Al Kooper – Naked Songs

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(Be Yourself) Be Real – 3:26
As the Years Go Passing By (Don Robey) – 6:03
Jolie – 3:48
Blind Baby – 3:07
Been and Gone (Annette Peacock) – 2:35
Sam Stone (John Prine) – 4:41
Peacock Lady – 3:22
Touch the Hem of His Garment (Sam Cooke) – 4:04
Where Were You When I Needed You (Irwin Levine, Kooper) – 3:12
Unrequited – 2:52

Personnel:
Al Kooper: piano, organ, guitars, ARP synthesizer, harpsichord, electric bass
John Paul Fetta: electric bass (tracks 1-2, 4-5, 9)
Junior Hanley: drums (tracks 1-2, 4-5, 9)
Charlie Brown: guitar (tracks 2, 4)
Paul Goddard: bass (tracks 3, 6)
Barry Bailey: guitar (tracks 3, 6)
J. R. Cobb: guitar (tracks 3, 6)
Robert Nix (drummer): drums (tracks 3, 6)
Richard Greene: fiddle (track 4)
Dean Daughtry: piano (track 6)
Stuart Scharf: guitar (track 7)
Maruga Booker: percussion (track 7)
Female background vocals: Linda November, Maeretha Stewart, Tasha Thomas, Eileen Gilbert, Patti Austin, Albertine Robinson
Male background vocals: Michael Gately, Robert John
Jimmy Wisner: string arrangements (tracks 7, 9, 10)

Al Kooper – New York City (You’re a Woman)

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New York City (You’re a Woman) (Al Kooper) – 5:20
John the Baptist (Holy John) (Kooper, Phyllis Major) – 3:34
Can You Hear It Now (500 Miles) (Traditional, arranged by Kooper) – 3:27
The Ballad of the Hard Rock Kid (Kooper) – 4:19
Going Quietly Mad (Kooper) – 3:54
Medley
– Oo Wee Baby, I Love You (Richard Parker) – 1:59
– Love Is A Man’s Best Friend (Irwin Levine, Kooper) – 2:24
Back on My Feet (Kooper) – 3:22
Come Down in Time (Bernie Taupin, Elton John) – 4:39
Dearest Darling (Bo Diddley) – 3:55
Nightmare #5 (Kooper) – 3:00
The Warning (Someone’s on the Cross Again) (Kooper, Phyllis Major) – 3:00

Personnel:
Paul Humphries: drums (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11)
Bobbye Hall Porter: percussion (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11)
Lou Shelton: guitar (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 11)
Terry Kath: guitar solo (track 3)
Carol Kaye: electric bass (tracks 2, 4, 7, 9 and 11)
Herbie Flowers: electric bass (tracks 1, 5, 8 and 10)
Bobby West: acoustic and electric basses (tracks 3, 6 and 8)
Roger Pope: drums (tracks 1, 5 and 10)
Sneaky Pete Kleinow: pedal steel (tracks 4 and 11)
Caleb Quaye: guitar (tracks 5 and 10)
Various combinations of Rita Coolidge, Vanetta 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 (tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11)
Doug Pomeroy, Frank Laico, Ken Scott, Mark Friedman, Sy Mitchell – engineer
Richard Avedon – cover photography

Al Kooper – Easy Does It

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Brand New Day (Al Kooper) – 5:10
Piano Solo Introduction to I Got a Woman (2:00)
I Got a Woman (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 4:30
Country Road (James Taylor) – 4:22
I Bought You The Shoes (You’re Walking Away In) (Bob Brass, Irwin Levine, Kooper) – 1:57
Introduction (0:50)
Easy Does It (Kooper) – 5:25
Buckskin Boy (Kooper, Charlie Calello) – 3:10
Love Theme from The Landlord (Kooper) – 3:12
Sad, Sad Sunshine (Kooper) – 5:04
Let the Duchess No (John Gregory, Jim Roberts) – 3:17
She Gets Me Where I Live (Kooper, Calello) – 3:34
A Rose and a Baby Ruth (J.D. Loudermilk) – 3:29
Baby, Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams) – 12:26
God Sheds His Grace on Thee (Kooper, Calello) – 3:27

