Al Kooper - You Never Know Who Your Friends Are (1969)

Al Kooper is an American singer-songwriter, producer and musician.

Al Kooper's second proper solo album (not counting his collaborative albums with Mike Bloomfield, Stephen Stills and Shuggie Otis) was a continuation from his debut I Stand Alone - a mix of rock, pop, soul, blues and jazz, highlighted by some great horn arrangements. It toned down the psychedelic flairs which had adorned the first album, resulting in arguably a more consistent and mature record, which demonstrated his skills as a songwriter, musician and producer. Most of the songs were originals, though it did include a Motown cover ("Too Busy Thinking About My Baby"), a Harry Nillson composition ("Mourning Glory Story") and a Stevie Wonder song ("I Don't Know Why I Love You").

Kooper Session (1968) <|> Easy Does It (1970)
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