Watch Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

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, Paul Butterfield, Joe Boyd, Elvin Bishop
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield.

Comments about documentary «Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story» (30)

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Wayne

Like what he did with his book, Butterfield devoted himself to his music to complete his unfinished book. I couldn't help but find myself reading his book during the album of "Papillon" on S-Tunes. It was well thought out, very informative, and had a good flow. I would highly recommend this. "I was in the Philadelphia archdiocese for over twenty years and although I was never a choir director, I am now a choir director for a local school district. I am also a professor at the University of Philadelphia. I am one of the sponsors of the Center for the Study of Music. I am also on the board of the National Coalition of Music Schools." It's very clear that this was a man who cared deeply about his work and cared very deeply about the lives of his students. "I was a childhood teacher for the Central School District, and I saw firsthand how the education system works to teach the children they are supposed to teach. Over the years, I have seen how families struggle to afford proper food, clothing, and shelter for their children. I have also seen how low income families struggle with overcrowding in school, school uniforms, and books. I have also seen how when a student is made to feel like he is not at home, the parents pay the price. What I have seen is a system that is structured for the benefit of some, and not the benefit of others. The information in this book shows that this is not only a failing system, but an injustice. Every student has a right to a quality education. We have to give our children the knowledge they need to be successful. There is no excuse for ignoring these children. You can never speak in the terms we have learned in our schools. You can never define a young person by the words they hear from their teachers, and you can never say that their school is better than any other school because it is better than your school. What we have to do is recognize the value of education for the whole student body, and every student is different. No one has the answer for every student. You can't just yell at each other and say, "I know." You have to work with each individual and work with the entire student body. That is why a school's principal can have more influence than a principal in the classroom. In the classroom, you have to deal with each student individually and each individual has to be able to work with each other. If they do, the learning will be a lot more effective and they will be able to solve problems. Every student should have the opportunity to know the right way to do something in their lives. They are responsible for their own lives and they have the right to know what they want to do and what they should be doing in their lives. That is what is important. What makes us human is that we

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Tiffany Campbell

This is a moving documentary about one of the greatest pop-music songwriters of all time and a remarkable artist in his own right. During the 1980s and 90s, Paul Butterfield produced countless hits including songs from the artists of this film. At just 38 years of age, he had written more than 1,000 songs, and this film was made when he was 64. Paul Butterfield had lived in Los Angeles in the mid 1970s, and was a prolific songwriter in his own right. This documentary explores the actual events that occurred between 1974 and 1996. Paul Butterfield became particularly famous for his song "Heavenly Ways", which he composed for The Doors. The story is narrated by director Daniel Kaufman, and it was written by his son Andrew Kaufman. One interesting and unexpected thing about this documentary is the fact that Paul Butterfield was actually in his late 60s when this documentary was made. That gives us insight into the music industry, because he has a very different perspective on the music industry today. It is a very compelling story, but is told in a very modest way. The most interesting thing is that despite the fact that he has a very short film (about half an hour long), he has written 1,000+ songs. I just hope that this documentary will raise awareness of his story.

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John P.

I was a big fan of Paul Butterfield. I'm not sure if this documentary is all that interesting, but it does make for a good night of entertainment. The film, based on his book, is filled with interviews, and then comes the documentary itself. There are still quite a few people in the world who are still trying to figure out the artist. The film features a lot of footage from various shows, and then a great amount of behind the scenes footage. The music is great, but it's also a bit too long. It feels like you're watching a movie, and it's not. It's definitely worth seeing.

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Stephanie Armstrong

Paul Butterfield was the greatest musician,a great person,from his days on his own radio show to his time in the four-piece band Hot Air to his death,he left a tremendous legacy for musicians and music.This documentary puts a spotlight on the life and music of a great man.David Allen Green,Ron Howard,Ann Maguire,Ingrid Newby,Sam Kinison,Jack Black,and many others,it was incredibly inspiring. It shows us his journey through the rock and roll world,and shows us how far he had to go to get there. The footage of his early performances and early drugs from a dope dealer,and how he was brought to San Francisco by his friend,Bob Ritchie,to try his hand at music.It shows us how he became a successful rock musician,and how his life and his music are intertwined.It goes to show that there are some people that give up,and that some people can change their circumstances and still make something of themselves. This film was made with passion and passion alone.It shows us some amazing clips of Paul,his success and his struggles. It is a must see for anyone who has an interest in rock music.A rare,legendary film,it is a great example of how music can save your life.All of us who have watched it have been amazed and touched by Paul. "It shows how music can save your life."-Michael Bolton

