Al Kooper

Parchman Farm / You're The Lovin' End
Allison (2:09) / Kooper-Levine (1:54)
Mercury MF-885, 11/65 [UK]

as by Alan Kooper
What's Shakin' album, 7/66
Includes an early recording of Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes.
Changes / Pack Up Your Sorrows
Ochs (1:53) / Marden-Fariņa (2:30)
Verve KF5026, 9/66


Al helps form two of the great 60s bands: The Blues Project AND Blood, Sweat & Tears

3rd Big Sur Folk Festival(7/10/66)
New York's My Home (Razz-A-Ma-Tazz) / My Voice, My Piano & My Foot
Kooper (2:33) / Kooper (5:30)
Aurora 164, 3/67

Monterey International Pop Festival(6/17/67)
4th Big Sur Folk Festival(6/28-29/67)

Super Session
with Mike Bloomfield & Steve Stills
Columbia CS-9701
7/68 T20 [UK: 9/68]
Back Cover

Side One
Albert's Shuffle Bloomfield-Kooper 6:43
Stop Ragavoy-Schuman 4:23
Man's Temptation Mayfield 3:25
His Holy Modal Majesty Bloomfield-Kooper 9:13
Really Bloomfield-Kooper 5:29
Side Two
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry Dylan 3:30
Season Of The Witch Leitch 11:07
You Don't Love Me Cobb 4:12
Harvey's Tune Brooks 2:09
Al Kooper-organ, piano, ondiolin, guitar, vocals
Michael Bloomfield-guitar (side one)
Stephen Stills-guitar (side two)
Barry Goldberg-electric piano (Albert's Shuffle, Stop)
Harvey Brooks-bass
Eddie Hoh-drums
Joe Scott-horn arrangements
§Cover Photos-Jim Marshall, Elliott Landy
Produced by: Al Kooper


Season Of The Witch³ / Albert's Shuffle
Leitch (5:21) / Bloomfield-Kooper (6:43)
Columbia 44657, 9/68

A-side & Steve Stills, B-side & Mike Bloomfield
The Weight / Man's Temptation
Robertson (3:58) / Mayfield (3:25)
Columbia 44678, 10/68

with Mike Bloomfield

I Stand Alone
Columbia CS-9718
12/68 BB [UK: 3/69]
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Overture Kooper 4:39
I Stand Alone† Kooper 3:39
Camille Kooper-Powers 2:52
One Nilsson 3:14
Coloured Rain‡ Winwood 2:44
Soft Landing On The Moon Kooper 4:00
Side Two
I Can Love A Woman Kooper 3:30
Blue Moon Of Kentucky† Monroe 2:17
Toe Hold† Hayes-Porter 3:55
Right Now For You† Kooper 2:28
Hey, Western Union Man† Butler-Gamble-Huff 3:45
Song And Dance For The Unborn, Frightened Child Kooper 4:36
Al Kooper-keyboards, guitar, vocals

Recorded in New York, with:
Arrangements by Jimmy Wizner, Al Kooper & Charlie Callelo

†Recorded in Nashville, with:
Jerry Kennedy-guitar (solo on Blue Moon Of Kentucky)
Wayne Moss-guitar
Charlie Daniels-bass, guitar
Charlie McCoy-bass
Kenny Buttrey-drums
The Blossoms-vocals (overdubbed in LA)

‡Recorded in Los Angeles, with:
The Don Ellis Orchestra
§Cover Art-Bob Cato, John Berg; Inside Collage-Virginia Team; Back Cover Illustration-Bill Charmatz
Produced by: Al Kooper


 ➜ Live: 12/13-14/68, Fillmore East; released 2003: Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 

