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Al Kooper, best known for creating Blood Sweat and Tears, is an American record producer, musician and songwriter. He provided Bob Dylan with a studio in 1965 when he changed paths, and brought together the most recognized guitarist duo of Stephen Stills and Mike Bloomfield so they could record their album Super Session. Since then, he has had a great solo career, music for films, as well as lecturing on musical composition. Kooper continues to perform live after having recording more than eleven albums including White Chocolate, Black Coffee, Rekooperation, Championship Wrestling, Act Like Nothing’s Wrong, Naked Songs, Possible Projection of Childhood’s End/ the Future, New York City, Easy Does It, and I Stand Alone. The maestro is also a skilled guitarist, percussionist, mandolin-player, keyboardist and bass guitarist.
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Kooper has collaborated with Lynyrd Skynyrd on several albums since the seventies, such as He’s a Rebel: Gene Pitney Story Retold, Rare and Well Done, Nuthin’ Fancy, Second Helpings, and Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd. His other collaborative projects include Super Session with Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, Kooper Session with Shuggie Otis, Johnnie B. Live with Johnnie Johnson, and Fillmore East: Lost Concert Tapes with Mike Bloomfield. He performed with The Rolling Stones in their 1969 album Let it Bleed, playing the organ, horn and piano on the song Can’t Get What You Want Always. Owing to all these memorable recordings, Al Kooper tickets are a real treat among rock music fans.
Al Kooper’ first successful musical experience came as a guitarist with The Royal Teens, most popular for their then newly created twelve-bar blues riffs, called Short Shorts. By 1960, he became part of a songwriting group comprising of Irwin Levine and Bob Brass, and wrote the famous This Diamond Ring that gained significant success with the Playboys and Gary Lewis. By the time he turned twenty-one he relocated to Greenwich Village. In 1965, he performed a live show with Bob Dylan and also worked with him in the recording studio for the next few years playing the Hammond organ with him at the well-known Newport Folk Festival. He also performed the Hammond riffs in the recording studio on Dylan’s recording of Like a Rolling Stone, where he made friends with Mike Bloomfield. In 1975, he was the producer of The Tubes’ debut album. In later years, he worked extensively with the latter, and joined Dylan again in 1981 for his world tour.
Al Kooper has performed on various records including those by The Rolling Stones, The Who, Alice Cooper, B.B. King, Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. In 1972, after relocating to Atlanta he came across the group Lynyrd Skynyrd with whom he performed on three albums such as Free Bird, and their single Sweet Home Alabama. He wrote the musical score for television series Crime Story, alongside working on soundtracks for the movie The Landlord. He has been credited for being the musical source behind several children series such as pop tunes for Banana Splits like You’re the Lovin’ End. In 1977, he published his memoir titled Backstage Passes: the Rock & Roll Life of The Sixties, which is now available as Backstage Passes and Backstage Bastards: the Memoirs of Rock & Roll Survivor. The latter version of the publication includes intriguing indictments against music industry manipulators.
The artist’s ‘published author’ status allowed him to become part of a band consisting of writers called Rock Bottom Remainders, which includes the likes of Matt Groening, Amy Tan, Stephen King, and Dave Barry. In 2008, he participated in producing the album titled Psalngs, which was the first ever release by Canadian singer John Lefebvre.
Currently, Al Kooper performs weekend concerts alongside his bands The Funky Faculty and The ReKooperators, after having retired from teaching recording production and songwriting at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Kooper is one jaw-dropping live performer so make sure you get hold of some cheap Al Kooper tickets.
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