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Olivia

I first heard about the Paul Butterfield story and the name Mr. Butterfield when I was ten years old. I remember reading about him and how he beat his injuries. I couldn't figure out why. I read about Mr. Butterfield's injuries as a child. He was in a coma for 3 months. He was on a respirator and couldn't talk. I didn't believe that could happen. Then I learned he got hurt playing professional soccer. I decided to visit the man himself and see how he got to be the way he is. What is most striking about the Paul Butterfield story is the fact he was a master of the game. He practiced to get to where he is today. The injury has nothing to do with his talent. He is a very well known star, but you just never know what he is going to do next. He doesn't seem like someone who does what others tell him to do. He is a true professional athlete. And I have the privilege of knowing him. My friend, Lorna Hymels, is the wife of Mr. Butterfield. She was one of the first on his list of survivors. She has been his friend and caregiver since his hospitalization. She teaches him the game and we talk every day. She has been his music teacher since she had him. She teaches the fans to sing along. I highly recommend this film for all types of people. I think anyone would enjoy it.

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Kathleen L.

Paul Butterfield was an excellent jazz singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His music was bright and vibrant. His body of work was outstanding. His writing was spot on. His body of work, he wrote many of the classics that are covered on the Grateful Dead album by 'Aoxomoxoa.' This documentary is a great read for a musical fan. It gives you a comprehensive biography of the man that was a legend in the music world.

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Crystal B.

I was expecting a high budget, on-location documentary on an artist whose greatest influence on music is being able to "create" his own sound. But what I got was an astonishingly honest, emotional, and revealing portrait of a man who was always "a little bit more than a normal musician" (not that I think the music is all he is. I am sure that was the intention of the film), and that "anything goes" when it comes to his music. There were many moments where I was completely convinced that he was still alive, if only to remember those moments and share them with those who cared. As a musician, he was a major influence on my own, but it is almost impossible to be a great musician without being very creative and self-absorbed. Horn from the Heart reveals that in many ways, although he may have worked as a professional musician in his own right, he was still often engaged in what he called "visual" art, and I couldn't have asked for a better soundtrack. I have listened to his music since I was a kid, and I have always found that "classic" was the perfect word to describe his music. But no one ever told me how much of it I was able to enjoy. Now I know. I can only hope that his music can be shared more widely. I am still shocked at how much this film made me feel. This is probably the best documentary I have ever seen. The kindness and generosity with which the filmmakers were able to share the "story" of one of the greatest artists of all time with so many, has left a great mark on me.

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Kelly S.

This documentary is for anyone who enjoyed Paul Butterfield's music, or the music industry in general. Paul Butterfield is a talented artist, and now has a new book to share his own music and life story, and we are lucky to see it in all it's glory. The film shows the good, the bad, the happy, and the sad things that are happening in the music business today. It includes interviews with people like Frank Zappa, DeBarge, Celine Dion, and many others. It also features an interview with Princess Diana and her sister, the late Princess Diana of Monaco. The film is highly recommended, even for non music fans. It has a short documentary about the making of Robert F. Kennedy's album, 'I'm With The Band'. It also has a short documentary about this year's Super Bowl halftime show, and a very good interview with Bono. If you like music or Paul Butterfield, you should see this film. The DVD comes with over 20 minutes of extras. I've rated it 10 out of 10 because it is well worth the money. If you enjoy music, or Paul Butterfield, you should see this film. I have a feeling this film may play well with people who've never heard of Paul Butterfield.

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Nathan Perez

The story of Paul Butterfield is told in this film. The director, David Millar, tells the story of a man who became the first Englishman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. The film shows the importance of the film crew, and the story of the crew. It also shows the incredible journey that the crew made up to the summit. This film is very interesting and very informative. It is a great film and worth seeing.

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Rose H.

I'm a huge fan of Paul Butterfield, and this documentary is a great introduction to him and his music. There are so many great interviews that make this film a must see. I can't say enough about this film, you have to see it. I recommend this film to everyone, especially if you are a Paul Butterfield fan.

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Alice P.

Paul Butterfield was one of the most influential rock musicians in the 20th century, and he achieved this notoriety by releasing a number of albums with legendary record label EMI, the first being 1969's "The Machine". This film is a documentary about the creation of his music, and how he became a household name, and the media frenzy around his success, and the subsequent drop in sales. It also gives us an insight into his personal life, and his love of his work. The film is a bit slow at times, but overall I think it is a good documentary about the man and his career. 8/10

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Tammy R.

