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Eric Madis wrote at 2014-11-30 08:42:43
Dear Bill and George,  

The solo on "One Good Man" was done by the late Mike Bloomfield, who's playing was inimitable.  Sam Andrews, God bless him, could never have played blues like that!!  And he says himself in a Guitar Player interview decades ago when asked about that song.  Also, you may be interested in knowing that Mike Bloomfield was Robben Ford's biggest blues guitar influence.  I agree, Robben is brilliant, and it is a real shame that he has not enjoyed the popularity in the blues world that he deserves, because of his innovation and his strong jazz background and influences.  Despite that, he is one of the most appreciated guitarists internationally.  But please, please check out the work of Mike Bloomfield. He had some great, great moments, despite the problems with substance abuse that ended his life.  Once you hear him, you will hear a lot of him in Robben Ford, and you will know that I am telling you the truth that Mike played the solo on "One Good Man".


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I can answer almost any question regarding Blues. My main interest areas are Chicago, Delta, and Texas Blues. I can explain playing techniques, song writing, and other technical aspects. I can also explain the styles and techniques of many of the artists.


I have been studying the Blues since the 1960's. I followed many of the Chicago artists from local clubs to concerts. I started playing in blues/rock bands during the early 1970's, and have continued through the years. I also sing.

I have a BS degree in Computer Science. I have 36 years of experience playing lead guitar.

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