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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers
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In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Stax” label released “Born Under a Bad Sign”, the second Albert King studio album. It was recorded March 1966 – June 1967, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis Tennessee, and was produced by Jim Stewart. In 1985, “Born Under a Bad Sign” was inducted into the “Blues Foundation Hall of Fame” in the “Classics of Blues Recordings” category In 1999, the album received a “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”; in 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 491 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Albert King– lead guitar and vocals
  • Steve Cropper– rhythm guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, piano
  • Isaac Hayes– piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – baritone saxophone, flute

Track listing:

  1. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  2. Crosscut Saw – R. G. Ford
  3. Kansas City – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman – C. Williams
  5. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  6. The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.
  7. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  8. Personal Manager – Albert King, David Porter
  9. Laundromat Blues – Sandy Jones
  10. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  11. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble

In January 1973.

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In January 1973, “Columbia” label released “Naked Songs”, the sixth and final Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1972, at “New York City’s Record Plant” in New York City and at “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper: piano,  organ,  guitars,  ARP synthesizer,  harpsichord,  electric bass
  • John Paul Fetta: electric bass
  • Junior Hanley:drums
  • Charlie Brown: guitar
  • Paul Goddard: bass
  • Barry Bailey: guitar
  • R. Cobb: guitar
  • Robert Nix: drums
  • Richard Greene:fiddle
  • Dean Daughtry: piano
  • Stuart Scharf: guitar
  • Maruga Booker:percussion
  • Linda November, Maeretha Stewart,Tasha Thomas, Eileen Gilbert, Patti Austin, Albertine Robinson, Michael Gately, Robert John – background vocals
  • Jimmy Wisner: string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper; except where noted.

  1. (Be Yourself) Be Real
  2. As the Years Go Passing By – Don Robey
  3. Jolie
  4. Blind Baby
  5. Been and Gone – Annette Peacock
  6. Sam Stone – John Prine
  7. Peacock Lady
  8. Touch the Hem of His Garment – Sam Cooke
  9. Where Were You When I Needed You – Irwin Levine, Al Kooper
  10. Unrequited