Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw

The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw is one of the best album titles ever. Pigboy Crabshaw was the nickname/alter ego of Elvin Bishop. Why anyone would want to be called Pigboy is beyond me, but I’m not from rural America like Elvin. I’m a confirmed city slicker.

In addition to the cool art design by William S Harvey, this is a helluva album musically. The Butterfield Blues Band moved from a guitar based blues ensemble to a horn heavy R&B combo after the departure of Michael Bloomfield to form Electric Flag. A very young David Sanborn plays alto sax on the album.

Here’s the whole damn album via the YouTube,

4 thoughts on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw

  1. semanticleo says:

    I saw Pigboy open to BBB in 1971 @ Cal State Fullerton and frankly he stole the show. The 12 piece brass section and gold-lame crew seemed the antithesis of Blues but the Album was perfect.

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