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    Albums - You've forgotten how good they are .


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    The classic 1968 Columbia jam album in it's entirety. One of my all-time favorite LP's. Mike Bloomfield just tearing it up on that '59 'burst (Gibson Les Paul Standard).

    Track listing:

    SIDE ONE (feat. Michael Bloomfield)
    1. Albert's Shuffle - 0:00
    2. Stop - 6:52
    3. Man's Temptation - 11:09
    4. His Holy Modal Majesty - 14:34
    5. Really - 23:48

    SIDE TWO (feat. Stephen Stills)
    1. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A train To Cry - 29:16
    2. Season of the Witch - 32:45
    3. You Don't Love Me - 43:53
    4. Harvey's Tune - 48:03

    Super Session is an album envisioned by Al Kooper and featuring the work of guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, released on Columbia Records in 1968, CS 9701. Bloomfield and Stills do not play together on the album, with tracks including Bloomfield on side one (tracks 1-5), and those including Stills on side two (tracks 6-9). It peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 eventually awarded Gold status.

    Kooper and Bloomfield had previously worked together on the sessions for the ground-breaking classic Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan, as well as playing in support of his controversial appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in July 1965. Kooper had recently left Blood, Sweat & Tears after recording their debut album with them, and was now working as an A&R man for Columbia. Bloomfield was about to leave Electric Flag, and at relative loose ends. Kooper telephoned Bloomfield to see if he was free to come down to the studio and jam; Bloomfield agreed, leaving Kooper to handle the arrangements.

    Kooper booked two days of studio time in May 1968, and recruited keyboardist Barry Goldberg and bassist Harvey Brooks, both members of the Electric Flag, along with well-known session drummer "Fast" Eddie Hoh. On the first day, the quintet recorded a group of mostly blues-based instrumental tracks, including a modal excursion "His Holy Modal Majesty" reminiscent of "East-West" from the second Butterfield Blues Band album. On the second day, with the tapes ready to roll, Bloomfield did not show up.

    Needing to have something to show for the second day of sessions, to sit in for Bloomfield Kooper hastily called upon Stephen Stills, also in the process of leaving his band Buffalo Springfield. Regrouping behind Stills, Kooper's session men cut mostly vocal tracks, including "It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry" from Highway 61 and a lengthy and atmospheric take of "Season of the Witch" by Donovan.

    Some overdubbed horns were later added while the album was being mixed, and sales worth a gold record award were garnered from an album which cost just $13,000 to make. The success of this record opened the door for the "supergroup" concept of the late 1960s and 1970s — Blind Faith, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the like. Kooper forgave Bloomfield, and the two of them made several concert appearances after the album was released. The results of one of those became the album The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.

    Album personnel: Al Kooper — vocals, piano, organ, ondioline, backing guitar Mike Bloomfield — lead guitar on side one Stephen Stills — lead guitar on side two Barry Goldberg — electric piano on "Albert's Shuffle" and "Stop" Harvey Brooks — bass Eddie Hoh — drums, percussion

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    Super, I listened to both before I even got to university. Along with this one song. One album that stands out to me is from a bit later late 74 early 75 before the tracks were being performed. I was young and in love and it seemed a lot of these songs were written for me. It didnt help I was a freaking freak at the time.

    Without even googling. Grace Slick on vocals, along with Mary Balin, then add Paul Kanter,Jorma Kaukonin, and then came Jack Cassidy. In the sessions for the album an older black guy named Papa John Creach showed up to add the violin. So very evident on Play On Love.

    The first hit. From Surrealistic Pillow



    Followed as I said by Red Octopus.


    Miracles, a great love song.


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    Often thought of as the Starship, but both these songs are off of Red Octopus, when they were the Airplane. So sublime of a time at the old Fillmore west.

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    ^^Super Session. What a great album that was.
    I was looking for the first Blood, Sweat and Tears album with Al Kooper on You Tube but couldn't find it. Got some of those tunes swimming around in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    Blood, Sweat and Tears album with Al Kooper


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    ^Love it. Now that I think of it I guess I was looking on 4 Shared. Green incoming.

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    But the album and singer who most changed my life was Van Morrison. TB Sheets blew my mind, I will never forget the guy who turned me onto the album. TB Sheets. Then just a couple of years I got the next one. Always wondered why it was my favorite song. Wife and two kids might have something to do with it.



    Brown Eyed Girl



    Then years later again one of the greatest love songs of all time. The cover by Rod Stewart sucked. Have I Told You Lately.


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    Listening to Superunknown at the weekend. Still good stuff.




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    The old git's social club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    The old git's social club.


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    We thought they'd never end.

    But they did. Probably for the best.

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    It's all over now bay blue,great stuff guys

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    Oops. Nuff for now. Got down. Got funky. Couldn't get back up again.

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    I remember hearing this track when the album came out on the Friday Rock show and thought 'that's pretty good' - I had it on tape for a few years. Now after having listened to the two Black Country Communion albums (also featuring The Voice of Rock; Glenn Hughes) a few hundred times, I saw this in a Black Sabbath discography torrent and thought I'd give it a listen. It's a bloody gem of an album. Originally supposed to be a Tony Iommi solo album, the usual fuckwits at the record company insisted it be labelled a Sabbath album.


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    Fantastic album from very under rated band



    Even better live : Jazz Soul funk brother !


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    This one freaked out all of America. Notice who the host is.


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