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The Electric Flag – Sunny

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Hey folks, summer is upon us so it feels like it’s about that time for another stellar take on the Bobby Hebb classic tune we love so much…SUNNY!

This week it’s none other than Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Paul Butterfield Blues band alumn, Blues Hall of Fame member, Northside of Chicago’s own scorching guitarist and composer, Mike Bloomfield. Bloomfield was discovered by legendary Columbia Records producer and talent scout John Hammond kicking around blues clubs with Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop in the early 1960s. He soon after gained wide recognition for his work as a session musician, particularly with Bob Dylan for his work on Highway 61 Revisited.

Bloomfield relocated to San Francisco and formed the short-lived Electric Flag in 1967. The Flag debuted at the 1967 Monterey Pop Fest and released A Long Time Comin’ in 1968 reaching #31 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart. Sunny one so true, we love you.

Happy Summer everybody!

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