The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper
Columbia KGP-6
1/69 T20 [UK: 2/69]
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Opening Speech(Michael Bloomfield) - 1:35
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) Simon 5:34
I Wonder Who Charles 6:02
Her Holy Modal Highness Bloomfield-Kooper 9:00
Side Two
The Weight Robertson 4:01
Mary Ann Charles 5:19
Together 'Til The End Of Time Wilson 4:16
That's All Right Crudup 3:17
Green Onions Cropper-Jackson-Jones-Steinberg 5:21
Side Three
Opening Speech(Al Kooper) - 1:29
Sonny Boy Williamson Bruce-Jones 6:04
No More Lonely Nights Williamson 12:20
Side Four
Dear Mr Fantasy Capaldi-Winwood-Wood 8:04
Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong King 10:59
Finale-Refugee Bloomfield-Kooper 1:58
Al Kooper-keyboards, vocals
Michael Bloomfield-guitar, vocals (I Wonder Who, Mary Ann, That's All Right, Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong)
John Kahn-bass
Skip Prokop-drums
Carlos Santana-guitar (Sonny Boy Williamson)
Elvin Bishop-guitar, vocals (No More Lonely Nights)
Paul Simon-vocals (later studio overdub on The 59th Street Bridge Song)
Roosevelt Gook [Al Kooper]-piano [overdub] (Together 'Til the End of Time)
§Cover Painting-Norman Rockwell
Produced by: Al Kooper

Note: Recorded live at The Fillmore Auditorium, 9/26-28/68
Actually it was at the Fillmore West, as the Auditorium closed on July 14, 1968

Hey, Western Union Man / I Stand Alone
Butler-Gamble-Huff (3:05) / Kooper (3:39)
Columbia 44811, 3/69

You Never Know Who Your Friends Are / Soft Landing On The Moon
Kooper (2:58) / Kooper (4:00)
Columbia 44748, 6/69

Toronto Pop Festival(6/21/69)
Atlanta International Pop Festival(7/4/69)
Laurel Pop Festival(7/11/69)

You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
Columbia CS-9855
9/69 BB [UK: 11/69]
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Magic In My Socks Kooper 3:49
Lucille Kooper 3:19
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby Bradford-Strong-Whitfield 3:17
First Time Around Kooper 2:43
Loretta (Union Turnpike Eulogy) Kooper 3:43
Blues - Part IV Kooper 5:01
Side Two
You Never Know Who Your Friends Are Kooper 2:51
The Great American Marriage/Nothing Kooper 4:41
I Don't Know Why I Love You Hardaway-Hunter-Riser-Wonder 3:19
Mourning Glory Story Nilsson 2:11
Anna Lee (What Can I Do For You) Kooper 3:09
I'm Never Gonna Let You Down Kooper 4:34
Al Kooper-guitar, keyboards, vocals
The Al Kooper Big Band:
Ralph Casale-guitar
Eric Gale-guitar
Ernie Hayes-keyboards
Paul Griffin-keyboards
Frank Owens-keyboards
Gerald Jemmott-bass
John Miller-bass
Chuck Rainey-bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie-drums
Al Rodgers-drums
Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm-trumpet
Ray DeSio, Jimmy Knepper, Tony Studd, Bill Watrous-trombone
Joe Farrell, Seldon Powell, Sol Schlinger, George Young-sax
Lou Christie, Charles Calello, Michael Gately, Hilda Harris, Robert John, Albertine Robinson, Connie Zimet-vocals
Manny Green, Jerry Kushnick, Stan Polley, Aaron Schecter-strings
§Album Design-Ron Coro
Produced by: Al Kooper


Kooper Session
Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis
Columbia CS-9951
12/69 BB [UK: 3/70]
Back Cover

Side One - The Songs
Bury My Body Kooper-Price 8:56
Double Or Nothing Cropper-Dunn-Jackson-Jones 2:22
One Room Country Shack† Walton 3:35
Lookin' For A Home Forehand 5:49
Side Two- The Blues
12:15 Slow Goonbash Blues† Kooper-Otis 9:27
Shuggie's Old Time Dee-Di-Lee-Di-Leet-Deet/Slide Boogie Kooper-Otis 4:08
Shuggie's Shuffle† Kooper-Otis 7:24
Al Kooper- piano, organ, guitar and ondioline (One Room Country Shack), vocals
Shuggie Otis-guitar
Mark "Moogy" Klingman-piano†
Stu Woods-bass
Wells Kelly-drums
Hilda Harris, Albertine Robinson, Valerie Simpson-vocals (Bury My Body, Lookin' For A Home)
§Cover Photo-Lloyd Ziff
Produced by: Al Kooper


One Room Country Shack / Bury My Body
Walton (3:37) / Kooper-Price (?)
Columbia 45093, 2/70

with Shuggie Otis
She Gets Me Where I Live / God Sheds His Grace On Thee
Callello-Kooper (3:35) / Callello-Kooper (3:27)
Columbia 45148, 4/70

