Song Of The Day: Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills – “Stop” (1968)



Happy Birthday to our colleague Al Kooper, who was born on this day in 1944. He has got to be one of the most important behind-the-scenes figures in Rock history as a producer, guitarist and keyboardist. In the Sixties he played on albums by Hendrix, the Stones, the Who and Bob Dylan, he’s the guy playing the masterful, swirling organ part on “Like a Rolling Stone”. Kooper was the co-founder of Blood, Sweat and Tears, and he was responsible for discovering Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was also the one who insisted that The Zombies’ album Odessey and Oracle, which was ignored at first, deserved to be listened to. Kooper has been busy through the years, not just writing for Rocknuts but also as a producer, collaborator and solo artist. This track is from one his most famous collaborations, an underground Rock classic.

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One comment to “Song Of The Day: Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills – “Stop” (1968)”
  1. I totally agree, Am is one of the largest influences in my music memories. From I Stand Alone, Super Sessions, Kooper Sessions, Live Aventures, etc… and albums he made possible like Appaloosa and Sweet Linda Devine, an Am Looper song is for ever flowing through my memories.

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