Al Kooper/MikeBloomfield Caricature


Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield Caricature, illustrated here upon the release of their live album, “The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper” in 1969, both age 26.

The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper is a double album recorded at the Fillmore West venue; the album is a successor to the classic studio album Super Session, which included Stephen Stills in addition to Bloomfield and Kooper, and had achieved commercial and critical success earlier in 1968.
Recorded on September 26-28, 1969 the album remains an important, if raw, document of a live blues-rock performance of the period and, apart from its intrinsic qualities, is notable not only for one of the earliest live recordings by Carlos Santana but also for Bloomfield’s debut as a vocalist.

Kooper is an American songwriter, record producer and musician, known for organizing Blood, Sweat & Tears, although he did not stay with the group long enough to share its popularity.
Throughout much of the 1960s and 1970s, he was a prolific studio musician, playing organ on the Bob Dylan song “Like A Rolling Stone”, French horn and piano on the Rolling Stones song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”.
In the 1970s he was a successful manager and producer, notably recording Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first three albums.

Bloomfield was an American blues guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, as he rarely sang before 1969.
He performed with Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and with Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachell, and Little Brother Montgomery.
In 1965, he played on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, including the single “Like a Rolling Stone”, and performed with Dylan at that year’s Newport Folk Festival. The Festival marked Dylan’s first use of an electric band in a live performance, and Bloomfield’s playing on the songwriter’s “Maggie’s Farm” is considered a landmark electric-guitar performance.
In the early 1960s he met harmonica player and singer Paul Butterfield and guitarist Elvin Bishop, with whom he would later play in The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012 and, as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Bloomfield died in San Francisco on February 15, 1981. He was found seated behind the wheel of his car, with all four doors locked; an empty Valium bottle was found on the car seat. The autopsy revealed nothing, with no drugs in his system, so his death was ruled accidental.
He was 37.

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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