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Paul Butterfield Blues Band, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band rocketed the blues straight into the stratosphere.

One of the first integrated blues bands with mass appeal, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band inspired people of all kinds to sing the blues. They pounced on the music and took no prisoners. They came roaring out of Chicago, playing electric blues that seemed to be plugged into the cosmos. Grounded by the music of their South Side heroes—Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Elmore James and others—the Paul Butterfield Blues Band changed rock and roll as surely as any band in mid-Sixties America. They did it with a combination of street-smart swagger, an endless well of feeling and, perhaps most strikingly, an impossibly energetic attack on the soul. More on

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