Al Kooper

~ Person

Legal name: Alan Peter Kuperschmidt

Also performs as: Roosevelt Gook


Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt, February 5, 1944) 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 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 lectured in musical composition. He continues to perform live.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Super Session Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills 8
1968 I Stand Alone Al Kooper 1
1969 Kooper Session: Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis Al Kooper 2
1969 You Never Know Who Your Friends Are Al Kooper 1
1970 Easy Does It Al Kooper 2
1972 Naked Songs Al Kooper 1
1976 Act Like Nothing's Wrong Al Kooper 2
1982 Championship Wrestling Al Kooper 1
1994 Rekooperation Al Kooper 1
2003 A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhoods End Al Kooper 2
2004 New York City (You're a Woman) Al Kooper 2
2005 Black Coffee Al Kooper 1
2008 White Chocolate Al Kooper 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Rare & Well Done: The Greatest and Most Obscure Recordings 1964-2001 Al Kooper 3
2008 I Stand Alone / You Never Know Who Your Friends Are... Plus Al Kooper 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield 4
1995 Soul of a Man: Al Kooper Live Al Kooper 1
2003 Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield 2

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