July 28, 2013: Michael Bloomfield’s 70th birthday anniversary. Should be a national holiday. Maybe someday, but for now play something from “East-West” or “Super Session,” or maybe from “A Long Time Comin’.” As most fans know, Sony Legacy has a box set of Bloomfield treasures in production. They had hoped to have it ready by today, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer. To read a message about the set from producer Al Kooper (and to download some rare MB tunes unrelated to the box set), go here: http://www.mikebloomfieldamericanmusic.com/extras2.html
. This photo, by the way, comes from Newport in 1965, taken by the late David Gahr.