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In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Verve” label released “Projections”, the second Blues Project album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson and Marcus James.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper– keyboards, vocals
  • Danny Kalb– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Katz– guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Andy Kulberg– bass, flute
  • Roy Blumenfeld – drums
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Ken Kendall – design
  • Jim Marshall– photography

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Keep From Crying
  2. Steve’s Song – Steve Katz
  3. You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry
  4. Two Trains Running – McKinley Morganfield
  5. Wake Me, Shake Me
  6. Cheryl’s Going Home – Bob Lind
  7. Flute Thing – Al Kooper
  8. Caress Me Baby – Jimmy Reed
  9. Fly Away – Al Kooper
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In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Columbia” label released “Peace on You”, Roger McGuinn second album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Record Plant” and “Wally Heider’s Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bill Halverson.

Personnel:

  • Roger McGuinn – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Dan Fogelberg- guitar, vocals
  • Al Kooper- guitar, piano, clavinet, arrangements, conductor
  • Donnie Dacus- guitar, vocals
  • Paul “Harry” Harris- keyboards
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion
  • Al Perkins- steel guitar
  • Leland Sklar- bass
  • Tommy Tedesco- flamenco guitar
  • Mark Volman, William McLeish Smith, Gwendolyn Edwards, Paul Stallworth, Howard Kaylan, Brooks Hunnicutt, Brenda Gordon, Tim Coulter, Brian Russell, Jorge Calderon – vocals
  • Lee Kiefer – arranger, conductor

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy except where noted.

  1. Peace On You – Charlie Rich
  2. Without You
  3. Going To The Country – Donnie Dacus
  4. (Please Not) One More Time – Al Kooper
  5. Same Old Sound – Roger McGuinn
  6. Do What You Want To Do – Donnie Dacus
  7. Together
  8. Better Change – Dan Fogelberg
  9. Gate Of Horn
  10. The Lady

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Columbia” label released “Easy Does It”, the third Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, ondioline, sitar, vibraphone, prepared guitar, electronic effects, vocals
  • Stu Woods – electric bass, backing vocal
  • Rick Marotta– drums, backing vocal
  • David Bromberg– pedal steel, guitar
  • Tom Cosgrove, Louie Shelton, Stu Scharf, Joe Beck, Tommy Tedesco, Keith Allison, Freddie Weller, Wayne Moss, Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Lyle Ritz, John Miller, Joe Osborn, Charlie McCoy– electric bass
  • Earl Palmer, Joe Corero, Jr, Ken Buttrey, Al Rogers – drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Fred Lipisus – tenor saxophone
  • Peter Ivers– harmonica
  • George Devens – percussion
  • Milt Holland– tabla
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Bobby Colomby– congas
  • Charlie Calello– string and horn arrangements
  • Jackson Marlie – vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell– arrangements and conductor
  • Don Puluse, Neil Wilburn, Stan Tonkel, Sy Mitchell, Tim Geelan – engineers
  • Mike Ruschack – mastering engineer
  • Stan Weiss – remix engineer

Track listing:

  1. Brand New Day – Al Kooper
  2. Piano Solo Introduction to I Got a Woman
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. Country Road – James Taylor
  5. I Bought You the Shoes (You’re Walking Away In) – Bob Brass, Irwin Levine, Kooper
  6. Introduction
  7. Easy Does It – Al Kooper
  8. Buckskin Boy – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  9. Love Theme from The Landlord – Al Kooper
  10. Sad, Sad Sunshine – Al Kooper
  11. Let the Duchess No – John Gregory, Jim Roberts
  12. She Gets Me Where I Live – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  13. A Rose and a Baby Ruth – D. Loudermilk
  14. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  15. God Sheds His Grace on Thee – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello

In June 1975.

In June 1975, “A&M” label released the debut, self-titled Tubes album. It was recorded March-April, 1975, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill– vocals
  • Bill Spooner– guitar, vocals
  • Roger Steen – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • Vince Welnick– keyboards
  • Rick Anderson – bass
  • Prairie L’Emprere Prince– drums
  • Dominic Frontiere– string and horn arrangements
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Michael Cotten – design
  • Prairie Prince – design
  • Ian Patrick – photography
  • Harry Mittman – photography
  • Lee Rhett Kiefer – engineer
  • Al Kooper– mixing
  • Lee Rhett Kieger – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Up from the Deep – Fee Waybill, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Michael Cotton, Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson, Ray Trainer
  2. Haloes – Al Kooper, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen
  3. Space Baby – Bill Spooner, Mike Carpenter, Vince Welnick
  4. Malagueña Salerosa – Pedro Galindo, Elpidio Ramirez
  5. Mondo Bondage – Fee Waybill, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Michael Cotton, Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson
  6. What Do You Want from Life? – Bill Spooner, Michael Evans
  7. Boy Crazy – Bill Spooner
  8. White Punks on Dope – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Michael Evans

 

On June 20, 2006.

On June 20, 2006, “Back Porch” label released “Fast Man Raider Man”, the thirteen Frank Black album. It was recorded in 2000, in Nashville, Pasadena and Chicago, and was produced by Jon Tiven.