Personnel:
Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, ondioline, sitar, vibraphone, prepared guitar, electronic effects, vocals
Stu Woods – electric bass, backing vocal (tracks 1, 3-8 and 13-14)
Rick Marotta – drums, backing vocal (tracks 1, 3-8 and 13-14)
David Bromberg – pedal steel, guitar (tracks 5, 8 and 13)
Tom Cosgrove – guitar (tracks 8 and 13)
Lyle Ritz – electric bass (tracks 12 and 15)
Earl Palmer – drums (tracks 12 and 15)
Larry Knechtel – piano (tracks 12 and 15)
Louie Shelton – guitar (tracks 12 and 15)
Tommy Tedesco – guitar (tracks 12 and 15)
Fred Lipisus – tenor saxophone (track 3)
Peter Ivers – harmonica (track 4)
John Miller – electric bass (track 9)
Al Rogers – drums (track 9)
George Devens – percussion (track 9)
Stu Scharf – guitar (track 9)
Joe Beck – guitar (track 9)
Joe Osborn – electric bass (track 10)
Joe Corero, Jr. – drums (track 10)
Milt Holland – tabla (track 10)
Keith Allison – guitar (track 10)
Freddie Weller – guitar (track 10)
Charlie McCoy – electric bass (track 11)
Ken Buttrey – drums (track 11)
Pete Drake – pedal steel (track 11)
Wayne Moss – guitar (track 11)
Charlie Daniels – guitar (track 11)
The Blossoms – backing vocal (track 11)
Bobby Colomby – congas (track 14)
Charlie Calello – string and horn arrangements (except tracks 12 and 15)
Jackson Marlie – vocals
Jimmie Haskell – arrangements and conductor (tracks 12 and 15)

Blood, Sweat and Tears – Child is Father to the Man

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Overture (Kooper) – 1:32
I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (Kooper) – 5:57
Morning Glory (Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley) – 4:16
My Days Are Numbered (Kooper) – 3:19
Without Her (Harry Nilsson) – 2:41
Just One Smile (Randy Newman) – 4:38
I Can’t Quit Her (Kooper, Irwin Levine) – 3:38
Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes (Steve Katz) – 3:24
Somethin’ Goin’ On (Kooper) – 8:00
House in the Country (Kooper) – 3:04
The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud (Kooper) – 4:12
So Much Love/Underture (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 4:47

Blood, Sweat & Tears:
Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass guitar, fretless bass guitar
Dick Halligan – trombone
Steve Katz – guitar, lute, vocals
Al Kooper – organ, piano, ondioline, vocals
Fred Lipsius – piano, alto saxophone
Jerry Weiss – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals

Additional musicians:
Anahid Ajemian – violin
Fred Catero – sound effects
Harold Coletta – viola
Paul Gershman – violin
Al Gorgoni – organ, guitar, vocals
Manny Green – violin
Julie Held – violin
Doug James – shaker
Harry Katzman – violin
Leo Kruczek – violin
Harry Lookofsky – violin
Charles McCracken – cello
Melba Moorman – choir, chorus
Gene Orloff – violin
Valerie Simpson – choir, chorus
Alan Schulman – cello
John Simon – organ, piano, conductor, cowbell
The Manny Vardi Strings

Dillard & Clark – The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark (Reissue)

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Out on the Side (Clark) – 3:49
She Darked the Sun (Clark, Leadon) – 3:10
Don’t Come Rollin’ (Clark, Dillard, Leadon) – 2:54
Train Leaves Here This Morning (Clark, Leadon) – 3:49
With Care from Someone (Clark, Dillard, Leadon) – 3:49
The Radio Song (Clark, Leadon) – 3:01
Git It On Brother (Lester Flatt) – 2:51
In the Plan (Clark, Dillard, Leadon) – 2:08
Something’s Wrong (Clark, Dillard) – 2:57

Personnel:
Gene Clark – guitar, harmonica, vocals
Doug Dillard – banjo, fiddle, guitar
Bernie Leadon – banjo, bass, guitar, vocals
Chris Hillman – mandolin
Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
Jon Corneal – drums
Michael Clarke – drums
David Jackson – bass, piano, cello, vocals
Byron Berline – fiddle
Donna Washburn – guitar, tambourine, vocals
Donald Beck – mandolin, fretted dobro
Andy Belling – harpsichord

Production:
Producer: Larry Marks
Recording Engineer: Dick Bogert
Art Direction: Tom Wilkes
Photography: Guy Webster
Liner notes: Bob Garcia

The Yardbirds ‎– Featuring Performances by: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page

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A1 – Drinking Muddy Water – 2:50
A2 – Hot House Of Omagarashid – 2:37
A3 – I Wish You Would – 2:18
A4 – The Train Kept A-Rollin’ – 3:26
A5 – Smile On Me – 3:17

B1 – Jeff’s Boogie – 2:25
B2 – I Ain’t Got You – 1:55
B3 – What Do You Want – 3:24
B4 – White Summer – 3:49
B5 – Got To Hurry – 2:26

C1 – Little Games – 2:25
C2 – Lost Woman – 3:13
C3 – Only The Black Rose – 2:48
C4 – Farewell – 1:29
C5 – I Ain’t Done Wrong – 3:39

D1 – A Certain Girl – 2:17
D2 – Ever Since The World Began – 2:03
D3 – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor – 2:41
D4 – Turn Into Earth – 3:05
D5 – Here ‘Tis – 5:04

Thelonius Monk – Monk’s Dream

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Side one
Monk’s Dream – 6:26
Body and Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton and Johnny Green) – 4:29
Bright Mississippi – 8:34
Five Spot Blues – 3:15

