Easy Does It, New York City (You're a Woman) & A Possible Projection of the Future
Raven presents, on a great value Double CD, three landmark albums by legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer and solo artist AL KOOPER. Few American musicians have pursued a more diverse or fascinating career than Kooper. As well as having played organ on Bob Dylan’s timeless ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, formed Blood Sweat & Tears and produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kooper has issued more than a dozen solo albums and continues to record. Easy Does It (1970), New York City (You’re a Woman) (1971) and A Possible Projection of the Future (1972) were his 5th, 6th and 7th albums recorded for Columbia and incorporate soul, pop, country and jazz elements with seamless ease.
As well as excellent covers of Ray Charles’ ‘I Got a Woman’, Big Joe Williams’ ‘Baby, Please Don’t Go’, Elton John’s ‘Come Down in Time’, Dylan’s ‘The Man in Me’ and Curtis Mayfield’s ‘The Monkey Time’, Kooper excels with classy originals ‘Brand New Day’, ‘Easy Does It’, ‘John the Baptist (Holy John)’, ‘Fly On’ and ‘Let Your Love Shine’. All showcase Kooper’s incredible musicianship at its creative and innovative peak. (ravenrecords. com. au)