The Landlord(5/20/70)
Two unique tracks on the soundtrack album
Brand New Day³ / Love Theme From "The Landlord"
Kooper (3:14) / Kooper (3:13)
Columbia 45179, 6/70

Both tracks from The Landlord
Summer Festival For Peace(8/6/70)

Easy Does It
Columbia G-30031
8/70 BB [UK: 10/70]
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Brand New Day Kooper 5:11
Piano Solo Introduction - 2:01
I Got A Woman Charles 4:30
Country Road Taylor 4:23
I Bought You The Shoes Kooper-Brass-Levine 1:58
Side Two
Introduction - 0:50
Easy Does It Kooper 5:24
Buckskin Boy Callello-Kooper 3:15
Love Theme From "The Landlord" Kooper 3:09
Side Three
Sad, Sad Sunshine Kooper 5:06
Let The Duchess No Gregory-Roberts 3:18
She Gets Me Where I Live Callello-Kooper 3:35
A Rose And A Baby Ruth Loudermilk 3:32
Side Four
Baby Please Don't Go Williams 12:31
God Sheds His Grace On Thee Callello-Kooper 3:27
Al Kooper-piano, organ, guitar, indioline, sitar, vibes, effects, vocals
Tom Cosgrove-guitar
David Bromberg-guitar, steel guitar
Stu Scharf-guitar
Joe Beck-guitar
Keith Allison-guitar
Freddy Weller-guitar
Wayne Moss-guitar
Charlie Daniels-guitar
Louie Shelton-guitar
Tommy Tedesco-guitar
Pete Drake-pedal steel guitar
Earl Palmer-steel guitar
Larry Knechtel-piano
Stu Woods-bass
Joe Osborne-bass
John Miller-bass
Charlie McCoy-bass, harmonica
Lyle Ritz-bass
Rick Marotta-drums
Al Rodgers-drums
Joe Corero, Jr-drums
Kenny Buttrey-drums
Bobby Colomby-drums
Fred Lipsius-sax
Peter Ivers-harp
George Devens-percussion
Milt Holland-percussion
The Blossoms-vocals (Let The Duchess No)
§Cover Photo-Don Hunstein
Produced by: Al Kooper


I Got A Woman / Easy Does It
Charles (3:09) / Kooper (5:24)
Columbia 45243, 9/70


New York City (You're a Woman)
Columbia C-30506
6/71 BB [UK: 7/71]
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
New York City (You're A Woman)
   (Excerpt from New York City: 6 AM to
   Midnight - A Symphony In Progress)
Kooper 5:51
John The Baptist (Holy John) Kooper-Major 3:24
Can You Hear It Now (500 Miles) Kooper 3:28
Ballad Of The Hard Rock Kid Kooper 4:20
Going Quietly Mad Kooper 3:58
Side Two
Oo Wee Baby, I Love You/Love Is A Man's Best Friend Parker/Kooper-Lavine 4:21
Back On My Feet Kooper 3:20
Come Down In Time John-Taupin 4:40
Dearest Darling McDaniel 3:54
Nightmare No 5 Kooper 3:01
The Warning (Someone's On The Cross Again) Kooper-Major 3:00
Al Kooper-keyboards, guitar, mellotron, vocals
Lou Shelton-guitar
Caleb Quaye-guitar
Sneeky Pete Kleinow-pedal steel guitar
Herbie Flowers-bass
Carol Kaye-bass
Bobby West-bass
Paul Humphries [Humphrey]-drums
Roger Pope-drums
Bobby Hall Porter-percussion
Rita Coolidge, Robert John, Clydie King, Claudia Lennear, Michael Gately, Edna Wright,
Venetta Fields, Robbie Montgomery, Dorothy Morrison, Julia Tillman Waters, Jay Seigal,
Jessica Smith, Maxine Willard Waters, Donna Weiss, Lorna Willard, Edna Woods, Robin Zander-vocals
§Cover Photo-Richard Avedon
Produced by: Al Kooper


John The Baptist (Holy John)³ / Back On My Feet
Kooper-Major (3:00) / Kooper (3:20)
Columbia 45412, 7/71



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