Al Kooper - Easy Does It (1970)

Released in September 1970, this double vinyl LP is again a great underrated one from Al Kooper, the first of a long series of albums on which time finally does no harm (it's also the case with Leon Russell, Dr John, Todd Rundgren or Randy Newman). A wide variety of styles are treated but there's something special in Al (the mark of great musicians) that makes the whole homogeneous and consistent. Strangely the album is cut in its middle. The 8 first and the 13rd and 14th songs are recorded with the same musicians (Stu Woods, Rick Marotta and David Bromberg), when from the 9th to the 12th (and on the 15th) you have various backing musicians. It would have been a better idea to put all the songs recorded with different musicians on the same side but it was not Al's choice. There are several gems in this set but I leave you to choose which ones. Note an incredible version of "Baby Please Don't Go" totally forgotten by completists who cite the covers of this song. A shame. Enjoy all this here.


Jobe said...

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dkelvin said...

Thx to the visitor that left a link for the LP I can use to replace mine.