Personnel:

  • Frank Black- lead vocals, guitar, ukulele
  • Bob Babbitt- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Bare Jr.- backing vocals
  • Billy Block- drums, backing vocals
  • Marty Brown- bass guitar, backing vocals, duet vocal
  • Violet Clark-Thompson- backing vocals
  • Jack Clement- dobro, backing vocals
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Rick Duvall- backing vocals
  • Steve Ferrone- drums
  • Rich Gilbert- pedal steel guitar
  • James Griffin – backing vocals
  • Levon Helm- drums, percussion
  • David Hood- bass guitar
  • Ellis Hooks- backing vocals
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet, trombone, fluegelhorn
  • Duane Jarvis- guitar
  • Mark Jordan – keyboards
  • Carol Kaye- guitar, bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums, percussion
  • Simon Kirke- drums, percussion
  • Jack Kidney- harmonica, tenor saxophone
  • Al Kooper- organ
  • Ian McLagan- keyboards
  • Buddy Miller- guitar, mandoguitar, backing vocals
  • Spooner Oldham- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson- bass guitar
  • Dave Phillips- pedal steel guitar
  • F. Sloan- piano, backing vocals
  • Billy Swan- backing vocals
  • Planet Swan- backing vocals
  • Sierra Swan- backing vocals
  • Akil Thompson- drums
  • Chester Thompson- drums
  • Jon Tiven- alto saxophone, guitar, percussion, piano, backing vocals
  • Brooks Watson- backing vocals
  • Lyle Workman- guitar, arrangements
  • Reggie Young– guitar
  • Lyle Workman – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Black, except where noted.

  1. If Your Poison Gets You
  2. Johnny Barleycorn
  3. Fast Man
  4. You Can’t Crucify Yourself
  5. Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl
  6. Wanderlust
  7. Seven Days
  8. Raider Man
  9. The End of the Summer – music adapted from Gabriel Fauré’s Sicilienne, Op. 78,
  10. Dog Sleep – co-written by Reid Paley
  11. When the Paint Grows Darker Still
  12. I’m Not Dead (I’m in Pittsburgh) – co-written by Reid Paley
  13. Golden Shore – co-written byReid Paley
  14. In the Time of My Ruin
  15. Down to You – co-written byReid Paley
  16. Highway to Lowdown
  17. Kiss My Ring
  18. My Terrible Ways
  19. Fitzgerald
  20. Elijah
  21. It’s Just Not Your Moment
  22. The Real El Rey
  23. Where the Wind Is Going
  24. Holland Town
  25. Sad Old World
  26. Don’t Cry That Way
  27. Fare Thee Well

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Columbia” label released “New York City (You’re a Woman)”, the fourth Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, mellotron, harmonium, vocals
  • Paul Humphries– drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter– percussion
  • Lou Shelton– guitar
  • Terry Kath– guitar solo
  • Carol Kaye, Herbie Flowers– electric bass
  • Bobby West – acoustic andelectric bass
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Caleb Quaye– guitar
  • Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Donna Weiss, Julia Tillman Waters, Edna Wright, Maxine Willard Waters, Lorna Willard, Edna Woods, Claudia Lennear, Dorothy Morrison, Robbie Montgomery, Jessie Smith, Robert John, Michael Gately and Jay Siegel – backing vocals
  • Doug Pomeroy, Frank Laico, Ken Scott, Mark Friedman, Sy Mitchell – engineers
  • Richard Avedon– cover photography
  • John Berg – design

Track listing:

  1. New York City (You’re a Woman) – Al Kooper
  2. John the Baptist (Holy John) – Al Kooper, Phyllis Major
  3. Can You Hear It Now (500 Miles) – traditional, arr. by Al Kooper
  4. The Ballad of the Hard Rock Kid – Al Kooper
  5. Going Quietly Mad – Al Kooper
  6. Medley
  • Oo Wee Baby, I Love You – Richard Parker
  • Love Is A Man’s Best Friend – Irwin Levine, Kooper
  1. Back on My Feet – Al Kooper
  2. Come Down in Time – Bernie Taupin, Elton John
  3. Dearest Darling – Bo Diddley
  4. Nightmare #5 – Al Kooper
  5. The Warning (Someone’s on the Cross Again) – Al Kooper, Phyllis Major

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Columbia” label released “Blood, Sweat & Tears 4”, the fourth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Don Heckman, Bobby Colomby and Roy Halee.

Personnel:

  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, acoustic bass
  • David Clayton-Thomas- lead vocals except as noted; guitar
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion
  • Jim Fielder- bass; guitar
  • Dick Halligan- organ, trombone, piano, flute
  • Steve Katz- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, mandolin; lead vocals
  • Fred Lipsius- alto saxophone, piano, organ, clarinet
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Chuck Winfield- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Don Heckman- clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Michael Smith – congas
  • Engineers: Roy Halee, Lou Waxman, Robert Honablue
  • Arrangers: Dave Bargeron, David Clayton-Thomas, Jim Fielder, Dick Halligan, Al Kooper, Fred Lipsius
  • Design, photography: Norman Seeff

Track listing:

  1. Go Down Gamblin’ – David Clayton-Thomas
  2. Cowboys and Indians – Dick Halligan, Terry Kirkman
  3. John the Baptist (Holy John) – Al Kooper, Phyllis Major
  4. Redemption – Dick Halligan, David Clayton-Thomas
  5. Lisa, Listen to Me – Dick Halligan, David Clayton-Thomas
  6. A Look to My Heart – Fred Lipsius
  7. High on a Mountain – Steve Katz
  8. Valentine’s Day – Steve Katz
  9. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  10. For My Lady – SteveKatz
  11. Mama Gets High – Dave Bargeron, Steve Katz
  12. A Look to My Heart – Fred Lipsius