The Paul Butterfield Story is a non-fiction film produced by the National Endowment for the Arts, which features interviews with all the actors and the movie directors that were involved in the making of the movie. I do believe that the filmmakers have presented an objective, informative documentary, but it is not easy to convey information and especially not without the word of the director or actors. Paul Butterfield did an excellent job, but I think his documentary was never finished. I think the end of the documentary, including all the interviews of all the actors, directors, musicians and others that were involved, was that the filmmakers could not go on to film the next Paul Butterfield movie, and hopefully there is a continuation of this film. It would have helped if the filmmakers had edited the film down to one hour, perhaps even 30 minutes, because there were some good points that were missed, such as the fact that the name Paul Butterfield became so attached to the movie. I think that the filmmakers have also failed to explain the controversial quotes that the director spoke. I am sure that the majority of people that were interviewed would like to have known about these quotes, but the filmmakers could not leave them out, and that is something that should have been explained.

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Danielle Hicks

I can't believe it's been 17 years since I saw this. Paul Butterfield is one of the few musicians who influenced me. He was the man who made indie rock, punk rock, bluegrass, blues, gospel and pop music more accessible, and he was an honest, fun, and wildly creative person who put great music in front of us on a regular basis. He also managed to produce a lot of great records, too. The way he made things more accessible, making a lot of music available for every demographic, is a story that will forever be worth listening to. You will never know his other music, but I suspect it will be a source of inspiration for some future artists. Check out this video, and don't miss his concerts. He left so many of his pieces on the cutting room floor, but you can't help but like and respect that he did it for his fans.

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Megan Howard

A good documentary on the life of Paul Butterfield, the son of the legendary guitarist, who is best known for the blues-rock band Led Zeppelin. As a musician, he is remembered for his own contributions to rock 'n' roll and is also known for his work as a composer and songwriter, as well as a singer. The documentary is quite long, but there are quite a few interesting moments, especially the ones involving his relationship with his mother, and his relationship with his father. The film is quite a bit about the times and personalities of the times, the period in which he lived, and the people who he interacted with, as well as his own personal feelings and beliefs, but is also rather lighthearted in nature, and makes an attempt to capture the different moods and impressions he took on, as well as the moods and impressions he took on. There is also a few interesting anecdotes about his childhood, his mother's family, and his father, and a lot of footage is spent on the times he spent with the band, and on his relationship with the band's manager, Jimmy Page. The interviews are mostly with his family, and the interviews are done in the same manner as the documentary itself. The most interesting moment is the one with his mother, who tells the story of how the family got to know Paul, and how the relationship between the mother and son grew. Also, a lot of time is spent on the relationship between the band and the manager, Jimmy Page, and how they got to know each other. This part is particularly interesting, because it shows that the band was just a part of a bigger picture, and how Page's presence added to the band's power. Overall, the documentary is a very good documentary, with quite a lot of interesting moments, and good information about the times in which the band was born, and the people who were involved in the band's rise. The only thing that really bothers me about the documentary is that it is a bit too long, with an hour and a half being an extreme over-statement. However, it is still a very good documentary, with a lot of good information and a few good moments, and is worth watching.

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Amanda B.

Paul Butterfield (and Andrew Siegel and Thomas Korda) are two heroes who are the show stoppers of their generation. Their pictures alone have become huge in the history books. But what about their music? There are so many great musicians who are overlooked. The discovery of Paul Butterfield was made possible through public access TV. So a place where public access TV can really get to hear music in a way it never has before. I think it really is remarkable to watch. So good it is only available in a couple of places (in The Netherlands and a few other places). I loved it!

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Brandon Stone

Paul Butterfield (1927-1990) was a medium-sized jazz musician and one of the earliest recording artists. But the 1970s was his long quiet and quiet process of writing, recording and releasing a record with a career spanning over thirty years. This documentary tells the story of Paul Butterfield and his music, his creativity and his life story. You can follow him all over the world, you can get to know him in the jazz clubs and then you'll get to meet him in the movie that is most relevant to him. This film does not tell the story of this great man. It's about his music. And this film will give you all the information you need to listen to his music and create the kind of music you've heard in your life. A must-see documentary for musicians and people who love music.

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Henry W.

