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Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story is a movie starring Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, and Mike Bloomfield. Life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield.

Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Biography, Music
Director
John Anderson
Actors
Mike Bloomfield, Joe Boyd, Elvin Bishop, Paul Butterfield
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

"Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story" is a feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white, teen-age harmonica player from Chicago's south side, Paul learned from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters was Paul's mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte. The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring the twin guitar sound of Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, the rhythm section of Sam Lay and Jerome Arnold and the keyboards of Mark Naftalin, added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated world wide interest in the blues. The band's first LP, released in 1965, was named "#11 Blues Album of All Time" by Downbeat. The only artist to perform at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock in 1969, Paul would continue to break new ground in the blues, and to stand up for racial equality, until his death at age 44 in 1987 of a drug overdose. Through his music and words, along with first-hand accounts of his family, his band mates and those closest to him, "Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story" tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest harmonica player of all time. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Comments about documentary «Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story» (17)

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Paul Olson

This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It tells the story of a man who lived the greatest life of his life and who has now passed away. I had no idea that Paul Butterfield was a true legend until I saw this documentary. He was the person that made this country great. The documentary is about his life from the very beginning until his death. He was a true artist and he had a talent for music. He was a great singer and an excellent guitar player. I'm sure that he would be a very happy man if he was alive today. I loved the movie. It was so touching. I recommend it to everyone.

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Jose C.

Paul Butterfield was an extraordinary musician and artist. The documentary is an intimate look at his life and his music. It is a wonderful and moving story. The documentary is informative and well done. The film is a great look at the life of an extraordinary musician. I have seen it twice and it is worth seeing again.

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David McCoy

I remember watching this film many years ago, but I didn't know much about it at the time. I'm glad I watched it again, because it's a really interesting film. Paul Butterfield was a great singer, but he was also a musician and, at the time, he was still trying to find his place in the world. The documentary tells the story of how he and his band met, how they got together, and how they became big stars in their own right. The documentary has a wonderful, interesting and entertaining story. It's filled with interviews with many of the people involved, and it tells a lot about the music industry, and about the politics of the time. I really enjoyed this film and I recommend it to anyone who loves music. If you want to hear the music of Paul Butterfield, then you should definitely watch this film.

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Christina

This documentary was a huge hit at the Toronto Film Festival and I can't believe it didn't win any awards. I have watched this film about 6 times and it keeps getting better and better. It's the kind of film that you can't take your eyes off of. The interviews are great and the music is amazing. This film is one of the most honest and personal documentaries I've ever seen. It was made for the fans of Paul Butterfield, but it's for everyone who loves music. The music is so great and the story is so inspiring. This is the kind of documentary you can watch over and over again. I highly recommend it.

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Samuel

I am a huge fan of Paul Butterfield. I have been to his concerts and have seen him perform live several times. I am also a huge fan of the music of the late great and legendary Paul Butterfield. So when I heard that this film was being made I was excited. I was also excited to see the film and to hear the music. I have to say that I was not disappointed. I found this film to be a wonderful film. It was beautifully shot and the music was really good. I would recommend this film to anyone who is a fan of Paul Butterfield. This is a must see film. This film is a must see film.

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Christine Barrett

As a pianist myself I think this is one of the best documentaries of the past decade. A good deal of the film was about his love of music, and the growing up of his son after his death. I have heard other people say this is a "Pianoist's Paradise" where the wealthy get the best equipment. That may be true, but the documentary points out that there are other places in the world where the piano is being used. In the US, it is being used in low rent clubs and restaurants. There are plenty of poor people in the world who need a place to spend a night and a few dollars to sustain a small habit. This film also points out that there are people who use it to gain attention. You can't use the phrase "Pianoist's Paradise" to describe those places. My only problem with the documentary was that it wasn't very inspirational or anything. I think that is the main reason why the documentary is so great. It tells the story of a very good man who died at a young age. It is a tragic story, but it is also a story that shows how an old man who had money and a great music career had to face the fact that his great career was ending. It also shows the life and the struggles of a poor kid who was in his first year of high school. This is a good documentary.

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Teresa

I remember Paul Butterfield from his movie days in the 60s. After he retired he did a couple of TV series, made several more and then disappeared into the New York Philharmonic. This film tells the story of his life and career. He didn't have a "style" that you could call "artistic". He was more like a "tune" that he could play. His style was what you saw on TV. This is a must see for anyone who liked the 60s and 70s music. I would recommend it to anyone who liked music.

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Randy

Paul Butterfield is one of my favorite artists of all time. He was the epitome of 'simple living' in the 1960's. I was fortunate enough to see him perform at the Seattle World's Fair in 1966. I was also fortunate enough to see him live at the Santa Barbara Music Festival in 1980. I love his music, and am so thankful to have heard it. I hope that you enjoy this wonderful documentary as much as I did.

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Dorothy

I think that the importance of this movie lies in the fact that it was made by a human being, not a documentary. The filmmakers used footage and interviews from the man himself. This is a very well done piece of work. The DVD includes the audio commentary by the director and other actors. The commentary is by a man named Paul Butterfield, and it is very interesting. You get to hear him talk about how he got his start, and about the filming of the documentary. He also talks about the various camera moves that he used, and how he took them from the "real world" to the set, and then to the set, and then back to the set. I was very impressed with this commentary. The director also does a great job in making you feel like you are watching a documentary on the set of the documentary, which is a very difficult task. Overall, this is a great documentary. It is very interesting, and the commentary is very informative. I highly recommend it.

