George Benson – It’s Uptown

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Clockwise – 4:25
Summertime (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) – 2:22
Ain’t That Peculiar – 2:54
Jaguar – 2:44
Willow Weep for Me – 7:37
A Foggy Day – 2:31
Hello Birdie – 3:58
Bullfight – 3:46
Stormy Weather – 2:55
Eternally – 4:02
Myna Bird Blues – 4:35

Personnel:
George Benson – guitar, vocals

The George Benson Quartet:
Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
Bennie Green – trombone
Lonnie Smith – organ
Jimmy Lovelace – drums

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
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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

John McLaughlin – Electric Dreams

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“Guardian Angels” – 0:51
“Miles Davis” – 4:54
“Electric Dreams, Electric Sighs” – 6:57
“Desire and the Comforter” – 7:34
“Love and Understanding” – 6:36
“Singing Earth” (Stu Goldberg) – 0:37
“The Dark Prince” – 5:15
“The Unknown Dissident” – 6:16

Personnel:
John McLaughlin – Electric Guitar, 6 + 12 + 13 String Acoustic Guitars and Banjo
L. Shankar – Acoustic and Electric Violin
Stu Goldberg – Electric Piano, Moog Synthesizer with Steiner Parker Modifications, Prophet Synthesizer, Hammond Organ
Fernando Saunders – Fender Bass, Acoustic Bass, Vocals on “Love and Understanding”
Tony Thunder Smith – Drums, Vocals
Alyrio Lima – Percussion, Amplified Chinese Cymbals
David Sanborn – Alto Saxophone on “The Unknown Dissident”

Moby Grape – Moby Grape

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“Hey Grandma” – Jerry Miller, Don Stevenson – 2:43
“Mr. Blues” – Bob Mosley – 1:58
“Fall on You” – Peter Lewis – 1:53
“8:05” – Miller, Stevenson – 2:17
“Come in the Morning” – Mosley – 2:20
“Omaha” – Skip Spence – 2:19
“Naked, If I Want To” – Miller – 0:55

“Someday” – Miller, Stevenson, Spence – 2:41
“Ain’t No Use” – Miller, Stevenson – 1:37
“Sitting by the Window” – Lewis – 2:44
“Changes” – Miller, Stevenson – 3:21
“Lazy Me” – Mosley – 1:45
“Indifference” – Spence – 4:14

Personnel:
Peter Lewis – rhythm guitar, vocals
Bob Mosley – bass, vocals
Jerry Miller – lead guitar, vocals
Skip Spence – rhythm guitar, vocals
Don Stevenson – drums, vocals

Moby Grape – Wow/Grape Jam

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“Never” (Mosley) – 6:16
“Boysenberry Jam” – 6:03
“Black Currant Jam” – 7:11

“Marmalade” – 14:05
“The Lake (M. Hayworth & Moby Grape) – 4:01

Personnel:
Peter Lewis – rhythm guitar, vocals
Bob Mosley – bass, vocals
Jerry Miller – lead guitar, vocals
Skip Spence – rhythm guitar, piano, vocals
Don Stevenson – drums, vocals
Al Kooper – piano
Mike Bloomfield – guitar

Max Roach ‎– Freedom Now Suite – Reissue

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Driva’ Man – 5:10
Freedom Day – 6:02
Triptych: Prayer, Protest, Peace – 7:58
All Africa – 7:57
Tears For Johannesburg – 9:36

Personnel:
Max Roach – drums
Abbey Lincoln – vocals
Booker Little – trumpet on “Driva Man”, “Freedom Day”, “All Africa”, and “Tears for Johannesburg”
Julian Priester – trombone on “Driva Man”, “Freedom Day”, and “Tears for Johannesburg”
Walter Benton – tenor saxophone on “Driva Man”, “Freedom Day”, and “Tears for Johannesburg”
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone on “Driva Man”
James Schenk – bass on “Driva Man”, “Freedom Day”, and “Tears for Johannesburg”
Michael Olatunji – congas, vocals on side two
Raymond Mantilla – percussion on side two
Tomas du Vall – percussion on side two

Woody Shaw – Rosewood

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“Rosewood” – 7:11
“Everytime I See You” (Onaje Allan Gumbs) – 7:14
“The Legend of the Cheops” (Victor Lewis) – 6:03

“Rahsaan’s Run” – 5:10
“Sunshowers” (Clint Houston) – 7:48
“Theme for Maxine” – 7:15

Woody Shaw – trumpet (track 1-5) Flugelhorn (track 6)
Carter Jefferson – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone (tracks 1-5)
Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone (tracks 1-3 & 5-6)
Frank Wess – flute, piccolo flute (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Art Webb – flute (tracks 1-3 & 5)
James Vass – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Steve Turre – trombone, bass trombone (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Janice Robinson – trombone (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Onaje Allan Gumbs – piano, electric piano
Clint Houston – bass
Victor Lewis – drums
Sammy Figueroa – congas (tracks 1 & 3)
Armen Halburian – percussion (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Lois Colin – harp (track 1 & 3)

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills – Super Session -1970 Reissue

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“Albert’s Shuffle” – 6:54
“Stop” – 4:23
“Man’s Temptation” – 3:24
“His Holy Modal Majesty” – 9:16
“Really” – 5:30
“It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry” – 3:30
“Season of the Witch” – 11:07
“You Don’t Love Me” – 4:11
“Harvey’s Tune” – 2:07

Al Kooper — vocals, piano, organ, ondioline, electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
Mike Bloomfield — guitars on side one, reissue tracks 10, 12, 13
Stephen Stills — guitars on side two, reissue track 11
Barry Goldberg — electric piano on “Albert’s Shuffle” and “Stop”
Harvey Brooks — bass
Eddie Hoh — drums, percussion

J. J. Johnson – Blue Trombone

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Blue Trombone (Part 2)
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J.J. Johnson – trombone
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Max Roach – drums
Wilbur Little – bass (track 7)
Elvin Jones – drums (track 7)