I have seen and heard the Paul Butterfield story. It's all about my dad, the man who brought me into the world. So, I've been listening to his stories and how he never gives up. I have seen the Tapes of all his interviews and I feel like I am part of his life. This film really brings his story to the screen. It's really amazing how the doc is not just about him, but it's about everyone he met. It's been 3 years since this movie was released and I still cry watching it. It's really nice to know that someone did a great job showing his story without being dishonest or profiting from it. What I really liked about the doc was that it is made from Paul Butterfield's side, not just about his life, but his life through his friends and family. The film is 100% true and only highlights what really happened. It really felt like they wanted to make a documentary, but they didn't want to ruin anything. It's really refreshing to see someone go on and on about their life. Paul Butterfield is such a amazing person and it's great to see him getting the recognition that he deserves. The story is really sad, but the story is amazing and it's all good. I recommend this movie to anyone who has ever heard the story of Paul Butterfield and it's great.

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Walter D.

Paul Butterfield was the greatest rock musician of the 20th century. He was also a genius and he was not only a great musician but he was a great human being as well. While many people may be put off by his music, his humanistic nature and his struggle to live a normal life, they should not be put off by his music. Paul Butterfield's music was a direct reflection of the times he lived in and the times he lived in. It was very difficult for him to find a good job because he was considered an outlaw. He was a misunderstood man and many people didn't know much about him. This film gives an inside look at the life of Paul Butterfield and his music. It's a very personal look at a man who was misunderstood by the world and his own family. This is a must see for people who love music and want to learn more about this great musician.

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Billy D.

I just finished watching this and I thought it was amazing. In this documentary Paul Butterfield talks about his experiences and how his first album "Cobra Baby" was heavily influenced by his father. I have heard many stories and all of them are true. He even talks about the band he was in at the time and the record was not very popular. He talks about the incident with the record producer that he got fired from. He also talks about how hard it was on him as an immigrant to be from this country. He talks about how he wanted to give back to his country and why he chose to make music. In the end he talks about how this album changed the way people listened to music. He talks about how he recorded this album from the kitchen table and how he took his chance. I believe this is one of the greatest documentaries ever made and I think everyone should see this movie.

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Dylan B.

How can one document this? How can one experience this? This documentary is astonishing. For a film about the early days of rock and roll to portray the way that the music industry shaped the lives of its performers is completely mind blowing. I am on my way to seeing this film again, and am eagerly awaiting the DVD release. This documentary will put to rest all the myths of the rock n' roll generation - the one million albums, the $250 million, the accolades and awards - The music was entertainment, the art was being sung, and the press made it all possible. This film will leave you with a sense of pride that our generation of Americans has embraced the art of music as something beautiful, vital and memorable. This is the future of music. You can see it right here.

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Thomas

What a powerful movie. I loved it! I know a lot of people love this movie but I think it's worth the price of admission. I would give it a 10/10 but I know most of the people who did not like it. I am in the same boat as them. I am not proud of it but I don't think it should be viewed that way. I love the story. I love the people who made it. I think it is amazing and it is definitely worth seeing.

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Ronald Barrett

As a documentary it was pretty cool. As a comedy it was also pretty cool, but not too funny. The next time I see something bad, I'll think about this documentary, and you may hear about it from your friends.

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Daniel Henry

The story of Paul Butterfield - a high-level artist who died tragically in an industrial accident in 1978 - is told in this moving documentary. As the music critic for a major New York city newspaper, Paul made a huge impact on his peers and audiences. He inspired generations of young musicians and became a big-time artist in his own right, eventually designing and selling several poster designs for others. An example of one of his designs for rock star Johnny Cash (played by Timothy Spall in a completely convincing performance) is to be found on a poster of New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, the music of Paul was in demand throughout the world. His work is heard on every other country music radio station, at pop concerts, in many famous Hollywood films, and even in the world's most prestigious museum, the National Gallery of Art. Paul was a major presence in New York, making sure that his work was seen by as many people as possible. He frequently took his work home with him, so that it would not disappear on the night he died. The sad news that Paul was involved in a fatal accident is the saddest news to be related by an artist whose work became a worldwide phenomenon. This documentary is an excellent look at what the artist's contribution to popular culture meant to his fellow New Yorkers. It is a must see for anyone interested in the life and career of Paul Butterfield.

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Ralph

Paul Butterfield, a legendary rock and roll musician, was a very young man when he wrote and performed his masterpiece "Live from New York" at the World's Fair of 1968. This is a documentary on the making of the song. The film includes interviews with the original songwriters, the songwriters, the music supervisor, and other producers. It also has a few facts about the song's history. This is a very interesting documentary and one that anyone who loves rock and roll music should see.

