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Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper (1969) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, 2014

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Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper (1969) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, 2014

Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper - The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper (1969) 2CDs
featuring Carlos Santana and Elvin Bishop. Recorded in 1968
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 553 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans ~ 173 Mb | 01:25:31
Blues-Rock, Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # SICP 30453

The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper is a double album recorded at the Fillmore West venue; the album is a successor to the studio album Super Session, which included both Bloomfield and Kooper in addition to Stephen Stills, and had achieved commercial and critical success earlier in 1968. The performances, recordings and production cannot be described as flawless; in his sleeve notes, Kooper describes the difficulties of finding rehearsal space, Bloomfield's insomnia, and the failure of a vocal microphone during "Dear Mr Fantasy"; the track "I Wonder Who" is faded during a Bloomfield solo for no apparent reason. Nevertheless, the album remains an important, if raw, document of a live blues-rock performance of the period and, apart from its intrinsic qualities, is notable not only for one of the earliest live recordings by Carlos Santana but also for Bloomfield's debut as a vocalist. Whilst he is not historically noted in this role, in "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong", according to Kooper, "he displays consummate homage to the traditional guitar-voice trade-offs; a lesson in phrasing and understanding."

Al Kooper - The Landlord - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971)

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Al Kooper - The Landlord - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971)

Al Kooper - The Landlord - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971)
FLAC (tracks) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 88 MB
38:22 | Psychedelic Rock, Special Effects, Jazz-Funk | Label: United Artists Records

The Landlord is a 1970 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby, adapted by Bill Gunn from the 1966 novel by Kristin Hunter. The film stars Beau Bridges in the lead role of a privileged and ignorant white man who selfishly becomes landlord of an inner-city tenement, unaware that the people he is responsible for are low-income, streetwise residents. Also in the cast are Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey, and Louis Gossett Jr. The film was Ashby's directorial debut.

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

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Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003)
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 127 Mb
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Sony Records Int'l ‎ | # SICP 30463 | Time: 01:00:01

The live attempts at recreating the seminal jam chemistry of Super Session were hit-and-miss affairs, and this one, previously unreleased, has its fair share of off-key and off-target tunes. The rhythm section is erratic, the repertoire–ranging from Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" to an Elvis-flavored "That's All Right Mama"–is a bit odd, and co-leader Al Kooper is competent but rarely inspired. Guitarist Michael Bloomfield, however, is uniformly brilliant and his graceful blues virtuosity is by itself well worth the price of admission. Bloomfield and the group are joined on B.B. King's "It's My Own Fault" by a then-unknown Johnny Winter and things get really interesting.

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills - Super Session (1968) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2014

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Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills - Super Session (1968) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2014

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills - Super Session (1968)
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 157 Mb | 01:17:13
Electric Chicago Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # SICP 30453

As the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) had done a year earlier, Super Session (1968) initially ushered in several new phases in rock & roll's concurrent transformation. In the space of months, the soundscape of rock shifted radically from short, danceable pop songs to comparatively longer works with more attention to technical and musical subtleties. Enter the unlikely all-star triumvirate of Al Kooper (piano/organ/ondioline/vocals/guitars), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), and Stephen Stills (guitar) – all of whom were concurrently "on hiatus" from their most recent engagements. Kooper had just split after masterminding the groundbreaking Child Is Father to the Man (1968) version of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Bloomfield was fresh from a stint with the likewise brass-driven Electric Flag, while Stills was late of Buffalo Springfield and still a few weeks away from a full-time commitment to David Crosby and Graham Nash. Although the trio never actually performed together, the long-player was notable for idiosyncratically featuring one side led by the team of Kooper/Bloomfield and the other by Kooper/Stills.

Al Kooper - Al Kooper: The Complete MusicMasters Recordings (2023)

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Al Kooper - Al Kooper: The Complete MusicMasters Recordings (2023)

Al Kooper - Al Kooper: The Complete MusicMasters Recordings (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 461 MB
3:13:01 | Pop Rock, Blues, R&B | Label: MusicMasters

Al Kooper, by rights, should be regarded as one of the giants of '60s rock, not far behind the likes of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon in importance. In addition to co-writing one classic mid-'60s pop-rock song, "This Diamond Ring" (though it was written as an R&B number), he was a very audible sessionman on some of the most important records of mid-decade, including Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone." Kooper also joined and led, and then lost two major groups, the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears. He played on two classic blues-rock albums in conjunction with his friend Mike Bloomfield. As a producer at Columbia, he signed the British invasion act the Zombies just in time for them to complete the best LP in their entire history; and still later, Kooper discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd and produced their best work. Instead, in terms of public recognition, Kooper has been relegated to second-rank status, somewhere midway between John Mayall and Steve Winwood. Apart from the fact that he's made, and continues to make great music, it's the public's loss that he's not better respected outside the ranks of his fellow musicians.

