, every Tuesday night.” Bloomfield’s relationship with Big Joe Williams is documented in “Me And Big Joe,” a moving short story detailing Bloomfield’s adventures on the road with Williams.

-Jan Mark Wolki

By Rich Buckland 05/26/2013 04:31 PM

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