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Nicole Howell

The film is incredibly informative and very well done. Not a lot of people know the guy that played Horn from the Heart. The film contains excellent clips from the film and an explanation of the "stretch" which is really essential for anyone to watch. His story is a well told story. Horn from the Heart was a legend, he was very talented and he had a heart of gold. Many of his songs have been on the top 50 chart and are still incredibly popular. It is a must see for everyone who is into music, music history, Paul Butterfield or musicians in general.

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Jean Mendez

This was a fascinating look at an almost forgotten musician of the 70s and 80s. Butterfield was a guy who made music with great strength, determination, and style. One of the highlights of his life was his involvement in making music videos with artists like Trent Reznor, Beck, and others. Butterfield met Beck and other famous musicians in the mid-90s and later started producing music with them. There's a great artistic and performance style to the music that has often been lost to us. Most of the other musicians who were there for the recording sessions were from the bands that were there for the sessions. This documentary is great on many levels.

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Mark Thompson

Paul Butterfield was a very important figure in the history of the rock and roll industry. Before his death, he was recorded and distributed to 20 countries in a 2-week run. As a result, his songs made it to record and televised sessions. These are the reasons why Paul Butterfield can be considered the most significant person in the history of the world's music industry. As a child, he experienced a period of emotional turmoil. At some point he had suffered from dissociative identity disorder, and he didn't know who he was anymore. This is one of the many strange aspects of Paul Butterfield's life. He was a young man with a mystery to him, a kind of mystery to his music, a mystery to his family, his friends. Only now, when his records have been well and truly spread, he can finally put all of his fears in a box. It's not easy for a very sensitive person to put his feelings into a box, especially in the difficult life he lived. But Paul Butterfield did it. He let his feelings be known through music, through rock and roll, through theatrical performances, through performances of "Johnny and the Bullfighter". In other words, he made his deepest feelings public. It was a unique aspect of his life. The other reason to study his life is that it's true. He was the first rock and roll artist. He was a powerful visionary. He never suffered from mental illness. He was healthy and talented. He made a lot of money in the early days of rock and roll. He always wanted to live in the moment. His whole life has been in a rush of moments, because he never had to think about anything other than what was happening on the stage. And those moments were few and far between. His life was full of passion, but also full of pain and sadness. He didn't get it done. It seemed to him that he was living an illusion. He didn't care about his fans, he didn't care about his family, his friends. In his life, he cared about himself. As a result, he never got it done. His life was full of time and energy that he couldn't put into anything else. He could never learn, or even begin to learn to perform, and he wanted to. But in his life, he had a problem. He wanted to make a musical career in the U.S. His ambition was always to make a musical success. And his ambition was always to make a musical success, and if he made a musical success, he would be loved in the U.S.A. I think he knew that he would have a success, but he didn't care. He made a fortune in the U.S.A. but didn't care. He never learned to develop the musical capacity in him. And that's what

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John

A great movie about one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. A MUST-SEE. There are several scenes that really stand out. I don't want to give anything away, but I will just say that it really sums up the cult of the mind: if you are in any way interested in understanding or talking to someone about anything, then it is probably worth your time.

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Vincent

I saw this documentary the other day and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The film shows how Paul Butterfield was a musician who made his own music as well as being a world renowned jazz guitarist. The film focuses on his early life and how he came to be a musician. There are some incredible stories about how he became a jazz musician, his marriage, his relationships, and how his relationship with his family. This documentary is really well done and it was really interesting to see how different people in different countries view the same subject matter. There are some really inspiring and moving stories that make this documentary really worth watching. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.

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Sandra

Paul Butterfield (1883-1936) was one of the great musicians of the 20th century. He was a brilliant pianist and composer and a master of the piano. The story of his life, his music, his early life and his experiences in Europe and in the United States are fascinating. We hear about his music and his childhood in the south of England, his experience of being an orphan and his growing up in the shadow of his father, John Butterfield, a famous English pianist. He also recounts his experiences of the Depression, his first experience with the piano, his musical education and his relationships with other musicians and musicians. There is also a story about his marriage, his career and his death. As a pianist, he had a very rich sound. His early works were very much like the best of the 20th century. The piano has become his instrument. He recorded over 100 million records. His recordings are in the National Recording Registry. His recordings are all quite special and unique. I would recommend this to anyone interested in music and to those who are interested in music history.