Side two
Bolivar Blues – 6:25
Just a Gigolo (Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci) – 2:29
Bye-Ya – 6:01
Sweet and Lovely (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules LeMare) – 7:48

Personnel:
Thelonious Monk – piano
Charlie Rouse – tenor sax
John Ore – bass
Frankie Dunlop – drums

Thelonius Monk – Criss-Cross

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Hackensack – 4:12
Tea for Two (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) – 3:46
Criss Cross – 4:52
Eronel (Monk, Idrees Sulieman, Sadik Hakim) – 4:29
Rhythm-A-Ning – 3:53
Don’t Blame Me (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) – 7:04
Think of One – 5:17
Crepuscule with Nellie – 2:45

Personnel:
Thelonious Monk — piano
Charlie Rouse — tenor saxophone
John Ore — bass
Frankie Dunlop — drums

Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven

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Side one
Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams – 10:29
Seven Steps to Heaven – Victor Feldman, Miles Davis – 6:26
I Fall in Love Too Easily – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne – 6:46

Side two
So Near, So Far – Tony Crombie, Benny Green – 6:59
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield – 8:28
Joshua – Feldman – 7:00

Personnel:
Miles Davis – trumpet
George Coleman – tenor saxophone (track 7 only)
Victor Feldman – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Frank Butler – drums

Tracks 2, 4 & 6 – recorded in New York on May 14, 1963
Miles Davis – trumpet
George Coleman – tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Tony Williams – drums

Miles Davis – Tutu

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Tutu – 5:15
Tomaas – 5:38 (Davis, Marcus Miller)
Portia – 6:18
Splatch – 4:46
Backyard Ritual – 4:49 (George Duke)
Perfect Way – 4:35 (David Gamson, Green Gartside)
Don’t Lose Your Mind – 5:49
Full Nelson – 5:06

Personnel:
Miles Davis – trumpet
Marcus Miller – bass guitars, guitar, synthesizers, drum machine programming, bass clarinet, soprano sax, other instruments
Jason Miles – synthesizer programming
Paulinho da Costa – percussion on “Tutu”, “Portia”, “Splatch”, Backyard Ritual”
Adam Holzman – synthesizer solo on “Splatch”
Steve Reid – additional percussion on “Splatch”
George Duke – all except percussion, bass guitar, and trumpet on “Backyard Ritual”
Omar Hakim – drums and percussion on “Tomaas”
Bernard Wright – additional synthesizers on “Tomaas” and “Don’t Lose Your Mind”
Michał Urbaniak – electric violin on “Don’t Lose Your Mind”
Jabali Billy Hart – drums, bongos

Production personnel:
Producers – Tommy LiPuma and Marcus Miller
Musical arrangements – Marcus Miller
Producers (5) – Tommy LiPuma and George Duke
Musical arrangement (5) – George Duke
Executive producer – Tommy LiPuma
Engineers – Peter Doell and Eric Calvi
Assistant engineer – Maureen Thompson
Engineer (5) – Erik Zobler
Assistant engineer (5) – Mitch Gibson
Photographer – Irving Penn
Art director – Eiko Ishioka
Designer – Susan Welt

Shearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow

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Prime – 3:38
Quiet Americans – 3:33
A Long Time Away – 4:10
Backchannels – 4:45
Filaments – 6:10
Pale Kings – 4:13
Only Child – 4:31
Glass Bones – 3:39
Wildlife in America – 5:09
Radio Silence – 6:38
Stray Light at Clouds Hill – 5:39

Personnel:
Greg Calbi – Mastering
Danny Reisch – Engineer, Group Member, Mixing, Producer
Agnes Denes – Cover Photo
Howard Draper – Group Member
Matt Gerhard – Second Engineer
Jesca Hoop – Vocals
Jeff Kleinsmith – Art Direction, Design
Max Lorenzen – Second Engineer
Jonathan Meiburg – Group Member
Stuart Meyer – A&R
Chris Nungary – Intern
Lucas Oswald – Group Member
Brian Reitzell – Additional Production, Group Member
Shearwater – Primary Artist
Abram Shook – Bass
Cully Symington – Group Member
Steve Terebecki – Bass
Austin Tucker – Intern
Jenn Wasner – Vocals

Eddie Gale – Ghetto Music (Reissue)

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The Rain – 6:30
Fulton Street – 6:51
A Understanding – 7:41
A Walk With Thee – 6:09
The Coming of Gwilu – 13:37

Personnel:
Eddie Gale – trumpet, thumb piano, steel drum, bird whistle
Russell Lyle – tenor saxophone, flute
Jo Ann Gale Stevens – guitar, vocals
James “Tokio” Reid, Judah Samuel – bass
Richard Hackett, Thomas Holman – drums
Elaine Beener – lead vocals
Sylvia Bibbs, Barbara Dove, Evelyn Goodwin, Art Jenkins, Fulumi Prince, Edward Walrond, Sondra Walston, Mildred Weston, Norman Wright – vocals