Electric Flag

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Outside of Blood,Sweat and Tears The Electric Flag was one of the first horn bands on a large scale to merge rock/blues/jazz etc in their sound.
Led by guitarist extraordinaire Mike Bloomfield the group influenced many during their short exsistence.
All the members going onto high profile careers.
I.E. Buddy Miles,Barry Goldberg,Nick Gravenites

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:35am


Don't forget "The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper" from the Fillmore West in 1968. That was pretty much Bloomfield's "coming out" party as a monster player.

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:48am


Christ,how the hell did i forget that!?!
Thanks for adding that.
I'll use the excuse my kid (which she is is acting up)lol
I own that plus the Super Session album which also deserves mention as it was one of the first of it's kind in the rock genre.
To record a casual jam session and relese it as an album proper.
Kooper issued a few yrs. ago The Fillmore Concerts by he and Bloomfield and it's cool because it's Johnny Winter's debut gig to a N.Y. audience.
I like the intro. Bloomfield gives him onstage.

"This guy Johnny Winter is gonna come up here and play,Man let me tell ya this mother f@#$%er can PLAY!"

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 12:03pm


"Outside of Blood,Sweat and Tears The Electric Flag was one of the first horn bands on a large scale to merge rock/blues/jazz etc in their sound."

Electric Flag did that before Blood, Sweat & Tears. Electric Flag wasn't one of the first, Electric Flag WAS the first

Posted by Keebord on Monday, 10.6.08 @ 13:19pm


The Electric Flag were the first band musically described with the term "heavy metal". Odd to say the least.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 12:06pm


Why are all their original studio albums still out of print? When will they be reissued?

Posted by Roy on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 13:02pm


Electric Flag

Michael Bloomfield
Buddy Miles
Barry Goldberg
Nick Gravenites
Roger Troy
Harvey Brooks
Marcus Doubleday
Herbie Rich

Posted by Roy on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 13:14pm


Happen to go through some CD's that were given to me and Electric Flag stopped me cold. wow! Now i am ordering the music. great band. Heavy metal...more like deep down dirty blues. very very nice

Posted by martina on Wednesday, 04.20.11 @ 18:08pm


I like savoy brown and kim simmons...wow talking about playing. I do not see Savoy on this website anywhere

Posted by martina on Wednesday, 04.20.11 @ 18:11pm


The first USA based Band composed of mainly a horn section that blended Jazz-Classical-Rock and a World Music never heard before was Don Ellis. His "Tears of Joy" Band could rock out with the finest! He came along in 1968 and was featured at The Filmore West especially Don Ellis "live" at The Filmore. Nobody could put on a show like Ellis, nobody. So I made a Feature Doc on the life of Don Ellis.. ELECTRIC HEART. www.donellisfilm.com And since we talk about horn bands that bridged the gap between jazz-rock and blues, how about "Cold Blood" and Lydia Pense, a complete knockout, incredible horns and some of the best original music ever written! Yes, ELECTRIC FLAG as short lived as they were should be considered, of course Tower of Power. Chicago and BS&T should be catagorized as more Commerical. Bloomfield whether it be The Paul Butterfield Band, Mother Earth, Michael Bloomfied and Friends, Al Kooper's Super Session or any other Band he recorded with should be set aside as simply "Michael Bloomfield" one of the purest best Blues Guitarists of all time! @JEV1A

Posted by John Vizzusi on Thursday, 03.1.12 @ 02:14am


The Electric Flag

01. Harvey Brooks (1967-1969: bass)
02. Peter Strazza (1967-1969: saxophone)
03. Marcus Doubleday (1967-1969: trumpet)
04. Barry Goldberg (1967; 1974; keyboards, The Rides)
05. Mike Bloomfield (1967-1968; 1974: lead guitars, vocals, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
06. Nick Gravenites (1967-1969; 1974: rhythm guitars, vocals, Big Brother and the Holding Company)
07. Buddy Miles (1967-1969; 1974: drums, vocals, Band of Gypsys, The California Raisins)
08. Herb Rich (19671969: keyboards, saxophone)
09. Stemzie Hunter (19671969: saxophone)
10. Michael Fonfara (1967: keyboards, Rhinoceros, Rough Trade, Downchild Blues Band)
11. Roger Troy (1974: bass, vocals)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.18.15 @ 14:32pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM2OK_JaJ9I

Electric Flag's drummer and singer, Buddy Miles, was the voice of the California Raisins

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.19.15 @ 20:55pm


The Electric Flag

01. Harvey Brooks (1967-1969: bass)
02. Peter Strazza (1967-1969: saxophone)
03. Marcus Doubleday (1967-1969: trumpet)
04. Barry Goldberg (1967; 1974; keyboards, The Rides, The Chicago Loop)
05. Mike Bloomfield (1967-1968; 1974: lead guitars, vocals, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
06. Nick Gravenites (1967-1969; 1974: rhythm guitars, vocals, Big Brother and the Holding Company)
07. Buddy Miles (1967-1969; 1974: drums, vocals, Band of Gypsys, The California Raisins)
08. Herb Rich (19671969: keyboards, saxophone)
09. Stemzie Hunter (19671969: saxophone)
10. Michael Fonfara (1967: keyboards, Rhinoceros, Rough Trade, Downchild Blues Band)
11. Roger Troy (1974: bass, vocals)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.11.15 @ 16:55pm


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