The Paul Butterfield Blues Band played a major role in inculcating a whole generation of white suburban baby boomers with an appreciation for the blues in the mid-sixties.The initial nucleus of the band was created when guitar phenomenon Mike Bloomfield joined harmonica player Paul Butterfield and his college buddy guitarist Elvin Bishop in the recording studio. Paul Butterfield Blues Band Biography from Barnes and Noble Recordings such as these gained the attention of young music fans across the continent. Note Butterfield's fabulous blues harp on these tracks: The key albums by the band are the first two: Mike Bloomfield left the Paul Butterfield Blues Band after these two albums. A brass section was added to replace him but the band was never as good in my opinion. Interesting though is that the blues became college white boys music by the seventies as young blacks abandoned the blues and embraced funk in its place.