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Al's Big Deal : An Al Kooper Anthology

Al Kooper

Initial release : 1972

Columbia 33169

John Kahn plays on two tracks of this anthology both of which are taken from The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper LP. One track was originally released on a Bob Dylan album.

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  • New York City (You're A Woman)
  • I Can't Quit Her
  • I Stand Alone
  • Brand New Day
  • I Got A Woman
  • Sam Stone
  • Jolie
  • I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
  • Bury My Body
  • Albert's Shuffle
  • The Weight
  • The 59th Street Bridge Song
  • If Dogs Run Free
  • Season Of The Witch
The CD release in 1989 included The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter instead of I Got A Woman.


The musicians on the tracks that feature John Kahn, taken from The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, are;

  • Michael Bloomfield - guitar, vocals
  • John Kahn - bass
  • Al Kooper - keyboards, vocals
  • Skip Prokop - drums
  • Paul Simon - vocals (later studio overdub on The 59th Street Bridge Song)
Other musicians involved on the tracks on this release are thought to include;
  • Patti Austin - vocals
  • Charlie Daniels - bass, guitar
  • Bob Dylan - guitar, vocals
  • Steve Katz - guitar
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Stephen Stills - guitar

For the original recording of The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper;

  • Original producer - Al Kooper
  • Engineer - Fred Catero, Phil Macy, Don Puluse, Glen Kolotkin
  • Recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, September 26, 27, 28 1968
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59th Street Bridge Song and The Weight were originally released on;

If Dogs Run Free was originally released on;