Al Kooper - The Best Of Al Kooper (2009)

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Al Kooper - The Best Of Al Kooper (2009)

Al Kooper - The Best Of Al Kooper (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music/Camden | # 88697473092 | Time: 01:08:27
Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Psychedelic, Blues-Rock, Pop/Rock

Songwriter, record producer and musician he worked with some of the biggest innovators at the time including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and the Rolling Stones, He was a founding member of Blood Sweat and Tears and discovered Lynyrd Skynrd and the Zombies, This compilation showcases his talent both as songwriter and his unique take on classic tracks.

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) [Audio Fidelity 2014] (Repost)

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Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) [Audio Fidelity 2014] (Repost)

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) [Audio Fidelity 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 101 MB
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity (AFZ5 186)

As the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) had done a year earlier, Super Session (1968) initially ushered in several new phases in rock & roll's concurrent transformation. In the space of months, the soundscape of rock shifted radically from short, danceable pop songs to comparatively longer works with more attention to technical and musical subtleties. Enter the unlikely all-star triumvirate of Al Kooper (piano/organ/ondioline/vocals/guitars), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), and Stephen Stills (guitar) - all of whom were concurrently "on hiatus" from their most recent engagements. Kooper had just split after masterminding the groundbreaking Child Is Father to the Man (1968) version of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Bloomfield was fresh from a stint with the likewise brass-driven Electric Flag, while Stills was late of Buffalo Springfield and still a few weeks away from a full-time commitment to David Crosby and Graham Nash…

Al Kooper - Rekooperation (1994)

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Al Kooper - Rekooperation (1994)

Al Kooper - Rekooperation (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Label: Music Masters Rock | # 01612-65107-2 | Time: 01:00:16
Rock & Roll, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Funk, Blues-Rock

The best of all of Al Kooper's studio albums, Rekooperation is a mostly instrumental album, on which the artist (playing organ and piano, and occasional guitar) and a band including Jimmy Vivino, Harvey Brooks, and Fred Walcott, among others, roar and pound their way through a baker's dozen of R&B, rock & roll, and soul classics. Everything from chestnuts like "Soul Twist," "Honky Tonk," "Johnny B. Goode," "Clean Up Woman," and " "Don't Be Cruel" to originals such as "Downtime" and "Alvino Johnson's Shuffle," without a notable gap in quality between them, are included – and the one vocal number, "I Wanna Little Girl," contains one of the finest singing performances that Kooper has ever turned in on record (but is also played so well, that it would work as an instrumental too). In many ways, this recording is a distant cousin to Blood, Sweat & Tears' Child Is Father to the Man, and was his first attempt at leading a band since that 1968 venture, which was sort of fitting since it led to Soul of a Man, Kooper's live-in-concert career retrospective album, the next time out.

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Child Is Father To The Man (1968) Japanese Blu-spec CD, Remastered Reissue 2012

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Blood, Sweat & Tears - Child Is Father To The Man (1968) Japanese Blu-spec CD, Remastered Reissue 2012

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Child Is Father To The Man (1968)
Japanese Blu-spec CD, Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # SICP 20411 | Time: 01:04:07
Blues-Rock, Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper's finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures, taking in classical and jazz elements (including strings and horns), all without losing the pop essence that makes the hybrid work. This is one of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late '60s, a time when you could borrow styles from Greenwich Village contemporary folk to San Francisco acid rock and mix them into what seemed to have the potential to become a new American musical form. It's Kooper's bluesy songs, such as "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" and "I Can't Quit Her," and his singing that are the primary focus, but the album is an aural delight; listen to the way the bass guitar interacts with the horns on "My Days Are Numbered" or the charming arrangement and Steve Katz's vocal on Tim Buckley's "Morning Glory." Then Kooper sings Harry Nilsson's "Without Her" over a delicate, jazzy backing with flügelhorn/alto saxophone interplay by Randy Brecker and Fred Lipsius.

Al Kooper - The Record Plant 1974 (live) (2023)

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Al Kooper - The Record Plant 1974 (live) (2023)

Al Kooper - The Record Plant 1974 (live) (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 MB
56:13 | Pop Rock | Label: Cult Legends

Al Kooper, by rights, should be regarded as one of the giants of '60s rock, not far behind the likes of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon in importance. In addition to co-writing one classic mid-'60s pop-rock song, "This Diamond Ring" (though it was written as an R&B number), he was a very audible sessionman on some of the most important records of mid-decade, including Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone." Kooper also joined and led, and then lost two major groups, the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears. He played on two classic blues-rock albums in conjunction with his friend Mike Bloomfield.

Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969) Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition 2003

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Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969) Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition 2003

Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969)
Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition Reissue 2003

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 00:41:02
Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 13

Kooper Session is the second-in-line of the Super Session albums featuring singer-songwriter Al Kooper. Joining Kooper in the guitar slot is 15-year-old phenomenon Shuggie Otis, son of legendary rhythm and blues pioneer Johnny Otis. Divided into two halves, "The Songs" (a quartet of arranged gospel and rhythm and blues tracks) and "The Blues" (a trio of improvised blues tracks), the album, like Super Session before it, was quickly recorded and featured short, succinct tracks ("Double or Nothing", "One Room Country Shack") and fluid, drawn out jams highlighting the talents of the artists ("12:15 Slow Goonbash Blues", "Bury My Body").

Al Kooper - I Stand Alone (1968) + You Never Know Who Your Friends Are...Plus (1969) 2 CD Expanded Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

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Al Kooper - I Stand Alone (1968) + You Never Know Who Your Friends Are...Plus (1969) 2 CD Expanded Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

Al Kooper - I Stand Alone (1968) + You Never Know Who Your Friends Are…Plus (1969)
2 CD Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 665 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Psychedelic | Label: Raven | # RVCD-269 | Time: 01:48:31

Raven presents two landmark albums by legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer and solo artist Al Kooper. Few American musicians have pursued a more diverse or fascinating career than Kooper. As well as playing organ on Bob Dylan's timeless "Like a Rolling Stone", having formed Blood Sweat & Tears and produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kooper has issued a dozen solo albums. His 1968 debut I STAND ALONE incorporates pop and soul, jazz and classical elements, making for a seamless and enjoyable whole. As well as covers of "Hey, Western Union Man", "Coloured Rain," and "Blue Moon of Kentucky", Kooper excels with classy originals "I Can Love a Woman" and "Right Now for You". YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE (1969) ups the ante with the brassy "Magic in My Socks", the swooping, soulful "Loretta (Union Turnpike Eulogy)" and "I Don't Know Why I Love You". This top-value package of these two timeless albums comes complete with seven bonus tracks and showcases Kooper's incredible musicianship at its creative peak.

Al Kooper - Easy Does It + New York City (You're A Woman) + A Possible Projection Of The Future - Childhood's End (2010) 2CD

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Al Kooper - Easy Does It + New York City (You're A Woman) + A Possible Projection Of The Future - Childhood's End (2010) 2CD

Al Kooper - Easy Does It (1970); New York City (You're A Woman) (1971);
A Possible Projection Of The Future - Childhood's End (1972) 3 LP on 2 CD, 2010

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 924 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Blues Rock, R&B, Pop/Rock | Label: Raven | # RVCD-318 | 02:25:36

Raven presents, on a great value Double CD, three landmark albums by legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer and solo artist Al Kooper. Few American musicians have pursued a more diverse or fascinating career than Kooper. As well as having played organ on Bob Dylan's timeless 'Like a Rolling Stone', formed Blood Sweat & Tears and produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kooper has issued more than a dozen solo albums and continues to record. Easy Does It (1970), New York City (You're a Woman) (1971) and A Possible Projection of the Future (1972) were his 5th, 6th and 7th albums recorded for Columbia and incorporate soul, pop, country and jazz elements with seamless ease. All showcase Kooper's incredible musicianship at its creative and innovative peak. Also features a stellar cast of session musicians including Herbie Flowers, Joe Beck, Rick Marotta, Carol Kaye, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rita Coolidge etc.

Al Kooper - I Stand Alone (1969) Japanese Remastered 2003

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Al Kooper - I Stand Alone (1969) Japanese Remastered 2003

Al Kooper - I Stand Alone (1969) Japanese Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 14 | Time: 00:41:33
Classic Rock, Psychedelic, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock

I Stand Alone is American singer-songwriter Al Kooper's 1969 debut album issued on Columbia Records. It was recorded after his collaboration with Michael Bloomfield and Stephen Stills on the 1968 album Super Session. After ten years of session playing, collaborations and playing in other bands, Kooper released his first solo album in February, 1969. It is an eclectic mix of country, soul, blues, and rock with a dose of psychedelia mixed throughout. It is a continuation of Super Session in its mix of disparate covers from the likes of Bill Monroe, Harry Nilsson and Traffic, and with originals running the gamut of feelings.

Al Kooper - Easy Does It (1970) Japanese Reissue 2003

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Al Kooper - Easy Does It (1970) Japanese Reissue 2003

Al Kooper - Easy Does It (1970) Japanese Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Scans ~ 139 Mb
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 16 | Time: 01:02:31
Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll

Easy Does It is the third solo album by American singer-songwriter Al Kooper, recorded and released in 1970 for Columbia Records. A double album, Easy Does It featured Kooper on an expanded number of instruments, including sitar (used to effect on the country-tinged "Sad, Sad Sunshine"), vibes and electronic effects. While mostly backed by Bretheren rhythm section Stu Woods and Rick Marotta, Kooper also utilized groups in Nashville and Los Angeles to record the tracks for the album. Two tracks were also featured on the soundtrack to the counter-culture film The Landlord, "Brand New Day" and "Love Theme from The Landlord".