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Brenda Edwards

While I know this film won't be for everyone, I found it really interesting and very informative on a subject I really didn't know much about. I would definitely recommend this film, even though it's a little dated. The story of the leader of the band is interesting as well as how he met the people he is remembered by. The band members are all very interesting characters and the film doesn't go into a lot of detail on their life. The people he meets are not just musicians, they are also family, friends, teachers, and a couple of doctors. It's definitely worth seeing. I would also recommend watching this documentary even if you're not a music fan. It's really good and gives you some insight on the subject of this band.

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Benjamin Walker

I knew very little about Paul Butterfield but I really enjoyed this documentary. I was shocked to see how long it took to get this documentary made. I have a feeling that Paul Butterfield has been ignored for so long that people have given up looking for him. I am glad to know that this documentary has been made. I am also glad to see the support from the people who knew him. This documentary is really good. There are many things that are interesting about Paul Butterfield. I found it interesting to see how he got to be where he was. I am glad that it was made and that more people will be able to see this documentary.

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Debra

I am a huge Paul Butterfield fan. He is such an amazing person and I am so happy to have found a documentary about him. The thing I find most interesting about this documentary is how different the lives of Paul and his family are from what we know about the younger generation. This documentary does an amazing job of presenting the younger generation of the time and how Paul was a huge part of it. He is such a great artist and we need more people like him in this world. I was especially impressed with his music and I can't wait to hear the CD. I was also extremely happy that this documentary focused on his music, which I really enjoyed and will buy the CD when it comes out. Paul is a beautiful person and I hope that the documentary gives the public some insight into his life.

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Roy S.

I think that this is an excellent documentary on the life and times of Paul Butterfield. He was the youngest of a huge family of musicians. He left his family to be an actor at the age of 17 and worked his way up from stage to screen. His time in The Pirates Of Penzance is perhaps his greatest role, but it was also his darkest and most brutal. He killed his mother, his father, his two sisters, and his young lover with a shot to the heart. He left his family and friends to spend his life in the peace and seclusion of his bachelor pad in the woods. He played with his wife and daughters, but he never really had a girlfriend. I have been a fan of Paul Butterfield since I first saw him as a teenager. He was the first person I ever saw in a movie that had a low-key voice, and I loved it. When I was 15, I saw a concert of him that was very good, and I was very impressed. I knew that he was a good singer, but I didn't really know what to think about him as a performer. I saw him as a more mature, and maybe even more talented, person, but I never really knew how to appreciate his talent. I also saw him as a person who was not that interested in anything outside of the music. I saw him as a nice guy who just wanted to be left alone, and was going to change. I thought that I would never really like him as a person, but I saw that I had a genuine affection for him. When I saw him in the press conference after his death, I was moved. I loved him so much, and I couldn't understand why. He was so charming, and I could see that he was really a sweet person. I was worried that he would change, but I didn't. He made a change, and he still had a nice personality. He was very smart and very talented. He was going to be remembered as a really good person. I think that he would be remembered as a great singer, and a great artist. He is so loved by people, that it's hard to understand why, and it's a very sad story. He was a really nice person, and I think that he would be remembered as a good person.

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Olivia H.

A strong feature in the biography of John Horn (1918-2001). The film is a highly entertaining, entertaining, and informative account of the life of Paul Butterfield, an immensely talented, creative, and musical composer. The film is unique in its structure, as it is a chronological documentary telling the story of a musician who rose to fame and acclaim only to die in a tragic and unexpected way. It is also unusual in its focus on the man rather than his music, as it focuses on his life at an early age, his rise to prominence and popularity, his later decline and loss of fame, and his eventual suicide. This documentary is recommended to anyone who loves music, Paul Butterfield, or film, for it is a fascinating, fascinating, and informative account of a person who rose to fame and influence only to eventually die in an extraordinary and tragic way. The film is recommended for fans of John Horn, and for anyone who enjoys a documentary that is entertaining and informative.

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Rebecca Sims

My family and I loved this movie. It's about a man who started out as a musician but didn't have the musical talent or ability to go on to be a singer or a performer. But he never stopped trying to help other people. The film is very touching. I wish I could go back and share some of the experiences with my family and friends. It has been very inspiring and I am proud to say I am a part of it.

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Ruth F.

I watched the movie for the first time yesterday. After that, I watched the movie again yesterday afternoon. I think I have finally fully understood the life of Paul Butterfield. I also realize that I have not really heard much about him or his music. I think this movie shows just what a music legend he is. It is definitely a must see for all Paul Butterfield fans and a good movie for all music lovers. I love this movie and I recommend it to everyone. The movie is shot beautifully and it is very moving. I think that the music is just as important as the movie. I think that the soundtrack is amazing and the music really makes the movie. I think that the movie is a good movie for anyone. I highly recommend this movie and I will definitely be buying it when it comes out on DVD.

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Jerry Edwards

I was excited to see this movie as I am a big Paul Butterfield fan, and I had always wanted to know more about him. The documentary was very enlightening and revealing, and I definitely would recommend it to anyone who has a love of Paul Butterfield music or Paul Butterfield as a person. If you're a fan of Paul Butterfield's music, you will definitely enjoy this documentary.