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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 in 2 CD, 2010

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 984 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Blues Rock, R&B, Pop Rock | Label: Raven | # RVCD-318 | Time: 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 (1968) + You Never Know Who Your Friends Are...Plus (1969) 2 CD Expanded Reissue 2008

Al Kooper - I Stand Alone (1968) + You Never Know Who Your Friends Are…Plus (1969)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: 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 - Act Like Nothing's Wrong (1976) Remastered Reissue 2008

Al Kooper - Act Like Nothing's Wrong (1976) Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Funk/Soul | Label: Acadia | # ACAM 8209 | Time: 00:38:48

Kooper's seventh solo release opens daringly enough, with his own funky version of "This Diamond Ring," which he transforms completely from its Drifters-inspired origins. Most of the album is in a mid-'70s soul-funk vein, with Tower of Power turning up elsewhere and Kooper trying (with considerable success) to sound soulful on songs like "She Don't Ever Lose Her Groove" and "I Forgot to Be Your Lover." The playing throughout is excellent, with guitars by Kooper himself (who also plays sitar, Mellotron, organ, and synthesizer) as well as Little Beaver and Reggie Young, with Joe Walsh sitting in on one song, and horn arrangements by Kooper and veteran soundtrack composer Dominic Frontiere. The real centerpiece is the epic-length "Hollywood Vampire," which can't quite sustain its seven-minute length. The funkier numbers work, but some of the rest, like "In My Own Sweet Way," don't come off so well. This is two-thirds of a pretty fair album, and only lacks consistency.

Al Kooper - New York City (You're A Woman) (1971) [2005, Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at May 10, 2016
Al Kooper - New York City (You're A Woman) (1971) [2005, Japan]

Al Kooper - New York City (You're A Woman) (1971) [2005, Japan]
Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Covers (front/back)-300dpi (JPEG) | 43:00 Min | 312,32 Mb
Label: Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. (Japan) | Released: 2005, September, 21

This is the fourth solo album from rock and roll wunderkind Al Kooper. He congregates two very distinct bands - one in London and the other in Los Angeles - to accompany some of his most emotive compositions to date. This is ironic when considering the title track is a paean to the Big Apple. The UK aggregate consists of musicians from Hookfoot, including Herbie Flowers (bass), Caleb Quay (guitar) and Roger Pope (drums). The band were fresh from several collaborations with Elton John, most notably his third studio effort Tumbleweed Connection.

Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 27, 2016
Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}

Al Kooper - Rare & Well Done (2CD) (2001) {Legacy Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 9974 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 419 mb
Genre: blues rock, classic rock

Rare & Well Done is a 2001 double CD compilation by Al Kooper. Released by Legacy Columbia, one disc features nothing but demos (the "rare") while another disc features songs that are known and loved (the "well done"). This CD was released on 18 September, 2001.
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) [Audio Fidelity '2014] {2.0 & 5.1}

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) [Audio Fidelity '2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:41 minutes | Scans included | 3,48 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 50:20 mins | Full Scans included | 1,02 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 186
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) [2014 Audio Fidelity SACD AFZ5 186]

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills - Super Session (1968) [2014 Audio Fidelity SACD AFZ5 186]
EAC Secure Rip | FLAC (Image + Cue + Log) - 327 MB | Complete Scans (Jpeg 600 dpi) - 110 MB | MP3 (CBR320 Kbps) - 125 MB
Blues | Audio Fidelity | AFZ5 186 | 50:52 minutes | Hosted on: Filepost, Uploaded & Oboom
CONTAINS CD LAYER ONLY

Super Session is an album conceived by Al Kooper and featuring the work of guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills. Bloomfield and Stills do not play together on the album, with tracks including Bloomfield on side one, and those including Stills on side two. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified a gold record by the RIAA.

Al Kooper - The Best Of (2009)  

Posted by jclane at Jan. 26, 2014
Al Kooper - The Best Of (2009)

Al Kooper - The Best Of (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 452 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 161 MB | Full scans - 24 MB
Label: Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited | Catalog.#: 88697473092 | Genre: Pop Rock

Al Kooper is an American songwriter, record producer and musician, known for organizing Blood, Sweat & Tears (although he did not stay with the group long enough to share its popularity), providing studio support for Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965, and also bringing together guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills to record the Super Session album. He has had a successful solo career since then, written music for film soundtracks, and has also lectured in musical composition.

Al Kooper - White Chocolate (2008)  

Posted by uff at Dec. 15, 2013
Al Kooper - White Chocolate (2008)

Al Kooper - White Chocolate (2008)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Sony SICP 2110 | rel: 2008 | 470Mb

Coming just three years after Black Coffee, his first solo studio album of new material in three decades, White Chocolate (what's next, "Green Tea"?) is quite possibly the most satisfying solo release of this veteran's 50-year career. The title is the giveaway: Kooper has always championed classic soul music above all else, but now he's graduated from paying homage to his heroes of the '60s and '70s to absorbing their essence and personifying the music's most attractive qualities himself – maybe this release falls short of equaling the best of Stax, Hi, or Philadelphia International (Kooper would no doubt admit to that), but not by much.

Al Kooper - Rekooperation (1994)  

Posted by uff at Nov. 21, 2013
Al Kooper - Rekooperation (1994)

Al Kooper - Rekooperation (1994)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Music Masters 01612-65107-2 | rel: 1994 | 390Mb

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).