Friday, November 26, 2010

PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND FAMILY TREE

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by David Dann, Randy M. Foley, John H. Warburg, and Steve Frankel, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE BUTTERCUPS #1 (1961 - 1962)
1) Paul Vaughan 'Butter' Butterfield vocals, harp
2) Elvin Leonard Bishop acoustic guitar


THE BUTTERCUPS #2 (1962 - 1963) / THE SALT AND PEPPERS SHAKERS (1962) / THE SOUTH SIDE OLYMPIC BLUES TEAM (1962 - 1963)
1) Paul Butterfield vocals, harp
2) Elvin Bishop guitar
3) Bobby Wilson bass
4) Teddy Wilson drums
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5) Mark 'Nafty' Naftalin piano (occasional member)
6) Michael Allen 'Mike' Bloomfield guitar (occasional member)


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #1 (1964)
1) Paul Butterfield vocals, harp, guitar, keyboards, flute
2) Sam Lay drums
3) Romeo Maurice Arnold (aka Jerome Arnold) bass
4) Albert 'Abe' Smothers (aka 'Little Smokey' Smothers) guitar


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #2 (1964 - MAR or APR 1965)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Jerome Arnold
3) Sam Lay
4) Elvin Bishop guitar


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND # (MAR or APR 1965 - SEPT 8, 1965)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Elvin Bishop rhythm guitar
3) Jerome Arnold
4) Sam Lay
5) Mike Bloomfield lead guitar


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #4 (SEPT 9, 1965 - DEC 1965)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Elvin Bishop
3) Jerome Arnold
4) Sam Lay
5) Mike Bloomfield
6) Mark Naftalin keyboards


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #5 (DEC 1965)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Elvin Bishop
3) Jerome Arnold
4) Mike Bloomfield
5) Mark Naftalin
6) Billy Warren drums


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #6 (DEC 1965 - FEB 2?, 1967)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Elvin Bishop
3) Jerome Arnold
4) Mike Bloomfield
5) Mark Naftalin
6) Billy Davenport drums


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #7 (FEB 2?, 1967 - SPRING 1967)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Elvin Bishop now also on lead guitar
3) Jerome Arnold
4) Mark Naftalin
5) Billy Davenport


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUED BAND #8 (SPRING 1967 - FALL 1967)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Elvin Bishop
3) Jerome Arnold
4) Mark Naftalin
5) Billy Davenport
6) Keith Johnson trumpet, piano
7) Charles Eugene "Gene" Dinwiddie alto sax, sopran sax, tenor sax 
8) David Sanborn tenor sax


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #9 (FALL 1967 - ca. OCT 1968)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) ) Elvin Bishop
3) Mark Naftalin
4) Keith Johnson
5) Gene Dinwiddie
6) Dave Sanborn
7) Charles 'Bugsy' Maugh vocals, bass
8) Phillip Sanford 'Phil' Wilson drums


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #10 (ca. OCT 1968 - ca. FEB 1969)
1) Paul Butterfield
 2) Keith Johnson
3) Gene Dinwiddie
4) Dave Sanborn

5) Bugsy Maugh
6) Phil Wilson


 PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #11 (ca. FEB 1969 - 1969)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Keith Johnson
3) Gene Dinwiddie
4) Dave Sanborn
5) Phil Wilson
6) Rod Hicks bass
7) Steve Madaio trumpet
8) Howard 'Buzzy' Feiten guitar, organ, french horn


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #12 (1969 - 1970)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Gene Dinwiddie
3) Dave Sanborn
4) Phil Wilson
5) Rod Hicks
6) Steve Madaio
7) Buzzy Feiten
8) Ted Harris keyboards


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #13 (1970 - 1971)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Gene Dinwiddie
3) Rod Hicks
4) Ralph Walsh guitar
5) George Davidson drums
6) Trevor Lawrence baritone sax


PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #14 (1971 - ca. NOV 1971)
1) Paul Butterfield
2) Gene Dinwiddie
3) Rod Hicks
4) Ralph Walsh
5) Trevor Lawrence
6) Dennis Whitted drums

4 comments:

  1. the wilson bros are bobby and teddy wilson who i know.ive played with bobby wilson.i got to know paul and he was a great guy and one the finest singers n harpmasters ive ever heard.a great person who i admire and respect for his style and humor . he had so much soul and emotion when he played that its overwhelming to me .i was very fortunate to know and witness his virtuoso abilities ..his live double lp better days blows my mind and actually they all do...i just wanted to let you know who the wilson bros are...they're nice guys who told me about the early days of butter n bishop...hope i helped with the info to make it more complete cause paul deserves the accolades...thanx

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    1. thanks so much for these wonderful memories of the good old days Steve!!!

      About the Wilson brothers you maybe remember who played bass and who played drums in the Paul's band? Bobby was on bass and Teddy on drums or viceversa? thanks!!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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    2. hi bruno sorry i wasnt explicit .bobby wilson played bass and teddy played drums...i first saw paul in dec 1968 at the miami pop festival when i was 13 then i saw him may 1970 in binghamton ny at harpur college .both shows i was in the front row just amazed at the spectacle..being exposed to that powerful music was fantastic and i was fortunate to have had that opportunity.. in 1982 a close friend of mine was close friends with paul and we got spend a lot of time in nyc ...i played guitar with bobby wilson in a blues band 25 yrs ago...when he told me he played with paul in chicago with his brother i didnt believe him but it is true ...he and his brother took paul and elvin to clubs introduced them to the musicians they wanted to play with and meet...glad to help bruno be well,steve

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    3. You help me soooo much, thanks Steve!!!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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